This course was a great opportunity for me to understand the world of neurology and helped me to clear all the ambiguities regarding the complex mechanisms that are happening in our beautiful brains.
I leant so much without even realising it until I got to the final exams and all this knowledge was making sense. Amazing lecturer with so much wisdom in the area. The course is very well delivered.
par Jerusha R•
This is a really comprehensive and detailed course. There's so much material here so it's a great foundation. Beware, it's very heavy on anatomy, so pay lots of attention to the anatomy bits. You need to commit to really learning on this course - it's not easy and the multiple choice quizzes are challenging. Having done the course without an anatomy resource I can suggest that you get one (these are discussed in the course) as it would be very helpful in understanding the locations of everything that is talked about, which is really important. At times, Dr White is a little bit verbose and has a tendency to give a brief overview of something and then the overview morphs into a deeper view so it's repetitive but the structure isn't always clear. A textbook would be a helpful accompaniment to clear up some issues. Again, I didn't have this either, but Wikipedia was really helpful. Overall this is a great grounding in neuroscience and has the academic rigour you'd expect from a course offered by a university of the calibre of Duke. Don't be fooled by thinking this is easy because it's online, it's not! Be prepared to spend 6+ hours per week on this.
par Yasmine K•
I'm suprised by how much knowledge I gained by the end of the course. The physiology and anatomy of the brain were my favourite parts and I loved learning about the functions of each part of the brain. Week 12 was my favourite. Initially, I thought the course would be full of learning about the functions of the brain but instead, there was a lot of neurology. Nonetheless, great course for understanding the fundamentals of the brain and this neurobiochem basis is what helps in understanding the bigger picture. Note/ advice: the only science I've done is AP physics and math. If you seek to understand the topics and make notes as you go along then there is no difficulty in completing the course!
Neuroscience to me is like a puzzle: you have a lesion in the brain and you locate this by using the symptoms presented in the patient. This is what makes it fun, I love researching and investigating!
par Huy T•
I am a medical student, and with some background knowledge relating to this. Still, I find this course very difficult, if not one of the most difficult course I've ever learnt. The course provides HUGE amount of knowledge and the test is very difficult, especially for those who does not have medical background and non-native English speaker (even though I have a very good English skills). I think the handout notes should include more pictures than just reference to the book which is VERY HUGE and VERY DIFFICULT to navigate. Yes the lecture does contains those images but that's very difficult to review.
par Nicholas J•
This is an excellent program; very challenging. Some of the quizzes took multiple attempts and the final quizzes were summarizing of the lessons. Thank you Prof. White for the excellent lectures, and all your crew for.the production.
par ANWESHA D•
I am so glad to successfully accomplish this intensive course which offered an in-depth knowledge about neuroanatomy of human brain alongside getting an insight into the clinical disorders of the human brain.
par Patrick H•
Really detailed course but super medical (obviously) rather than anything too cognitive. I'd strongly recommend being very confident with biological sciences and chemistry to do this course.
par Arthur A S•
Superb lectures and very comprehensive material.
Too much detail.
Exams are too difficult. Questions should have 4 or at most 5 answer choices and should focus more on overall concepts.
par Mauricio O•
Excelente curso, pero demasiado largo y muy poco tiempo por semana para completar la fecha tope. Si se amplía el curso unas semanas más y es todo más espaciado sería de 5 estrellas.
par Valeria R Y•
SOmetimes the questions where not in order, this is, there were questions in some sections about topics that were in future sections
par Deleted A•
Lots of self study required by anyone from a non-biology/medical background. This is a very interesting topic, and is a good course.
par Daisy R D•
Very interesting and challenging. Thank you so much Dr. White and to all the Course Management. You taught me a lot.
Good to learn but somewhat is too clinical which might be quite difficult for non-clinical student
par Sonal N•
This course helped me get an overview of the human brain.
par Samuel T I•
Tough but it's worth it. Neuroscience is pretty fun!!
its too difficult for an average student like me
par DrAAKASH P•
good to explore new dimensions of neuroscience
par Ei E K•
very detail teaching and very good instructor.
par genoveva g d•
me parece un curso muy útil, completo y claro
par Shreyas P•
hard but worth the efforts
par miguel e r g•
SOLO QUE DIGA QUE TERMINE
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par Revathy M•
I find this course very useful.. it made me to understand about the topics ,whenever I solve the test and final exam . I can identify the most of the topics are covered .
par Shuochen Z•
it is a little hard to student who not major in medicine
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par Shalini S•
While the course is interesting is filled with great information and engaging lectures, I personally felt it to be too long. Since I was pursuing this course out of sheer interest in the subject alongside my full coursework load, I found the individual lectures are way too long for me to do this course alongside my regular coursework. Having shorter lectures by simply breaking up the topic into smaller sub-topics would have helped me immensely. As it stands, I have discontinued this and would prefer to await a break from my classes to resume this.