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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


Because of the impact worldwide of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 International Summer Programmes have been replaced by the Virtual Summer Festival of Learning

This course is part of the Science Summer Programme Term I 2020.

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 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 is designed for those with undergraduate-level science backgrounds. Includes a practical in the Department of Physiology (1.2km, c.15 mins walk).


Course dates

05 Jul 2020 to 11 Jul 2020

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

22 Jun 2020

Course director

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom
01223 760850

Qualifications / Credits


Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code