Neurobiology Lecture (BIO 484)

The Neurobiology course is aimed to give a comprehensive knowledge of the human nervous system. Anatomical, cellular, chemical, physiological, behavioral and molecular aspects of neurobiology will be addressed. Some of the major topics that would be covered are; neurons and glia cells and their differences with other cells of the body, action potential, synaptic transmission, neurotransmitters, structure and function of brain and spinal cord, chemical control of brain and sensory system. In addition diseases related to each unit will also be addressed.

Active Learning Strategy: Debate currents events linked to course content

Debate Topic: Which has a detrimental effect on brain: Marijuana and Alcohol? No. of Students: 24 students Biology majors. Students were either in their junior or senior year of undergraduate degree Course description: The course is one semester and 2 and half hours of lecture every week.

 

 

 

Debate 2016

PreQuiz          Name:___________________

NeuroDebate: Marijuana Vs Alcohol, Its Effect Brain

Answer the questions to the best of your knowledge. ‘I do not know’ or ‘not sure’ are completely acceptable answers.

Q1. What is Marijuana?

Q2. Why do people take Marijuana?

Q3. What are the advantages of Marijuana on brain?

Q4. What are the harmful effects of Marijuana on brain?

Q5. Why do people drink alcohol?

Q6. What are the advantages of alcohol on brain?

Q7.What are the harmful effects of Alcohol on Brain?

Q8. Which do you think has more detrimental effect on brain: Marijuana or Alcohol?

I give consent to Dr. Chakraborty to video record the debate session and share this document for academic purposes

PostQuiz Spring 2015        Name:___________________

NeuroDebate: Marijuana Vs Alcohol, Its Effect Brain

Answer the questions to the best of your knowledge. ‘I do not know’ or ‘not sure’ are NOT acceptable answers.

Q1. What is Marijuana?

Q2. Why do people take Marijuana?

Q3. What are the advantages of Marijuana on brain?

Q4. What are the harmful effects of Marijuana on brain?

Q5. Why do people drink alcohol?

Q6. What are the advantages of alcohol on brain?

Q7.What are the harmful effects of Alcohol on Brain?

Q8. Which do you think has more detrimental effect on brain: Marijuana or Alcohol?

Q9. Did you enjoy the learning strategy? Why? Did you learn from this assignment? How?