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Neuroscience

Neuroscience: Introduction

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Lead Faculty

Medicine

Participating Degree Programs

Biochemistry—MSc, PhD
Bioethics—MHSc
Biomedical Engineering—MASc, PhD
Cell and Systems Biology—MSc, 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. Upo​n successful completion of the degree requirements of the participating home department and the collaborative specialization, students receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Specialization in Neuroscience” on their transcript and parchment.

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 NEU 1000H 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 JNR 1444Y Fundamentals of Neuroscience: Cellular and Molecular, or JNS 1000Y 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 NEU 2000H 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 NEU 2000H 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.

APD 3286H Developmental Neurobiology​
​APD 5000H
Special Topics in Applied Psychology and Human Development: Master's Level
DEN 1060H
Oral Physiology: Sensory and Neuromuscular Function
​JEB 1444H
Neural Engineering​
​​JNP 1017H+
​Current Topics in Molecular and Biochemical Toxicology
​JNP 1018H+
Molecular and Biochemical Basis of Toxicology
​JNR 1444Y
​Fundamentals of Neuroscience: Cellular and Molecular—Lectures​​​
​JNS 1000Y
​Fundamentals of Neuroscience: Systems and Behaviour
​JPM 1005Y
​Behavioural ​Pharmacology
​JPY 1007Y
Neuropharmacology of Neurotransmitter Receptors​
​JYG 1555H
Advanced Topics: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology​
​MSC 1006H
​Neuroanatomy
​MSC 1081H
​Studies in Schizophrenia
​MSC 1085H
​Molecular Approaches to Mental Health and Addictions
​MSC 1086H
​Integrative Perspectives in Consciousness and Self-Awareness
​MSC 1087H
​Neuroimaging Methods Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging
​MSC 1088H
​Brain Positron Emission Tomography
​MSC 6000H
​Special Topics Reading Course​​​ (requires prior permission of the Neuroscience Program Director)
​NEU 1000H​0
​Neuroscience Distinguished Lecture Series (Master's) (Credit/No Credit)
​NEU 2000H0
​Neuroscience Distinguished Lecture Series (Doctoral) (Credit/No Credit)
​PCL 1012H
​Cognitive Neuropharmacology
​PSL 1024H
​Advanced Topics: Neuroendocrinology
​PSL 1026H
​Advanced Topics: Experimental Cell Physiology
​PSL 1047H
​Advanced Topics: Somatosensory and Pain Neuroscience
​PSL 1050H
​Advanced Topics: The Hippocampus from Cell to Behaviour
​PSL 1053H
​Advanced Topics: Critical Assessment of Ion Channel Function
​PSL 1068H
​Advanced Topics: Molecular Basis of Behaviour
​PSL 1071H
​Advanced Topics: Computational Neuroscience
​PSL 1075H
​Biology In Time
​PSL 1441H
​Systems Level Neuroplasticity
​PSL 1445H
​Mechanistic Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
​PSL 1446H
​Molecular and Cellular Aspects of Neural Disorders
​PSL 1452H
​Fundamentals of Ion Channel Function
​PSY 4706H
​Human Brain Neuroanatomy
​PSY 5101H
​Mechanisms of Behaviour
​PSY 5103H
​Learning and Plasticity
​PSY 5104H
​Neuropsychology Advanced Courses
​PSY 5110H
​Advanced Topics in Behavioural Neuroscience I
​PSY 5111H
​Advanced Topics in Behavioural Neuroscience II
​PSY 5112H
​Advanced Topics in Behavioural Neuroscience III
​PSY 5120H
​Advanced Topics in Animal Behaviour and Motivation I
​PSY 5121H
​Advanced Topics in Animal Behaviour and Motivation II
​PSY 5130H
​Advanced Topics in Neurop​sychology I
​PSY 5131H
​Advanced Topics in Neuropsychology II
​PSY 5132H
​Advanced Topics in Neuropsychology III
​PSY 5201H
​Audition
​PSY 5202H
​Vision
​PSY 5203H
​Higher Cognition
​PSY 5204H
​Attention
​PSY 5205H
​Memory
​PSY 5210H
​Advanced Topics in Perception I
​PSY 5211H
​Advanced Topics in Perception II
​PSY 5212H
​Advanced Topics in Perception III
​PSY 5220H
​Advanced Topics in Cognition I
​PSY 5221H
​Advanced Topics in Cognition II
​PSY 5222H
​Advanced Topics in Cognition III
​PSY 5310H
​Advanced Topics in Development I
​PSY 5311H
​Advanced Topics in Development II
​REH 1510H
​Disordered Restorative Motor Control
​REH 5100H
​Introduction to Cognitive Rehabilitation Neuroscience I: Basic Science to Clinical Applications
​REH 5102H
​Cognitive Rehabilitation Neuroscience II

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when 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.

​JBL 15​07H
​Biochemistry of Inherited Disease​
​JDB 1025H
Developmental Biology​
​​​PHM 1122H
Fundamentals of Drug Discovery​
​PSY 5102H
Motivational Processes​
​SLP 1522Y
Speech Physiology and Acoustics​
​SLP 1533Y
Aphasia​
​​​SLP 3001H
​Theoretical Foundations of Communication Sciences​