Neuropharmacology (Online) University of Bordeaux
The objective of the Neuropharmacology unit is to give the knowledgeand a scientific background sufficient to understand the orientationsor the pharmaceutical options for the treatment of various pathologiesof the CNS. The overall course will present most classes of CNSmedicines and the targeted neurotransmission systems. A large partwill be dedicated to the methodologies to get and present theinformation. Students will be also actors of their knowledge.At the end, students should have developed automatisms inNeuropharmacology (Kd, Ki, Km, IC50, EC50, agonist, antagonist,inverse agonist, inhibitors, efficacy) applied to targets ofneurotransmitter systems. They should identify a class of medicine andpharmacological agents. They should know to what kind ofneurotransmitter systems a medicine is designed for.
Internet connection/access to specified recourses or web sites (thelectures and oral presentations are given by video conference).
- Homework: 50% (works on pharmacological target and neurotransmittersystems + oral presentation) - Exam: 50% (3 hours with 2 parts: a dissertation and exercises)
- A core teaching will present the pharmacological basics forpharmacodynamic studies. - A core course will present the neuropharmacological basis of someclasses of medicines (antipsychotics, antidepressant drugs) coveringalso the physiology and the pathophysiology of some neurotransmittersystems. - Other classes of medicines will be studied by the students with thehelp of the teachers. - Pharmacokinetics will be also discussed through works done bystudents.
> Groups of 2 students will have to elaborate presentations for a neurotransmitter system and its pharmacological targets in front of the other students. > In addition, students will have punctual works specifically on one medicine, a concept in pharmacology, a receptor or an enzyme (example: H3 receptors; Catechol-O-methyl transferase, Cytochrome P450 2D6, biased agonism, fentanyl, Cheng and Prussoff, etc.). > Courses and works done by the students and the teachers will be available on the platform. > 98 hours: - 16 hours of lectures. - 22 hours of seminars. - 60 self-study hours. * Interactive activities on the Moodle platform includes: quiz, wiki, chat, forum.
Online Course Requirement
> Recommended text: - Psychopharmacology (Drugs, the brain and Behavior) – JS Meyersand LF Quenzer (Sinauer Edition). - Selection of applications first through the EMN-Online website,then through the Apoflux procedure. - Students must be autonomous and prepared for online courses.Language of instruction: EnglishMode of delivery: E-learning: videoconferences, recorded courses, flipped classroom, Moodle platform *
Site for Inquiry
Please inquire about the courses at the address below.
Contact person: Philippe De DeurwaerdèreMarc Landrymarc.firstname.lastname@example.org