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PHPY 301: Fundamental Neuroscience Intercellular Communication

Description
Cell to cell communication is central to all physiological systems. The focus of this course is on: 1) the ion channels that determine the electrical behaviour of neurons, 2) the mechanisms by which neurons and endocrine cells convert electrical activity into chemical signals, and 3) how those chemical signals act on neighbouring cells (ie. during synaptic transmission), and on distant target cells (ie. following endocrine release of hormones).
Credit units
3
Term description
1(3L)
College
Medicine
Department
Medicine (Dean's Office)
Prerequisite(s)
PHSI 208.6, or permission of the instructor.
Note
The course content is a reorganization and condensation of what was previously offered in PHSI 337.3, PHSI 336.3, and PHSI 348.3. Students with credit for PHSI 336.3 cannot take this course for credit.