Molecular Principles of Brain Disorders

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Doel vak

Gain insight into the etiology, expression and treatment of various
brain diseases, as well as models used in preclinical science.

Inhoud vak

Our 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.


Lectures (44 hours) and literature review (12 hours)

Course coordinators are Hylke Vervaeke and Wiep Schepers


Exam (Multiple Choice) (60%), literature study
(40%), each at least grade 5.5


Powerpoints from the lecture and extra literature on Canvas


Course in the track ‘Neurosciences’ in the minor ‘Biomolecular Sciences
and Neurosciences’.

Course in the minor 'Topics in Biomedical Sciences'

Overige informatie

The 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.

Afwijkende intekenprocedure

Groups for literature review via Canvas

Aanbevolen voorkennis

Basic (first and second year level) courses in Cell Biology and

Algemene informatie

Vakcode AB_1049
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P2
Vakniveau 300
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. H.K.E. Vervaeke
Examinator dr. H.K.E. Vervaeke
Docenten dr. H.K.E. Vervaeke
dr. W. Scheper

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