10 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: BMS109, BMS153, PSY1003

BMS153 for non-BMS students

Aims/Description: This module covers the advanced physiology and pharmacology of the nervous, muscular and renal systems. Within these systems you will consider the normal physiology, with a specific focus on cellular mechanisms. You will examine a number of pathophysiological conditions, such as myotonia, ataxia, epilepsy, myasthenia gravis and Liddle's syndrome. You will study the pharmacological approach used to treat diseases of the central nervous system. Experimental evidence presented in lectures will also show you how research approaches can be used to help inform our understanding of disease.

Staff Contact: Dr Louise Robson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK