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BB40082: Frontiers of neuroscience

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Biology & Biochemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before or while taking this module you must take BB30044 Students must take BB30044 either before or whilst taking this unit.
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To acquire knowledge of neurochemical mechanisms underlying complex, integrated systems and processes in neuroscience. To gain an insight into current topics and controversies in the neurosciences. To develop presentation and discussion skills. To further develop critical reading of the scientific literature.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this course the student should be able to:
* describe and explain neurochemical mechanisms that are at the forefront of current research;
* present to and discuss with their peers these mechanisms.

Learning and studying T/F/A, Written communication T/F/A, Oral communication T/F/A, Information handling & retrieval T/F/A, Working independently T/F/A.

Plasticity in the nervous system (learning and memory development); sensory systems (olfaction, vision etc).
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

BB40082 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Biology & Biochemistry
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.