Course syllabus


EXTN65, 15 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED W
Date of Decision: 2021-04-19

General Information

Elective for: BME4, N4-nbm
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The aim of the course is to provide knowledge for advanced studies, work and research especially within chemical-biological-biochemical areas.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


Subject of the course are basic aspects of structure and function of neurons, signalling between and within neurons, the structure , evolution and development of nervous systems, and the neural basis of behaviour, memory and cognition.

Examination details

Grading scale: UV - (U,G,VG) - (Fail, Pass, Pass with Distinction)
Assessment: Teaching consists of lectures, tutorials and practicals. Tutorials and practicals and the course elements associated with these are compulsory. Students who do not pass the ordinary examination will have an opportunity to take another examination in close proximity to the ordinary test.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0114. Name: Theory.
Credits: 9. Grading scale: UV. Assessment: Written exam.
Code: 0214. Name: Seminar.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed seminar.
Code: 0314. Name: Laboratory Work.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed laboratory work.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: 8
Selection: Credits awarded or credited within the study programme.Priority is given to students enrolled on programmes that include the course in their curriculum.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Eric Warrant,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course is to be studied together with BIOR58, which is given by the Department of Biology. Does not follow the study period structure.