Neuropharmacology (Advanced) (PCOL3922)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit of study builds on pharmacological knowledge acquired in the intermediate PCOL and BMED units of study with a major emphasis on gaining an understanding of neuropharmacology. The neuropharmacology of the major neurotransmitters and their role in neuropsychiatric diseases is explored together with the treatment of conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, movement disorders, stroke, depression, anxiety, epilepsy, pain and schizophrenia. Elective projects relate to current research areas in Pharmacology.

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Classes

Two 1 hour lectures per week, five 1 hour tutorials, three 3 hour practicals, elective project (equivalent to three 4 hour practicals).

Assessment

One 2 hour theory exam, tutorial presentation, practical report, lecture quizzes and elective project (100%)

Textbooks

Nestler, EJ, Hyman, SE and Malenka, RC. Molecular Neuropharmacology: A Foundations for Clinical Neuroscience, 2nd ed. McGraw Hill, 2009.

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Average grade Distinction in PCOL2011 and PCOL2012. For BMedSc: Distinction average in 18 credit points of BMED units including BMED2401 or (BMED2801 and BMED2802).

Prohibitions

PCOL3022, PCOL3902, PCOL3002

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