|Field of Study:||Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
|Description:||Neuroscience applies the basic principles of biology, chemistry, physics, and psychology to the study of the nervous system and how it functions. This multidisciplinary field presents many challenging questions in areas such as learning and memory, neurological disease, and neural development. You will have opportunities to carry out experimental research under the supervision of faculty members in the Institute of Neuroscience. Mental health diseases represent one of the largest classes of illness affecting Canadians and the field of mental health is an area of increasing public interest and scientific investigation. Neuroscience and Mental Health is offered by the Department of Neuroscience, where faculty and students are actively engaged in research on a range of diseases such as depression, Parkinson’s disease, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, and the recovery from traumatic injury, all within a dynamic research environment that hosts state-of-the-art research tools.
Neuroscience and Mental Health can be taken as an Honours, Major, General or Minor program. These programs offer considerable flexibility of course selection for students, including opportunities for students in the Honours and Major programs to pursue an exceptionally wide range of minors.