Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6735
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- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 2024 2003-10-24 Department College Budget Account Number Pharmacology and Therapeutics MD 6113 -000-20 Contact Person Phone Javier Cuevas, Ph.D. 9744678 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title GMS 6735 Neuropharmacology Is the course title variable? N Is a permit required for registration? N Are the credit hours variable? N Is this course repeatable? If repeatable, how many times? 0 Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option 3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Neuropharmacology Course Online? Percentage Online -
This course will familiarize students with information on the biochemical basis of neural regulatory systems in the brain and the application of the latest approaches to the study of neurotransmitters and drug action in the nervous system.
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
No course covering this material is currently being offered in the University. This area has become a major research focus of the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics and our University, and thus students need didactic training in the field.
B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?
This course will be required for the graduate program in Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Other programs that will likely participate include the Neuroscience Concentration, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology and Psychology.
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
Yes, Fall 2003.
D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Psychology or related field..
- Other Course Information
This course is designed to familiarize students with the biochemical basis of neuropharmacology. The course will provide information forming the basis of neuronal regulatory systems in the brain, and the application of the latest approaches to the study of neurotransmitters and drug actions in the nervous system.
B. Learning Outcomes
Students will have an understanding of neuropharmacology and how agents acting on nervous tissues may be used to modify neurological dysfunction. This knowledge base will facilitate their research in neuroscience.
C. Major Topics
Cellular Foundations of Neuropharmacology
Nerve Terminal Mechanisms in Synaptic Transmission
Post-Synaptic Structure and Function in Synaptic Transmission
Molecular Foundations of Neuropharmacology
Modulation of Synaptic Transmission
Amino Acid Neurotransmitters
Norepinephrine and Epinephrine
Histamine and Adenosine
Cellular Mechanisms in Learning & Memory
Cellular Mechanisms of Psychiatric Disorders
Drug Abuse and Addiction
Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinson's Disease
The Biochemical Basis of Neuropharmacology, Cooper, Bloom & Roth, 8th Edition, Oxford University Press, 2003.
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
H. Attendance Policy
I. Policy on Make-up Work
J. Program This Course Supports
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