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BM3803: INTEGRATIVE NEUROSCIENCE (2014-2015)

Last modified: 02 Jul 2014 16:35


Course Overview

  • this course aims to outline structural and functional alterations occurring in neuronal tissue during development, in the adult and in disease states;
  • the course aims to identify and explain the mechanisms underlying these plastic events and to provide an understanding of their functional consequences by building on the expertise of neuroscience researchers;
  • you will gain cutting edge, in depth and focussed knowledge of the brain’s development, function and pathology of diseases affecting the brain;
  • wider transferrable skills such as writing skills, problem solving, and practical assessment of a neurodegenerative disease are interwoven strands aimed at developing graduate attributes and employability

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Peter Teismann

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course builds on the basics of nervous system function covered in level 2 and BM3502. The major focus of the Integrative Neuroscience course relates to "Plasticity" associated with neuronal tissue. Structural and functional alterations occur in neuronal tissue during development, in the adult and in disease states. This course aims to: outline a number of these changes; identify and explain the mechanisms underlying these plastic events; provide an understanding of their functional consequences.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Biomedical Sciences (Anatomy)
  • BSc Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacology)
  • BSc Biomedical Sciences (Physiology)
  • BSc Neuroscience with Psychology
  • BSc Pharmacology
  • BSc Pharmacology (Biobusiness)
  • BSc Physiology
  • BSc in Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacology & Biobusiness)
  • Bcs in Neuroscience with Psychology (Biobusiness)
  • MSci Neuroscience with Psychology & in Pl't
  • MSci Pharmacology with Industrial Placement
  • MSci Physiology with Industrial Placement
  • MSci in Biomedical Science (Anatomy) with Indust'l Placement
  • MSci in Biomedical Science (Pharmacology) with Ind'l Pla'mnt
  • MSci in Biomedical Science (Physiology) with Ind'l Placement

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 one and a half hour essay examination (70%) and in-course assessment (30%). Continuous assessment comprises: 1 laboratory report, 1 abstract. Resit: 1 one and a half hour examination (70%) and previous continuous assessment (30%).

Formative Assessment

- Practice exam questions on MyAberdeen.

Feedback

- Practical report and abstract will be marked with written comments.

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