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BM3804: NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH TOPICS (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

  • the course outlines 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 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 knowledge of nervous system development, function and the pathology of specific disease states affecting the nervous system;
  • wider transferrable skills will be gained, such as scientific writing, problem solving, and practical assessment of nervous system function, thus developing graduate attributes and skills for employability

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr A Rajnicek

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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 course relates to neuronal plasticity. Structural and functional alterations occur in neuronal tissues 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.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 during University weeks 30 - 34
  • 1 Tutorial during University week30

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Case study 10%

Online assignment 20%

Exam 70%

 

Resit (AY20/21): resubmission of failed element

Resit (AY19/20): Sit the spring 2021 exam with this year's students (no significant content changes)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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