BMS 270/NS 219 Thalamocortical circuit in health and disease (2017)

Module: 3
Sponsoring Program: Neuroscience
Administrator: Lucita Nacionales

Course Number: BMS 270/NS 219
Course Name: Thalamocortical circuit in health and disease
Units: 3
Grading Option: S/U
Course Director: Eric Huang

Additional Course Director(s): Jeanne Paz
Room Number: MH-2108 except May 16th & 30th in GH S-202
Campus: Mission Bay
Schedule: May 16 - June 1, 2017; T,W,Th, 1:00-3:00 PM
Prerequisites: None
Maximum Class Size: 12-15

Course Description: Thalamocortical circuits mediate attention, perception, sensation, consciousness and rhythm generation. Disruption in these circuits is involved in neurologic disorders such as epilepsy and psychiatric disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and schizophrenia. The goal of this mini-course will be to provide intense exposure to functions of the thalamocortical loops from the synapse to the circuit, and to how these functions are altered in disease. Lectures will be combined with a review of recent scientific advances in the field or a patient clinic conference. At the end of this course, students should have a fundamental understanding of the basic physiology and pathophysiology of the thalamocortical circuits, and current tools and approaches used to study these circuits.