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Neurodevelopmental Disorders

NS&B 356
Spring 2023
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: BIOL 356, PSYC 356
Course Cluster and Certificates: Health Studies

This course aims to provide a foundation in the underlying mechanisms of neurodevelopmental disorders. We will explore through lectures and readings of primary literature a number of important neurological and psychiatric diseases, including genetic disorders such as Down syndrome, Fragile X, and Williams syndrome; spectrum disorders such as autism and fetal alcohol syndrome; ADHD, Tourettes, cerebral palsy, and some motor disorders including developmental coordination disorder, stereotypic movement disorder, sensory ingration disorder, and neonatal hypoxia. This course focuses on the fundamental molecular and cellular mechanisms that underlie neurological disorders and is designed to engage students who wish to study basic cellular aspects of brain function.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM NS&B
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: [NS&B213 or BIOL213 or PSYC240]
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(EDST-MN)(EDST)(NS&B)(PSYC)
Past Enrollment Probability: Less than 50%

Last Updated on SEP-27-2023
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