Topics covered include Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, neuronal networks, psychopharmacology, the neural basis of cognitive behaviours such as emotion and many more. You will gain an understanding of these topics from a pharmacological, neuroanatomical, physiological and molecular viewpoint.
The course will:
provide you with comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the major areas of neuroscience, with a detailed appreciation of some specialist areas
provide you with knowledge of current neuroscience techniques and methodologies, with hands-on practical experience of some of these
provide an opportunity to undertake an individual research project
provide opportunities to develop competency in transferable skills, including the ability to analyse, interpret and evaluate data; acquire and integrate information, and use information to solve problems
provide appropriate support and guidance
provide high-quality learning resources to support the objectives of the course.
Students can apply for one of our neuroscience focused projects. Some titles of projects offered recently by members of the Neuroscience programme team undertaken by neuroscience students (intercalating or otherwise):
"Mechanisms of respiratory rhythm generation"
"Mechanisms of acute/chronic pain and analgesia"
"Trigeminal system and chronic oro-facial pain"
"The genetic basis of neurological disorders"
"Does diet during early life influence brain development?"
"Properties of neuronal circuits underlying control of heart rate and blood pressure"
"Regulation of ion channels by G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) in sensory neurons"
"Recording ion channel activity in Alzheimer’s disease brains"
"Stem cell differentiation and development"
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Neuroscience in Relation to Medicine BSc in the course catalogue
Advanced Topics in Neuroscience I
Capstone Research Project
Throughout your degree you will benefit from a range of opportunities to expand your intellectual horizons outside or within your subject area.
This course gives you the opportunity to choose from a range of discovery modules. They’re a great way to tailor your study around your interests or career aspirations and help you stand out from the crowd when you graduate. Find out more about discovery modules on our Broadening webpages.
Learning and teaching
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.
Teaching will be through lectures, practical classes, seminars, small group teaching, tutorials and a research project. Assessment is similarly varied, including in-course assessment (formative and summative) and written examinations. The in course assessment exercises include tests of practical skills, essay writing, data manipulation and problem solving. The research project will be assessed throughout the project and on the final written report. Degree classification will be based upon the marks obtained in each of the component modules, with the appropriate credit weighting applied.