The Biochemistry of the Brain, Introductory Course, 7.5 credits

About the education

This course provides an introduction to brain structure and function and the underlying causes for various neurodegenerative diseases. The course covers basic neurochemical concepts such as nervous system cells, blood-brain barrier, brain development, electrical impulses, ion channels and pumps. In addition, the course covers chemical signal transmission, neurotransmitters and receptors, mental illnesses and neurotoxins. The course also discusses the effects of drugs and other toxins on the nervous system and the chemistry behind feelings and sensations. The course is related to certain themes related to the research at the department, such as Alzheimer's disease and the effects of chemicals in the nervous system.

The course is given only in Swedish

Subject: Chemistry

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Area of interest: Science and Mathematics

Science and mathematics help us understand how the world around us is connected – from the origin and structure of the universe, to the development and function of humanity and all other organisms on earth.

Scientific knowledge makes it possible to critically examine the credibility of information in different areas of everyday life, society, and the media.

As a scientist or mathematician, you will be attractive on a large job market that covers all parts of society and includes everything from pure technology companies to environment and healthcare, as well as research.

Department responsible for education

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics