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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
SummaryThe development of novel repair strategies in neurodegenerative disease will be informed by a detailed understanding of the normal and abnormal development of the peripheral and central nervous system and the consequences of injury and degenerative disease. This course highlights current research and covers both basic science and clinically based insights. A selection of diseases and techniques that are of key importance to neuroscientists will be discussed in lectures and interactive sessions. These will include Inherited Peripheral Neuropathies, Multiple Sclerosis, Motorneurone Disease, Stroke, Alzheimer┬┐s Disease, Psychiatric Illness and Cognitive Disorders, and Epilepsy. Each lecture will be delivered by a research-active scientist or clinician.
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)
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Neurobiology of Cognition in Health and Disease (BIME10070)
Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  22
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 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) In class assessment - presentation (25%)
In class assessment - essay (75%)
Feedback Formative:
Presentation - students given feedback within 15 working days
Essay - essay plan design session

Presentation - students given feedback within 15 working days
Essay - feedback available from Course Organiser on request
No Exam Information
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
A list with recommended original papers to read will be made available before the start of the course. In addition, consultation of the relevant sections of one or more of the following textbooks is strongly recommended in advance of and during the course:
Neuroscience; Exploring the Brain, Ed. by Bear et al. (4th edition, 2016, Wolters Kluwer)
From Neuron to Brain, Ed. by Nicholls et al. (5th edition 2012, Sinauer)
Neuroscience, Ed. by Purves et al. (5th edition 2012, Sinauer)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Course organiserProf Dingenus Meijer
Tel: 0131 242 6238
Course secretaryMs Agnese Lapetrova
Tel: (0131 6)51 5997
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