Postgraduate Course: Neuroinformatics Research (INFR11042)
|School||School of Informatics
||College||College of Science and Engineering
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area||Informatics
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||This 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)
||Co-requisites|| Students MUST also take:
MSc Research Thesis (Neuroinformatics) (INFR11043)
||Other requirements|| Only for students enrolled in the Doctoral Training Centre in Neuroinformatics.
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Learn enabled: No
|Course Start Date
|Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 40,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info)
|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
|Written Examination 0|
Assessed Assignments 100
Oral Presentations 0
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.
||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
||* Readings are distributed by each guest lecturer.
Timetabled Laboratories 0
Non-timetabled assessed assignments 120
Private Study/Other 40
|Course organiser||Dr Jim Bednar
|Course secretary||Ms Katey Lee
Tel: (0131 6)50 2701
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