Intro to Neuroscience Course

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About Course

Learn basic concepts in neuroscience such as the major divisions of the nervous system, neurotransmitters, receptors, signal transduction, action potentials, and more!


Introduction to Neuroscience Course

Topics Covered

  • Divisions of the Nervous System
  • Orientation and Planes
  • Embryonic Development of the Nervous System
  • Organization of the Adult Brain
  • The Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves
  • Spinal Cord Tracks, Pathways, and Syndromes
  • Autonomic Nervous System
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Receptors and Signal Transduction
  • Glutamate, GABA, Serotonin, Dopamine, Norepinephrine, Histamine, Acetylcholine Systems
  • Cells of the Brain
  • Electrochemical Signaling
  • The Synapse
  • The Action Potential


What Will I Learn?

  • Introduction to the Nervous System
  • Basics of Neurotransmitters, Receptors, and Signal Transduction
  • Basics of Electrochemical Signaling
  • The Action Potential

Topics for this course

19 Lessons

Overview of the Nervous System

Organization of the Adult Brain
Orientation and Planes
The Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves

Autonomic Nervous System

Neurotransmitters, Receptors, and Signal Transduction

Cells of the Brain

Electrochemical Signaling and the Synapse

The Action Potential


References for Additional Reading and Review

About the instructor

Michael Ingram MD

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrist

Dr. Ingram is a board certified psychiatrist with expertise in a variety of psychiatric disorders. He has particular interests in Neuropsychopharmacology as well as the diagnosis and treatment of both Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in Adults. Dr. Ingram is an advocate for the destigmatization of psychiatric disorders and has additional training in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (formerly Psychosomatic Medicine), a sub-specialty aiming to bridge the gap between mental and physical health.

Dr. Ingram spends part of his clinical time as a Psychiatric consultant in Los Angeles, CA providing recommendations for appropriate management of patients suffering with conditions such as Dementia, Delirium, Catatonia, Drug/Alcohol withdrawal/dependence, mood disorders, ADHD, anxiety disorders, PTSD, OCD, Psychotic disorders, and Traumatic Brain Injury.

Dr. Ingram is actively involved in medical education and founded/created Simply Psych EDU: Psychiatry and Neuroscience, an educational website and mental health blog focusing on topics related to Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychopharmacology, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, and the clinical Neurosciences.

Michael T. Ingram Psychiatry, Inc.
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Target Audience

  • Undergraduate Students
  • Graduate Students
  • Medical Students
  • Nursing Students
  • Physicians/Clinicians
  • Nurses
  • Physician Assistants