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Postgraduate Course: Review of Neuroscience (NEBM11011)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryStudents 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.
Course description 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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( 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 18 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Term Paper/Essay (1000 words maximum) plus lay summary (200 words maximum) - 100%
Feedback Direct verbal feedback given in tutorials; Specific written feedback after assessment.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Appreciate the scope of neuroscience as an interdisciplinary research activity
  2. Understand key concepts and hypotheses driving contemporary neuroscience research
  3. Understand methods and techniques used in contemporary neuroscience research
  4. Recognise good laboratory practice
  5. Acquire skills in reviewing neuroscience research in general and specific areas
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Additional Information
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 organiserDr Thomas Becker
Tel: 0131 242 7983
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