Cellular Neurobiology

Neuronal function and neural development, synaptic function, transmitter receptors and ion channels.

Programmes

  • BSc Biochemistry, BSc Medical Biochemistry, BSc Biological Sciences, BSc Human Biology

Level

Final Year

20 Credits

This module examines current views/models of neuronal function, intercommunication and neural development, based upon recent anatomical, genetic, molecular and advanced physiological techniques. The physiology, biophysics and molecular biology of neurons are examined, paying particular attention to synaptic function and the understanding of transmitter receptors and ion channels. Synaptic plasticity (LTP) is used as an example, illustrating successful characterisation of complex, multi-cellular systems at the cellular and molecular levels.

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Delivery

Lectures, tutorials, work-based learning, guided independent study

Assessment

Exam (65%), Coursework (35%)                

Note: this module is under review and content will likely change from 2018/2019 onwards