Neuroelectronics Seminar (advanced seminar)

Lecturer (assistant)
Duration3 SWS
TermSommersemester 2019
DatesSee TUMonline

Objectives

After participation in this course, the student is able to: 1. identify the necessary references to understand a publication from current literature 2. understand a new scientific topic 3. present the results and impact of a highlighted publication 4. evaluate different presentation methods and tools

Description

The participants will work on presentations about recent literature from the field of bioelectronics and cell-chip coupling with a focus on neuroelectronic applications. In the beginning of the course, the students will be assigned an up-to-date topic within this field. Together with their tutor, the students will then screen the literature to identify the fundamental topics and concepts necessary to understand the content and impact of the given publication. Subsequently, the students will work out a presentation to summarize these results to the other participants of the class. Finally, together with the tutors and the class, the presentation will be discussed in terms of content and technical aspects. In order to aid self-reflection the students will have the option to be recorded during the presentation for subsequent discussion. Course topics: Current literature from the fields of bio- and neuroelectronics including • Cell-chip interfaces • Stimulation and recording technologies • Patterning of cellular networks • Electrochemical mapping of neuronal activity

Teaching and learning methods

The module consists of a seminar (3SWS) in which the students will present state-of-the-art literature within the field of neuroelectronics. Individual papers will be given to each student. The students will then independently screen the literature and identify references relevant to the understanding of the topic. After extracting the core information, the students will individually discuss the results with the tutor and design a presentation to convey the key concepts of the manuscript. The final presentation will be given in front of the class. Subsequently, constructive feedback will be gathered in an open discussion, optionally with the help of a presentation recording. Workload: Presence: 45 hrs Self study: 105 hrs Total workload: 150 hrs

Examination

Grading: Presentation: 80% Discussion with tutor on key message of the manuscript 20% The grade consists of the performance during the seminar presentation including subsequent scientific discussion as well as the individual discussion with the tutor on the key message of the manuscript. The evaluation will be based on structure and clarity of the slides, presentation techniques, as well as competence during the scientific discussion. Overall, this will measure the ability of the students to introduce themselves into a new scientific topic and present the key message of this topic to others in a clear and concise way.