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Unit information: Integrative Molecular Neuroscience in 2021/22

Unit name Integrative Molecular Neuroscience
Unit code MEDIM7006
Credit points 20
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Academic Year (weeks 1 - 52)
Unit director Professor. Hans Reul
Open unit status Not open




School/department Bristol Medical School
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences

Description including Unit Aims

This unit consists of a series of teaching sessions that bring together the material taught during MEDIM7001, MEDIM7003, MEDIM004,MEDIM0013 and MEDIM0014. Emphasis will be on highlighting the integrative aspects of molecular neuroscience with a focus on mental health and psychiatric disease. Knowledge on the crosstalk between different biological levels of organisation and the importance of molecular neuroscience for health and disease will be further deepened.

The Aims of this unit are:

  1. To convey to students the integrative connections between the subjects taught during the previous taught units.
  2. To equip students with skills to interpret the importance of connections between different levels of biological organisation for health and disease.
  3. To further increase the abilities of students to analyse, present and discuss scientific information

Intended Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit:

Students will have a good knowledge of the connections between the different levels of biological organisation as taught during this unit and will demonstrate a good insight into the importance of such connections for, in particular, mental health and psychiatric disease. Students will be able to analyse, present and discuss novel integrative research strategies within the field of integrative molecular neuroscience.

Teaching Information

This Unit has a blended approach to teaching and is therefore taught through a mixture of in-person taught sessions, structured online learning sessions, and independent learning. These sessions include lectures, tutorials, workshops and self-directed study.

Assessment Information

This Unit is assessed through:

  • the analysis, presentation and discussion of a research paper from the scientific literature. The format of the presentation is a scientific poster (100%).


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How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

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The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.