2018-2019 University Catalogue 
    
    Aug 15, 2020  
2018-2019 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYC 379 - Fundamentals of Neurochemistry/Neuropharmacology


Focuses on two diseases: relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis and idiopathic Alzheimer’s disease. The initial portion of the course examines the various methods neurochemists utilize to answer questions about these two diseases. The remainder of the course focuses on the epidemiological, neuroanatomical, cellular, biochemical, and molecular aspects of the two diseases. Multiple sclerosis is a more intercellular question examining the interaction of immune cells and the glia of the nervous system whereas Alzheimer’s disease tends to focus more on intracellular mechanisms leading to the synthesis of beta-amyloid and the formation of neurofibrillary tangles, the two hallmarks of this disease.

Credits: 1.00
Crosslisted: NEUR 379  
Corequisite: PSYC 379L 
Prerequisites: (PSYC 170 or PSYC 275  or NEUR 170 ) and (BIOL 182  or BIOL 212) and CHEM 263  
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Liberal Arts CORE: None


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