School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Perspectives on Brain Disorders

Module code: BMD369

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM2
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 3: Friday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Friday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 11: Friday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4: Friday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 5, 6, 8, 9, 10: Friday 10 am - 12 pm
    Workshop
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3: Friday 1 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 6, 9: Friday 1 pm - 4 pm

Contact: Dr Ping Yip
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module will focus on understanding the mechanisms underlying complex brain disorders and injury. Topic covered will include an integrated view of the major neurotransmitter systems and in-depth analysis of the mechanisms underlying the effects of drugs used in central nervous system. Neuronal pathways using excitatory and inhibitory amino acids and neuropeptides will be reviewed, with emphasis on their involvement in neuropathological processes underlying disorders such as Parkinson's disease, dementia, schizophrenia, mood disorders, pain, head injury, stroke, epilepsy and drug abuse.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 6