Physiology & Neuroscience 2

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Physiology & Neuroscience 2

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Neuroscience

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Level-1 Biology courses and EITHER Chemistry-1 OR in Science Fundamentals-1X and -1Y.

  • 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

  • Scotcat Credits

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

    This course introduces the integrative human physiology and neuroscience underlying the functioning of the human body. The physiology of cells, organs and organ systems and the functioning of neurons and groups of neurons in networks will be covered.
    The aims of the course are to provide:
    • an overview of the functions of major organ systems and their operation to maintain homeostasis;
    • an introduction to integrative physiology using examples at the levels of cell physiology, organ physiology and systems physiology from the cardio respiratory, gastrointestinal and endocrine systems;
    • an overview of the structure and function of nervous system;
    • an introduction to the general structure of nerve cells, their connections and how they are arranged to form circuits and pathways that underlie sensory motor and cognitive functions;
    • an introduction to cognitive function and techniques used in cognitive research;
    • an overview of nervous system disorders.

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 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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