Barts and The London, School of Medicine and Dentistry


Year 2 BB2: Brain and Behaviour 2

Teaching Material for this Module


The aim of Brain and Behaviour is to develop an understanding of the structure and function in the nervous system and appreciate ways in which this understanding and knowledge is applied and relevant to clinical practice.

By the end of the module students will be able to:

  • Describe the physiology and pharmacology of movement disorders
  • Describe the different pathways by which pain is transmitted to the brain and how it can be physiologically, psychologically and pharmacologically modulated
  • Understand the psychological principles relating to health and health-related behaviours
  • Describe the mental state examination, the major signs and symptoms of psychiatric illness and the main principles underlying treatment
  • Appreciate the effects on the conscious level of brain disease
  • Describe the neurobiological, psychological and clinical basis of addictive behaviour
  • Describe the anxiety and mood disorders and explain the rationale underlying their treatment
  • Demonstrate effective PBL skills

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