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Semester 2

This module will provide you with knowledge and understanding about chemical transmission within the central nervous system and how this may be modulated by pharmacological agents to achieve therapeutic benefit in several disorders of nervous system function. It will teach methods in behavioural neuroscience used to study preclinical and clinical drug effects. The module will include teaching contributions from a pharmaceutical industry biochemist to help you understand the challenges of drug discovery in the central nervous system. You will undertake observation and analysis of neuropharmacology data from a rodent experiment and learn how this would be analysed, presented and interpreted. There will be an emphasis on study of up to date literature to understand current methodology and ideas, along with technical and clinical advances in neuropsychopharmacology.