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
Community Health — MScCH
Computer Science — MSc, PhD
Dentistry — MSc, PhD
Developmental Psychology and Education — MA, PhD
Immunology — 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

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

Minimum 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.

Completion 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.

  • The student must attend and present their work as first author at 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 Julius Axelrod 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.

Mode of Delivery: In person

 


Neuroscience: Doctoral Level

Minimum 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.

Completion 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 and present their work as first author at 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 Julius Axelrod 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.

Mode of Delivery: In person

 


Neuroscience: Courses

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

Course CodeCourse Title
APD3286HDevelopmental Neurobiology
CSC2506HProbabilistic Learning and Reasoning
CSC2515HIntroduction to Machine Learning
CSC2523HObject Modelling and Recognition
CSC2545HKernel Methods and Support Vector Machines
DEN1009HFundamentals of Somatosensory and Pain Neuroscience
Craniofacial Neurophysiology: Sensory, Pain, and Neuromuscular Functions
Neural Engineering
Current Topics in Molecular and Biochemical Toxicology
Molecular and Biochemical Basis of Toxicology
Fundamentals of Neuroscience: Cellular and Molecular
Fundamentals of Neuroscience: Systems and Behaviour
JPB1071HAdvanced Topics: Computational Neuroscience
Advanced Topics: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
LMP1209HNeurodegenerative Disease — Mechanisms, Models, and Methods
Neuroanatomy
Studies in Schizophrenia
Molecular Approaches to Mental Health and Addictions
Neuroimaging Methods Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Individualized Reading/Research Course (requires prior permission of the Neuroscience Program Director)
MUS7110HNeurosciences of Music: Scientific Foundations, Clinical Translations
Neuroscience Distinguished Lecture Series (Master's)
Neuroscience Distinguished Lecture Series (Doctoral)
PCL3100HBehavioural Pharmacology I
PCL3101HBehavioural Pharmacology II
Advanced Topics: Neuroendocrinology
Advanced Topics: Experimental Cell Physiology
Advanced Topics: Somatosensory and Pain Neuroscience
Advanced Topics: The Hippocampus from Cell to Behaviour
Advanced Topics: Critical Assessment of Ion Channel Function
Advanced Topics: Molecular Basis of Behaviour
Biology In Time
Systems Level Neuroplasticity
Mechanistic Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
Molecular and Cellular Aspects of Neural Disorders
Fundamentals of Ion Channel Function
PSY1200HSelected Topics in Psychology
Mechanisms of Behaviour
Advanced Topics in Behavioural Neuroscience I
Advanced Topics in Behavioural Neuroscience II
Advanced Topics in Behavioural Neuroscience III
PSY5120HAdvanced Topics in Animal Behaviour and Motivation I
Advanced Topics in Animal Behaviour and Motivation II
Advanced Topics in Neuropsychology I
Audition
Higher Cognition
Attention
Memory
Advanced Topics in Perception I
Advanced Topics in Perception II
Advanced Topics in Perception III
Advanced Topics in Cognition I
Advanced Topics in Cognition II
Advanced Topics in Cognition III
Advanced Topics in Development I
Advanced Topics in Development II
Disordered and Restorative Motor Control
Introduction to Cognitive Rehabilitation Neuroscience I: Basic Science to Clinical Applications

Other Courses

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

Course CodeCourse Title
Developmental Biology
Speech Physiology and Acoustics
Aphasia