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Module code:PHOL2003(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Systems Neuroscience
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser:Dr Margaret Mayston
Organiser's location:Bloomsbury Campus
Available for students in Year(s):2,
Module prerequisites:Normally background knowledge in PHOL1001 (Mammalian Physiology) and to have taken, or be taking, PHOL2005 (Structure & Function of the Nervous System). If you wish to join from a different background, please consult the course organiser. 
Module outline:This neurophysiology course aims to advance and consolidate knowledge gained during the first year course PHOL1001. It will allow students to develop specialist interests in motor and sensory physiology. The course will also provide a forum for the development of transferable skills. 
Module aims:1. For students to increase their knowledge of skeletal muscle, including the cortical control of movement, feedback from muscle spindles, local regulaton of contractility, and provision of power for contraction. 2. For students to increase their knowledge of special senses - including vision, hearing smell and touch. 3. For students to become competent in using the facilities in the library, to access modern journals of neuroscience and neurophysiology. 4. To introduce students to experimental design and research in physiology. 
Module objectives:1. Gain knowledge of the neurophysiological mechanisms involved in control of movement. 2. Gain knowledge of the neurophysiological mechanisms involved in somatosensory and special sense perception e.g. vision. 3. Ability to research the literature for information on physiology and related subjects. 4. Ability to utilize experimental evidence to answer a specific research question.  
Key skills provided by module:Use of databases to confirm physiological principles. Use of electronic databases for themed literature searches. Preparing oral presentations and contributing to scientific debate.  
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Group presentation 10.00%.
Two online MCQ tests 25.00%.
Unseen three-hour examination 65.00%. 
Taking this module as an option?: 
Link to virtual learning environment(registered students only) 
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