Courses and Credits


PhD Students must acquire 48 Credits during the three years of the Program.

Credits will be assigned according to the following table:

Training activity Credits (CFU)
Attendance to core course activity coordinated within the PhD Program in Neuroscience or to other courses and lectures organized by UniCA 1 CFU per 2 hour lecture
Attendance to national or international courses and schools on topics related to the PhD Program in Neuroscience 1 CFU per day

(up to a maximum of 8 CFU for each course/school)

Attendance to seminars in Italian 0.5 CFU
Attendance to seminars in English (eg. visiting professors, visiting scientists) 1 CFU
National and international meetings
Attendance to a national scientific meeting 1 CFU
Attendance to an international scientific meeting 2 CFU
Presentation (oral or poster) at a national scientific meeting 2.5 CFU (oral)

2 CFU (poster)

Presentation (oral or poster) at an international scientific meeting 5 CFU (oral)

4 CFU (poster)

Scientific publications
In extenso peer-reviewed article (on topics related to the PhD Program in Neuroscience) published on an international scientific journal 10 CFU (first/last author)

6 CFU (middle author)

In extenso article (on topics related to the PhD Program in Neuroscience) published on a national scientific journal 3 CFU (first/last author)

2 CFU (middle author)

Book chapter 3 CFU (international)

2 CFU (national)

Research activity abroad
Research activity periods conducted abroad (one month minimum) 10 CFU/month (up to  a maximum of 20 CFU per cycle)

Note: CFU for attendance or presentation at the same meeting can not be added


Please sign up to the courses of interest at least one week before the beginning of lectures at the following link:


List of Courses activated in the PhD Program for academic year 2020-2021

Note: (*) indicates ad hoc PhD courses
For the updated timeline of forthcoming courses please refer to the following link:


*Science of laboratory animals Dr. Maria Collu
*Structural and physiological bases of behavior and neuropathological implications Prof. Maria Rosaria Melis, Prof. Iole Tomassini, Prof. Marina Quartu, Prof. Manolo Carta
Treatment of Parkinson’s disease: from preclinical phase to advanced therapies
Dott. Giovanni Cossu
*Methods and applications of pharmacogenomics [Program PDF] Dott. Alessio Squassina
*Research methodology and data analysis Dr. Fabrizio Sanna
Neurotoxicology Prof. Ezio Carboni, Prof. Nicola Simola, Dott.ssa Cristina Cadoni, Prof.ssa Maria Antonietta De Luca
*Basic and advanced techniques for the study of neuroscience Prof. Micaela Morelli, Dr. Giulia Costa, Dr. Valentina Bassareo, Dr. Maria Paola Castelli, Prof. Miriam Melis, Dr. Anna Lisa Muntoni
Movement Disorders: neuropathology and clinical correlates of Parkinson and Huntington diseases Prof. Giovanni Defazio, Prof. Anna Carta, Prof. Francesca Cicchetti
*Synaptic mechanisms and neurobiological basis of psychoactive drug actions [Program PDF] Prof. Marco Pistis, Prof. Miriam Melis
The natural motivated behavior Prof. Antonio Argiolas
Animal models for neurodegenerative diseases Prof.ssa Micaela Morelli, Dott.ssa Annalisa Pinna, Dott. Nicola Simola, Dott.ssa Anna Lisa Muntoni
Alcohol Use Disorder: From neurobiology to experimental medications [Program PDF] Dott.ssa Roberta Agabio, Dott. Giancarlo Colombo, Dott. Lorenzo Leggio, Prof.ssa Julia Sinclair


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