PED3008 : Advanced Topics in Neuropharmacology
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Sarah Judge
- Lecturer: Dr Gavin Clowry, Dr Fiona LeBeau, Dr Richard McQuade, Dr Mohammed Shoaib
- Owning School: Biomedical Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
The aims of this module are to provide information on:
• morphological, neurochemical and functional correlates of human mental disease.
• pharmacological mechanisms and approaches used to treat and understand the biological basis of that human mental disease.
This module aims to detail the neuropharmacology of specific disease states- depression, schizophrenia anxiety and addiction. In the initial 3 sessions you will learn about the anatomy of the brain, its gross organisation and neural pathways associated with these diseases. Following this, groups of lectures will be dedicated to each of the disease states. You will learn about specific molecular, neurochemical and anatomical pathologies of these diseases and how targeting these pathologies with pharmacological agents is often the most effective way of treating the disease. Emphasis will also placed on new approaches used to devise more effective therapeutic strategies in neuropharmacology. All teaching sessions are delivered by leading researchers in biological psychiatry.
In addition to lectures, the module contains 3 seminars and a 3 hr practical.
Outline Of Syllabus
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||3||1:00||3:00||Seminar|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||13||1:00||13:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||1||3:00||3:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||81:00||81:00||Private study|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The practical class will enable students to be introduced to the anatomy of the CNS.
Lectures will provide a forum for presentation of factual material.
Seminars will provide a forum for discussion of appropriate and relevant topics and allow students to further their knowledge and understanding of the field.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
FMS Schools offering Semester One modules available as ‘Study Abroad’ will, where required, provide an alternative assessment time for examinations that take place after the Christmas vacation. Coursework with submissions dates after the Christmas vacation will either be submitted at an earlier date or at the same time remotely.
The form of assessment will not vary from the original.