PHAR40070 Advanced Neuropharmacology:Cognition, Neurodegeneration and Psychiatric Disorders

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module covers advanced topics in the cognition, neurodegeneration and psychiatric illness. Topics covered will include neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia. The module will focus on novel therapeutic strategies under development in these disease states. In addition, the pharmacological manipulation of cognitive functions such as memory and learning will be discussed. This module forms part of the core Stage 4 Pharmacology course. It is strongly recommended that students have taken PHAR30080 and PHAR30040, or other modules with similar learning outcomes.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Critically evaluate recent research findings in neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases;
2. Discuss existing and novel therapeutic approaches to neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases;
3. Discuss cognitive function and critically evaluate the mechanisms of action of cognition modulating drugs.

Indicative Module Content:

This module covers advanced topics in the cognition, neurodegeneration and psychiatric illness. Topics covered will include neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia. The module will focus on novel therapeutic strategies under development in these disease states. In addition, the pharmacological manipulation of cognitive functions such as memory and learning will be discussed.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Seminar (or Webinar)

12

Autonomous Student Learning

90

Total

102

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures; Tutorials 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: End-of-trimester examination. 2 hour End of Trimester Exam Yes Graded No

100


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Not yet recorded
Name Role
Dr Steven Middleton Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Assoc Professor Kathy O'Boyle Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Autumn
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4 Fri 09:00 - 09:50
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - 2, 4 Fri 10:00 - 10:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4 Mon 09:00 - 09:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4 Wed 11:00 - 11:50
Autumn