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Master of Science (M.Sc.) Neuroscience (Thesis) (45 credits)

Offered by: Neuroscience, Integrated Pgm     Degree: Master of Science

Program Requirements

Required Courses (36 credits)

  • NEUR 696 Master's Thesis Research (6 credits)

    Offered by: Neurology and Neurosurgery (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Neurology and Neurosurgery : Independent work under the direction of the student's supervisor.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • NEUR 697 Master's Thesis Proposal (9 credits)

    Offered by: Neurology and Neurosurgery (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Neurology and Neurosurgery : Presentation of a written thesis proposal by the end of the first year in the program. This document stating the hypothesis being tested, relevant literature and methodology will be orally presented to the student's Advisory Committee which will also review the written proposal and communicate its recommendations to the student and the Graduate Studies Committee.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    • Restriction: M.Sc. students only

  • NEUR 698 Master's Seminar Presentation (9 credits)

    Offered by: Neurology and Neurosurgery (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Neurology and Neurosurgery : Student's presentation of a thesis research seminar. In this seminar, the student shall explain the direction of his/her research and present his/her findings to date. The presentation shall take approximately 30 to 45 minutes and shall be followed by a question period. This seminar will be attended by the Graduate Studies Committee, the student's Advisory Committee, and interested observers.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • NEUR 699 Master's Thesis Submission (12 credits)

    Offered by: Neurology and Neurosurgery (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Neurology and Neurosurgery : Submission of a Master's thesis.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • NEUR 705 Responsible Research Conduct

    Offered by: Neuroscience, Integrated Pgm (Interfaculty Studies)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Neurology and Neurosurgery : Introduction to the ethics of scientific research and publication and to the distinctions between appropriate scientific conduct and scientific misconduct.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: Bell, Emily; Ernst, Carl; Rochford, Joseph (Fall) Bell, Emily; Ernst, Carl; Rochford, Joseph (Winter)

    • Restriction: Restricted to graduate students in the Integrated Program in Neuroscience

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

3 credits from the following:

  • NEUR 630 Principles of Neuroscience 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Neurology and Neurosurgery (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Neurology and Neurosurgery : An overview of cellular and molecular neuroscience at the graduate level. Topics include: synthesis, processing and intracellular transport of macromolecules; development of the nervous system including neurogenesis, axonal pathfinding, synaptogenesis and myelination; neuronal survival and response to injury; generation and propagation of action potentials; neurotransmitters and synaptic transmission.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Ruthazer, Edward; McPherson, Peter Scott; Sossin, Wayne Steven; Cloutier, Jean-Francois; Bowie, Derek; Peyrache, Adrien; Milnerwood, Austen; Armstrong, Gary; Suvrathan, Aparna; Zhou, Yang (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisites: BIOL 200 and BIOL 201 or equivalent; permission of instructor

  • NEUR 631 Principles of Neuroscience 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Neurology and Neurosurgery (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Neurology and Neurosurgery : An overview of the structure, function and interaction of neuronal systems of vertebrates. Topics include basic neuroanatomy, coding and processing of sensory information (somatic sensory, visual and auditory systems), control of posture and voluntary movement, learning and memory, processing of language and speech, cerebral blood flow, the neuroendocrine system and neuroimmunology.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Ernst, Carl (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: A knowledge of basic mechanisms of biology, physiology, and anatomy as covered by respective undergraduate classes is expected and necessary to succeed in this course.

    • Restriction: Students must be enrolled in a graduate program at McGill University. Students from other universities, as well as undergraduate students from McGill require special permission from the Instructor.

And 6 credits in other courses at the 500 level or higher that are relevant to the program.

Upon recommendation, depending upon their particular background and needs, students may be requested to take additional selected courses at the 500 level or higher.

Note: All M.Sc.-level students must register for a minimum of 12 credits per term during the first three terms of their master's program.

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