This course is discontinued

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Changes in the course due to coronavirus

Autumn 2020 the exams of most courses at the MN Faculty will be conducted as digital home exams or oral exams, using the normal grading scale. The semester page for your course will be updated with any changes in the form of examination.

See general guidelines for examination at the MN Faculty autumn 2020.

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

Admission to the course

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 master degree in pharmacy, biology or simular topic.

Overlapping courses


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.


The students are evaluated based on a home written essay.

Examination support material

Books, notes, articles and the internet.

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

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Resit an examination

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

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Oct. 23, 2020 10:10:58 AM

Facts about this course


The course is last held autumn 2019


Examination is last held autumn 2021

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