- To describe the anatomical and functional relations between major brain areas;
- To identify the cell types of the nervous system, describe the physical and functional interactions between them and explain their role in the nervous system;
- To outline characteristics of disorders of the nervous system and of behavior;
- To analyze animal models of nervous system disorders and select the best suited methodological approaches (behavioral, molecular, electrophysiological) for their study;
- To construct a research project for the study of a nervous system disorder.
|Before starting the course students are expected to have basic knowledge in:|
- Brain anatomy and functional organization of the nervous system;
- Cellular components of the nervous system;
- Cellular communication - neurotransmitters and receptors.
This course does not provide credentials for the exercise of medicine for those without appropriate training, recognition and registered at the "Ordem dos Médicos" or international equivalent institutions.