Course Description

Course Name

Current Topics in Neuroscience

Session: VDNS3121

Hours & Credits

18 Credit Points

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.

Overview

Recent advances and controversies in neuroscience research.

NEUR 301 is internally assessed. Each of the three modules are taught by a Neuroscientist from one of the departments contributing to the Neuroscience Programme. S/he assigns and marks the assessment(s) associated with that module. The staff colaborate to ensure that there are a variety of assessment types and skills assessed.

Course Structure
NEUR 301 is usually taught in three independent modules, each lasting about four weeks. Each module is taught by a different neuroscientist from one of the departments contributing to the Neuroscience Programme.

Learning Outcomes
-To have a clear understanding of the nature of some major new discoveries in neuroscience, the methods used to elucidate them and their wider implications
-To develop skill in reading, interpreting and critiquing journal articles reporting neuroscience discoveries
-To develop skill in combining information from multiple sources to produce a review of a field of research
-To develop skill in communicating scientific ideas in writing and orally
-To develop skill in data analysis and experimental design

Text books are not required for this paper.

*Course content subject to change