B&M new degree structure and links to course pages.
B&M new degree structure and links to course pages.
NOTE: When preparing your study plan for the application, please remember to include all the obligatory studies: TC meetings and reports, research ethics, book exam and B&M symposium.
Degree structure of B&M doctoral programme (effective since 1.8.2017):
2.1. Scientific content training (>15 ECTS)
Elective courses within the following fields:
2.2. Scientific seminars and activities (<15 ECTS)
Elective transferable skills courses withing the following topics:
General information about the structure of the doctoral degree and doctoral dissertation at the University of Helsinki is available at the Instructions for students website.
Search for courses: You can search for relevant courses organized by the B&M or other study programs through the links below.
Registration to courses: You can register to courses in WebOodi or through a separate e-form during the registration time indicated in the course announcement.
Cancellation: Please note that it is very important to cancel your registration as soon as possible if you, for some reason, cannot participate in a course you have registered to. Cancellation can be done in WebOodi (during the registration period) or by contacting the course organizer or coordinator.
Aalto NBE courses: B&M doctoral candidates have a limited access to some of the courses organized by Aalto University's Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering. For more information and the application form for non-degree studies of Aalto courses, please contact the coordinator.
Courses taken in another university/abroad and conference presentations: To get the credits registered to your study register, please send a certificate of the passed course / presentation to the coordinator.
According to the Rector’s Decision (No 22/2016) doctoral programmes are degree programmes which will have degree requirements of their own. The faculty responsible for the doctoral programme has approved the programme’s new degree requirements and curriculum and those will become valid from 1.8.2017. The rector has decided on the general principles for the transition period of the education reform (Decision No 23/2016).
General transition guidelines:
All doctoral candidates must transfer to the new degree system if they do not complete their degree before 31.7.2020. During the preceding transition period (1.8.2017 – 31.7.2020) they can choose from the following options:
1) they can continue to study according to the old degree requirements, i.e., 60 ECTS credits (40 ECTS for Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Medical Science and Doctor of Dental Science degrees) and faculty and/or major based guidelines until 31.7.2020
2) they can transfer to the new degree system and begin to study according to the new degree requirements, in which case it should be noted that:
Doctoral Programme Brain & Mind specific transition guidelines:
|Faculty||Current obligatory studies||Corresponding studies in the new B&M degree structure|
|Biological and Environmental Sciences||Licentiate examination (522082, 51064, 529245, 52970)||B&M book exam: NEUBM-010|
Preliminary examination (590381)
2 presentations of the dissertation research project (590382, 590383)
B&M book exam: NEUBM-010
No credits for Thesis Committee presentations. For presentations outside own unit: NEUBM-104
|Medicine / Veterinary Medicine||No obligatory studies|
September 20-21, 2018
University of Helsinki, Main Building, Fabianinkatu 33 (Small lecture hall, 4th floor)
Welcome to the Annual B&M Student Symposium organized by the B&M Student Council!
In addition to B&M students and supervisors, we welcome other interested researchers and MSc/PhD students to this meeting. Registration to all lectures and workshop of the symposium is free.
Credits: 1 ECTS credit for participation in all lectures and workshops + 1 credit for a poster presentation at the symposium.
Registration to the symposium is closed.
PROGRAM (for detailed program, please see the pdf file below)
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Session 1: Computational brain
Session 2: Computational brain + Data visualization
Evening program, dinner
Friday, September 21, 2018
Session 3 “Cellular Neuroscience: neuronal growth & synaptic control“
Session 4 “Cognitive Neuroscience”
The Symposium is organized by the B&M Student Council 2018:
When: 17 December, 2018 9:00-17:00
Venue: University of Helsinki, Meilahti campus, Biomedicum lecture hall 2
The symposium will include:
NB: Abstracts approved for oral/poster presentation have the option to be published as a supplement to Psychiatria Fennica (vol. 50, 2019).
Target audience: Students, postdocs and faculty working on human genetic and imaging studies in psychiatric diseases, mechanisms of psychiatric diseases, including functional, pharmacological and genetic analyses in model organisms, and related fields.
Please register and/or send your abstract at the online registration form.
Deadline for registration and abstract submission is on November 21 (for registration without submitting an abstract: December 10, 2018).
We hope to see you there!
Iiris Hovatta, PhD, professor of behavioral genetics
Tiina Paunio, MD, PhD, professor of psychiatry
Mikaela Laine, MSc, doctoral student
Alexandra Lahtinen, MSc, doctoral student
Summary: The target group for this training course are doctoral and post-doctoral students working in broad areas of neuroscience and pharmacology. The aim of the course is to introduce a variety of methods available for assessment of rodent behaviour in laboratory conditions. A special emphasis is on translational potential of behavioural animal models. In addition, good practices for design and implementation of animal testing will be covered, addressing the ongoing debate and concerns regarding reliability and reproducibility of findings in basic research.
Maximum number of students: 40
Credits: 2 ECTS for attendance, 3 ECTS for attendance with presentation (10 min slideshow)
Participation fee for students: 380 €, covering accommodation and meals during the course (5 nights)
FENS and IBRO-PERC provide 4 stipends of 750 EUR for master and/or PhD students interested in attending this course.
Through these stipends FENS and IBRO-PERC aim to encourage and promote international experience of students; hence, students that are currently residing or studying in Estonia or Finland are not eligible for a FENS and IBRO-PERC stipend for this course.