187.661.01 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH IN NEUROLOGICAL AND MENTAL DISORDERS
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.
After completing this course, you should be able to: 1.Describe intracellular and intercellular mechanisms underlying normal brain function. 2. Explain mechanisms underlying associations between mental disorders/neurological diseases and exposure to environmental pollutants 3. Understand developmental, senescent, and genetic factors that increase the individual’s risk to environmental pollutants 4. Analyze data from experimental and epidemiological studies.
- Tuesday 10:30 - 11:50
- Thursday 10:30 - 11:50
187.610 or consent of instructor