Course ObjectiveGain insight into the etiology, expression and treatment of various
brain diseases, as well as models used in preclinical science.
Course ContentOur brain enables us to perform even the most complex tasks. Sometimes
however, diseases of the brain compromise its optimal function. In this
course students learn what the clinical manifestations are of the
neurological and psychiatric diseases, and what type of cellular or
animal models are around to learn us more on how disturbed processes and
systems in the brain lead to these illnesses and that may provide us
with clues on treatment options. Various treatments options for these
conditions, including the use of pharmacological agents and deep brain
stimulation will be discussed.
In this course we will focus on different themes:
Theme 1: Neurodegenerative disorders (coordinator Dr. Wiep Scheper)
Theme 2: Psychiatric disorders (coordinator Dr. Hylke Vervaeke)
Next, you will be guided in writing a literature review.
Teaching MethodsLectures (44 hours) and literature review (12 hours)
Course coordinators are Hylke Vervaeke and Wiep Schepers
Method of AssessmentExam (Multiple Choice) (60%), literature study
(40%), each at least grade 5.5
LiteraturePowerpoints from the lecture and extra literature on Canvas
Target AudienceCourse in the track ‘Neurosciences’ in the minor ‘Biomolecular Sciences
Course in the minor 'Topics in Biomedical Sciences'
Additional InformationThe track ‘Neurosciences’ is an excellent preparation for the Master
This minor course requires a minimum of 25 participants and a maximum of
This course is part of the Minor Neurosciences and the minor Topics in
Biomedical Sciences. Students from both minors have priority.
Custom Course RegistrationGroups for literature review via Canvas
Recommended background knowledgeBasic (first and second year level) courses in Cell Biology and
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Science|
|Course Coordinator||dr. H.K.E. Vervaeke|
|Examiner||dr. H.K.E. Vervaeke|
dr. H.K.E. Vervaeke
dr. R.M. Meredith
dr. M.C. Schippers
dr. W. Scheper
R. Garritsen BA BSc
You need to register for this course yourself
Last-minute registration is available for this course.
|Teaching Methods||Computer lab, Study Group, Lecture, Practical|