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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Deanery of Biomedical Sciences : Neuroscience (Biomedical Sciences)

Postgraduate Course: Disorders Discussions and Key Methodologies III (Translational Neuroscience) (NEBM12002)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 12 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits15 ECTS Credits7.5
SummaryStudents will participate in regular tutorials, seminars, workshops and clinic visits to further their understanding of clinical research and issues related to translation of fundamental research into the
clinic.

Attendance at Clinics and Workshops are core element and attendance and engagement of students will be monitored. Repeat non-attendance may result in penalties.

This course is only available to students enrolled on the Integrated 4 Year PhD in Translational Neuroscience.
Course description Students will participate in regular tutorials, seminars, workshops and clinic visits to further their understanding of clinical research and issues related to translation of fundamental research into the
clinic.

The Wellcome Trust 4 Year PhD in Translational Neuroscience is a training programme focused on common human brain diseases across the life course. The goal of the programme is to advance
knowledge, expertise and skills in clinical translation. As part of the PhD programme, students are expected to take this course ┐Disorders Discussions and Key Methodologies┐ III┐.
The aim of the course is to extend the knowledge acquired on ┐Disorders Discussions and Key Methodologies┐ I and II┐. Through a combination of regular tutorials, seminars, workshops and clinic
visits the students will develop further their understanding of:
-Clinical research
-Patient issues
-The translation of fundamental research into the clinic
-New methodologies contributing to translational research

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Disorders Discussions and Key Methodologies II (Translational Neuroscience) (NEBM12001) AND
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 150 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 3, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 147 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 100 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% coursework (presentation)

The presentation must be passed in order to pass the course.
Feedback Students will be provided with appropriate feedback on their presentation.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Enhance the students understanding of clinical research and research in related fields beyond the scope of their own PhD
  2. Enhance the students understanding of new fundamental and clinical methodologies
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Generic cognitive skills (e.g. evaluation, critical analysis);
Communication, numeracy and IT skills; and
Autonomy, accountability and working with others.
KeywordsTranslation,Neuroscience,Life-course,Disorders
Contacts
Course organiserProf David Price
Tel: (0131 6)50 3262
Email: David.Price@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Jenn Liedtke
Tel: (0131 6)50 3160
Email: Jennifer.Liedtke@ed.ac.uk
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