Physiology & Pharmacology of the Central Nervous System

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Physiology & Pharmacology of the Central Nervous System

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Neuroscience, Physiology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

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  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
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  • Overview

    Educational Aims: A module of lectures, tutorials, workshop and on-line learning concentrating on physiological and pharmacological aspects of central nervous function in mammals.

    Learning Outcomes: The module is designed to give an understanding of how electrical and chemical communication at synapses occurs and of how the functioning of neural circuits can be modified by transmission of information and drugs. The major neurotransmitter systems will be considered in relation to normal and abnormal function and how drugs are used therapeutically.

    Suggested Reading: Physiology/Neuroscience textbooks: Fundamental Neuroscience, (Squire, Berg, Bloom, du Lac, Ghosh and Spitzer, 4th Ed Academic Press, 2013) /Principals of Neural Science (Kandel et al, 5th Ed, 2012) /Basic Neurochemistry (Brady et al, 8th Ed, Academic Press, 2012) /Neuroscience: Exploring the brain (Bear, Connors and Paradiso, 3rd Ed, Lippincoot, Williams and Wilkins, 2006) /Pharmacology textbooks: Pharmacology' by Rang, Dale, Ritter and Moore, seventh edition (2011) /Integrated pharmacology' by Page, Sutter, Curtis, Walker and Hoffman, third edition (2006) /Please Note: Students are required to select from the above reading list and are not expected to buy or read them all

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