The Biology of Neurological and Neuropsychiatric Diseases

PI Jacqueline F, McGinty, PhD
Co-I Kathleen T. Brady, MD, PhD
Co-I Kenton Holden, MD
Co-I Thierry R. Bacro, PhD, PT

Members of the Department of Neurosciences and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of the Medical University of South Carolina are presenting a graduate-level course on the biology of neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases beginning January 3, 2006. The overall goals are to (1) involve graduate students in active learning about the neurobiological substrates underlying disorders of the nervous system and to (2) disseminate the instructional material as a web-based course to the neuroscience community at large. This 4-credit course is a required part of the Ph.D. program in Neurosciences and also will be open to the neuroscience community at large. In each two-hour session, clinical and basic scientists from MUSC or prominent speakers from other academic and research institutions will teach each topic as a team. The course will cover the underlying mechanisms and pathobiology of a wide range of neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases. The seven modules of the course include clinical cases and animal models of CNS injury and repair, neurodegenerative disorders, neuropsychiatric disorders, addictive disorders, genetic/developmental disorders, medications development/treatment, and ethical issues in research.

Supported by 1 R25 MH076771-01, an initiative of the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research.