University of Saskatchewan - College of Medicine


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School:University of Saskatchewan - College of Medicine
Faculty:College of Medicine
Field of Study:Child Psychiatry
Description:The Department of Psychiatry undertakes a multidisciplinary approach in the neurosciences and neuropsychiatry. An active post-graduate program has existed since 1969 and 29 students have graduated with a graduate degree.
URL:Neuropsychiatry at University of Saskatchewan - College of Medicine
Areas of Research:Study of the mechanisms of and potential treatments for neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Diseases, and acute neurological conditions such as stroke and ischemia; search for neurotrophic factors involved in neuronal protection, survival and rescue; molecular biological studies on neurotrophic factors, enzymes and receptors; gene regulation of monoamine synthesizing and catabolizing enzymes; investigations on biological markers and of the correlations between mood or behavior and the levels of neurochemicals in body fluids; clinical studies on the effects of psychiatric drugs on neurotransmitters and metabolites; studies of signal transduction mechanisms of a variety of CNS transmitters and modulators; mapping of the distribution of biogenic amines using selective lesions, drugs and ligand binding; studies of the enzymes involved in synthesis and catabolism of neuroactive compounds.
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Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Applicants must be graduates in the medical field. A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units).

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 21, 2012