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Postgraduate Course: Neuroinformatics Research (INFR11042)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Informatics CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaInformatics Other subject areaNone
Course website http://www.inf.ed.ac.uk/teaching/courses/nr Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course is a survey of current research in Neuroinformatics in Edinburgh, intended to introduce new students to the Neuroinformatics community and expose them to potential Neuroinformatics PhD research projects. Each week covers a different research area, led by a guest lecturer working in that area.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites Students MUST also take: MSc Research Thesis (Neuroinformatics) (INFR11043)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Only for students enrolled in the Doctoral Training Centre in Neuroinformatics.
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2012/13 Semester 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
CentralLecture1-11 14:00 - 15:50
CentralLecture1-11 14:00 - 15:50
First Class Week 1, Monday, 14:10 - 16:00, Zone: Central. 108, 24 Buccleuch Place
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
1 - Demonstrate a knowledge of current research in areas related to Neuroinformatics
2 - Formulate and express ideas for novel and feasible future research in Neuroinformatics
3 - Read and critically evaluate primary sources in Neuroinformatics
Assessment Information
Written Examination 0
Assessed Assignments 100
Oral Presentations 0

Assessment
60% of the final mark is from a set of 3 research proposals. 40% is from a term paper about one of the research topics covered in the course.

Each proposal in this class represents a shorter version of a proposal that the student could submit for a novel and feasible PhD research topic, based on the research of one of the guest lecturers in the course. The assessment is thus geared towards evaluating the students' ability to formulate and express research ideas in neuroinformatics.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus The set of topics covered in the course varies from semester to semester driven entirely by the research interests of the guest lecturers. Each lecturer presents a general overview of work in his or her field, followed by specific research questions of current interest. The students then discuss these research questions , do readings in the area, attend laboratory sessions, or work exercises of the lecturers choice. Then, in coordination with the lecturer and the course organizers, the students develop ideas for new research in the area, culminating in a set of assessed research proposals covering topics from the course.

Relevant QAA Computing Curriculum Sections: Not yet available
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list * Readings are distributed by each guest lecturer.
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Lectures 40
Tutorials 0
Timetabled Laboratories 0
Non-timetabled assessed assignments 120
Private Study/Other 40
Total 200
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Jim Bednar
Tel:
Email: James.Bednar@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Kate Weston
Tel: (0131 6)50 2701
Email: Kate.Weston@ed.ac.uk
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