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187.661.01 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH IN NEUROLOGICAL AND MENTAL DISORDERS

Term: 3rd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Joseph Bressler
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
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
Discuss developmental, senescent, and genetic factors that increase the individual’s risk to environmental pollutants
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

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail