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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

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NEUR 631

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

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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

Fall 2023: NEUR-705-001; Time: Oct 4, 2023 12:30 PM EST every week on Wed, 2 occurrence(s); Oct 4, 2023 12:30 PM and Oct 11, 2023 12:30 PM

PDF icon NEUR 705 Fall 2023 Syllabus

 


Elective Courses

Important Notes:

With very few exceptions, M.Sc. students cannot take 700 level courses, which are intended for Ph.D. students exclusively.

Students taking electives considered extra to their program will be charged additional tuition fees.

1) Contact the corresponding department's administrative coordinator to get approval.

2) E-mail the IPN office (ipn [at] mcgill.ca) with proof that your supervisor has approved this.

3) Please wait for approval from IPN office before you register.

If you wish to enrol in non-IPN elective courses (500 level +)

1) Contact the corresponding department's administrative coordinator to get approval.

2) E-mail the IPN office (ipn [at] mcgill.ca) with a copy of the syllabus and proof that your supervisor has approved this.

3) Please wait for approval from IPN Curriculum Committee before you register.

If you wish to enroll in courses at other Quebec universities (via the Quebec Inter-University Transfer method), you may only do so for one course throughout your degree.

1) Contact the corresponding department's administrative coordinator to get approval.

2) E-mail the IPN office (ipn [at] mcgill.ca) with proof that your supervisor has approved this.

3) Please wait for approval from IPN Curriculum Committee before you register.

Students cannot take undergraduate level courses for credit (500 level is an exception to this). If you wish to enroll in an undergraduate course:

1. E-mail the IPN office (ipn [at] mcgill.ca) with proof that your supervisor has given you approval to enroll in an undergraduate course;

2. Complete the 'Request for Registration/Course Changes' form

Please contact course instructors for latest version of syllabus.

Integrated Program in Neuroscience

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

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

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

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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

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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

PDF icon NEUR 602 Fall 2023 Course Information

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


 PDF icon Course syllabus- Computational Neuroanatomy and Neuroimaging

NEUR 605 Neuroscience Seminar 4 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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NEUR 606 Methods in Neuroimaging 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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NEUR 608 Neuroimaging Data Science 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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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
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BIOL 532 Developmental Neurobiology Sem 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

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BIOL 546 Genetics of Model Systems 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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BIOL 580 Genet Approaches to Neur Syst 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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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
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BMDE 610 Functional Neuroimaging Fusion 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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BMDE 650 Advanced Medical Imaging 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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BMDE 660 Advanced MRI/S of the Brain 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

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Computer Science

[course medium COMP 598/EXMD 501]

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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
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Experimental Surgery

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

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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


PHGY 560 Light Microscopy-Life Science 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

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Psychology

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


PSYC 710 Course not available

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


PSYT 640 Non-Pharmacological Clin. Trls 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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PSYT 515 Advanced Studies in Addiction 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PSYT 522 Early Adversity,Dvlpmnt&Health 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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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 approved electives as of 2022. Please note that these courses are not always offered. Please check in Minerva to see if they are active, or contact the unit.

Neuroscience: NEUR 603

Computer Science: COMP 551

Biotechnology: BTEC 501

Epidemiology: EPIB 507, EPIB 632

Linguistics: LING 645

Human Genetics: HGEN 677, 678, 695

Physiology: PHGY 520

Quantitative Sciences: QLSC 600

 


Undergraduate Courses

With the exception of 500-level courses, all other undergraduate courses are considered extra courses, and you will be required to pay additional tuition and ancillary fee charges. 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.

 

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