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neu220 - Neurocognition and Psychopharmacology (Vollständige Modulbeschreibung)
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Modulbezeichnung Neurocognition and Psychopharmacology
Modulkürzel neu220
Kreditpunkte 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
3 SWS Lecture (VO) "Introd. to Cognitive Neuroscience" and "Psychopharmacol." Total workload 135h: 45h contact/ 45 background reading/ 45h exam preparation 1 SWS Supervised excercise (UE) Total workload 45h: 14h contact/ 31h paper reading
Einrichtungsverzeichnis Department für Neurowissenschaften
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master Biologie (Master) > Background Modules
  • Master Biology (Master) > Background Modules
  • Master Neuroscience (Master) > Background Modules
  • Master's Programme Molecular Biomedicine (Master) > Background Modules
Zuständige Personen
  • Thiel, Christiane Margarete (Modulverantwortung)
  • Thiel, Christiane Margarete (Modulberatung)
  • Thiel, Christiane Margarete (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Gießing, Carsten (Prüfungsberechtigt)
[nop] ++ Neurosci. knowlg. + Expt. methods + Scient. literature + Social skills ++ Interdiscipl. knowlg. + Data present./disc. + Scientific English [/nop] Upon successful completion of this course, students know the fundamentals of neurotransmission know the basic neural mechanisms underlying attention, learning, emotion, language and executive functions understand the relationship between disturbances in neurotransmitter systems, cognitive functions and psychiatric disease know the principles of drug treatment for psychiatric disorders have in-depth knowledge in selected areas of these topics are able to understand, explain and critically assess neuroscientific approaches in animals and humans are able to understand and critically assess published work in the area of cognitive neurosciecne
The lecture "Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience" gives a short introduction into neuroanatomy and cognitive neuroscience methods and then covers different cognitive functions. Lecture topics: History of cognitive neuroscience Methods of cognitive neuroscience Attention Learning Emotion Language Executive functions. The supervised excersise either deepens that knowledge by excersises or discussions of recent papers/ talks on the respective topic covered during that week. The lecture "Psychopharmacology" illustrates the connection between neurotransmitters and behaviour and its links to psychiatric disease.The lecture contains several interactive parts to consolidate and critically evaluate the acquired knowledge. Lecture topics: Introduction to Terms and Definitions in Drug Research Dopaminergic and Noradrenergic System Cholinergic and Serotonergic System GABAergic and Glutamatergic System Addiction Depression Schizophrenia Anxiety Alzheimer's Disease
Ward J (2010) The Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience. Psychology Press Meyer JS and Quenzer LF (2012) Psychopharmacology. Sinauer
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Dauer in Semestern 1 Semester
Angebotsrhythmus Modul annually
Aufnahmekapazität Modul 30 (
Recommended in combination with neu210 "Neurosensory Science and Behaviour", neu300 "Functional MRI data analysis" Shared course components with (cannot be credited twice): bio610 and psy181 (5.02.614 "Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience", 5.02.615 "Psychopharmacology")
Course in the second half of the semester Regular active participation is required to pass the module.
Modulart je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Vorkenntnisse Fundamentals of Neurobiology, Bahavioural Biology
Lehrveranstaltungsform Kommentar SWS Angebotsrhythmus Workload Präsenz
Vorlesung 3 -- 42
Übung 1 -- 14
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 56 h
Prüfung Prüfungszeiten Prüfungsform
as agreed, usually in the break after the winter term
100% written exam (content of the lectures)