In this course you will learn :
- describe the key features of the cells that make up the human nervous system that allow them to carry out their function;
- explain how the arrangement of these cells within the human brain relates to brain function;
- describe the defining symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and explain how the pathology seen in Parkinson’s disease leads to these symptoms;
- explain the rationale behind the currently used treatments for Parkinson’s disease;
- appreciate the need for new therapies and what our increasing understanding of the neurobiology is telling us about what possible new therapies there might be;
- and describe the stages of drug discovery and development, from scientists having the first idea to it being used in clinical treatment.