Undergraduate Course: Glucocorticoids in the Brain (NEBM10015)
||School of Biomedical Sciences
||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
||Not available to visiting students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area
||Neuroscience (Biomedical Sciences)
||Other subject area
||Taught in Gaelic?
||Glucocorticoids are stress hormones which are released in response to various stressors. They exert their effects on many systems of the body, including the brain, to enable the animal to respond appropriately to any perturbation of homeostasis. In this course we will cover the central effects of glucocorticoids, molecular and cellular mechanisms of action, the regulation of glucocorticoid secretion and the functional/behavioural consequences of altered glucocorticoid levels. We will discuss their importance in development through to ageing, as well as their functional implication in depression and stroke. The course will consist of a series of lectures coupled with student presentation and discussion of papers.
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2010/11 Semester 1, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||WebCT enabled: Yes
|Med And Vet||Lecture||1-11|| 10:00 - 12:00|
||Week 1, Friday, 09:30 - 10:50, Zone: NHS. 9.30-11.30, NRIE Seminar Room 5, Chancellor's Building, Little France |
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Glucocorticoids in the Brain||1:30||2 x 8 sides|
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|Increased understanding of biological processes.
Detailed learning outcomes will be provided later.
|100% written exam duration 1 hour 30 minutes in December.
|Directors of Studies must contact the Programme Secretary or Programme Organiser for Honours Neuroscience before registering a student for this course. Priority is given to Honours Neuroscience students.
||Prof Richard Ribchester
Tel: (0131 6)50 3256
||Ms Tina Harvey
Tel: (0131 6)51 3094
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