Postgraduate Course: Review of Neuroscience (NEBM11011)
|School||Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Students attend lectures, seminars, workshops, practical classes and demonstrations given by Edinburgh Neuroscience research groups and carry out reading and written assignments, presentations and/or data analysis arising from these course components.
In 11 themed weeks students will learn about different topics or disciplines in neuroscience each week, including for example:
Neurodegeneration and Regeneration; Cellular Neurophysiology; Cognitive Neurology - from patients to models; Neurodegenerative diseases: from bedside to bench and back to bedside; Presynaptic Function and Neurotransmitter Release; Neuroinformatics; Neural Control Systems; Hippocampal Synaptic Physiology and Memory; Sensory Systems
In the themed weeks indicated above, students will be familiarized with the breadth of neuroscience disciplines taught in Edinburgh and with basic principles and state-of-the-art in different disciplines in neuroscience.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 30,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 30,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Term Paper/Essay (1000 words maximum) plus lay summary (200 words maximum) - 100%
||Direct verbal feedback given in tutorials; Specific written feedback after assessment.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Appreciate the scope of neuroscience as an interdisciplinary research activity
- Understand key concepts and hypotheses driving contemporary neuroscience research
- Understand methods and techniques used in contemporary neuroscience research
- Recognise good laboratory practice
- Acquire skills in reviewing neuroscience research in general and specific areas
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Apply critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis to forefront issues, or issues that are informed by forefront developments in the subject/discipline/sector.
Identify, conceptualise and define new and abstract problems and issues.
Critically review, consolidate and extend knowledge, skills, practices and thinking in a neuroscience.
Communicate, using appropriate methods, to a range of audiences with different levels of knowledge/expertise.
Undertake critical evaluations of a wide range of numerical and graphical data.
Exercise substantial autonomy and initiative in professional and equivalent activities.
Demonstrate leadership and/or initiative and make an identifiable contribution to change and development and/or new thinking.
|Course organiser||Dr Thomas Becker
Tel: 0131 242 7983
|Course secretary||Mr Lyndon Zahra
Tel: (0131) 651 5232