The first course in the series – The Neuroscience and Neurotech Primer – is ready for enrollment!
Content will become available this Monday June 5. Click here to register!
This introductory course will provide an overview of the spectrum of neurotechnologies along with the relevant neuroscience you need to understand them.
The course has four interactive online modules:
- Neuroscience Primer
- Neuroanatomy, Neuron Structure and Function, Neuronal Circuits, and Neural Signal Recording
- Cochlear Implants and Auditory System, Retinal Implants and Visual System, and Motor neuroprosthetics and Sensorimotor Control
- Neuroimaging Primer
- Structural Neuroimaging Technologies (CT, MRI), Functional Neuroimaging Technologies(fMRI, fNIRs, EEG) and their applications. Brain Networks and Oscillations
- Neurostimulation Primer
- Non-Invasive Neuromodulation Techniques (TMS, TES, FUS), and Invasive Neurostimulation Techniques (DBS, VNS, Spinal Stim)
- All learners must be enrolled in, or have graduated from, a recognized undergraduate program from any country.
- Basic understanding of biology, math, and physics (upper high school level)
- Good computer skills
- Be able to read, write, and converse clearly in English.
- For this limited-enrolment special pilot launch, there will be a 40% discount for currently enrolled University students (undergrad or grad school) and recent graduates (within 1 yr) from recognized institutions worldwide.
- Students from Universities affiliated with the program (Queen’s, York, Western and Nipissing Universities) will receive an additional discount.
- Proof of student status must be emailed to email@example.com to receive the discount code that you will use at checkout to purchase the course. This must be from the same email you use to register for the course. Inappropriate sharing of discount codes is not acceptable.
- There is not a set start date, but once you enroll you have 11 weeks to complete the course and set up an appointment for your final exam. The course requires about 50 hours to complete.
- These are made-for-online courses that will have instructor support via Zoom through office hours or by appointment.
- Each of the four modules will be assessed by an end-of-module Quiz.
- There will also be a final exam that will have a live oral component over Zoom, where you will demonstrate your knowledge and skills to the course instructor upon verification of photo ID.
Issuance of Course Badge
- Upon successful completion, you will receive a digital credential – issued through Accredible – that you can display on your LinkedIn, share with employers, and add to your digital wallet of credentials.
The next two courses in the program are nearly ready to launch!
- Neuroelectronic Recording and Processing (by end of June)
- Neuroimaging (Mid-July)
- As you complete further courses in the program you can qualify to complete an in-person Capstone Project Course, where you will get hands-on training in a variety of neurotechnologies, and workshops on project management, IP and regulatory affairs, neuroethics and more. You will also complete a team project that you will pitch to industry board members and faculty for feedback. This course will eventually be held at all four affiliated institutions (Queen’s, York, Western, and Nipissing). If there is enough interest, the inaugural Capstone course will be held this year at Queen’s University.
Thanks for your interest, and we look forward to meeting you in the course soon! Click here to register!
Susan, and the NTMC team.