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Neuropharmacology - PCOL3022

Year - 2018

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.

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.

Assumed knowledge
PCOL2011 or (BMED2401 and an additional 12 credit points of BMED240X)

Pre-requisites

(PCOL2011 and PCOL2012) OR (BMED2401 and 12 additional credit points of BMED240X)

Prohibitions

PCOL3922

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Pharmacology
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof Jonathon Arnold
HECS Band: 2
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