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PY4302: DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROSCIENCE (2023-2024)

Last modified: 05 Oct 2023 08:46


Course Overview

  • ever wondered where your brain comes from?;
  • this course merges cutting edge developmental biology, neuroscience, and cellular physiology to describe how the nervous system arises and gets wired up;
  • the bewildering arrays of cells in the nervous system interconnect in highly specific ways. Here you will learn what dictates neuronal cell fate, how neurons find appropriate partners and how cells communicate to generate behaviour;
  • in addition to lectures from dynamic researchers this course will hone core skills for basic scientists and medics through group presentation work, independent library research and scientific writing

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr A Rajnicek

Qualification Prerequisites

  • 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?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course considers development of the nervous system in a broad context. Topics include: the initial emergence of the embryonic nervous system, the mechanisms underlying the positioning and growth of specific neurons and stem cells, synapse function, brain cortex development, and emerging research techniques used to study the nervous system.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 4 Lectures during University weeks 13 - 14, 17
  • 3 Lectures during University week15

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Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Group presentation, 1 2000-word essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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- Essays will be marked with written comments. - Tutor assessment of oral group presentation with written comments. - Written comments provided to each student on their written summary of the group work.

Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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