Istanbul, Turkey


when 24 July 2022 - 6 August 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee USD 750

This is an introductory course in Medical Neuroscience designed to include the basic principles of organization and function of the Central Nervous System. The course will focus primarily on the cerebral cortex and the subcortical areas of the human brain to illustrate the core concepts in neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurobiology and neuropharmacology. Cellular composition and molecular structure of the brain and the functions of the synapses and neural signaling will be described and practical sessions will be held.

This course will also refer to specific neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases of the Central Nervous System and give the basic molecular principles on their pathophysiology and treatment.

Overall goal of this course is to provide the foundation for understanding the structures and functions of the brain underpinning human behavior, emotions, cognition and learning to give a dynamic picture of the rapidly evolving field of neuroscience and its clinical applications.

Course leader

Prof. Nedret Altıok, Prof. Hakkı Dalçık, Assoc. Prof. Onur Turan Bayazıt

Target group

Medical and other Health Sciences, Computer and Electrical Engineering undergraduate and graduate students.

Course aim

Identify the neocortex, subcortical brain, and the functional areas of the brain

-Understand cortical neuronal networks that integrate movement, cognition, and emotion

-Gather essential information about synaptic transmission and mechanisms of neurotransmitter modulation of neuronal activity

– Understand the pathophysiology of cognitive decline

-Discover how cortical neuronal circuits are used to inspire the artificial neural network

-Understand how neuroscience is connected to artificial intelligence

Fee info

USD 750: Program Fee Includes;
50 course hours and relevant ECTS credits. Each applicant can only choose 1 course subject.
Course materials
14 Nights Superior Hostel Accommodation in shared rooms
Free airport transfer (for groups 10+ students)
Two weekend sightseeing tours ( Bosphorus Boat Tour & Historical Peninsula )
Gastronomy workshop followed by cocktail party
Free Museum entrances
Graduation Certificate
Graduation Ceremony and Party