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Neuroscience is one of the most advanced and fastest growing sciences. The beginning of the 21st century has seen huge developments in techniques to study and understand how the brain works. Despite still having a long way to go to understand the ever-increasing complexity of the brain, neuroscience is now an established science. This course will explore neuroscience from basic cell biology, how the brain is studied to disorders affecting the brain in patients.

Starts 13th August 2022

About This Course

In this course, a basic introduction to the cell biology of the brain including neurons and glial cells will be given. We will also explore the electrical properties of neurons and how they communicate. Basic and advanced techniques of neuroscience and studying the brain from cells to human will be explained. This course will also look at different brain regions of evolutionarily basic and complex structures and functions in their healthy and diseased states.

Who Is This Course For

Neuroscience is for anyone looking for a challenge. Whether you study life sciences, chemistry, physics or even computer sciences, this course will be the perfect all-around understanding of neuroscience. If you are looking into a new discipline in academia from undergraduate to postgraduate studies or if you are interested in applying for a job in the industry with a background other than neuroscience.

What you'll learn

  • Understand what is neuroscience and the basic cell biology of the brain
  • Learn the electrical properties of neurons and how they communicate via synapses
  • Gain an insight into the different methods of studying the brain from cell to human
  • Learn about the evolutionarily basic and complex structures and functions of the brain
  • Understand the pressing diseases of the brain in the 21st century and the different approaches to treat them

Meet Your Instructor

Dr. Sherif Idriss

Sherif holds a MSc of Pharmacology from the University of Oxford UK and a PhD in Neuroscience from University of Lübeck, Germany. During his PhD, he studied the role of astrocytes in energy homeostasis and obesity and novel methods of primary astrocyte culture. His work has been published in journals such as Frontiers and Neuropsychopharmacology. After his PhD, he moved to University of Bern, Switzerland for postdoctoral studies on new innovative therapies in multiple sclerosis.

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