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The BENEFRI Curriculum
for the Ph.D. in Neuroscience (BENEFRI)

General skillsMinimum
ECTS
Needed
Maximum
ECTS
Obtainable
Animal handling BVET approved2
Basic techniques in cell culture5
Basic techniques in imaging5
Basic techniques in microscopy5
Basic techniques in molecular biology5
Basic methods in physiology5
Biomathematics and computer programming5
Biostatistics2
Electronics2
Course in experimental biology and medicine10
Ethics1
Course in scientific presentation1
Course in scientific writing1
Lectures and seminars on neurobiology9
credits required10 - 15

Special skills (Basic knowledge in neuroscience)Minimum
ECTS
Needed
Maximum
ECTS
Obtainable
Examinations: 1) Neuroanatomy/neurohistology/neuroembryology44
Examinations: 2) Neurobiochemistry/neurophysiology44
Block course (workshop): 1) First year22
Block course (workshop): 2) Second year22
Block course (workshop): 3) Third year22
Brain dissection course1
Journal club3
National or international training course4
Lectures in neuroinformatics2
Lectures in neurobiochemistry and gene expression in neurons2
Total credits required to complete the program30

To receive the certificate please send the completed curriculum to the BENEFRI commission.

Application for the defense of the thesis follows the rules of the faculties or Graduate Schools.