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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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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 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

08 Jul 2019 to 12 Jul 2019

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

24 Jun 2019

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