BIONB 4280

BIONB 4280

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

The goal of this course is to provide students with an appreciation of the current challenges facing researchers studying neurodiseases. The focus is on the etiology, epidemiology, cellular and molecular basis, and strategies for treating of a number of neurodiseases, including but not limited to Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, neural ischemia, depression, ADHD, eating disorders, and AIDS-related dementia. The course provides a health context that enriches the student's learning experience in other advanced courses in the biological sciences. Guest speakers include faculty from across the Ithaca campus and the Weill College of Medicine, Departments of Neurology and Neuroscience.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 25 students. Open to advanced undergraduates.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: two courses from BIONB 2220, BIOMG 2800, BIOMG 3300 or BIOMG 3310; co-registration in one of the courses is acceptable by permission of instructor.

Distribution Category (PBS)

  • To integrate and apply concepts from previous core courses to new, complex systems.
  • The contribution the health professions (e.g. epidemiology, neuropathology, pharmacology) to our understanding of neural diseases.
  • To research scientific literature and present their findings as a class lecture.
  • Gain insight into the cellular and molecular basis of neurodiseases and behavioral disorders.
  • This subject will help students develop the following generic skills: critical analysis of scientific papers, critical thinking, written communication, teamwork.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17104BIONB 4280  LEC 001

  • Prerequisites: two courses from BIONB 2220, BIOGD 2800, BIOBM 3300 or 3310; co-registration in one of the courses is acceptable by permission of instructor. Open to advanced undergraduates.