Langue d'enseignement : Anglais
Crédits ECTS: 5


  • Heures d'enseignement dispensées à l'étudiant : 40 heures
  • Temps de travail personnel : 100 heures

Objectifs et compétences

Objectifs :
• To know : classical systems of neurotransmission : glutamate, GABA, monoamines, acétylcholine and neuropeptides (in general). This knowledge goes through the pharmacological study of neurotransmitter synthesis and release, its receptors and inactivation processes; to have an idea about the distribution of these systems.

• To understand : specificities of each neurotransmitter systems by questionning notably their anatomofunctional organisation in the brain and their implication in some cellular and behavioral responses. To envision pharmacological interaction between systems.

Compétences :
  • Understand the main ideas of complex text written in English
  • Produce clear, detailed texts in English on a wide range of subjects and explain precisely a viewpoint on a topical issue
  • Make an effective literature search

  • Have in-depth knowledge of at least one specialized Neurosciences field
  • 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
  • Develop and apply appropriate research methodologies (including proteomics, genomics, brain imaging, modelling…) and modern research tools (including software) for investigating brain research issues.
  • 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

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 terminal (2h) Coef. 0.5

Session 2

Examen écrit (2h) 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