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Undergraduate Course: Developmental and Clinical Neuroscience (BIME10026)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryKnowledge of neural development and the consequences of injury and degenerative disease is important to investigate potential repair strategies in PNS and CNS. This course highlights research taking place in Developmental and Clinical Neuroscience: 'Mechanisms to Man'. A selection of diseases and techniques that are of key importance to neuroscientists will be covered.

Topics to be discussed will include diseases affecting the nervous system such as Motorneurone diseases, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer┐s disease. For each topic there will be a selection of lectures and interactive sessions to discuss the role of models of disease in elucidating the mechanisms underlying the pathophysiology. This information can then be translated to the clinic to provide novel drug treatment strategies and improved patient care.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Mechanisms of Brain Development 3 (BIME09005)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 33, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 5, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Formative Assessment Hours 3, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Revision Session Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 148 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) ICA (40%) and exam (60%)
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Developmental and Clinical Neuroscience2:00
Learning Outcomes
┐ Critically compare the various models and cells with an ability to discuss strengths and weaknesses of them
┐ State, illustrate and compare multiple models of neural development
┐ State, illustrate and compare multiple neurodegenerative diseases and their various models
┐ Evaluate and criticise the literature around the topics
┐ Review their own knowledge generated throughout this course and present their findings in a cohesive manner
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNeuroscience, Neurodegenerative diseases, animal models, stem cells, nervous system
Contacts
Course organiserProf Peter Brophy
Tel: (0131 6)50 6107
Email: Peter.Brophy@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Caroline Morris
Tel: (0131 6)51 3255
Email: c.d.morris@ed.ac.uk
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