EXPERIMENTAL NEUROPHARMACOLOGY

EXPERIMENTAL NEUROPHARMACOLOGY

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Code
80497
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
2 credits during the 4th year of 8451 Pharmaceutical chemistry and technology (LM-13) GENOVA

2 credits during the 5th year of 8452 Pharmacy (LM-13) GENOVA

2 credits during the 4th year of 8452 Pharmacy (LM-13) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
BIO/14
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Pharmaceutical chemistry and technology)
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:

OVERVIEW

The course should give the students detailed information on some aspects of neuropsychopharmacology, particularly regarding some experimental techniques available to scientists developing new drugs active on Central Nervous System

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

To provide students knowledge on some aspects of Research in neuropharmacology (see further info)

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

To provide students knowledge on some aspects of Research in pharmacology of the Central Nervous System, some related techniques and their possible application. To give some examples of studies which have the potential aim to  develop new drugs of neurological or psychiatric interest.

Teaching methods

Lectures will be supported by presentations and slides in pdf or Power Point format. The content of the lectures will be requested for the exam. No further reading / books are requested.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Neurotransmitters and experimental techniques for their characterization (biosynthesis, storage, release and release mechanisms, transporters, receptor types and subtypes, coexistence of transmitters and their interaction). Detailed study of some neurotransmitters particularly involved in important central Nervous System pathologies. Experimental models and study of new potential drugs in some pathologies like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, ischemia and Parkinson disease. Non-invasive methods to study behaviour in animals which are models of pathology of the nervous system. 

 

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: By making a date with the teacher via telephone ( 0103532093) or e-mail: lraiter@difar.unige.it

Exam Board

BRUNO TASSO (President)

ELEONORA RUSSO (President)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures will be supported by presentations and slides in pdf or Power Point format. The content of the lectures will be requested for the exam. No further reading / books are requested.

LESSONS START

In the first semester, usually around the beginning of november

EXAMS

Exam description

Written test with multiple-choice questions.

Assessment methods

This kind of exam gives the possibility to critically think about the various parts of the program and in this way the  the achievement of the learning objectives is assessed