January is the new September | SEARCH JAN 2022 STARTS January is the new September | SEARCH JAN 2022 STARTS
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Featured Masters Courses
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh Featured Masters Courses
University of Cambridge Featured Masters Courses

The transcriptional basis of psychostimulant-induced Parkinsonism


Durham University    Department of Biosciences

Full time & Part time October, January MRes 1 year

About the course

Psychostimulant drugs are usually prescribed to treat ADHD and narcolepsy, or consumed as recreational euphoriants. They target the transport of dopamine, a neurotransmitter essential for learning, motivation, sleep, and motor control. Chronic exposure to these drugs can dramatically alter the structure and function of dopaminergic circuits, therefore increasing the risk of developing symptoms of Parkinsonism. A better knowledge of the mechanisms by which psychostimulants disrupt dopaminergic signalling may inform strategies to prevent or alleviate their long-term consequences on brain function.

Read more about this course

Entry Requirements

2:1 in relevant subject


Fees

UK Students - £4,500
International Students - £27,085

 Course Content


Search Suggestions

Based on your current searches we recommend the following search filters