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Course Requirements
Core Courses
NEUR 705
Elective Courses
Undergraduate Courses


Course Requirements

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Core Courses

IPN M.Sc. students have the option to take either NEUR 630 or NEUR 631, or both.

Ph.D. students must take both.

NEUR 630

NEUR 630 Principles of Neuroscience 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

NEUR 631

NEUR 631 Principles of Neuroscience 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


Note that NEUR 630 and NEUR 631 are intended as accelerated survey courses in cellular & molecular neuroscience and systems neuroscience respectively. If you feel your background in neurobiology is weak, these courses are intended for you, to expose you to the critical foundations in neuroscience. If you already have a strong neuroscience background (e.g., undergraduate or MSc degree in Neuroscience) you may find these courses add very little to your training. In this case we strongly urge you to apply for an exemption from NEUR 630 and/or NEUR 631 so that you can take more specialized graduate seminar courses instead. Although they are listed as required core courses, we enthusiastically encourage you to seek the exemption if you are eligible

Note that our core courses are not open to non-McGill students. 

 


NEUR 705 - Mandatory Course

Effective as of September 2010, all IPN students must complete the NEUR 705 course in order to graduate from the program.

NEUR 705 is a research course worth zero credits. The objectives of NEUR 705 are to teach and familiarize students on the responsible conduct of research, so that they are able to identify and assess ethical issues that may arise in research, and handle research integrity conflicts that may arise in their own work/studies.

More information on the course is available here

Winter 2021: NEUR 705 lectures will be conducted remotely, via Zoom. They will be held on Thursday, March 11, 2021, from 12:30 - 5:00 PM E.T., and on Thursday, March 18, 2021, from 12:30 - 5:00 PM E.T.

 


Elective Courses

Important Notes:

  • If you wish to enrol in 500-level 3 credit IPN courses that are not found in the list down below, you must e-mail the IPN office (ipn [at] mcgill.ca) with proof that your supervisor has approved this (e-mail correspondence would suffice).
  • If you wish to enrol in non-IPN elective courses, you must contact the corresponding department's administrative coordinator to get approval. 
  • If you wish to enrol in courses at other Quebec universities (via the Quebec Inter-University Transfer method), you may only do so for 1 course throughout your degree. 
  • If you wish to enrol in an undergraduate course, please read here.
     

Integrated Program in Neuroscience

NEUR 502 Bas&Clin Aspects of Neuroimmu 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


NEUR 503 Computational Neuroscience 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


NEUR 507 Topics in Radionuclide Imaging 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


NEUR 550 Free Radical Biomedicine 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


NEUR 560 History of Neuroscience 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


NEUR 570 Human Brain Imaging 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

NEUR 602 Current Topics inNeuroscience 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


NEUR 604 Neuroscience Seminar 3 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


NEUR 605 Neuroscience Seminar 4 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


NEUR 606 Methods in Neuroimaging 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


NEUR 608 Neuroimaging Data Science 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


NEUR 610 Functional Neuroanatomy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


Note for Winter 2021: The lab sessions for NEUR 610 are approved as 'Tier 2' activities by McGill. Hence, they will be in-person as long as health directives allow. 

NEUR 710 Connec Res: Lab-to-Wrld Impact 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Biology

BIOL 506 Neurobiology of Learning 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BIOL 532 Developmental Neurobiology Sem 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


BIOL 546 Genetics of Model Systems 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


BIOL 580 Genet Approaches to Neur Syst 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


BIOL 588 Advances in Mol/Cell Neurobiol 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Biomedical Engineering

BMDE 501 Selected Topics:Biomedical Eng 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


BMDE 600D1 Seminars in Biomedical Eng 1.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


BMDE 600D2 Seminars in Biomedical Eng 1.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


BMDE 610 Functional Neuroimaging Fusion 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


BMDE 650 Advanced Medical Imaging 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Computer Science

COMP 598 Topics in Computer Science 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Convergence I & II: Arts + Neuroscience + Society

Overview: This interdisciplinary course invites students to creatively explore the intersection of arts, neuroscience, and society, and how these domains shape the understandings of ourselves and others. IPN Ph.D. students and RI-MUHC BRaIN students, in collaboration with Concordia University's Fine Arts students, create self-directed, collaborative projects which converge artistic and scientific research. The course combines lectures, debates, site visits, and independent study to encourage all participants to understand and discover territories outside their artistic or scientific comfort zones. The course encourages both intimate and large group discussions, as well as expressing arts and science knowledge through production, representations, and artistic as well as communicative outcomes.

Requirements: 
- Must be a Ph.D. student. If you are a Master's student, obtain a letter of recommendation and special permission from your P.I. and the Graduate Program Director;
- Submit a letter of intent to info [at] convergenceinitiative.org ;
- Once your request is approved by the Convergence administrative team, you may register for the course via the 'Inter-University transfer Authorization' application portal at BCI

Course Syllabus

Dentistry

DENT 654 Mechanisms&Management of Pain 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Experimental Surgery

EXSU 684 Signal Transduction 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Marketing (Desautels Faculty of Management)

MRKT 7098 RESTRICTED TO IPN PH.D. STUDENTS

MRKT 709 Decision-Neuroscience 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Mathematics

MATH 682 Statistical Inference 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Medical Physics

MDPH 607 Medical Imaging 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Physiology

PHGY 556 Topics in Systems Neuroscience 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Psychology

PSYC 526 Advances in Visual Perception 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


PSYC 710 Compar&Physiological Psych 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


PSYC 741 Perception & Cognition 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Psychiatry

PSYT 500 Adv: Neur of Mtl Disorders 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


PSYT 515 Advanced Studies in Addiction 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


PSYT 606 Mental Illness:SympDiag&Determ 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


PSYT 630 Statistics for Neurosciences 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

School of Physical and Occupational Therapy

POTH 639 Motor Control 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Others

Other departments offering relevant graduate-level courses: Anatomy & Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Human Genetics, Experimental Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology, Pathology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics


Undergraduate Courses

If your supervisor requests that you enrol in an undergraduate course because it may be beneficial to your graduate research, you must do the following:

  1. E-mail the IPN office (ipn [at] mcgill.ca) with proof that your supervisor has given you approval to enrol in an undergraduate course;
  2. Complete the 'Request for Registration/Course Changes' form.
    • Important: On page 3 of the form, when asked what the 'reason for requesting the UG course' is, you must select 'extra course' if you do not want this course to affect your graduate cGPA. Otherwise, selecting the option 'additional coursework only' will cause your grade in this course to affect your graduate cGPA.

Note that if you are enrolling in this course at another Quebec university (via the Quebec Inter-University Transfer method), then this may be the only course you can enrol in via this method for the rest of your degree. 

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