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187.661.01 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH IN NEUROLOGICAL AND MENTAL DISORDERS

Term: 4th term
Credits: 3 credits
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:
Description:

Covers physical and chemical factors in our environment that contribute to neurodevelopmental disorders, mental health disease, and neurodegeneration. Lectures include a brief introduction to neurobiology, experimental studies in neurotoxicicology, and studies on human populations.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe intracellular and intercellular mechanisms underlying normal brain function
Explain mechanisms underlying associations between mental disorders/neurological diseases and exposure to environmental pollutants 3
Discuss developmental, senescent, and genetic factors that increase the individual’s risk to environmental pollutants 4
Analyze data from experimental and epidemiological studies

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on a paper and a final exam.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 10:30 - 11:50
  • Thursday 10:30 - 11:50
Enrollment Minimum: 6
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

187.610 or consent of instructor

Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail