Explore the neurobiology and brain anatomy of psychiatric disorders, gain insight into their pharmacological treatment, and learn about cutting-edge clinical and lab-based research based in prominent European research, pharmaceutical, and educational institutions.
- Learn how to explain how psychoactive drugs affect the function of the brain, such as the mechanisms believed to underlie the therapeutic and adverse effects of psychopharmacological drugs
- Expand your understanding of, as well as of the connection between, psychopharmacological history, academic education and training, and both clinical and lab-based research
- Gain exposure to various neuroscience careers through visits and lectures with leading figures working within prominent neuroscience research and education institutions
PROGRAM STUDENT PROFILE
This program is right for you if you study biology, health science, neuroscience, or a similar discipline and are considering pursuing a profession in the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience.
CORE COURSE OVERVIEW
>> Psychopharmacology: Substances and the Brain
You will learn how the brain is affected by various psychiatric disorders and their pharmacological treatments. Besides covering basic brain anatomy and function, the link between dysfunctional brain regions/circuits and different psychiatric symptoms will be discussed. A strong focus will be on neurotransmitters and their receptors, as well as how the neurotransmitters interact.
- Credits: 3
- Prerequisites: One year of biology and one year of chemistry at university level.
- Week-Long Study Tour: Munich
- Core Course Week: A three-day study tour in Western Denmark-Southern Sweden alongside a two-day seminar in Copenhagen.
BUILD YOUR OWN CURRICULUM
DIS has over 200 elective courses for you to build your curriculum from after choosing your required core course. You have to opportunity to focus on your major or diversify by selecting any combination of courses based on your needs. Click here for electives related to biology and neuroscience.