Langue d'enseignement : Anglais
Crédits ECTS: 4


  • Heures d'enseignement dispensées à l'étudiant : 32 heures
  • Temps de travail personnel : 80 heures

Objectifs et compétences

Objectifs :
The objective of the Neuropharmacology course is to give the knowledge and the scientific background sufficient to understand the orientations or the pharmaceutical options for the treatment of the various pathologies of the central nervous system. A core teaching will present the basis of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. A core course will present the pharmacological basis of important drugs such as antipsychotics and antidepressant drugs and will also cover the physiology and the pathophysiology of the main neurotransmitter systems.

The objectives of this unit are also in its way of teaching. Students will have to teach to other students some couses on various neurotransmitter systems and receptors, enzymes and/or transporters. So, one objective is also to give to the students the skill to look fast on pertinent data in order to find out the good references and to be able to produce informative text and/or oral presentations in the field of neuropharmacology.

At the end, one student should be able to follow a conference dealing with neuropharmacological principles.

Compétences :
  • Design experimental protocols

  • Master the foundations of modern Neurosciences
  • Apply the basic technical approaches of Neurosciences 4.1 Neuroanatomy 4.2 Neurophysiology 4.3 Cellular & molecular neurosciences 4.4 Neuropharmacology 4.5 Behavioural approaches
  • Have a general, precise and critical overview of the fields of Neurosciences, in all their aspects, from normal functioning to brain diseases and in adjacent fields (Physiology, Biology, Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Science) 2.1 Functional neuroanatomy 2.2 Neurodevelopment 2.3 Molecular and cellular Neurobiology 2.4 Neurogenetics and neurogenomics 2.5 Neurophysiology and cell imaging 2.6 Neuropharmacology 2.7 System neurosciences 2.8 Behavioural & cognitive neurosciences 2.9 Neuroendocrinology and neuro-immunology 2.10 Computational and theoretical neurosciences
  • Name the technical approaches of Neurosciences, explain their theoretical groundings and know when to use them

Organisation pédagogique

le mode de fonctionnement de l'UE est présenté au début des enseignements

Contrôle des connaissances

Session 1 :

Contrôle continu : Coef 0.5

Examen écrit (3h) : Coef 0.5

Session 2 :

Examen écrit (3h) ou oral selon effectif : Coef 1

Lectures recommandées

l'ensemble des références bibliographiques est communiqué au début des enseignements

Responsable de l'unité d'enseignement

Philippe De Deurwaerdere


la composition de l'ensemble de l'équipe pédagogique est communiquée au début des enseignements