Course Code: SBMS3204
Course Title: Neuroscience
Unit: 3
Faculty Package / Core / Elective: Major Elective
Concentration Area: A
Year of Study: Year 3 or above
Term: 2
Pre-requisit:: Nil
Co-requisite: Nil
Course Coordinator:

Professor CHEUNG Chi Kwan Vincent


Neuroscience is the study of the structure and functions of the central (the brain and spinal cord) and peripheral nervous systems. Understanding how the nervous system works is not only a major scientific quest of the 21st century, but also a prerequisite for designing novel, effective treatments for many neurological and psychiatric disorders. This introductory course will first cover some fundamentals in neuroscience such as action potential generation, synaptic plasticity, and basic neuroanatomy. The physiology, development and disorders of the different neural systems (including the visual, auditory, somatosensory, and motor systems) will then be explored. More advanced topics such as the neural basis of memory formation, computational neuroscience, evolutionary neuroscience, and emerging technologies for research and disease treatment will be introduced where appropriate.


To fulfill the requirement of Concentration Area A, select any 6 Units of courses from SBMS3202, SBMS3203, SBMS3204, SBMS3205, SBMS3206.

Offering Year: 2018/19 onwards

Note: Course details and requirement are to be updated from time to time. Students are advised to visit this website and CUSIS for the most updated information.