2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
BMSC3144 Advanced Topics in Neuroscience I
20 creditsClass Size: 60
Module manager: Dr Rao Sivaprasadarao
Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable
Year running 2020/21
This module is mutually exclusive with
|BIOL3112||Advanced Topics for Biological Sciences 1|
|BMSC3143||Advanced Topics in Pharmacology I|
|BMSC3145||Advanced Topics in Human Physiology I|
|BMSC3146||Advanced Topics in Medical Sciences I|
|MICR3120||Advanced Topics in Microbiology 1|
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesTo introduce students to a range of research topics in the broad field of neuroscience, and develop their ability to collate, critically analyse, and describe scientific information.
On completion of this module students will be able to:
- have a knowledge of current research in a range of topics in the biomedical sciences chosen from the list of topics presented, and with reference to their programme specialisms, subject interests and career intentions.
The module will consist of a number of "advanced topic units", each of which will contain a series of lectures +/- other teaching sessions relating to a particular research topic within the field of biomedical sciences. Students will attend, and do additional reading on, at least 5 of these ATUs.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||170.00|
|Total Contact hours||30.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private studyReading lists will be provided in association with each lecture as a starting point for self-directed learning around the material in each ATU. An average of 5 hours additional reading/revision is allocated to each lecture.
Independent online learning: 10 hours.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackStudent attendance at lectures will be monitored in line with standard faculty practice. At level 3, and in light of the extensive reading around the topics that is required, continuous assessment will not be appropriate for most ATUs.
This module is mutually exclusive with other Advanced topics modules in this semester within the faculty of Biological sciences.
Methods of assessment
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)||3 hr||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 26/11/2019
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