Project Description

The Fundamentals of Neuroscience

Online Course MCB80X

This is a free, online version of the introductory neurobiology courses taught at Harvard College. Students who successfully complete the MCB80X online course are eligible to receive a certificate of completion from edX.  This is an introductory survey of topics in neuroscience, ranging from the function of ion channels in the neuronal membrane, to the activity of individual neurons and small groups of neurons, to the function of the brain and its subsystems. The course has no specific prerequisites, though some prior exposure to biology and/or chemistry can be helpful.