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BSc Neuroscience

Programme code:BS-NEUROSCIUCAS code:B140
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Hugh Pearson Contact address:h.a.pearson@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

- A-level: AAA - AAB
- Including Biology or Chemistry, plus another science or science-related subject. Critical Thinking and General Studies excluded.
- We accept the following science subjects: biology, human biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics. Science- related subjects: geography, PE, psychology, use of maths and statistics.
- Applicants taking a Science A-level (in England) will be required to achieve a pass in the practical element in addition to the standard A-level grade requirement.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Faculty of Biological Sciences Undergraduate School

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Faculty of Biological Sciences Undergraduate School: Biomedical Sciences

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Biosciences

Programme specification:

The programme will:

- Provide students with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the major areas of neuroscience, from cellular to systems in the first two years, with a more detailed appreciation of some specialist areas at Level 3. The latter will be research-led teaching, with the specific areas being determined by the current research expertise within the School.

- Provide students with knowledge of current neuroscience techniques and methodologies, with hands on practical experience of some of these.

- Require students to undertake a project in their final year. This may take the form of either a laboratory based research project or a literature review of a specific area of neuroscience or any other area of the biomedical sciences.

- Ensure that, on graduation, students are able to: analyse, interpret and evaluate data; acquire and integrate information, and use information to solve problems; communicate effectively through a variety of media.

- Equip students with the necessary transferable skills for further academic study and/or a career in neuroscience or those that may reasonably be required of a graduate employee.

- Manage student progress effectively and provide appropriate support and guidance.

- Provide high quality learning resources to support the objectives of the programme.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates will be required to study 120 credits

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

BMSC1103Basic Laboratory and Scientific Skills
Pre-requisite for: BMSC1213
20 creditsSemester 1
BMSC1210Biology of the Mind10 creditsSemester 2
BMSC1212Introduction to Pharmacology10 creditsSemester 2
BMSC1213Basic Laboratory and Scientific Skills 220 creditsSemester 2
BMSC1214Human Endocrinology10 creditsSemester 2
FOBS1125Introduction to Physiology20 creditsSemester 1
FOBS1135The Basis of Life20 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Candidates may study 10 credits from the following optional modules

BIOL1223Career and Professional Development for Life Scientists10 creditsSemester 2
BIOL1225How can Biological Sciences change the world10 creditsSemester 2
BLGY1232Introduction to Genetics10 creditsSemester 2
MICR1202The Microbial World10 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study 10 credits of discovery modules.


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates will be required to study 120 credits

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

BMSC2118Neurobiology20 creditsSemester 1
BMSC2119Experimental Skills10 creditsSemester 1
BMSC2120Scientific Skills10 creditsSemester 1
BMSC2121Cognitive Neuroscience: The process underlying cognition10 creditsSemester 1
BMSC2122Cardio-Respiratory Neuroscience10 creditsSemester 1
BMSC2223Neuropharmacology10 creditsSemester 2
BMSC2227Experimental Skills in Neuroscience10 creditsSemester 2
BMSC2231Topics in Neuroscience10 creditsSemester 2
BMSC2235Molecular Neuroscience10 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study at least 10 credits from the following optional modules:

BIOL2223Employment, Career planning and Professional Development for Life Scientists10 creditsSemester 2
BMSC2210Chemotherapy10 creditsSemester 2
BMSC2214Introduction to Toxicology10 creditsSemester 2
BMSC2225Physiology of Absorption and Excretion10 creditsSemester 2
FOBS2240Skills in Communicating Research beyond the University10 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 10 credits of discovery modules.

Students may also select Biological Sciences modules listed below that are not normally available as Discovery modules via the on-line enrolment process.

BLGY2223Organismal Evolution10 creditsSemester 2

Students are responsible for ensuring that discovery module timetables do not clash with compulsory and optional modules.


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates will be required to study 120 credits.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

BMSC3140Advanced Scientific Skills20 creditsSemester 1
BMSC3234Advanced Topics in Neuroscience II20 creditsSemester 2
BMSC3301Research Project in Biomedical Sciences40 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study at least 20 credits from the following modules:

BMSC3126Integrative Biomedical Sciences20 creditsSemester 1
BMSC3144Advanced Topics in Neuroscience I20 creditsSemester 1

Candidates may study up to 20 credits from the following modules:

BMSC3101Inherited Disorders10 creditsSemester 1
BMSC3138Cellular Cardiology10 creditsSemester 1
BMSC3139Systems Neurophysiology10 creditsSemester 1
BMSC3149Drug Development: Pre-Clinical to Practice10 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 10 credits of discovery modules with the approval of the Programme Leader

Last updated: 30/07/2019

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