Teaching at Neuro - Information for teachers

The Department of Neuroscience is responsible for teaching in the disciplines anatomy, histology and neuroscience.

Below you'll find all you need to know about teaching at Neuro.

Teaching at the department as a PhD student

During the period as a PhD student at the Department of Neuroscience, you are expected to participate in teaching. Depending on your background you will teach mainly in one of the subjects anatomy, histology or neuroscience.

When you are financially supported by a doctoral studentship (doktorandtjänst), you are expected to perform a teaching volume corresponding to 120 credit points per semester. Your supervisor will get paid for your teaching up to a level of 120 credit points. With the approval of your supervisor you may teach more than 120 credit points per semester and in that case you will get a payment corresponding to the extra teaching (125 SEK per credit point).1

It also is possible to obtain a maximum of 3 ladok credit points for participating in teaching. The teaching of undergraduate students is considered to develop your educational skills and the knowledge of the subjects that are relevant to the undergraduate teaching performed at the department. The time that a research student is engaged in teaching is transferred into research credit points (40 hours = 1,5 credit point).

Matters concerning the teaching of undergraduate students are managed by the Education Group at the Department of Neuroscience.
Every year, some teachers (usually one PhD student and one senior teacher) are awarded for excellent teaching (Årets lärare/Teacher of the Year) and receive a diploma, which may constitute an important part of the CV (Meritportfölj).

1) inclusive vacation compensation

Teaching point system

For every type of teaching in undergraduate courses, a certain number of points is given to the teacher. This is a measure of teaching activity. The credit points are decided by the Education Group (Utbildningsgruppen).

Credit points per 45 min Teaching mission
2 Examination watch (invigilator)
3 Group work
Assistance of mentorship in histology
Workshop assistant
Advanced supervision of dissection (stand-by)
6 Advanced suprevision of laborations
Oral Examination
Group microscopy
Workshop supervisor
Advanced supervision of dissection (100% active)
8 Lecture
Number of teaching points for correction of examinations (including production of questions) is calculated by multiplying the number of students that have participated in the respective examination with the accumulated number of points for each question, divided by 50.

Teaching Organisation

The Department of Neuroscience performs teaching of undergraduate students in three different disciplines Anatomy, Histology and Neuroscience. For each discipline there is one main responsible teacher.

Undergraduate education

Director / GUA:

Björn Meister

Course administrators:

Helén Asp
Elinor Schüberg

Doctoral education


Lennart Brodin

Administrator of PhD studies:

Karin Lagerman

Educational Programme Course Responsible
Medical Systematic Anatomy Tobias Karlsson
Medical The Healthy Human 1, 2,
and 3 (Anatomy)
Björn Meister
Mårten Risling
Kaj Fried
Medical The Healthy Human 1, 2
Björn Meister
Medical The Healthy Human 3
Lennart Brodin
Dental (Spring) Structure and Function
of the Organs (OSOF)
Björn Meister (Anantomy/Histology)
Lennart Brodin (Neuroscience)
Dental Hygienist (Autumn) Anatomy Introduction tba
Biomedicine (Autumn) Systematic Anatomy Tobias Karlsson
KTH (Spring) Neuroscience tba
Optometry Anatomy Peter Århem
Physiotherapists Anatomy Ulf Arborelius
Speech Therapy (Autumn) Anatomy Ola Hermanson

Teaching schedule

Please send an e-mail to Karin Lagerman or Elinor Schüberg if you would like a copy of The Teaching Schedule Autumn 2017 (tjänstgöringschema HT 2017). Teaching schedules for previsous semesters can also be made available.

How to use the Teaching Schedule

In the teaching schedule, you can find information regarding the teaching that you have performed. On the first page (smst) is a summary of the different courses. Details about the different courses can be found using the spreadsheets at the lower part of the page.

screenshot with explanation on how to use the teaching schedule

In order to see when the teaching is going to take place, you need to examine the course schedules. The schedules can be found on the course web.

screenshot 2 of teaching schedule with explanation on when teaching is taking place


Educational contacts at the Department of Neuroscience