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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 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
CSC 2506H Probabilistic Learning and Reasoning
CSC 2515H Introduction to Machine Learning
CSC 2523H Object Modelling and Recognition
CSC 2545H Kernel Methods and Support Vector Machines
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
JPB 1071H Advanced Topics: Computational Neuroscience
JPM 1005Y
Behavioural Pharmacology
JPY 1007Y
Neuropharmacology of Neurotransmitter Receptors
JYG 1555H
Advanced Topics: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
LMP 2222H Neurodegenerative Disease — Mechanisms, Models, and Methods
MSC 1006H
Neuroanatomy
MSC 1081H
Studies in Schizophrenia
MSC 1085H
Molecular Approaches to Mental Health and Addictions
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)
MUS 2122H Music and Brain
MUS 7110H Neurosciences of Music: Scientific Foundations, Clinical Translations
NEU 1000H0
Neuroscience Distinguished Lecture Series (Master's) (Credit/No Credit)
NEU 2000H0
Neuroscience Distinguished Lecture Series (Doctoral) (Credit/No Credit)
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 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 1200H Selected Topics in Psychology
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 5121H
Advanced Topics in Animal Behaviour and Motivation II
PSY 5130H
Advanced Topics in Neuropsychology 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. 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.

JBL 1507H
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