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2020/21 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

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 credits 
BMSC1210Biology of the Mind10 credits 
BMSC1212Introduction to Pharmacology10 credits 
BMSC1213Basic Laboratory and Scientific Skills 220 credits 
BMSC1214Human Endocrinology10 credits 
FOBS1125Introduction to Physiology20 credits 
FOBS1135The Basis of Life20 credits 

Optional modules:

Candidates may study 10 credits from the following optional modules

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

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

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 credits 
BMSC2210Chemotherapy10 credits 
BMSC2214Introduction to Toxicology10 credits 
BMSC2225Physiology of Absorption and Excretion10 credits 
FOBS2240Skills in Communicating Research beyond the University10 credits 

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 credits 

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 credits 
BMSC3234Advanced Topics in Neuroscience II20 credits 
BMSC3301Research Project in Biomedical Sciences40 credits 

Optional modules:

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

BMSC3126Integrative Biomedical Sciences20 credits 
BMSC3144Advanced Topics in Neuroscience I20 credits 

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

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

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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