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|Study level||Postgraduate Courses|
|Belongs to||The Department of Biomedicine|
Department of Biomedicine
(+47) 55 58 64 39 / 55 58 64 40 / 55 58 60 95
Jan Haavik, http://uib.no/persons/Jan.Haavik
Aim and Content
The aim of the course is to give students an introduction to basic neurochemistry, focusing particularly on cell communication and disease mechanisms.
The contents of the course range from studying chemical substances to intact neural cells, with emphasis on understanding mechanisms and correlations between structure and activity.
After completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Define central concepts and research methods within modern neurobiology.
- Describe the most important mechanisms for intracellular signal transferal and signaling between cells.
- Explain the main features of the brain´s energy metabolism.
Skills and competences
- Explain how knowledge on neurochemistry may be applied to understanding neurological and psychiatric disease, and how to develop drugs against such conditions.
Course offered (semester)
Biology, molecular biology or equivalent on bachelor level, preferably completed with a degree.
Recommended previous knowledge
Previous knowledge of human physiology and anatomy is recommended for optimizing the learning outcome of the course.
HUCEL369, HUCEL369A, BMED339A
The course is mainly self-tutored.
Teacher-led seminars are held four times each semester (4 x 2 hours). The seminars are divided into thematic sections, and students are expected to prepare in advance and participate actively.
Students are also encouraged to organize their own study groups.
Course Unit Evaluation
Written evaluation on My Space/Mi side.