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Nervous System

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 5
Module lead
Aravinthan Varatharaj
Academic year

Module overview

This module will offer an insight into the complexities of the brain and central nervous system. Building from single synapses through to higher cortical functions the module will demonstrate how the structure of the brain relates to normal neurological function. Common neurological and psychological disorders and their pharmacological treatments will be studied in order for students to develop an understanding of pathophysiological processes that may occur in the brain, and how changes in normal brain function can lead to specific neurological signs and symptoms. Students will also consider the sociological and psychological impact of neurological diseases. The module will also build on students’ learning of the locomotor system from Year 1 through consideration of the regulation of movement. Finally, the module will continue their study of immunology, with a focus on the processes underlying autoimmune disease. Further details will be provided on Blackboard.