Neuroscience

Neuroscience: Introduction

Lead Faculty of the Collaborative Specialization

Medicine

Participating Degree Programs

Biochemistry — MSc, PhD
Bioethics — MHSc
Biomedical Engineering — MASc, PhD
Cell and Systems BiologyMSc, PhD
Clinical Engineering — MHSc
Community Health — MScCH
Computer Science — MSc, PhD
Dentistry — MSc, PhD
Developmental Psychology and Education — MA, PhD
Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology — MSc, PhD
Medical Biophysics — MSc, PhD
Medical Science — MSc, PhD
Music — MA, PhD
Pharmaceutical Sciences — MSc, PhD
Pharmacology — MSc, PhD
Physiology — MSc, PhD
Psychology — MA, PhD
Public Health Sciences — MPH, MSc, PhD
Rehabilitation Science — MSc, PhD
Speech-Language Pathology — MSc, PhD

Overview

The graduate programs listed above participate in the Collaborative Specialization in Neuroscience.

Participating graduate units contribute courses and provide facilities and supervision for graduate research. Students must follow a plan of studies acceptable to both the participating unit and the Neuroscience collaborative specialization. Upon successful completion of the degree requirements of the participating home graduate unit and the collaborative specialization, students will receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Specialization in Neuroscience” on their transcript.

Students interested in joining the specialization should visit the Neuroscience website and complete the application form. Students should register within one month of initial registration in their participating degree unit. The Neuroscience website provides areas of research for all faculty in the collaborative specialization, their graduate unit affiliations and contact information, as well as additional information on neuroscience courses.

Students in the specialization receive the Neuroscience newsletter and notification about neuroscience lectures held on campus. The collaborative specialization runs a Distinguished Lectureship Series of talks by eminent neuroscientists and an annual research day; students are required to attend and present at this event.

Contact and Address

Web: www.neuroscience.utoronto.ca
Email: p.neuroscience@utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 978-8637

Collaborative Specialization in Neuroscience
University of Toronto
Room 3306, 1 King's College Circle
Toronto, ON M5S 1A8
Canada

Neuroscience: Master's Level

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants who wish to enrol in the collaborative specialization must apply to and be admitted to both the collaborative specialization and a graduate degree program in one of the collaborating units.

Specialization Requirements

  • The thesis topic must be in the neuroscience area.

  • The student's supervisor must be a core faculty member of the Collaborative Specialization in Neuroscience.

  • All master's-level students must complete at least 0.5 full-course equivalent (FCE) chosen from the list of courses approved by the collaborative specialization, as listed below.

  • The student must attend the Annual Collaborative Specialization in Neuroscience Research Day at least once.

  • The student must complete NEU1000H Neuroscience Distinguished Lecture Series (Master's) by attending at least 70% of the lectures in the CPIN Distinguished Lectureship Series (including the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Visiting Neuroscientist Lecture) or CPIN Emerging Leaders in Neuroscience Lecture Series, during one academic year (or a minimum of seven lectures in total over the program). As part of the seminar series, the student must present his/her work at least once at the CPIN Research Day.

Neuroscience: Doctoral Level

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants who wish to enrol in the collaborative specialization must apply to and be admitted to both the collaborative specialization and a graduate degree program in one of the collaborating units.

Specialization Requirements

  • The thesis topic must be in the neuroscience area.

  • The student's supervisor must be a core faculty member of the Collaborative Specialization in Neuroscience.

  • All PhD students must complete at least 1.0 full-course equivalent (FCE) course, such as JNR1444Y Fundamentals of Neuroscience: Cellular and Molecular, or JNS1000Y Fundamentals of Neuroscience: Systems and Behaviour, or one of several additional courses in cognitive psychology or imaging, or neuroscience-related course to be determined by the collaborative specialization committee and posted on the Neuroscience website in July of each year.

  • The student must attend the Annual Collaborative Specialization in Neuroscience Research Day at least twice.

  • The student must complete NEU2000H Neuroscience Distinguished Lecture Series (Doctoral) by attending at least 70% of the lectures in the CPIN Distinguished Lectureship Series (including the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Visiting Neuroscientist Lecture) or CPIN Emerging Leaders in Neuroscience Lecture Series, during three academic years (or a minimum of 21 lectures in total over the program). As part of the seminar series, the student must present his/her work at least twice at the CPIN Research Day.

  • MSc or MA students who have completed the Neuroscience specialization and who wish to continue on to complete at the doctoral level must register in NEU2000H Neuroscience Distinguished Lecture Series (Doctoral) and fulfil the doctoral requirements.

Neuroscience: Courses

Neuroscience courses offered by the participating units are listed below. Not all courses are offered each year.

APD3286H Developmental Neurobiology
APD5000H
Special Topics in Applied Psychology and Human Development: Master's Level
CSC2506H Probabilistic Learning and Reasoning
CSC2515H Introduction to Machine Learning
CSC2523H Object Modelling and Recognition
CSC2545H Kernel Methods and Support Vector Machines
DEN1060H
Oral Physiology: Sensory and Neuromuscular Function
JEB1444H
Neural Engineering
JNP1017H+
Current Topics in Molecular and Biochemical Toxicology
JNP1018H+
Molecular and Biochemical Basis of Toxicology
JNR1444Y
Fundamentals of Neuroscience: Cellular and Molecular — Lectures
JNS1000Y
Fundamentals of Neuroscience: Systems and Behaviour
JPB1071H Advanced Topics: Computational Neuroscience
JPM1005Y
Behavioural Pharmacology
JYG1555H
Advanced Topics: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
LMP2222H Neurodegenerative Disease — Mechanisms, Models, and Methods
MSC1006H
Neuroanatomy
MSC1081H
Studies in Schizophrenia
MSC1085H
Molecular Approaches to Mental Health and Addictions
MSC1087H
Neuroimaging Methods Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MSC1088H
Brain Positron Emission Tomography
MSC6000H
Special Topics Reading Course (requires prior permission of the Neuroscience Program Director)
MUS7110H Neurosciences of Music: Scientific Foundations, Clinical Translations
NEU1000H0
Neuroscience Distinguished Lecture Series (Master's) (Credit/No Credit)
NEU2000H0
Neuroscience Distinguished Lecture Series (Doctoral) (Credit/No Credit)
PSL1024H
Advanced Topics: Neuroendocrinology
PSL1026H
Advanced Topics: Experimental Cell Physiology
PSL1047H
Advanced Topics: Somatosensory and Pain Neuroscience
PSL1050H
Advanced Topics: The Hippocampus from Cell to Behaviour
PSL1053H
Advanced Topics: Critical Assessment of Ion Channel Function
PSL1068H
Advanced Topics: Molecular Basis of Behaviour
PSL1075H
Biology In Time
PSL1441H
Systems Level Neuroplasticity
PSL1445H
Mechanistic Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
PSL1446H
Molecular and Cellular Aspects of Neural Disorders
PSL1452H
Fundamentals of Ion Channel Function
PSY1200H Selected Topics in Psychology
PSY4706H
Human Brain Neuroanatomy
PSY5101H
Mechanisms of Behaviour
PSY5110H
Advanced Topics in Behavioural Neuroscience I
PSY5111H
Advanced Topics in Behavioural Neuroscience II
PSY5112H
Advanced Topics in Behavioural Neuroscience III
PSY5121H
Advanced Topics in Animal Behaviour and Motivation II
PSY5130H
Advanced Topics in Neuropsychology I
PSY5201H
Audition
PSY5203H
Higher Cognition
PSY5204H
Attention
PSY5205H
Memory
PSY5210H
Advanced Topics in Perception I
PSY5211H
Advanced Topics in Perception II
PSY5212H
Advanced Topics in Perception III
PSY5220H
Advanced Topics in Cognition I
PSY5221H
Advanced Topics in Cognition II
PSY5222H
Advanced Topics in Cognition III
PSY5310H
Advanced Topics in Development I
PSY5311H
Advanced Topics in Development II
REH1510H
Disordered and Restorative Motor Control
REH5100H
Introduction to Cognitive Rehabilitation Neuroscience I: Basic Science to Clinical Applications

0 Course that may continue over a program. Credit is given when the course is completed.

+ Extended course. For academic reasons, coursework is extended into session following academic session in which course is offered.

Other Courses

Courses not specifically in neuroscience which do not fulfil the requirements as neuroscience courses but might be useful for neuroscience students.

JBL1507H
Biochemistry of Inherited Disease
JDB1025H
Developmental Biology
PSY5102H
Motivational Processes
SLP1522Y
Speech Physiology and Acoustics
SLP1533Y
Aphasia
SLP3001H
Theoretical Foundations of Communication Sciences