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Course content

The course deals with selected molecular, cellular and medical aspects of neurobiology.

Learning outcome

By end of the course, the students know:

  • Neurocellular anatomy and cell membrane functions
  • Intercellular signaling in the nervous system
  • Intracellular signaling
  • Neurodegeneration/neurotoxicity


PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

A masterdegree in pharmacy, biology or simular topic.

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with FRM5750 – Neurobiology


In addition, each Ph.D.-student is expected to read a number of relevant articles followed by a manditory groupsession/discussion together with all the other students.

Access to teaching

A student who has completed compulsory instruction and coursework and has had these approved, is not entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework. A student who has been admitted to a course, but who has not completed compulsory instruction and coursework or had these approved, is entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework, depending on available capacity.


The students are evaluated based on a home written essay.

Language of examination

You may submit your response in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English. If you would prefer to have the exam text in English, you may apply to the course administrators.

Grading scale

The students are awarded either a passing or failing grade. The grade pass is equal to the grade B or better at the corresponding masterdegree-subject.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


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Facts about this course






Every autumn

Cancelled in 2019.


Every autumn

Cancelled in 2019.

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