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Neuroscience Center Zurich

Elective Core Modules

The elective core modules are a choice of courses from each of the three main areas (Brain Biology; Systems, Comp. & Neural Tech.; Translat., Clin. & Cogn. Neuroscience). Students need to obtain a minimum of 10 ECTS credits from elective core modules with at least 3 ECTS credits from each of the three themes listed below.

Please note that among the elective core courses, you can choose the practical part of the "Introductory Course in Laboratory Animal Science - Rodent species" (Module 1E) which is equivalent to 1 ECTS credit. If you don't take it, you must compensate by obtaining 4 ECTS credits instead of 3 ECTS in one of the other elective course groups.

Brain Biology

Current courses include:  

  • BIO 343 / 376-1305-01L: Neural Systems for Sensory, Motor and Higher Brain Functions, 3 ECTS
  • BIO 344: Development of the Nervous System, 3 ECTS 
  • BME 322: Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology, 3 ECTS
  • BIO 416: Microscopy, 3 ECTS
  • 376-1414-01L: Current Topics in Brain Research, 1 ECTS
  • 376-1719-00L: Statistics for Experimental Research, 3 ECTS
  • 551-0364-00L: Functional Genomics, 3 ECTS
  • BIO 243: Epigenetics, 3 ECTS
  • IDB 413 (if required): Introductory Course in Laboratory Animal Science - Rodent Species (LTK Module 1 - Practical part), 1 ECTS

Systems, Computation and Neural Technology

Current courses include:  

  • BIO 333: Comparative Physiology and Pharmacology of Sleep, 1 ECTS
  • BIO 390: Introduction to Bioinformatics, 3 ECTS
  • INI 502 / 227-1039-00L: Basics of instrumentation, measurement, and analysis, 4 ECTS (one or two spots may be available, pending on instructors permission)
  • 376-1219-00L: Rehabilitation Engineering II: Rehabilitation of Sensory and Vegetative Functions, 3 ECTS
  • 227-0971-00L: Computational Psychiatry, 3 ECTS
  • 227-0969-00L: Methods & Models for fMRI Data Analysis, 6 ECTS
  • 227-1033-00L: Neuromorphic Engineering I, 6 ECTS (pending on space availability)  
  • BIO 557: Scientific Writing and Experimental Design for Life Sciences, 2 ECTS
  • 401-0625-01L: Applied Analysis of Variance and Experimental Design, 5 ECTS
  • 151-0601-00L: Theory of Robotics and Mechatronics, 4 ECTS (not offered every semester!)
  • 376-1400-00L: Transfer of Technologies into Neurorehabilitation, 3 ECTS
  • BME 321: Design of Experiments, 1 ECTS
  • INI 435 / 227-0395-00L: Neural Systems, 6 ECTS
  • LTK Module 20 (if required): Introductory Course in Laboratory Animal Science: Non Rodent Species (practical part), 1 ECTS (only for the master thesis)  

Translational, Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience

Current courses include:  

  • 22MO0061: Principles of Neuroeconomics (L), 3 ECTS
  • BIO 617: Principles of biosafety in medical and biological research, 1 ECTS
  • 376-1661-00L: Ethics of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, 3 ECTS
  • BIO 219: Evolution of the Human Brain, Cognition, and Language, 3 ECTS 
  • BIO 342: Comparative Behavioural Neuroscience, 3 ECTS
  • BIO 389: Clinical Neuroscience, 3 ECTS
  • BIO 398: Ethics in Biological Research, 2 ECTS
  • 376-1307-00L: Translational Neuroscience, 6 ECTS
  • 06SM521i040: The neural foundation of speech, 3 ECTS