Physiology of the central nervous system with an emphasis on the cellular and molecular basis of signal transmission in the brain, neural development and learning.
What Will I Learn?
In Neurophysiology, the organization and function of the nervous system will be explored. The first section will cover neurons, their mechanism of communication and how they are put together to build systems within the nervous system. The second section will explore in-depth sensory and motor systems. Brain and behaviour will comprise the last section of the course. Disease states will be introduced, as appropriate, to strengthen conceptual understanding through examples of dysfunction
Topics for this course
The electrical properties of neurons
Principles of synaptic transmission
The formation, maintenance and plasticity of synapses
Topics and methods in neurophysiology
Principles of Neural Science, By Kandel, Schwartz and Jessell , 4th Edition