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Professional Certificate in
Behavioral Neuroscience Research
AlaskaX

What you will learn

  • Learn responsible conduct of research in order to collect, analyze, and interpret behavioral data from mouse videos.
  • Critically evaluate the use of different behavioral tests in mice. Establish a methodological foundation in using behavioral tests in rodents.
  • Understand the mental health conditions obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, and depression in humans and animals.
  • Understand the role of animal models in studying human psychiatric disorders by comparing and contrasting human and mouse behaviors.

Expand your biomedical research expertise by learning how to use mouse behaviors to study psychiatric disorders in humans. Enhance your knowledge of obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, and depression in humans and animals, and the role of animal models in studying human psychiatric disorders by comparing and contrasting human and mouse behaviors.

Created by Professor Abel Bult-Ito at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, this certificate program helps you obtain the skills you need to succeed in the biomedical research field. Behavioral health, such as the treatment of psychiatric disorders and prevention of suicide, is still one of the biggest challenges in mental health and the field of behavioral neuroscience today and will continue to be a top priority for scientific research.

By the end of this online program, you’ll have learned responsible conduct of research, collected, analyzed, and interpreted behavioral data from mice, critically evaluated the use of different behavioral tests in mice, established a methodological foundation in using behavioral tests in rodents, and you’ll have obtained important behavioral neuroscience and neuropsychology tools, knowhow, and expertise.

Expert instruction
3 skill-building courses
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed
4 months
5 - 7 hours per week
Discounted price: $402.30
Pre-discounted price: $447USD
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. AlaskaX's Behavioral Neuroscience Research Professional Certificate

  2. 5–7 hours per week, for 5 weeks

    The first MOOC to teach behavioral neuroscience research using laboratory mice. Learn responsible conduct of research and how to collect scientific data using two different tests that measure compulsions, and interpret and discuss the results in the context of obsessive-compulsive disorder in humans.

  3. 5–7 hours per week, for 5 weeks

    Learn how to collect scientific data using behavioral tests that measure anxiety and depression in laboratory mice, and interpret and discuss the results in the context of anxiety and depression in humans and a mouse model of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

  4. 5–7 hours per week, for 5 weeks

    Learn how to critically evaluate the use of different behavioral tests for anxiety and depression in laboratory mice, and how these tests can affect the interpretation of results in the context of human psychiatric conditions and mouse models.

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    • Biological technician occupations are projected to grow 7% from 2020 to 2030, as fast as the average for all professions. 5,900 new jobs are predicted over that period. Median salary $48,140 in 2021. (source: Occupational Outlook Handbook)
    • Psychiatric technician and aid occupations are projected to grow 11% from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all professions. 15,800 new jobs are predicted over that period. Median salary $36,230 in 2021. (source: Occupational Outlook Handbook)
    • Postdoctoral fellow positions. Minimum stipend $53,760 in 2022. (source: National Institutes of Health)
    • Graduate student (Master’s or PhD; stipend varies).

Meet your instructor
from University of Alaska Fairbanks (AlaskaX)

Abel Bult-Ito
Professor of Neurobiology and Neurophysiology
University of Alaska Fairbanks

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Discounted price: $402.30
Pre-discounted price: $447USD
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