Neuropharmacology - PHAR3202

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine

School: School of Medical Sciences

Course Outline: PHAR3202 Course outline

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: PHAR2011 or NEUR2201

CSS Contribution Charge: 3 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course will cover the basic principles of neuropharmacology with an emphasis on drug action on the central and peripheral nervous systems. Our study will focus on how the major groups of neurotransmitters, including monoamines, amino acids and neuropeptides, influence the operation of the nervous system. Drugs targeting these transmitter systems will be examined. Issues surrounding drug entry into the central nervous system will be addressed. Clinical applications of neuropharmacology, the link between neuropharmacology and behaviour, and current research investigating the development of drugs for neuronal targets will be addressed. Practical classes will complement the lecture material.

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