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2020/21 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BSc Neuroscience in Relation to Medicine

Programme code:BS-NEU/CALATUCAS code:
Duration:1 Year Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Hugh Pearson Contact address:h.a.pearson@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 120

Entry requirements:

Successful completion of the first two years of an MBChB programme at UK Universities or international equivalent. For international students proof of English Language proficiency will be required. In line with undergraduate medicine we require a minimum of English GCSE grade B or IELTS 7.5.

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, Year 3 only

Programme specification:

The programme will:

- provide students with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the major areas of neuroscience, with a detailed appreciation of some specialist areas. 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;

- fequire students to undertake a project. 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;

- provide opportunities to develop competency in transferable skills, including the ability to analyse, interpret and evaluate data; acquire and integrate information, and use information to solve problems; communicate effectively through a variety of media;

- manage student progress effectively and provide appropriate support and guidance;

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


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[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:

BMSC3144Advanced Topics in Neuroscience I20 creditsSemester 1
BMSC3161Intermediate Neuroscience20 creditsSemester 1
BMSC3393Advanced Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
BMSC3394Capstone Research Project40 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

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

BMSC3101Inherited Disorders10 creditsSemester 1
BMSC3139Systems Neurophysiology10 creditsSemester 1
BMSC3148Drug Discovery and Development10 creditsSemester 1
BMSC3234Advanced Topics in Neuroscience II20 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

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

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