Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
The course will cover basic principles that are common to cell physiology, pharmacology and molecular and cell biology to encourage thinking across disciplines. To include receptors, agonists and antagonists, signalling and transduction mechanisms, voltage-gated and ligand-gated channels, synaptic transmission, and action potential physiology. It covers membrane biophysics and the properties of ion channels and gap junctions in addition to ion and non-electrolyte transport pathways. 12 week course, Thread I.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Problem Solving PartsA/B 7.5%
Student Selected Component(review article) 7.5%
Summative Mock exam 5%
Lab Practical report 10%
Final exam 70%
Alternative Resit Arrangements for students taking course in Academic Year 2020/21
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Conceptual||Understand||Provide a basic understanding of the fundamental role of ion channels, metabotropic receptors and membrane potentials in communication within and between cells.|
|Conceptual||Understand||Introduce the range of biochemical signalling mechanisms used by cells.|
|Conceptual||Understand||Give an overview of the mechanisms by which substances are transported across cell membrances.|
|Conceptual||Understand||Have an understanding of the main neurochemical pathways in the central nervous system.|
|Conceptual||Understand||Explain the action potential in terms of the properties of the ion channels underlying it. Be able to describe how and why action potentials may be modulated.|
|Conceptual||Understand||Describe the processes governing synaptic structure and function.|