School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

Module code: BMD261

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM1
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 9 am - 11 am
    Workshop
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 9, 11: Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 6: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 6: Thursday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5: Thursday 3 pm - 5 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Weeks 8: Thursday 3 pm - 5 pm

Contact: Dr Mark Baker
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BIO161, BMD123

This module will develop students' understanding of electrical and chemical signalling in neurons and synaptic transmission. Students will learn about the mechanisms of excitability of nerve cells, voltage-dependent membrane permeability, ion channels and synaptic transmission. Neurotransmitters and their receptors will be covered and students will gain an understanding of intracellular signalling and synaptic modulation. The module will provide an critical understanding of the regulation of neuronal signalling, necessary for advanced study of neuronal circuitry/network function.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Practical
Level: 5