Neurosciences and Neurological Disorders

Program Overview (Ph.D.)

The Neurosciences and Neurological Disorders training program at the University of Toledo on the Health Science Campus offers the Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., and M.S.B.S. degrees through the interdisciplinary degree programs in Medical Sciences. The primary goal of the doctoral program in Neurosciences and Neurological Disorders is to train students for independent, creative careers in research and/or teaching. The curriculum for the Ph.D. degree consists of a core of concentrated course work in the first year, followed by specialized elective courses and an emphasis on laboratory research. Elective courses are offered in developmental and systems neuroscience, as well as ion channel function, sensory physiology, and neuropharmacology. During the first two semesters, each student rotates through four research laboratories, conducting short-term projects, gaining exposure to techniques and identifying potential areas for further investigation. At the end of the second semester, each student selects a major advisor who directs the student's doctoral research. A faculty committee is also jointly chosen by the student and advisor to supervise academic progress toward completion of the Ph.D. degree.

Core Courses

Fall Semester

 Credit hours

 


BMSP 633/833 CPRA Protein Struc & Catalysis
BMSP 634/834 CPRA Genes & Genomes
BMSP 636/836 CPRA Cell Membranes
BMSP 638/838 Methods in Biomed Sci
INDI 602/802 On Being a Scientist
Intro to Biomed Research
BMSP 639/839 Mentored Research (rotation) (8wk)


2.5
2.5
3
3
1
0
3

 
Spring Semester    

BMSP 635/835 CPRA Cell Biology & Signaling
BMSP 631/831 Systems Pathophysiology I
BMSP 632/832 Systems Pathophysiology II
BMSP 603/803 Journal Paper Review in NND
BMSP 639/839 Mentored Research (rotation) (2 x 8wk)


3
3
2
1
3 (1x3)

 
Summer Semester    


PUBH 532 Statistical Methods I


3

 

Track or Major Courses

Spring Semester    


NND 650/850 Seminar in Neuroscience
NND 654/854 Journal Paper Review in Neurosciences
BMS 603/803 Journal paper review


0
1
1

 

 

 

 

Elective Courses

Fall Semester    


BIOE 4720/5620 Cellular Electrophysiology
NND 689/889 Independent study in Neuroscience
NND 656/856 Readings in Neuroscience
672/872 Current Topics in Neuroscience


3
1-12

1-5

 
Spring Semester    


BMSP 625/825 Grant Writing Workshop
NND 581/781 Neuroscience
NND 689/889 Independent study in Neuroscience
NND 656/856 Readings in Neuroscience
672/872 Current Topics in Neuroscience

Cvmd 640/840 Basic principles of Pharmacology 1
INDI679/879. Microscopy Techniques I: Basic and Advanced Light Microscopy:

INDI686/886. Microscopy Techniques II: Transmission and Scanning Electron Microscopy:
Neuropharmacology


2
6
1-12

1-5

 
     
 

 

 
Research Courses

Fall - Spring and Summer Semester    


NND 699/899 Research in Neuroscience
INDI 999 Dissertation Research (30 min)


1-12
1-12

 


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Last Updated: 6/26/15