Neuropharmacology University of Bordeaux
The objective of this course is to provide sufficient knowledge andscientific background to understand the orientations or thepharmaceutical options for the treatment of the various pathologies ofthe central nervous system.
- Students should possess a Bachelor degree (180 ECTS) or equivalentdiploma in biology, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, medicalstudies, pharmacy, cognitive sciences or psychology. - A proven interest and solid basic knowledge in the field ofNeuroscience must be provided by students with a Bachelor degree inanother subject (chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science). - Language prerequisite: fluency in English.
- Papers prepared at home and oral presentations will be graded andincluded as half of the final score to obtain 4 ECTS. - The final exam (3 hours) addresses scientific cases in which thestudents must propose a mechanism of action for an unknown drug basedon graphs and tables. Students are trained for this exam. Documentsare authorized. - Final assessment takes place in early January and may be organizedat distance. - One re-sit is allowed.
> During the course, students will learn about: - Basis of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. - Pharmacological basis of important class of drugs - Physiology and pathophysiology of the main neurotransmittersystems. - Molecular and integrative views of the mechanisms of action ofdrugs >This program is also supported by students personal work. > Students lecture fellow students on topics such as variousneurotransmitter systems and receptors, enzymes and/or transporters: - To develop the skill to look faston pertinent data in order to findout the right references - To produce informative text and/or oral presentations in the fieldof neuropharmacology.> Learning outcomes: - Master the foundations of modern Neuropharmacology - Apply the basic technical approaches of Neuropharmacology - Have a general, precise and critical overview of Neuropharmacology,from normal functioning to brain diseases - Name the technical approaches of Neuropharmacology, explain theirtheoretical groundings and know when to use them> At the end of the course, students should be able to follow aconference dealing with neuropharmacological principles
> Face-to-face teaching: 32 hours (lectures/seminars/tutorials) - Lectures: 14 hours (7 lectures given by teaching staff) - Seminars: 4 hours (corresponding to the lectures given by students regarding neurotransmitter systems and specific pharmacological targets) - Tutored projects to supervise the students to prepare their seminar: 6 hours - A round table (4 hours) is organized at the end of the semester to discuss the production of the students regarding enzymes/transporters/receptors or pharmacological agents. - 4 hours of exercise of neuropharmacology > Personal student work: 80 hours > Final assessment: 3 hours
Online Course Requirement
- Maximum number of students: 20. - Selection procedure: send application file with CV, all previoustranscripts and cover letter to the course coordinator. - Selection criteria: excellent grades and/or other study results,high motivation, adequate prerequisites. Duration: 12 weeksLanguage of instruction: EnglishMode of delivery: Face-to-face teaching; Directed work following homework (excercises); Supervised work
Site for Inquiry
Please inquire about the courses at the address below.
Contact person: Philippe de Deurwaerderedeurwaer@u-bordeaux.frCyril Lançonmasterfirstname.lastname@example.org