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Duke University Course Credit for online Course Medical Neuroscience

by Leonard White, PhD

Students have asked for Duke Course Credit

Over these last few years, I’ve received many inquiries from people all over the world who are seeking official Duke University course credit for the online course  Medical Neuroscience. For example, some of these students are trying to fulfill a requirement of an academic program in their own university. Others seek to complete a requirement for admission to the next educational level  (e.g., graduate admissions or medical school admission). Many of these students hoped to earn an official course credit that would transfer back into their home institution. They also hoped to receive a transcript from Duke University verifying successful completion of Medical Neuroscience.

Medical Neuroscience, a medical school- and graduate school-caliber online course from Duke University and Coursera.

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Prof. White’s thoughts on the Sixth Edition of Neuroscience

by Leonard White, PhD (Duke University)

Introducing Neuroscience, 6th Ed.

After nearly five years of research, writing, and editing, the sixth edition of  Neuroscience, by Purves et al., was released in October of 2017 by Sinauer Associates (now an imprint of Oxford University Press). Since the first edition of the book was published in 1997, this is the most thorough revision from one edition to the next.

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Prof. White wins Duke University teaching award again

Golden Apple teaching award

Prof White has again received the  Duke Medicine Golden Apple Award for Pre-Clinical Science Faculty in 2018. In 2016  prof. White has also received it that prize. See Teaching Award for Prof. Len White.

The Preclinical Golden Apple award is an award for the recognition and appreciation of outstanding dedication to medical student education. The Golden Apple is the most prestigious teaching award given by the medical school student body to recognize physician-teachers that the medical students feel have played an exceptionally effective and dedicated role in their education. This honor is reflects the nominations and votes of all four classes of medical students.. The award was won by prof. White in 2016 and can’t be won in two consecutive years, so prof. White could not win in 2017. Continue reading “Prof. White wins Duke University teaching award again”

Website Learn Medical Neuroscience has migrated

Safe Server

Some of you might have noticed. The website www.learnmedicalneuroscience.nl  (LMN) is now hosted on a safe server.

WordPress

LMN is a WordPress site. WordPress is an immensely popular CMS (Content Management System), 60% of the websites with a CMS use WordPress.  Immensely popular for webmasters but also for hackers.  LMN not free of attacks. That seems relatively harmless. LMN does not sell products and does not register any user data but it does have a lot of links. I have met hacked websites on which the links have been changed and  lead to content that I personally do not want to be associated with and I do not want the course ‘Medical Neuroscience’  be associated with either.  So I have chosen for migration to a safe server. Continue reading “Website Learn Medical Neuroscience has migrated”

@Duke University, DIBS

DIBS

After our visit to Washington, for the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience 2017. Prof. White took my husband and me to Durham. There we visited Duke University and DIBS (Duke Institute for Brain Sciences).

Highlight of that visit was the personal Neuroanatomy Lab with prof. White. There was a special emphasis on the Hippocampus. A brain structure that is essential in the research proposal I wrote in the context of the specialization  ‘Neuroscience‘ .

Ellen Vos-Wisse (2015): Exercise and traumatic brain injury. Neurogenesis, wayfinding and memory.

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Looking back on SfN2017

Annual meeting Society for Neuroscience 2017

Visiting the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN2017) has been a great succes for me. Meeting the neuroscientists in flesh and blood is a great change from meeting them only online.

The meeting is a massive event 30.000 neuroscientists meeting on their favorite topic. There are poster sessions, symposia and minisymposia, workshops, clinical roundtable meetings, events and meetings. Continue reading “Looking back on SfN2017”

Medical Neuroscience on the annual meeting Society for Neuroscience 2017

Annual meeting Society for Neuroscience 2017

Washington D.C. is buzzing with Neuroscience. Hotels are full with Neuroscientists, restaurants are fully booked with them so if you do not make reservations in advance there is no way you can find a seat. And they all wear the same conference badge. From November 11 – 15 the 47th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience 2017 is held in Washington D.C, with around 30.000 attendants. Continue reading “Medical Neuroscience on the annual meeting Society for Neuroscience 2017”

Affective Learning in Medical Neuroscience (a Massive Open Online Course)

by:  Ellen Vos-Wisse, Marina Buryak, Indira Biel and Kevin Park (course Mentors Medical Neuroscience)

brain caress
Brain Caress – Jonathan Andrew
Introduction

Taking a well-designed MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) can have a life-changing effect, such as one can read about in the following article:
Eric Ferreri (October 11, 2016):
Len White on building an online community – one hashtag at a time
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Prof. White met an unfamiliar young man outside his office one day. The man knew White through the MOOC Medical Neuroscience. The course inspired the man so much that he left his native China (where he was a medical student) to come to the US seeking neurosurgery opportunities. He was outside Dr. White’s door that day simply to express his gratitude.

“He realized he wanted to become a neurosurgeon, and he did not have that idea before he took the course,” prof. White says. “It was a powerful moment.” Continue reading “Affective Learning in Medical Neuroscience (a Massive Open Online Course)”

Welcome Duke University medical students to Medical Neuroscience

Welcome to our on-campus students in the Duke University School of Medicine

On 3 January 2017, the first medical students at the Duke University School of Medicine (Durham, North Carolina USA)will start a four-week course that covers cellular neurobiology, systems neurophysiology, clinical neuroanatomy, and cognitive neuroscience.

brain and behavior
“Brain and Behavior”, by Kevin Parks

The name of the course is “Brain and Behavior” and is part of the required preclinical science curriculum for medical students at Duke. Professor White is the instructor in this course. They will work through all of Medical Neuroscience, with some additional content on cognition and biological psychiatry, before their final exam on January 30th.

We (the Medical Neuroscience Learning Community) would like to welcome those students to the Course Medical Neuroscience and to the supportive website Learn Medical Neuroscience. Moreover, we hope to meet the on-campus students on the Medical Neuroscience discussion forums with questions and reactions to posts of other students. Especially we would like to see their images of their learning experience and the images they produce of neurobiological structures posted with #GetNeuro on Instagram appear on the image carousel on the page Learning Community.

Blended learning

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