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Institute of Continuing Education

This course is part of the Science Summer Programme.

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

We shall look at how nerve, muscle and other excitable cells work, a research field pioneered by Cambridge Nobel Laureates. Beginning with electrochemical gradients, we will go on to look at how neurons develop and propagate electrical signals, how synapses work and how sensory receptors transduce environmental cues. This course will suit biology undergraduates wanting to know more about electrical signalling in the body. Includes a practical in the Department of Physiology (1.2km, c.15 mins walk).


Course dates

16 Jul 2018 to 20 Jul 2018

Course duration

1 week(s)

Apply by

25 Jun 2018

Course director


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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