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Unit information: Neuroscience in 2015/16

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Unit name Neuroscience
Unit code PHPHM0006
Credit points 20
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Professor. Molnar
Open unit status Open




School/department School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience
Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences

Description including Unit Aims

The Unit consists of 20 lectures that will give a general introduction to neuroscience. It will cover brain structure and function in the major areas of neuroscience research including sleep, pain, memory and psychiatric disorders. It will also introduce relevant research techniques and give students an introduction to the cutting edge of neuroscience research.

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of the Unit the students should have acquired a sound knowledge of brain structure and function. They should also have acquired a good understanding of CNS development, perception, sleep, pain, learning and memory.

Teaching Information


Assessment Information

A 60 minute MCQ-based examination with short answer questions marked electronically combined with a 90 minute essay paper.

Reading and References

Selected relevant research papers.