Currently unavailable: until 09/05/2015
Degree: Medicine (Bachelors) - Newcastle University
Hi, my name is Danielle and I am currently a medical student at Newcastle University. Prior to this, I studied Biomedical Sciences at Durham University. Having been through all of this time at university I have not only gained a greater level of knowledge about human biology but I have also sat through hundreds of lectures and seminars and I have an insight into what makes learning more engaging and enjoyable - something that I hope to make my tutorials.
I have also gone through the UCAS application twice and the second time around my application was greatly improved because I had sought more advice on what medical schools are looking for. I am very willing to share the tips and tricks of university applications with you and tell you more about what being a medical student is actually like.
I have had experience with teaching at University through our medical education society and I have also been involved in preparing education material for a medical wiki site. I will bring the skills I have honed through this experience to the classroom so that I can share the enjoyment I get out of learning biology with you. I will endeavour to help you with any difficulties you have and during the tutorials I will use pictures, analogies, mnemonics, exam questions etc - basically I'll keep it varied to keep it interesting.
I look forward to meeting you in the classroom.
|Biology||A Level||£20 /hr|
|-Medical School Preparation-||Mentoring||£20 /hr|
|-Personal Statements-||Mentoring||£20 /hr|
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The nervous system and endocrine system work together to maintain a state of constancy in the body's internal environment despite changes in the external environment. The effect of both systems is achieved by a chemical substance. However, differences lie in the tissues involved and in the speed, duration and localisation of effects of both systems.
The nervous system comprises nerve cells, called neurones, that communicate by sending electrical impulses towards the target tissues. These impulses are tranmitted rapidly, in the order of milliseconds, and upon reaching a target tissue, the impulse stimulates the neurones to release neurotransmitters (the chemical substance) which trigger an effect. Therefore the effect is generally well localised. Neurotransmitters are then either taken back up by the neurones or degraded, terminating the effect, and hence the effects of the nervous system tend to be short-lived.
On the other hand, in the endocrine system, glands release hormones (the chemical substance) directly into the bloodstream which then has to travel through the circulatory system to the target organs. The effect is therefore slower than that of the nervous system, and more widespread.
Notwithstanding these differences, the nervous system and endocrine system are closely connected . For example, the sympathetic nervous system releases noradrenaline that has a localised, but otherwise identical, effect to adrenaline which is screted by the adrenal medulla.see more