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Undergraduate Course: Developmental and Clinical Neuroscience (BIME10026)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery 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 It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Mechanisms of Brain Development 3 (BIME09005)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  24
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 Formative:
Presentation - students given feedback within 15 working days
Exam - essay plan design session

Summative:
Presentation - students given feedback within 15 working days
Exam - feedback available from Course Organiser on request
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Developmental and Clinical Neuroscience2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Critically compare the various models and cells with an ability to discuss strengths and weaknesses of them
  2. State, illustrate and compare multiple models of neural development
  3. State, illustrate and compare multiple neurodegenerative diseases and their various models
  4. Evaluate and criticise the literature around the topics
  5. Review their own knowledge generated throughout this course and present their findings in a cohesive manner
Reading List
Fundamental Neuroscience, Ed. by Squire et al (4th edition 2012, Academic Press)
From Molecules to Networks: An Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, (J. Byrne, R. Heidelberger and M.N. Waxham, eds).pp 23-52. Elsevier, Academic Press, San Diego.
Principles of Neural Science, Ed. by Kandel et al (5th edition 2012, McGraw-Hill)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsDev&CN
Contacts
Course organiserProf Dingenus Meijer
Tel: 0131 242 6238
Email: dies.meijer@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Rachel Allan
Tel: (0131 6)51 1514
Email: Rachel.Allan@ed.ac.uk
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