University of Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name


  • Host University

    University of Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Biomedical Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Admission to this course is subject to the agreement of the Head of the Discipline offering the course and will depend on the applicant's academic background in the relevant subject area.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Aims of this course
    To provide students with a knowledge of the function of the mammalian nervous system including the Central Nervous System and the Special Senses.

    Learning Outcomes
    By the end of this unit students should appreciate the extremely complex nature of the mammalian nervous system. Specifically, the following areas will be covered:- synaptic transmission and neurotransmitters; somatosensory function; spinal reflexes; control of posture and movement; the vestibular system and balance; vision, hearing, olfaction and taste; sleep and the EEG; learning, memory and language; thermoregulation; cerebrospinal fluid, and emotions and the limbic system.

    Lecture Schedule
    This unit is taught in semester one only, and comprises two lectures per week

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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