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EARI0032"Introduction to Sensory Systems, Technologies & Therapies (SenSyT)"PG15Ear Institute
PSYC0100Accessibility and Assistive TechnologiesPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module focuses on the design of technologies for people who have a disability. It is a project-based module where students will work with disabled people to develop technology which bridges the gap between the capabilities of the person and those required to conduct a task. Students will work on projects with disabled people to design for the extreme market of disablility. The module is complemented by guest talks and tech demos by disabled people and those working in mainstream companies (e.g. microsoft) on accessiblty. Each week will have a class activity.
PSYC0078Accreditation PortfolioPG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
BIOL0026AdaptationPG15Division of Biosciences
BIOL0026AdaptationUG15Division of Biosciences
PSYC0059Adapting Skills in Working with Children and Young People with Relationship Difficulties and Anti-Social BehaviourPG20Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe course aims to provide participants with the knowledge and theoretical understanding of effective, evaluated interventions for children and young people experiencing a range of difficulties with social and emotional aspects of their development that threaten their psychological well-being.
ANAT0010Advanced AnatomyUG15Division of BiosciencesThis course offers students the opportunity to continue their studies of human anatomy through dissection, anatomical comparison and reading related literature. Each student will focus on one specific dissection project chosen by them in consultation with the course tutors. The focus is on limbs. The dissection will be complemented by a coursework portfolio.
EARI0021Advanced Audiological ManagementPG15Ear Institute
EARI0002Advanced Audiology: Research ProjectPG60Ear Institute
GENE0005Advanced Computational BiologyUG15Division of BiosciencesThe module will provide an introduction to computer-based statistical methods of analyzing and interpreting genetics data. The topics to be covered include: population genetics (both forward-in-time and backward-in-time models); the study of disease transmission in families (twin studies, segregation and linkage analysis); genetic epidemiology; Mendelian randomization; genetic association studies; genome-wide analyses; fine mapping; the effects on association analyses of admixture and population stratification; sequencing technologies, variant calling methods and biases; phylogenetic reconstruction of cancer lineages. The emphasis will be on students doing analyses in class, in groups, and on their own, and on their interpretation of the results. Programming will form a major part of this course. Students will learn how to write their own scripts to perform advanced statistical analyses of genetic data. No previous programming experience is required, but students should have an interest in developing such skills. All students wishing to enrol in this course should have good numeracy skills, knowledge of fundamental concepts in probability and statistics (e.g.statistical distributions, Bayes theorem etc.), and a good understanding of the following biological concepts: DNA, gene, protein, chromosome, species, phylogenetic tree, Mendelian genetics, basics of human genetics, basics of DNA sequencing. For people without a biological background, we recommend the following books: Principles of Genetics. 7th edition. D.P. Snustad and M.J. Simmons (2015) Wiley; Human Molecular Genetics 4. T. Strachan & A. Read (2011) Garland Science; Human Genes and Genomes: Science, Health, Society L.E. Rosenberg & D.D. Rosenberg (2012) Academic Press.
GENE0005Advanced Computational BiologyPG15Division of BiosciencesThe module will provide an introduction to computer-based statistical methods of analyzing and interpreting genetics data. The topics to be covered include: population genetics (both forward-in-time and backward-in-time models); the study of disease transmission in families (twin studies, segregation and linkage analysis); genetic epidemiology; Mendelian randomization; genetic association studies; genome-wide analyses; fine mapping; the effects on association analyses of admixture and population stratification; sequencing technologies, variant calling methods and biases; phylogenetic reconstruction of cancer lineages. The emphasis will be on students doing analyses in class, in groups, and on their own, and on their interpretation of the results. Programming will form a major part of this course. Students will learn how to write their own scripts to perform advanced statistical analyses of genetic data. No previous programming experience is required, but students should have an interest in developing such skills. All students wishing to enrol in this course should have good numeracy skills, knowledge of fundamental concepts in probability and statistics (e.g.statistical distributions, Bayes theorem etc.), and a good understanding of the following biological concepts: DNA, gene, protein, chromosome, species, phylogenetic tree, Mendelian genetics, basics of human genetics, basics of DNA sequencing. For people without a biological background, we recommend the following books: Principles of Genetics. 7th edition. D.P. Snustad and M.J. Simmons (2015) Wiley; Human Molecular Genetics 4. T. Strachan & A. Read (2011) Garland Science; Human Genes and Genomes: Science, Health, Society L.E. Rosenberg & D.D. Rosenberg (2012) Academic Press.
BIOS0007Advanced Experimental Skills Projects in Biomedical SciencesUG30Division of BiosciencesStudents undertaking this module will chose 2 sets of experiments from within the suite offered, covering essential techniques across the over-arching department of physiology, pharmacology, and neuroscience. Broadly, these banks of experiments will give students the opportunity to explore a variety of electrophysiolgical data, pharmacological preparations, and human physiology. Each set of experiments will give the students practical experience in designing experiments to answer specific research questions. Students will be obtaining and processing data, and be given instruction in appropriate data analysis and statistical analysis. Finally, the students will provide written and oral accounts of their work, developing their communication skills in these areas.
CLNE0021Advanced Genetic Technologies and their Clinical ApplicationsPG15Institute of NeurologyThis module gives an introduction to genetic testing and research technologies from classic Sanger sequencing to next generation sequencing and genome wide association studies. These methods are crucial for understanding the potential and significance of genetic research into neuromuscular diseases, over 60% of which are hereditary diseases. The course will also give attendants the opportunity to acquire the knowledge to understand the uses and limitations of new cutting edge genetic technologies. We also give considerations to how and which gene therapy approaches can lead to clinical applications. Our students will also have an introduction into ethical considerations in the context of genetic research and genetic counselling. As part of this module, students will participate in a grant writing exercise in which they receive guidance how to establish research ideas and how to put these ideas forward in form of a grant application. As most of our students progress towards studying for a PhD from our course, our aim with this workshop is to equip our students with applicable practical help for scientific writing in general and grant writing more specifically.
BIOL0021Advanced Human GeneticsUG15Division of BiosciencesHuman Genetics has undergone a tremendous expansion in recent years, in no small measure due to a wide-ranging technological revolution. Results from this research are having a growing impact across a range of disciplines, including medicine, biology, anthropology and forensics. This module introduces the basic principles underlying modern human genetics research. A combination of lectures presenting the theoretical principles, practical exercises allowing you to apply these principles, and research-focused lectures providing illustrative case-studies.
BIOL0021Advanced Human GeneticsPG15Division of BiosciencesHuman Genetics has undergone a tremendous expansion in recent years, in no small measure due to a wide-ranging technological revolution. Results from this research are having a growing impact across a range of disciplines, including medicine, biology, anthropology and forensics. This module introduces the basic principles underlying modern human genetics research. A combination of lectures presenting the theoretical principles, practical exercises allowing you to apply these principles, and research-focused lectures providing illustrative case-studies.
BIOL0018Advanced Investigative Project in Biological SciencesUG30Division of BiosciencesThe module provides the opportunity to undertake an individual review of published literature on a specified topic under supervision. You will develop skills in searching literature databases, reading and critically evaluating published work and presenting it in a scientific report.
CELL0005Advanced Investigative Project in Cell and Developmental BiologyUG30Division of BiosciencesCELL3904 is a library based research project for students who wish to write an in-depth dissertation in the areas of anatomy, cellular and developmental biology, or neuroscience.
BIOC0021Advanced Investigative Project in Molecular BiosciencesUG30Division of Biosciences
NEUR0002Advanced Investigative Project in NeuroscienceUG30Division of BiosciencesNot applicable
PHAR0016Advanced Investigative Project in PharmacologyUG30Division of BiosciencesLibrary Project
PHOL0013Advanced Investigative Project in PhysiologyUG30Division of BiosciencesA literature-based project allowing final year BSc students to research, utilizing library resources, on a physiological topic offered by a member of staff in the Division of Biosciences or associated departments.
EARI0025Advanced Management of Tinnitus and HyperacusisPG15Ear Institute
BIOC0030Advanced Molecular Biology of Protein Regulatory NetworksUG15Division of Biosciences
BIOL0025Advanced Molecular Biology: Genomics and EvolutionUG15Division of BiosciencesThe module will be divided into two major parts: 1) an initial part where key concepts of gene regulation and essential molecular biology and genomic approaches will be taught via lectures and practicals 2) a second part where specific topics will be addressed and case studies analyzed via interactive seminars complemented with activities (tutorials, problem based learning, workshops), in which the students will be learning critical analysis of data and how to use genomic databases and bio-computational tools.
CELL0016Advanced Molecular Cell BiologyUG15Division of BiosciencesThis module concentrates on the key questions and state-of-the-art techniques in modern cell biology. There will be a particular emphasis on modern imaging approaches and techniques allowing the monitoring of the dynamics of cellular processes. The course has been recently modernised to include experts in the rapidly growing disciplines of super-resolution microscopy, cytoskeletal dynamics and imaging of gene expression in living cells.
CELL0016Advanced Molecular Cell BiologyPG15Division of BiosciencesThis module concentrates on the key questions and state-of-the-art techniques in modern cell biology. There will be a particular emphasis on modern imaging approaches and techniques allowing the monitoring of the dynamics of cellular processes. The course has been recently modernised to include experts in the rapidly growing disciplines of super-resolution microscopy, cytoskeletal dynamics and imaging of gene expression in living cells.
PSYC0034Advanced Multivariate Statistical Methods in PsychologyUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesMost psychological datasets are inherently multivariate, and proper analysis requires that the subtleties of the interrelationships between multiple measures are taken into account. The advent of cheap computing power and sophisticated computer packages in the past couple of decades has transformed psychological statistics, and this module introduces a range of techniques which once were only for specialists and now are increasingly expected of all psychologists. The first half of the module concentrates on multiple regression, and the problems that can arise in what is effectively a paradigmatic case for all multivariate analysis, and the second half extends the analysis into properly multivariate techniques such as factor analysis, MANOVA, canonical correlation and path analysis. The examples classes are an integral part of the course, not only providing practical experience, but also supporting the lecture material.
PHAY0049Advanced Pharmacy Practice PortfolioPG15School of Pharmacy
PLIN0069Advanced Phonological Theory AUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe module is designed to cover core developments in phonological theory at an advanced level. We will start with a careful review of rules, features, underlying forms, alternations, and derivations, with the aim of gaining a deeper understanding of these core concepts. Then, constraints and Optimality Theory (OT) will be introduced, and we will focus on developing analyses within this framework and being able to work back and forth between rules and constraints. Finally, we will cover a number of important topics in phonological theory, including parallel vs. derivational approaches to phonological computation, opacity, issues of multiple application, lexical phonology, syllables, and stress. With each topic, we will consider the strengths and weaknesses of rule-based and constraint-based approaches as well as various representational assumptions. Our focus will be on (further) developing the skills necessary to (a) create and defend a coherent analysis of language data within a given theoretical framework, (b) critically evaluate different theoretical assumptions, and (c) present a theoretical argument based on the evidence.
PLIN0069Advanced Phonological Theory APG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe module is designed to cover core developments in phonological theory at an advanced level. We will start with a careful review of rules, features, underlying forms, alternations, and derivations, with the aim of gaining a deeper understanding of these core concepts. Then, constraints and Optimality Theory (OT) will be introduced, and we will focus on developing analyses within this framework and being able to work back and forth between rules and constraints. Finally, we will cover a number of important topics in phonological theory, including parallel vs. derivational approaches to phonological computation, opacity, issues of multiple application, lexical phonology, syllables, and stress. With each topic, we will consider the strengths and weaknesses of rule-based and constraint-based approaches as well as various representational assumptions. Our focus will be on (further) developing the skills necessary to (a) create and defend a coherent analysis of language data within a given theoretical framework, (b) critically evaluate different theoretical assumptions, and (c) present a theoretical argument based on the evidence.
PLIN0070Advanced Phonological Theory BPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe module is designed to cover advanced issues in phonological theory, including recent developments. This year’s theme is English phonology, with the focus on present-day accent differences and the historical changes that lie behind them. The phenomena to be explored centre around the interaction between segmental phonology on the one hand and prosodic and morphological structure on the other.
PLIN0070Advanced Phonological Theory BUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe module is designed to cover advanced issues in phonological theory, including recent developments. This year’s theme is English phonology, with the focus on present-day accent differences and the historical changes that lie behind them. The phenomena to be explored centre around the interaction between segmental phonology on the one hand and prosodic and morphological structure on the other.
ANAT0011Advanced Practical AnatomyUG15Division of BiosciencesThis is a Year 3 course for BSc students based around 10x3 hr practical sessions in the Anatomy Laboratory during which students will dissect (in small groups), observe, collect data, and discuss under the guidance of a demonstrator/course tutor. The course covers the practical anatomy of the thorax, abdomen and pelvis, supplemented by a) an individual poster presentation on a relevant recent research paper and b) the recording and interpretation of clinically related observations and the preparation/presentation of a team report.
BIOL0019Advanced Research Project in Biological SciencesUG45Division of BiosciencesThe module provides the opportunity to undertake an individual research project of 9 weeks duration (including writing the assessed report) under supervision. Projects can be based on experimental research, field work, theoretical or data analysis. You will develop skills in designing experiments, framing questions, and, where relevant, planning the details and implementing the practical work. You will also receive guidance on assessing results and on presenting the project in both written and verbal form. You will also be expected to read relevant literature.
ANAT0015Advanced Research Project in Cell and Developmental BiologyUG45Division of BiosciencesLaboratory Research Project in the Research Department of Cell and Developmental Biology.
BIOC0013Advanced Research Project in Molecular BiosciencesUG45Division of Biosciences
NEUR0001Advanced Research Project in NeuroscienceUG45Division of BiosciencesNot applicable
PHAR0017Advanced Research Project in PharmacologyUG45Division of BiosciencesLaboratory Research Project
PHOL0014Advanced Research Project in PhysiologyUG45Division of BiosciencesA research based project allowing final year BSc students to conduct original research in the laboratory of a member of academic staff or in one of the Biosciences laboratories of our associated Institutes.
PLIN0020Advanced Semantic TheoryUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesWe will continue the discussion of quantification from PLIN2001. We will introduce Generalized Quantifier Theory, and discuss various properties of natural language quantifiers. After that we will cover the semantics of number marking in the nominal domain in some detail.
PLIN0020Advanced Semantic TheoryPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesWe will continue the discussion of quantification from PLIN2001. We will introduce Generalized Quantifier Theory, and discuss various properties of natural language quantifiers. After that we will cover the semantics of number marking in the nominal domain in some detail.
PLIN0057Advanced Semantic Theory BPG30Division of Psychology and Language SciencesAdvanced Semantic Theory B is a continuation of Advanced Semantic Theory A (PLING218), providing students with further background and skills necessary to engage with current research in formal semantics in the field of theoretical linguistics. Further emphasis is placed on putting skills to practice, through reading and critical evaluation of primary literature.
PSYC0060Advanced Skills in Working with Children and Young People with Anxiety and DepressionPG20Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe course aims to provide participants with the knowledge and theoretical understanding of effective, evaluated interventions for children and young people experiencing a range of difficulties with social and emotional aspects of their development that threaten their psychological well-being.
PHAY0022Advanced Structure-Based Drug DesignPG15School of Pharmacy
PSBS0011Advanced Treatment and Management of DementiaPG15Division of Psychiatry
EARI0024Advances in Auditory ImplantsPG15Ear Institute
PHAY0059Advancing Practice through ScienceUG30School of Pharmacy
PSYC0021Affective InteractionPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe aim of this module is to introduce students to the emerging field of affective interaction by bringing together research and methodologies from cognitive psychology (affective science) and HCI. One part of the module will aim at giving the students a basic introduction to the theory of emotion from psychology and neuroscience viewpoints and to understand its importance in human decision and communication processes. Particular attention will be dedicated to embodied sensorial experiences. The other part will focus on the challenges in designing and evaluating systems that are capable of affectively interacting with humans. Methods to inform the design, measure and influence the affective experience will be taught. Examples of current applications (e.g. in entertainment, education, health, therapy, rehabilitation, service robotics) will be used to identify problems and design solutions. Finally, the ethical implications (e.g., privacy) of affective interactive systems will be discussed.
PSYC0179Affective InteractionUG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0105Affective NeurosciencePG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module presents an overview of the field of affective neuroscience. This will include an introduction to defining emotion, neural correlates of the affective processing system, techniques for experimental investigation of affect, the interaction between emotion and cognition, emotion and memory, the social brain, and development in adolescence.
PSYC0040Affiliate Psychology Research ProjectUG30Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0007Affiliate Seminar in PsychologyUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis seminar module will introduce affiliate students to the style, structure and content of the UCL BSc Psychology programme. The seminars will develop key academic skills and cover a range of disciplines in that are studied in scientific psychology: including cognition, perception, developmental psychology, neuroscience and health psychology. Students on the module will learn academic skills that are required on our programme (in particular report and essay writing, and critical assessment of research paper) and which are particular to UK system in general and a British Psychological Society accredited BSc Psychology degree programme in particular.
PSYC0142An Introduction to Psychoanalytic TheoryPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module is focused on introducing the core concepts of psychoanalytic theory. Through the detailed reading and discussion of contemporary psychoanalytic theoretical and research papers as well as key early papers, this course aims to outline a range of psychoanalytic theories and explore the contribution that psychoanalytic thinking can make to an understanding of the mind.
PHAR0002An Introduction to the Mechanisms of Drug ActionUG15Division of BiosciencesThis course is designed for those who are new to the subject of Pharmacology and runs during term 1 only. The taught components of the course consist of 22 lectures, two practical sessions, two practical follow-up sessions and four tutorials. The course begins by discussing how drugs called ‘local anaesthetics’ can be used to block nerves. This is an important class of compounds that allow simple surgical procedures to be carried out without pain. The course then moves on to cover some other examples of drugs acting on excitable tissues, such as the muscle relaxant drugs that are often used as adjuncts to more complicated surgical procedures. During these lectures basic principles of drug action are established by considering what happens at the cellular and molecular level. These ideas are then extended into a simple theoretical framework that provides a foundation for establishing mechanisms of drug action (the Hill-Langmuir and Schild equations are the basis for this). The course then moves on to examine drugs for the treatment of diseases such as AIDS, malaria and bacterial infections. This is followed by an introduction to the pharmacology of the central nervous system. This part of the course provides a thumbnail sketch of CNS receptors and disorders as well as a consideration of drug addiction and the abuse of drugs. Finally the development of new drugs and personalised medicine are introduced.
PHAY0031Analysis and Quality ControlPG15School of Pharmacy
PHAY0016Analytical Techniques in PhytochemistryPG30School of Pharmacy
BIOS0012Analytical Tools in Biodiversity, Evolutionary and Conservation ResearchPG30Division of BiosciencesThis module is taught by researchers at UCL, the Natural History Museum, and the Zoological Society of London. Students will spend time at all three institutions, learning key tools through lectures, hands-on exercises, and class discussions. The module begins by introducing methods in genetics and behavioural ecology at UCL; students then move to NHM to focus on phylogenies, phylogenetics, and the use of museum collections; they then spend time at ZSL working on biodiversity monitoring and conservation at ZSL; and finally the students return to UCL to focus on GIS and ecological modelling.
OPHT0019Anatomy and PhysiologyPG15Institute of Ophthalmology
EARI0008Anatomy and Physiology of the Audio-Vestibular SystemPG15Ear Institute
PHOL0003Animal and Human Physiology: Integrative PhysiologyUG15Division of BiosciencesThis module is designed for students with a background knowledge of Mammalian Physiology, but who are not enrolled in the Physiology BSc degree programme, yet wish to increase their knowledge of the major physiological systems. This course excludes the central nervous system which is covered in PHOL2003 (Systems Neuroscience) and PHOL2005 (Structure & Function of the Nervous System). In addition to lectures and tutorials, the course includes practical work in cardiovascular & respiratory physiology and endocrinology.
BIOL0012Animal BiodiversityUG15Division of BiosciencesThe animal kingdom (Metazoa) is a vast grouping that encompasses organisms as diverse as corals, worms and whales. This course focuses on animal systematics and biology. As such we will focus on the evolutionary relationships (phylogeny) and biological diversity of animals, and how they are adapted to different environments. Due to the sheer size of the Metazoa we will focus on selected phyla, in order to obtain a broad understanding of the group.
PLIN0037Animal Communication and Human LanguageUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesDo animals have language? This course will survey what is currently known about animal communication systems, comparing them to human language.
PLIN0037Animal Communication and Human LanguagePG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesDo animals have language? This course will survey what is currently known about animal communication systems, comparing them to human language.
PHAY0017Anticancer Personalised MedicinesPG15School of Pharmacy
PSYC0134Application of Psychoanalytic Theory to Observations of Child Development (Application Paper)PG20Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
BIOL0034Applications in Human GeneticsUG15Division of BiosciencesThis module builds on the Advanced Human Genetics module to introduce the burning issues in the science of human genetics, and how discoveries in human genetics are affecting our society. Lectures will be given by several experts currently working on a variety of important and timely topics, including population genetics, model organisms, eQTLs, infectious disease, genomic imprinting and complex diseases. The course will highlight some of the major fields of study within human genetics today, discussing statistical techniques used to model these biological questions and the major, up-to-date insights such methods have provided.
BIOL0034Applications in Human GeneticsPG15Division of BiosciencesThis module builds on the Advanced Human Genetics module to introduce the burning issues in the science of human genetics, and how discoveries in human genetics are affecting our society. Lectures will be given by several experts currently working on a variety of important and timely topics, including population genetics, model organisms, eQTLs, infectious disease, genomic imprinting and complex diseases. The course will highlight some of the major fields of study within human genetics today, discussing statistical techniques used to model these biological questions and the major, up-to-date insights such methods have provided.
PSYC0170Applications of PsychoanalysisPG30Division of Psychology and Language SciencesSeminar series are offered to demonstrate the application of psychoanalytic ideas to understanding the wider culture and their contribution to other disciplines such as Philosophy, Literature and Cinema. Essential issues in psychoanalysis such as love and narcissism are examined.
PSYC0028Applied Decision-makingUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe module covers major issues that are relevant to different domains (e.g., expertise; methods of improving decision making, advice giving and taking). Lectures on specific applied domains (e.g., medical decision-making, legal decision-making, policy making, financial decision making, consumer decision making) are also included.
PSYC0028Applied Decision-makingPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe module covers major issues that are relevant to different domains (e.g., expertise; methods of improving decision making, advice giving and taking). Lectures on specific applied domains (e.g., medical decision-making, legal decision-making, policy making, financial decision making, consumer decision making) are also included.
HCSC0004Applied Research, Policy and PracticePG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0044Assessment and Engagement for CBT in ContextPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module has two components, namely learning about the basic theory and knowledge of CBT and developing therapy skills. For theory and knowledge, this module will cover a basic introduction to assessment for CBT, outcomes evaluation, and parenting in relation to CBT for children and young people. For skills development, the module will focus on assessment techniques, using outcome measures and mentalisation skills.
PSYC0111Assessment and planningPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesCompetent therapy requires the clinician’s capacity to understand and make appropriate assessments, and to link such assessments to case conceptualization and treatment planning. This module, which is both theoretical and practical, covers some of the key topics related to assessment and planning therapeutic interventions with children and families, from a multitheoretical perspective, including: -Undertaking assessments with children and families -Developing effective clinical case formulations -Developing treatment plans for work with children and families
EARI0007Audio Vestibular Medicine: Research ProjectPG60Ear Institute
EARI0001Audiological Science: Research ProjectPG60Ear Institute
PHAY0065Audit or Service EvaluationPG15School of Pharmacy
EARI0020Auditory Processing and Related DisordersPG15Ear Institute
PSYC0132Autism Spectrum Disorders and Learning DisabilitiesPG60Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PHOL0011Autonomic and Central Control of Cardiorespiratory FunctionUG15Division of BiosciencesThis module will look at the autonomic control of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. The module will cover the anatomy of the autonomic nervous system (introducing the relevant peripheral and central areas that are involved in homeostatic control), the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system (specifically how they interact to control the activity of the cardiovascular system), the central respiratory network and how it establishes normal breathing patterns, and finally how the activity in these pathways changes in response to exercise and disease. This will be accompanied by a mini-project comparing the sympathetic/parasympathetic balance in different exercise paradigms.
EARI0011BalancePG15Ear Institute
PSYC0121Basic Clinical Skills and the CYP IAPT modelPG60Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
CLNE0009Basic Neuroscience and Investigation of Nervous SystemPG30Institute of NeurologyThe module gives an introduction to basic cellular neuroscience and some of the applications used for research in neuroscience. Building on basic principles it will also give a comprehensive overview of genetics, cellular biology, principles of neurotransmission and the functions of cells of the nervous system.
PSYC0045Basic Skills (Developing Understanding)PG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module has two components, namely learning about the basic theory and knowledge of CBT and developing therapy skills. For theory and knowledge, this module will cover relationship factors, including theraputic alliance, eliciting cognitions and developing and sharing formulations with children, parents and teachers. For skills development, the module will focus on therapeutic skills such as summarising and reflecting, emotional recognition, and managing homework tasks.
PSYC0046Basic Skills (Methods of Change)PG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module has two components, namely learning about the basic theory and knowledge of CBT and developing therapy skills. For theory and knowledge, this module will cover basic CBT skills, focusing on methods of change, including behavioural and cognitive methods. For skills development, the module will focus on specific behavioural and cognitive techniques, such as rewards hierarchies and exposure, Socratic questioning, and methods for working with deeper level cognitions.
BIOC0002Basics for Molecular BiosciencesUG0Division of BiosciencesThis is a skills based course unit with no formal assessment. It is however core for all students of the department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. There are teaching sessions which take place at the end of term 3, after the examination period. All first years are expected to attend and complete exercises on information retrieval, presentation skills and practice, laboratory techniques and preparation of a CV. Non attendance will lead to a failure grade for this course.
BECH0001Behaviour Change: An Interdisciplinary ApproachPG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
BECH0001Behaviour Change: An Interdisciplinary ApproachUG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0002Behaviour Change: An Interdisciplinary ApproachUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course will present key theories and research findings that further our understanding of behaviour and how to change it. Expertise will be drawn from across five faculties with lecture content spanning five different disciplines: - Behavioural Science; - Epidemiology and Public Health; - Law; - Health Informatics / Computer Science; - The Built Environment & The Environment. Each lecture will include examples of the lecturers’ own research and will be accompanied by one to three key texts with further reading recommended.
BIOL0048Behavioural Ecology for the AnthropoceneUG15Division of BiosciencesBehaviour is the front-line interaction of organisms with their environment, allowing them to respond rapidly to changes in the environment that define the Anthropocene. Determining the mechanisms of such behavioural responses and how they evolved is fundamental for understanding how organisms adjust to their changing environment. Behavioural ecology examines these responses in the context of the natural environment, bringing the study of behavioural ecology centre stage in environmental research. This course unites the classical study of animal behaviour, using Niko Tinbergen’s four ‘whys’ of behaviour as a framework, with theory on the role of phenotypic plasticity in changing environments. An understanding of the function and mechanisms of animal behaviour is timely in coping with current social, economic and environmental problems in our changing planet. The course provides a solid understanding of the mechanisms and evolution of behavior, and explores to what extent behaviour facilitates or constrains survival in changing environments. We will discuss, using cutting-edge theory and evidence from the literature, how the environmental pressures of the Anthropocene may be affecting the function and mechanisms of key aspects of behaviour. There will be two assessed assignments: (1) Class practical, on data collection and guided analyses. (2) A self-directed field study on an organism/behaviour of their choice in their local urban environment; student will conduct field observations on a wild organism of their choice, and then use the literature and their knowledge to answer specific questions about their observations.
PSYC0180Behavioural Research in Applied SettingsUG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences• A comprehensive overview of qualitative research methods • Focus group methodology • Principles of evidence-based practice. • Meta-analysis of independent datasets. • Standardized assessment tools. • Evaluation of interventions. • Single case study methodology. • Qualitative data analytic methods (e.g., thematic analysis, IPA) • Service evaluation and clinical audit • Questionnaire design and methods • Dissemination of findings and measuring impact
BIOC0001Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyUG15Division of BiosciencesBiochemistry 0001 provides a general introduction to cell biology, nucleic acids, protein structure, metabolic biochemistry, cell physiology, cell signalling, and immunology. It is a pre-requisite for several second year courses and is normally taken in year 1.
BIOC0032Biochemistry Year in IndustryUG120Division of Biosciences
PHAY0039Biodiversity and MedicinesPG15School of Pharmacy
GENE0011Bioinformatics of DNA Sequence Data for Translational MedicinePG15Division of Biosciences
GENE0010Bioinformatics of Transcription DataPG15Division of BiosciencesMain topics covered: Introduction to NGS technologies and applications Mapping and data processing Mapping strategies, tools and output formats Statistics and Normalisation Statistical concepts and methodologies for data analyses Normalisation of RNA-seq data Statistical concepts and methodologies for data analyses Differential expression and exon usage Differential expression with RNA-seq data (step-by-step) RNA-seq analyses using easyRNAseq ChIP-seq analyses Differential analysis of ChIP-seq data [Bori/Kathi]
BIOL0023Biological Sciences Year Abroad AUG30Division of Biosciences
BIOL0040Biological Sciences Year Abroad AUG30Division of Biosciences
BIOL0045Biological Sciences Year Abroad AUG30Division of Biosciences
BIOL0037Biological Sciences Year Abroad BUG30Division of Biosciences
BIOL0038Biological Sciences Year Abroad CUG30Division of Biosciences
BIOL0039Biological Sciences Year Abroad DUG30Division of Biosciences
BIOL0022Biology of AgeingUG15Division of BiosciencesThis module surveys the biology of ageing (biogerontology). It covers evolutionary and mechanistic theories of ageing; comparative biology of ageing; the new model organism genetics of lifespan (eg C. elegans, Drosophila); methods in ageing research (eg microarray analysis); the biology of caloric restriction; cellular senescence, telomeres and cancer; ageing-related disease; the biology of insulin signalling, energy handling and associated diseases (eg diabetes and obesity); stem cells and tissue engineering; prospects for treatments for ageing; and social and ethical issues relating to research on ageing.
BIOL0022Biology of AgeingPG15Division of BiosciencesThis module surveys the biology of ageing (biogerontology). It covers evolutionary and mechanistic theories of ageing; comparative biology of ageing; the new model organism genetics of lifespan (eg C. elegans, Drosophila); methods in ageing research (eg microarray analysis); the biology of caloric restriction; cellular senescence, telomeres and cancer; ageing-related disease; the biology of insulin signalling, energy handling and associated diseases (eg diabetes and obesity); stem cells and tissue engineering; prospects for treatments for ageing; and social and ethical issues relating to research on ageing.
BIOC0008Biomolecular Structure and FunctionUG30Division of BiosciencesThis module provides the students with fundamental principles of theory and practical aspects of protein science that investigates the intricate relationship between biomolecular structure and function and enzymology. The material is presented at a level suitable for the students from a range of first year degree programmes, and to a depth appropriate both for the students who will not continue to study in the subject area and those who will progress to advanced (third year) protein structure/function courses. The course consists of lectures, small group tutorials, laboratory practicals and workshops.
BIOC0009Biomolecular Structure and FunctionUG15Division of Biosciences
BIOC0022Biosciences in Business and MediaUG15Division of BiosciencesThis is a new 0.5 unit module being offered for the first time in 2011. It is intended that the majority of students will take this half unit together with the literature project. The half unit will consist of a series of lectures and seminars covering: - Communicating science - understanding how science is published and made accessible to the public - Intellectual property - patenting your inventions - The links between industry and acadaemia in bioscience - Costing and funding a project - Understanding research seminars - Selling yourself and your skills in the job market
PHAY0003Body Systems and Therapeutics 1: Underpinning Principles of Cell and System Function and Drug ActionUG30School of Pharmacy
PHAY0007Body Systems and Therapeutics 2: Cardiovascular, Renal and Endocrine SystemsUG30School of Pharmacy
PHAY0008Body Systems and Therapeutics 3: Central Nervous System, Gastro-Intestinal System, Liver, Skin, EyeUG30School of Pharmacy
PHAY0011Body Systems and Therapeutics 4: Immunology, Inflammation, Infectious Diseases, Respiratory Diseases and CancerUG30School of Pharmacy
PSYC0014Brain and BehaviourUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesOne of the big challenges in psychology is to understand how relatively "dumb" elements like neurons can co-operate to produce high-level mental operations like thinking and consciousness. The aim of this course is to introduce you to the study of the neurobiology of behaviour. It consists of two modules: one focusing on the principles of the study of animal learning, and the second focusing on the biological basis of various kinds of behaviour, using the aforementioned principles as a base. The animal learning module will cover issues related to the cognitive mechanisms that have been proposed to explain the acquisition of information by the brain: issues related to elicited behaviours, as well as Pavlovian and operant conditioning. We will examine how the findings and theories developed by students of animal learning may be used to explain a variety of animal learning effects. The neurobiology module will begin by looking at the architecture of the nervous system: the names, locations and approximate functions of the major brain areas and the basic workings of a typical neuron. It will look at some of the ways in which neurons are not as simple as was previously thought in particular, how they assimilate information and communicate it to other neurons, and how these communications can change (e.g. when learning occurs). It will then look at how ensembles of neurons, each processing its own set of stimuli; can collectively produce intelligent-looking behaviours such as memory formation or cognitive processing. By the end of the course you will, hopefully, have gained an insight into how knowing about low-level processes can constrain theories about how the high-level processes must operate (and of how this can make the life of a psychologist much easier!).
PSYC0156Brain and MindPG30Division of Psychology and Language SciencesPSYCGR13: Brain and Mind (30 Credits) Brain and Mind introduces students to concepts in cognitive, developmental, biological and clinical psychology. The lectures in the module are organised into 5 sections covering these areas and training on transferable skills from the course. The module provides content on historical concepts, ethics and teaching transferable skills, such as website development. At the end of the module, students should be able to understand fundamental issues faced by researchers in psychology and know how these might be addressed in practice. Each section is assessed by an essay submitted as part of a blog comprising both a scholarly review and lay summary with additional web content to convey material.
PALS0019Brain StimulationPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module aims to give students an understanding of the neural bases of speech perception and production. The course will focus on two methodologies: functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). In the lectures on fMRI, we will present the challenges associated with imaging speech perception and production. In the lectures on TMS, we will discuss the unique contributions of TMS to theoretical development in the field of speech science. Students will use the acquired knowledge of research methods and instrumentation to gain a thorough appreciation of research papers that will be discussed in the seminars. Topics include: • Introduction to fMRI and TMS; • Study design in imaging speech perception and production; • Theories and models of spoken language processing; • Imaging plasticity in perception and production; • fMRI and TMS studies of neural recovery (e.g., aphasia); • Motor Evoked Potentials and the Motor Theory of Speech Perception.
PALS0019Brain StimulationUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module aims to give students an understanding of the neural bases of speech perception and production. The course will focus on two methodologies: functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). In the lectures on fMRI, we will present the challenges associated with imaging speech perception and production. In the lectures on TMS, we will discuss the unique contributions of TMS to theoretical development in the field of speech science. Students will use the acquired knowledge of research methods and instrumentation to gain a thorough appreciation of research papers that will be discussed in the seminars. Topics include: • Introduction to fMRI and TMS; • Study design in imaging speech perception and production; • Theories and models of spoken language processing; • Imaging plasticity in perception and production; • fMRI and TMS studies of neural recovery (e.g., aphasia); • Motor Evoked Potentials and the Motor Theory of Speech Perception.
SLAN0011Brain, Mind and HealthPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module addresses core knowledge relating to neuroanatomy, neurological disorders, mental health disorders, health in older age, and health psychology. The overall aim of the module is to provide students with a thorough grounding in these topics, incorporating the latest research-led developments, which they can apply to their clinical practice. In addition, the module aims to familiarise students with neuroscientific research modalities, current and emerging neurobiological therapeutic modalities, and the evaluation of experimental therapies in the context of acquired speech and language disorders. This module will be delivered over terms 1 and 2 of Year B so that foundation knowledge provision can be timetabled in proximity to relevant applied knowledge teaching in the other Year B modules such as Management of Communication Disorders 3: Language and Cognition (acquired), Management of Communication Disorders 4: Speech, Swallowing & Voice, and Professional Studies 2. This module builds upon teaching in Year A modules, especially Management of Communication Disorders 2: Speech & Hearing, Phonetics & Phonology.
PSYC0110Building and maintaining therapeutic relationshipsPG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0056Business Psychology SeminarsPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module will consist of 20 x 1 hour sessions facilitated by visiting speakers. Speakers will include business psychologists who work as consultants or who are eminent researchers in the field, as well as leading figures from the world of HR, psychological test publishers, etc. The module is designed to give students direct exposure to opinion formers in applied psychology, and speakers will represent different key areas of application of industrial/organisational and business psychology.
PSYC0125CAMHS Service and Clinical Leadership: Embedding CYP IAPT through Cultural Change 1PG30Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0126CAMHS Service and Clinical Leadership: Embedding CYP IAPT through Cultural Change 2PG30Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
BIOC0017Cancer BiologyUG15Division of BiosciencesThis course focuses on the mechanism of cancer generation and progression and on the most advanced treatments. Starting with a background integrating genetic, cellular and molecular aspects, it covers recent cancer research leading to a general conceptual framework for the development of this disease. The course also provides insights and illustrations from specific cancer types and concludes with a variety of established and emerging treatments. The overall aim of this course is to provide a strong background for careers related to basic cancer research, experimental medicine and drug discovery.
BIOC0017Cancer BiologyPG15Division of BiosciencesThis course focuses on the mechanism of cancer generation and progression and on the most advanced treatments. Starting with a background integrating genetic, cellular and molecular aspects, it covers recent cancer research leading to a general conceptual framework for the development of this disease. The course also provides insights and illustrations from specific cancer types and concludes with a variety of established and emerging treatments. The overall aim of this course is to provide a strong background for careers related to basic cancer research, experimental medicine and drug discovery.
PSYC0182Case Report 1PG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0183Case Report 2PG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0186Case Report 3PG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0189Case Report 4PG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0190Case Report 5PG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0204Case Study 1 (Non-intensive Work)PG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0205Case Study 2 (Parent Work)PG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0206Case Study 3 (Intensive Work)PG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0124CBT for Anxiety Disorders in Children and AdolescentsPG30Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0123CBT for Depression in Children and AdolescentsPG30Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0050CBT in ContextPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module has two components, namely learning about theory and knowledge of CBT and developing therapy skills in relation to ensuring CBT is appropriately delivered in context. It includes CBT and families, CBT in schools, and CBT in groups.
PHOL0012Cell Polarity and DiseasePG30Division of BiosciencesEpithelial cells form sheets that cover the surface of the body and line the internal organs and perform vectorial functions. The module will encompass three themes: • Cell Biology of Epithelial cells • Vectorial transport in health and disease (absorption and secretion) • Specialised function of epithelia in sensing the environment
PHOL0012Cell Polarity and DiseaseUG30Division of BiosciencesEpithelial cells form sheets that cover the surface of the body and line the internal organs and perform vectorial functions. The module will encompass three themes: • Cell Biology of Epithelial cells • Vectorial transport in health and disease (absorption and secretion) • Specialised function of epithelia in sensing the environment
PHOL0008Cell Signalling in Health and DiseasePG30Division of BiosciencesAll cell processes are regulated by signalling pathways. The correct regulation of cell processes is critical for the development and homeostasis of animals whereas dysregulation of these processes results in diseases as diverse as diabetes, schizophrenia and cancer. Taking advantage of the outstandingresearch environment at UCL, this course will consist of a series of lectures and associated journal clubs presented by research scientists of international renown. The lecturers will discuss the signalling pathways that regulate distinct cell processes such as such as proliferation, cell:cell communication, motility, differentiation, fertilisation and cell death. Each researcher will focus on their own research strengths to present an overview of the field, followed by a presentation of work from their own laboratory. The associated journal club will discuss a recent innovative piece of work related to the research area.
PHOL0008Cell Signalling in Health and DiseaseUG30Division of BiosciencesAll cell processes are regulated by signalling pathways. The correct regulation of cell processes is critical for the development and homeostasis of animals whereas dysregulation of these processes results in diseases as diverse as diabetes, schizophrenia and cancer. Taking advantage of the outstandingresearch environment at UCL, this course will consist of a series of lectures and associated journal clubs presented by research scientists of international renown. The lecturers will discuss the signalling pathways that regulate distinct cell processes such as such as proliferation, cell:cell communication, motility, differentiation, fertilisation and cell death. Each researcher will focus on their own research strengths to present an overview of the field, followed by a presentation of work from their own laboratory. The associated journal club will discuss a recent innovative piece of work related to the research area.
CELL0007Cells and DevelopmentUG15Division of BiosciencesThe module provides a general introduction to cell biology, developmental biology and tissue structure. Topics will include: Membrane structure and function, cellular organelles, cytoskeleton, cell signalling, cell division, cell physiology, basic principles of embryonic development, cell fate, cell differentiation, and tissue architecture (histology). There are practicals on tissue architecture, developmental biology, and cell physiology.
CELL0003Cellular and Developmental NeurobiologyUG15Division of BiosciencesThis module will consider the cellular and molecular events which underlie the development of the nervous system, drawing on examples from both vertebrate and invertebrate organisms. Topics include neural induction, neural crest, Schwann cells, hindbrain patterning, CNS patterning, enteric nervous system, and Drosophila neurogenesis.
BIOC0019Cellular and Molecular Aspects of Cardiovascular DiseasePG15Division of BiosciencesThis course will focus on the development of cardiovascular disease and its causes. The molecular basis of hyperlipidaemias. Transgenic model and gene therapy strategies for hyperlipidaemia. Molecular and cellular aspect of atherosclerosis and restenosis. Gene therapy and treatment of vascular disease. The endothelium and cardiovascular disease. Understanding the role of free radicals and oxidation in patho physiology and the role of antioxidants in prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Particular emphasis will be placed on the role of nitric oxide in health and patho-physiology of cardiovascular disease. Molecular aspects of haemostasis and thrombosis will be covered in detail. Role of diet, obesity and diabetes in cardiovascular disease will be related to both environmental and genetic factors. You will also be introduced to Genome wide associations in Cardiovascular disease.
BIOC0019Cellular and Molecular Aspects of Cardiovascular DiseaseUG15Division of BiosciencesThis course will focus on the development of cardiovascular disease and its causes. The molecular basis of hyperlipidaemias. Transgenic model and gene therapy strategies for hyperlipidaemia. Molecular and cellular aspect of atherosclerosis and restenosis. Gene therapy and treatment of vascular disease. The endothelium and cardiovascular disease. Understanding the role of free radicals and oxidation in patho physiology and the role of antioxidants in prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Particular emphasis will be placed on the role of nitric oxide in health and patho-physiology of cardiovascular disease. Molecular aspects of haemostasis and thrombosis will be covered in detail. Role of diet, obesity and diabetes in cardiovascular disease will be related to both environmental and genetic factors. You will also be introduced to Genome wide associations in Cardiovascular disease.
NEUR0007Cellular NeurophysiologyUG15Division of Biosciences
BIOC0015Cellular Regulation in Biotechnology, Health and DiseasePG15Division of BiosciencesSpecific topics that will be covered include the metabolism of ageing, synthetic biology, engineering of prokaryotic signalling, genetic engineering and biotechnology of algae and cyanobacteria (biofuels) and pathogen research.
BIOC0015Cellular Regulation in Biotechnology, Health and DiseaseUG15Division of BiosciencesSpecific topics that will be covered include the metabolism of ageing, synthetic biology, engineering of prokaryotic signalling, genetic engineering and biotechnology of algae and cyanobacteria (biofuels) and pathogen research.
BECH0002Changing Behaviour: Intervention Development and EvaluationPG30Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PHAY0002Chemistry of MedicinesUG30School of Pharmacy
EARI0016Clinical Adult Audio-Vestibular Assessment and Paediatric Hearing Assessment and RehabilitationPG30Ear Institute
EARI0015Clinical Adult Diagnostics and Auditory RehabilitationPG60Ear Institute
PHAY0005Clinical and Professional ConsiderationsUG30School of Pharmacy
PHAY0061Clinical and Professional PortfolioPG15School of Pharmacy
EARI0013Clinical and Professional Practice Including ResearchPG15Ear Institute
PHAY0062Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic SkillsPG15School of Pharmacy
OPHT0022Clinical Care in Practice Work-Based PortfolioPG15Institute of Ophthalmology
CLNE0025Clinical Manifestations of StrokePG15Institute of NeurologyThe focus of this module is to enable the student to localise a stroke using clinical history, signs and imaging findings. It also contains lectures on stroke classification and risk stratification of transient ischaemia. The consequences of stroke affecting the senses are also covered: vision, hearing and the balance system. There is also a lecture on the ethics of stroke giving the guiding principles of how to manage some of the difficult situations in stroke such as feeding and the end of life.
PSBS0001Clinical Mental HealthPG30Division of Psychiatry
ANIM0004Clinical Module 1: Foundational Neuroanatomy and SystemsPG15Institute of Neurology
ANIM0005Clinical Module 2: Pathology and Diagnostic Neuroimaging IPG15Institute of Neurology
ANIM0006Clinical Module 3: Pathology and Diagnostic Neuroimaging IIPG15Institute of Neurology
CLNE0029Clinical Neuroscience of Neurodegenerative DiseasesPG15Institute of NeurologyIt will provide a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview and analysis of common dementia diseases and syndromes: their epidemiology, clinical and neuroanatomical signatures, clinical genetics and pathology and algorithms for diagnosis and management. Sessions will be led by senior cognitive neurologists and psychiatrists at the forefront of translational research in the target diseases. The core syllabus will comprise Alzheimer’s disease and its variant phenotypes, the progressive aphasias, frontotemporal dementia, Lewy body disease and syndromes of atypical parkinsonism, vascular cognitive impairment, acute and subacute encephalopathies and dementias of younger life. Students will gain a detailed theoretical and clinical understanding of the major neurodegenerative diseases as manifestations of underlying brain pathology and anatomical patterns of brain damage. Lectures will be supplemented by a variety of opportunities for integrative, practical and formative learning, most directly integrated with the new module Practical Neuroscience of Dementia and including supervised participation in neuroradiology, neuropsychology and clinico-pathological workshops and seminars, journal clubs based around critical reviews of current scientific literature, and moodle quizzes.
PHAY0036Clinical PharmaceuticsPG15School of Pharmacy
PHAY0024Clinical Pharmacy Practice and Policy 1PG30School of Pharmacy
PHAY0025Clinical Pharmacy Practice and Policy 2PG30School of Pharmacy
PHAY0026Clinical Practice at Placement SitePG30School of Pharmacy
PSYC0113Clinical Practice in ContextPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module focuses on the development and structure of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) against a broader framework of agencies and services in the UK. Teaching aims to cover, and encourage students to reflect upon topics pertinent to clinicians situated within a CAMHS. These include Multi-disciplinary working, the cultural context for work in CAMHS, the role of Evidence Based Practice in clinical work and child protection. Legal and cultural contexts around children, and approaches to child and adolescent mental health are explored and linked with ideas about service provision and development.
OPHT0010Clinical Practice: CataractPG15Institute of Ophthalmology
OPHT0011Clinical Practice: CorneaPG15Institute of Ophthalmology
OPHT0012Clinical Practice: GlaucomaPG15Institute of Ophthalmology
OPHT0013Clinical Practice: Medical Retina 1PG15Institute of Ophthalmology
OPHT0014Clinical Practice: Medical Retina 2PG15Institute of Ophthalmology
OPHT0015Clinical Practice: Paediatric and Neuro-OphthalmologyPG15Institute of Ophthalmology
OPHT0016Clinical Practice: UveitisPG15Institute of Ophthalmology
OPHT0017Clinical Practice: Vitro Retinal SurgeryPG15Institute of Ophthalmology
PSYC0114Clinical Skills 1PG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0115Clinical Skills 2PG20Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0122Clinical SupervisionPG30Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
CELL0004Clocks, Sleep and Biological TimePG15Division of BiosciencesThis module will examine the importance of time and oscillations, in a range of biological situations. The central theme will be the circadian or daily clock. We will look at what is currently known about biological clock mechanisms.
CELL0004Clocks, Sleep and Biological TimeUG15Division of BiosciencesThis module will examine the importance of time and oscillations, in a range of biological situations. The central theme will be the circadian or daily clock. We will look at what is currently known about biological clock mechanisms.
PSYC0090Cognitive and Decision Sciences DissertationPG60Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0076Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Anxiety Disorders (Advanced)PG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0075Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Anxiety Disorders (Basic)PG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0077Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for DepressionPG30Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0079Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Depression (Behavioural Activation)PG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0080Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for People with Psychosis: FundamentalsPG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0081Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for People with Psychosis: ImplementationPG30Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0052Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children and Young People: DissertationPG60Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course provides an overview of research design and data analysis (both quantitative and qualitative) and a critical framework to view and contribute to the evidence-base relating to CBT with children and young people. This provides the basis for study around the thesis topic and individual research following a recognized/referenced research method. There will also be a focus on development of skills in preparation, analysis and presentation of work.
PSYC0031Cognitive NeuroscienceUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesExperts in the field of cognitive neuroscience present a series of lectures on the neural underpinnings of mental functions. The first part of the module concentrates on explaining what cognitive neuroscience is, what it intends to study, and how it goes about studying it. Conceptual issues about relating mental functions onto physical brain activity will be discussed, along with different techniques available to measure brain function. The second part of the module concentrates on discussing what is currently known about how particular cognitive functions (e.g. memory, executive functions, emotion) are supported by the brain. In addition to the lectures, the module relies on assigned readings. These readings are taken from a textbook (Gazzaniga, M.S., "Cognitive Neuroscience: Biology of the Mind") and scientific journals. At the end of the module, students will be able to critically read and evaluate research in the area of cognitive neuroscience and be able to appreciate what can, and cannot, be inferred from the methods available to study the brain.
PSYC0031Cognitive NeurosciencePG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesExperts in the field of cognitive neuroscience present a series of lectures on the neural underpinnings of mental functions. The first part of the module concentrates on explaining what cognitive neuroscience is, what it intends to study, and how it goes about studying it. Conceptual issues about relating mental functions onto physical brain activity will be discussed, along with different techniques available to measure brain function. The second part of the module concentrates on discussing what is currently known about how particular cognitive functions (e.g. memory, executive functions, emotion) are supported by the brain. In addition to the lectures, the module relies on assigned readings. These readings are taken from a textbook (Gazzaniga, M.S., "Cognitive Neuroscience: Biology of the Mind") and scientific journals. At the end of the module, students will be able to critically read and evaluate research in the area of cognitive neuroscience and be able to appreciate what can, and cannot, be inferred from the methods available to study the brain.
PSYC0082Cognitive Neuroscience MRes ProjectPG120Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
ANAT0019Cognitive Systems NeurosciencePG15Division of BiosciencesThe module discusses cognitive systems and processing in the central nervous system. As well as teaching how the central nervous system processes sensory information (visual, auditory and olfactory), higher-level perceptual and cognitive systems including language processing, face processing, the role of attentional systems, spatial representation and the use of fMRI to examine visual consciousness are also described.
OPHT0003Common Ocular Diseases and TreatmentPG15Institute of Ophthalmology
CLNE0015Common Problems in Neurological Practice - AdvancedPG15Institute of Neurology
CLNE0014Common Problems in Neurological Practice - BasicPG15Institute of Neurology
PHAY0010Communicating Science and PracticeUG30School of Pharmacy
PSYC0066Communication Skills in Cognitive NeurosciencePG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module introduces you to different approaches to communication for cognitive neuroscientists, and you will develop practical, communicative and public engagement skills in cognitive neuroscience. You will learn how to think and express ideas logically and critically; disseminate knowledge; communicate effectively in oral and written form using a variety of methods and media; interact effectively with individuals and small groups; solve problems; organise, plan and manage projects; time management; learn and communicate actively and independently; be creative; assess oneself; make decisions. You will learn about modern ways to disseminate science and throughout the module, key transferable skills will be developed.
PSYC0049Complex ProblemsPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module has two components in relation to CBT for children and young people with complex problems: learning about theory and knowledge and developing therapy skills. This module covers developmental disorders and learning difficulties, combination interventions and what to do if the intervention is not working. Therapy skills developed include techniques for using CBT with children with learning difficulties and developmental disorders, working with the network, and providing supervision.
BIOC0016Computational and Systems BiologyPG15Division of BiosciencesThe course has three themes: (1) Genomics (including mapping, sequencing & assembly, coding region identification, genome projects & model genomes, disease genes, applications in therapy etc.), (2) Analyis of protein sequences (including an introduction to databases, information networks, the World Wide Web, sequence alignment, structural and/or functional motif recognition, estimation of significance, etc.),(3) Analysis of protein structure (including structure comparison, fold classification, structure prediction, protein evolution etc.).
BIOC0016Computational and Systems BiologyUG15Division of BiosciencesThe course has three themes: (1) Genomics (including mapping, sequencing & assembly, coding region identification, genome projects & model genomes, disease genes, applications in therapy etc.), (2) Analyis of protein sequences (including an introduction to databases, information networks, the World Wide Web, sequence alignment, structural and/or functional motif recognition, estimation of significance, etc.),(3) Analysis of protein structure (including structure comparison, fold classification, structure prediction, protein evolution etc.).
BIOL0029Computational BiologyUG15Division of BiosciencesTopics to be covered: 1. Statistics (12 lectures + 6 x 1 hour practicals) - linear models - generalised linear models - multivariate statistics - maximum likelihood and Bayesian approaches - resampling and permutation - experimental design and power analysis 2. Modelling (4 lectures +2 x 1 hour practicals) - dynamical models: population dynamics and epidemiology - population and quantitative genetics - game theory - optimisation - simulation approaches 3. Bioinformatics (4 lectures +2 x 1 hour practicals) - biological databases - methods in DNA, RNA and protein analysis
BIOS0002Computational Methods in Biodiversity ResearchPG15Division of BiosciencesThe course consists of a field trip to Blakeney Point, followed by lectures and practical sessions delivered by academics from within UCL and the Zoological Society of London. The students will design and conduct a basic field experiment, and then learn how to manipulate, visualise and analyse the data they collect from that experiment, using standard, freely-available computer programming languages. The course will be delivered during a three-day field visit to Blakeney Point in week 2 of Term 1, followed by weekly sessions for the remaining weeks in Term 1.
BIOS0002Computational Methods in Biodiversity ResearchUG15Division of BiosciencesThe course consists of a field trip to Blakeney Point, followed by lectures and practical sessions delivered by academics from within UCL and the Zoological Society of London. The students will design and conduct a basic field experiment, and then learn how to manipulate, visualise and analyse the data they collect from that experiment, using standard, freely-available computer programming languages. The course will be delivered during a three-day field visit to Blakeney Point in week 2 of Term 1, followed by weekly sessions for the remaining weeks in Term 1.
PSYC0157Computer ProgrammingPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesComputing for Psychologists is a course for students with little or no prior experience in computer programming. Apart from using a computer, no prior knowledge is assumed. The course consists of 10 three-hour lecture sessions in which programming concepts are introduced and hands-on experience is provided. Programming assignments are set on a weekly basis to solidify concepts and provide further familiarity.
PSYC0018Computing for PsychologistsUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesComputing for Psychologists is a module for students with little or no prior experience in computer programming. Apart from using a computer, no prior knowledge is assumed. The course consists of 10 three-hour lecture sessions in which programming concepts are introduced and hands-on experience is provided. Programming assignments are set on a weekly basis to solidify concepts and provide further familiarity.
PSYC0054Consulting PsychologyPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module reviews the current state of knowledge regarding themes, core processes, methods, and applications of psychology to organisations. It examines how individuals behave in organizations, especially how their behavior is affected by others at work, and how this impacts on organisational processes and outcomes. Core constructs to be examined include individual differences (e.g., interests, values, competencies and personality), human motivation (including goals), organisational designs, and employee productivity and engagement. These key themes in industrial organisational psychology will be discussed in the context of modern organizations, leadership, and culture. Current controversies and debates will also be discussed.
PSYC0057Consumer BehaviourPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module reviews the current state of knowledge regarding themes, core processes, methods, and theories of consumer behaviour and psychology. In particular, lectures will discuss the psychological determinants of consumer implicit decision-making as well as, we will be exploring the role of affect and persuasion in a number of academic and applied fields of consumer behaviour. Core constructs to be examined include the impact and role of affect and decision process in light of some resent theoretical developments with practical implications. Lectures will also discuss consumer behaviour techniques and strategies may influence the success of a number of behavioral change initiatives within a number of industries (i.e., health promotion, fiscal management, media, and politics). Thus this course examines the practical implications of consumer behaviour, as well as how psychological theories and methods can help us predict, understand, and behavioral change.
BRNF0001Contemporary Topics in Brain Science ResearchPG15Faculty of Brain Sciences
PALS0004Conversation AnalysisPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesHave you ever: • Wondered how a politician replies without answering the question? • Noticed how often football pundits say ‘at the end of the day’? • Marvelled at how children learn the rules of conversation? • Felt uncomfortable when talking to someone and later wondered why? Humans are social animals; on a daily basis we use language as a tool for interacting, and conversation is the result. This module will help you to understand the mechanics of conversation from a scientific viewpoint. It will teach you how to analyse the verbal and non-verbal aspects of everyday conversation, using the method and findings of Conversation Analysis (CA). CA is not a method for understanding WHY people speak the way they do - it does not consider underlying psychological processes. Instead it allows researchers to explore HOW people speak in their everyday lives. How they take turns in a conversation, how they fix problems of speaking and understanding (called repair), in sum how they interact with each other to achieve mutual understanding. A key part of the learning experience of this module involves watching and analysing audiovisual recordings of interactions (in English). CA not only provides a method for understanding ‘typical’ interaction, such as peer conversation, child-parent interactions, and interviews, it also extends our knowledge of communication disorders and professional interactions in healthcare and educational settings (e.g. doctor-patient, and teacher-pupil talk). Sessions will cover key findings in these areas, and discuss current CA research at UCL into child language development and acquired communication disorders such as aphasia and dysarthria.
PALS0004Conversation AnalysisUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesHave you ever: • Wondered how a politician replies without answering the question? • Noticed how often football pundits say ‘at the end of the day’? • Marvelled at how children learn the rules of conversation? • Felt uncomfortable when talking to someone and later wondered why? Humans are social animals; on a daily basis we use language as a tool for interacting, and conversation is the result. This module will help you to understand the mechanics of conversation from a scientific viewpoint. It will teach you how to analyse the verbal and non-verbal aspects of everyday conversation, using the method and findings of Conversation Analysis (CA). CA is not a method for understanding WHY people speak the way they do - it does not consider underlying psychological processes. Instead it allows researchers to explore HOW people speak in their everyday lives. How they take turns in a conversation, how they fix problems of speaking and understanding (called repair), in sum how they interact with each other to achieve mutual understanding. A key part of the learning experience of this module involves watching and analysing audiovisual recordings of interactions (in English). CA not only provides a method for understanding ‘typical’ interaction, such as peer conversation, child-parent interactions, and interviews, it also extends our knowledge of communication disorders and professional interactions in healthcare and educational settings (e.g. doctor-patient, and teacher-pupil talk). Sessions will cover key findings in these areas, and discuss current CA research at UCL into child language development and acquired communication disorders such as aphasia and dysarthria.
PLIN0007Core Issues in LinguisticsUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe module aims to provide conceptual and theoretical foundations for studying linguistics.
PSBS0002Core Principles of Mental Health ResearchPG30Division of Psychiatry
EARI0026CounsellingPG15Ear Institute
PSYC0051Counselling for DepressionPG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0208Coursework Assignment 1PG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0209Coursework Assignment 2PG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0210Coursework Assignment 3PG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0211Coursework Assignment 4PG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0213Coursework Assignments 1-4PG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
BRNF0004Critical Appraisal and Research Principles in PsychiatryPG15Faculty of Brain Sciences
PSYC0201Critical Reading ExamPG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSBS0010Culture and the ClinicPG15Division of Psychiatry
PSYC0163Current Issues in Attitude ResearchPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course focuses on central construction of social cognition, of relevance for a variety of domains (e.g. marketing, consumer psychology, political psychology, racism and social discrimination). The course examines how attitudes are formed, their structure and implications for behaviour, their malleability, and how they can be changed. Various techniques to measure implicit and explicit attitudes are examined as well as the psychological and neural correlates of attitudes. Debates and theoretical models about attitude processing and measurement are discussed. The course focuses also on applications, such as marketing (e.g. persuasion), consumer behaviour, voting behaviour, prejudice and discrimination.
PSYC0063Current Issues in Cognitive Neuroscience I: Fundamental ProcessesPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module focuses on our understanding of fundamental cognitive processes, and the role of low-level processing in higher cognitive functions, including perception, action and decision making. Experts in each field will describe past and present findings on the topic, using their own research as a guideline and highlighting current controversies and debates. The module will explore findings from a range of behavioural, neurophysiological, neuroimaging techniques, and computational approaches.
PSYC0061Current Issues in Cognitive Neuroscience II: Elaborative and Adaptive ProcessesPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module discusses the current state of knowledge in the field of cognitive neuroscience. The focus is on our understanding of higher-order cognition and elaborative and adaptive processes. Examples may include memory, decision-making, language, emotions, social cognition, executive functions and cognitive control. Experts in each field will describe past and present findings on the topic, using their own research as a guideline and highlighting current controversies and debates. The module will explore findings from a range of neuroimaging techniques.
PSYC0062Current Issues in Cognitive Neuroscience III: Translational ResearchPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module discusses the current state of knowledge in the field of cognitive neuroscience. The focus is on our understanding of translational research. Examples include cognitive neuropsychiatry, recovery and rehabilitation after neurological damage, cognition across the life span, genetic underpinnings of cognition, and language in the deaf. Experts in each field will describe past and present findings on the topic, using their own research as a guideline and highlighting current controversies and debates. The module will explore findings from a range of neuroimaging techniques and lesion approaches.
PLIN0052Current Issues in PhonologyPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesA readings-led seminar series arranged around phonology research topics that are being actively pursued by individual course participants (for example, as part of on-going dissertation work). The bulk of the readings are drawn from the current (including unpublished) literature.
PALS0029Current Issues in Production, Perception and Neural Processing of SpeechPG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences1. Introduction – Basic phonetic and phonological concepts 2. Introduction – Acoustic phonetics and speech prosody 3. Hemispheric lateralisation of speech using the dichotic listening method 4. What does the study of disordered speech tell us about typical speech production? 5. Aspects of perception and processing of speech in noise 6. Speech perception with hearing loss and hearing aids 7. Speech processing schemes for cochlear implants 8. Speech production and perception in the brain 9. Speech processing at the level of the brainstem 10. The somatotopy and functional organisation of speech
PLIN0023Current Issues in SyntaxUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course introduces students to a recent theory of a specific topic or a series of related topics in generative syntax.
PLIN0023Current Issues in SyntaxPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course introduces students to a recent theory of a specific topic or a series of related topics in generative syntax.
PSBS0021Current Research in Children?s and Young People?s Mental HealthPG15Division of Psychiatry
PSBS0003Current Research in DementiaUG15Division of Psychiatry
PSBS0003Current Research in DementiaPG15Division of Psychiatry
PSBS0004Current Research in Depression and AnxietyPG15Division of Psychiatry
PSBS0004Current Research in Depression and AnxietyUG15Division of Psychiatry
PSBS0009Current Research in Intellectual and Developmental DisabilitiesUG15Division of Psychiatry
PSBS0009Current Research in Intellectual and Developmental DisabilitiesPG15Division of Psychiatry
PSBS0005Current Research in Psychosis and BipolarUG15Division of Psychiatry
PSBS0005Current Research in Psychosis and BipolarPG15Division of Psychiatry
PALS0020Deafness, Cognition and LanguagePG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe study of human language and cognition has traditionally focused on users of spoken languages, acquired by ‘ear’ early in life. This module takes a unique and exciting perspective by exploring what the study of deaf people can add to our understanding of human language and cognition generally. Many people born deaf use a visual language, acquired by ‘eye’, often outside the normal timeframe for language acquisition. The study of deaf people and sign languages are an essential test of universality, but also widens our sphere of thinking from beyond the speech modality, enabling us to study rich aspects of multi-modal human communication that would be missed if we only focused on spoken languages.
PALS0020Deafness, Cognition and LanguageUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe study of human language and cognition has traditionally focused on users of spoken languages, acquired by ‘ear’ early in life. This module takes a unique and exciting perspective by exploring what the study of deaf people can add to our understanding of human language and cognition generally. Many people born deaf use a visual language, acquired by ‘eye’, often outside the normal timeframe for language acquisition. The study of deaf people and sign languages are an essential test of universality, but also widens our sphere of thinking from beyond the speech modality, enabling us to study rich aspects of multi-modal human communication that would be missed if we only focused on spoken languages.
PSYC0093DEdPsy Combined AssignmentsPG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0013Design and Analysis of Psychological ExperimentsUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe topics covered are: Non-parametric statistical tests; introduction to Analysis of Variance (ANOVA); One-Way ANOVA (Between and within subjects designs); Contrast and Trend Analysis on One-Way ANOVA; Factorial ANOVA (Between and within subjects designs); Split-plot (Mixed) ANOVA. Non-linear Data Transformations; Correlation and Simple Regression (Revision); Multiple Regression; Hierarchical Regression; Forming New Variables for Existing Variables; The General Linear Model; Introduction to Factor Analysis
PSYC0178Design Experience 1UG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0172Design PracticeUG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0073Designing and Analysing fMRI experimentsPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module provides a comprehensive introduction to designing fMRI experiments and a basic introduction to analysing and interpreting the results. In parallel with the lectures, students will complete a mini-fMRI project of their own design that will involve designing and implementing the experiment, collecting approximately two hours of scanning data, analysing the results and presenting them in a short Journal of Neuroscience style paper. Each week will offer a 1.5 hour lecture and a 1 hour practical session aimed at reinforcing the lecture material via hands-on experience with real fMRI data. The module is aimed at anyone planning to use fMRI in their own research.
BRNF0008Development of a Protocol for an Epidemiological StudyPG15Faculty of Brain Sciences
PALS0013Development of Communication and CognitionUG30Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe module provides a detailed grounding in the development of communication and cognition, including an introduction to the experimental methods employed in this area, and lays the foundations for understanding and undertaking research in these areas. It examines psychological and linguistic theories of development and represents key aspects of cognitive development and their relation to social development. It provides an overview of the nature of children’s language production and comprehension at different stages, including discussion of the processes by which language is acquired. Practical experience of early child development is provided through observation and data collection.
PALS0017Development of Speech Perception and ProductionUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module will examine the development of speech perception and speech production during first language acquisition. In speech perception, it will review: - experimental methods used for testing speech perception in infants and older children - theoretical models of speech perception development - experimental findings regarding speech perception development in the first year of life - experimental findings regarding later development - atypical development in children with hearing loss and with SLI. In speech production, it will review: - techniques for eliciting speech data in children - models of speech production development - experimental findings of speech production studies in children - issues of individual variability in speech production in children.
PALS0017Development of Speech Perception and ProductionPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module will examine the development of speech perception and speech production during first language acquisition. In speech perception, it will review: - experimental methods used for testing speech perception in infants and older children - theoretical models of speech perception development - experimental findings regarding speech perception development in the first year of life - experimental findings regarding later development - atypical development in children with hearing loss and with SLI. In speech production, it will review: - techniques for eliciting speech data in children - models of speech production development - experimental findings of speech production studies in children - issues of individual variability in speech production in children.
PALS0016Developmental Disorders of Language Learning and CognitionPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course covers a range of specialized topics related to research in developmental disorders of communication and cognition. The lectures will cover the most recent research on the cognitive and communicative characteristics of William’s Syndrome, Specific Language Impairment, Autism, Specific Learning Difficulties in Literacy and Numeracy, Cerebral Palsy, and Deafness. The course also covers recent theoretical approaches to developmental disorders (e.g. causal modeling, the influence of genes and environment), and addresses practical and theoretical approaches to intervention.
PALS0016Developmental Disorders of Language Learning and CognitionUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course covers a range of specialized topics related to research in developmental disorders of communication and cognition. The lectures will cover the most recent research on the cognitive and communicative characteristics of William’s Syndrome, Specific Language Impairment, Autism, Specific Learning Difficulties in Literacy and Numeracy, Cerebral Palsy, and Deafness. The course also covers recent theoretical approaches to developmental disorders (e.g. causal modeling, the influence of genes and environment), and addresses practical and theoretical approaches to intervention.
PALS0006Developmental Disorders of Speech, Hearing, and LanguagePG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module will explore current research and theory in the area of developmental language disorders. The module will provide an in-depth exploration of a variety of disorders, including Developmental Language Disorder, Reading Disorders, Speech Sound Disorder, and Hearing Disorders, as well as relations between them. The following topics will be included: 1. Introduction and methodological issues; 2. Developmental Language Disorder; 3. Reading Disorders; 4. Speech Sound Disorder; 5. Hearing Disorders; 6. Auditory processing theories of developmental language disorders; 7. Phonological processing theories of developmental language disorders; 8. Developmental Language Disorder in Sign Language; 9. The KE family as a special case of Developmental Language Disorder; 10. Revision session
ANAT0002Developmental NeurobiologyUG15Division of BiosciencesThe human brain takes more than 9 months to build and the better part of a lifetime to programme. It could be the most complex object in the Universe, so how is it made? We do not even know how many types of nerve cells make up the brain, but the number is very large and the main challenge of studying early neural development is to understand how this diversity is generated - how the future parts of the nervous system are demarcated, how their intricate nerve cell populations are produced, and how the neurons come to connect up in accurate synaptic circuits. In recent years, there have been great leaps in understanding the molecular signals that determine the identities and fates of developing neurons, guide growing axons to distant locations, and select targets for synapse formation. These mechanisms serve to sketch out an outline of the final wiring diagram of the nervous system, but the precision of the circuits needs to be refined by activity in use - by functional selection following superfluous growth. It is not yet clear where this refinement process ends and learning begins. The course is an introduction to development in the nervous system, from the earliest embryonic events to the development of perception and complex behaviour in the neonate. The emphasis is experimental, that is, less on the facts than on how they were found out and where they lead next.
ANAT0023Developmental NeurosciencePG15Division of BiosciencesThe course will cover early development of the nervous system (including induction and initial patterning of the CNS, neural progenitors, and genetic analysis of laterality in the developing CNS), origin of neural phenotypes (including organizer patterning in the CNS, migration of neurons and motor circuitry in the developing spinal cord and the plasticity of neural circuits), peripheral development (including neurogenesis and neuron-glial switch, and regulation of Schwann cell development and differentiation), and axons, synapses and circuits (including axon guidance in the visual system of Drosophila, axon outgrowth and Ca2+ in growth cones).
PSYC0016Developmental PsychologyUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe course is taught in two sections. The cognitive development section begins with Piaget's approach to development from infancy to middle childhood, then goes on to consider more recent experimental work and complementary/alternative perspectives. The second section explores processes of socio-emotional development and factors influencing these.
EARI0009Diagnostic AudiologyPG15Ear Institute
BIOL0027Diseases of AgeingUG15Division of BiosciencesThis module will review what is known about the origins of the major diseases of ageing, in the context of new insights into the fundamental biology of ageing. It will work towards replacing the fragmented view of senescent pathologies that characterises contemporary medicine, with an integrated overview of senescence (ageing), the diseases that it causes and their interrelationships. The students will gain an insight into how the knowledge obtained through the study of the biology of ageing can be harnessed to achieve better health in older humans.
BIOL0027Diseases of AgeingPG15Division of BiosciencesThis module will review what is known about the origins of the major diseases of ageing, in the context of new insights into the fundamental biology of ageing. It will work towards replacing the fragmented view of senescent pathologies that characterises contemporary medicine, with an integrated overview of senescence (ageing), the diseases that it causes and their interrelationships. The students will gain an insight into how the knowledge obtained through the study of the biology of ageing can be harnessed to achieve better health in older humans.
PSYC0048Disorder Specific ApproachesPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module has two components in relation to disorder specific approaches in CBT with children, young people and families, namely learning about the basic theory and knowledge and developing therapy skills. This module specifically focuses on interventions depression, trauma and OCD, and covers CBT theory, practice and outcomes in relation to these presenting difficulties.
OPHT0006Disorders Affecting Retinal FunctionPG15Institute of Ophthalmology
PHAY0057Dissertation - MResPG150School of Pharmacy
PHAY0053Dissertation - MSc CPIPPPG60School of Pharmacy
PHAY0055Dissertation - MSc Drug DiscoveryPG60School of Pharmacy
PHAY0054Dissertation - MSc Medicinal Natural Products and PhytochemistryPG60School of Pharmacy
PLIN0049Dissertation in LinguisticsPG60Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe dissertation requires students to carry out independent research under supervision. The topic can be in any area of Linguistics, but should allow the student to draw on material that was covered in the modules taken, so that the research can achieve sufficient depth and the student can show evidence of their growing mastery of the subject area.
PLIN0059Dissertation in Linguistics (Advanced Level)PG60Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe dissertation requires students to carry out independent research under supervision. For a dissertation at advanced level, the student selects a topic in their area of specialization. This will allow the student to engage in a sophisticated piece of research whose outcome could form the basis for further research at PhD level.
PALS0025Dissertation/Project in Language SciencePG60Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0215Doctoral ThesisPG0Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe doctoral thesis will consist of a portfolio comprising: a) A clinical section consisting of the detailed presentation of four pieces of clinical work At least one of the case reports should be on an intensive treatment. The others may be on non-intensive or parent work interventions. In reporting each of these interventions the candidate is required to give evidence of originality, normally through exercising independent critical power. b) The second part of the thesis will normally include an observational component based on observations of family interactions or children in a group setting. c) The major research component will normally include either the collection of new information or critical treatment of an important major concept relevant to the theory or practice of child and adolescent psychotherapy. The presentation of all three components will be presented in a vive voce examination where candidates are obliged to demonstrate in what respect their work appears to advance knowledge or practice in child and adolescent psychotherapy. The research must include investigative work, the results of which can be judged to make a substantial contribution to knowledge. In order to be awarded a doctorate the candidate must satisfy examiners (internal and external) on their capacity to use psychoanalytic theory as applied to clinical work in an original way.
PHAR0014Drug Design and DevelopmentUG15Division of BiosciencesThis course is taught by the Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology and is about the discovery of new drugs. Students will consider the ways of identifying novel compounds for development and the processes which take place before such compounds are released onto the market following its introduction into clinical practice. The course includes an opportunity for project work on the development of a specific drug, a practical class on the effects of drugs on gastric secretion in human volunteers, seminars on ethics committee operation and on drug licensing and a one-day visit to the drug industry.
PHAR0014Drug Design and DevelopmentPG15Division of BiosciencesThis course is taught by the Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology and is about the discovery of new drugs. Students will consider the ways of identifying novel compounds for development and the processes which take place before such compounds are released onto the market following its introduction into clinical practice. The course includes an opportunity for project work on the development of a specific drug, a practical class on the effects of drugs on gastric secretion in human volunteers, seminars on ethics committee operation and on drug licensing and a one-day visit to the drug industry.
PHAR0003Drugs and the MindUG15Division of BiosciencesDrugs which affect the central nervous system can be used for therapeutic benefit, eg antidepressants, analgesics, tranquillisers, or to modify normal behaviour eg. amphetamine, cannabis, alcohol etc. In this course you will be told not only about what drugs do but how they are thought to do it.
CELL0014Dynamic Biological SystemsUG15Division of BiosciencesTopics: Programming using Python. Rate equations. Modelling systems. Systems behaviour. Investigating and analysing systems. Stochastic models. Oscillations in biology. Phase space analysis. Chaotic and complex behaviour. Synthetic biology.
CELL0014Dynamic Biological SystemsPG15Division of BiosciencesTopics: Programming using Python. Rate equations. Modelling systems. Systems behaviour. Investigating and analysing systems. Stochastic models. Oscillations in biology. Phase space analysis. Chaotic and complex behaviour. Synthetic biology.
PHAY0047Education, Training and DevelopmentPG15School of Pharmacy
PSYC0147Empirical Projects (Group Projects)PG0Division of Psychology and Language SciencesIt involves practical applcations of skills acquired in the other components of the MSc in Research Methods course.
PSYC0154Empirical Projects (Mini Project)PG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0148Empirical Projects (Project Proposal)PG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
BIOL0030Energy and EvolutionUG15Division of BiosciencesThe module will cover major evolutionary transitions from a bioenergetic perspective. It will emphasize the impact of mechanistic innovations in bioenergetics on evolution and earth systems. The module will show how energetics necessarily underpinned the origin of life, and how the acquisition of new sources of energy (from water to oxygen) and new modes of genetic control (such as specialized bioenergetic genomes) enabled the evolution of innovations from photosynthesis and programmed cell death to eukaryotes, metazoans and endothermy. The unifying theme of energetics will give insights into diverse fields of biology, including environmental microbiology, genetics, biochemistry, physiology and plant sciences, helping to provide an integrated understanding of biology.
PSYC0069Engagement and Assessment of Patients with Common Mental Health ProblemsPG30Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe course will focus on acquisition of knowledge, understanding and skills in engagement, assessment and shared decision making for low intensity CBT. This will focus on a core set of competences including active listening, engagement, alliance building, patient centred information gathering, information sharing and shared decision making.
PLIN0030English AccentsUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesA survey of varieties of English pronunciation. Phonetic and phonological frameworks for comparison of different accents.
PLIN0014English IntonationUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe course introduces contrasting approaches to the analysis of stress, rhythm and intonation in English, together with the ways in which intonation interacts with grammar and meaning. An introduction to practical use of intonation notation is also provided.
EARI0006ENT Practice (Otology): Research ProjectPG60Ear Institute
PSYC0228Epidemiological and Social Research Methods in Mental HealthPG30Division of Psychiatry
BRNF0009Epidemiological Methods in Mental HealthPG15Faculty of Brain Sciences
PSBS0013Epidemiological Research Methods in Mental HealthPG15Division of Psychiatry
CLNE0027Epidemiology of StrokePG15Institute of NeurologyA module to teach how stroke incidence, prevalence and outcomes are measured and how these are related to ethnicity and risk factors. Stroke prevention is taught from the medical management of vascular risk factors through to intervention for intra and extra cranial arterial disease. The genetics of stroke is also covered as is the use of big linkage data in vascular research.
CLNE0005Epilepsy, Pain, Tumours and Infections of the Central Nervous SystemPG15Institute of Neurology
PSYC0177Ergonomics for DesignUG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
BIOC0007Essential Molecular BiologyUG15Division of BiosciencesThis half-unit course, intended for students not specialising in Biochemistry, is a lecture course with tutorials. It covers topics in molecular biology.
BIOC0006Essential Protein Structure and FunctionUG15Division of BiosciencesThis half course unit is designed for students whose principal discipline is not Biochemistry, but whose interests lie in the broad area of biological sciences. It is primarily a lecture course with tutorials and a dry lab practical on protein structures. The course covers key topics in protein structure and function. The depth of understanding of these topics that the students will attain will equip the student for final year studies in non-molecular based fields of biological science such as Anthropology, Psychology, and Physiology, or in some cases Human Sciences.
PSYC0109Evaluating Clinical InterventionsPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe module is comprised of two parts. In the first part (sessions 1-4) students will explore how to engage with existing evaluations of clinical interventions. We will introduce students to the theories of evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence and how to find and critically review evaluations of clinical interventions. In the second part (sessions 5-8) students will explore how to generate evaluations of their own clinical interventions. We will examine methodological approaches to conducting and analysing evaluations of clinical interventions, focussing on routine outcome monitoring in CAMHS. Throughout, we will focus on considering alternative perspectives on the strengths and limitations of evaluations of clinical interventions. The focus will be on understanding the key principles and practicalities of evaluating clinical interventions and how to apply this understanding to the types of evaluations students may be conducting during their CAMHS placements.
PSYC0094Evaluative Report on Project WorkPG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0008Evidence and Enquiry in PsychologyUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe course will cover the range of disciplines in psychology, giving a conceptual, methodological and historical background. The following topics will be covered 1. science of mind and behaviour, including conscious and unconscious mental processes 2. development, including interplay of nature and nurture 3. cognition, including memory, perception, language 4. the brain, including the effects of psychoactive drugs and mental illnesses 5. social and emotional behaviour
PSYC0225Evidence and Enquiry in PsychologyUG30Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0218Evidence based interventions: Theory & SkillsPG30Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0071Evidence-Based Low-Intensity Treatment for Common Mental Health DisordersPG30Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe course will focus on acquisition of knowledge, understanding and skills in necessary to provide effective for low intensity CBT including guided self-help, behavioural activation and computerised CBT. The course will place considerable emphasis on the role of participants in facilitating patient self-management.
PSYC0089Evolution and Social BehaviourPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis optional module addresses these key questions about the evolution of social behaviour and social cognition in humans and non-human species. Specific areas that will be discussed include the social and technical intelligence hypotheses, the evolution and development of theory of mind; and the evolution of costly social behaviours, such as cooperation and punishment. We will end by considering how an evolutionary perspective on human social behaviour leaves us better equipped to address major societal problems, such as anthropogenic climate change, supporting charities, over fishing and others. The course will emphasize the importance of a comparative, evolutionary approach to the study of behaviour and cognition. It will fit with the broader theme of the CoDES course by providing an evolutionary perspective on cognitive and decision science.
BIOL0011Evolutionary GeneticsUG15Division of BiosciencesA module dealing with the interplay between the forces which contribute to evolutionary change in gene frequencies in populations. Topics covered include genetic polymorphism, natural selection, random changes in evolution, and the genetic basis of speciation. We discuss the maintenance of genetic variability, the role of chance in evolution, the origins of species. The utility of evolutionary biology in conservation also plays a part. Lecture topics include the effects of mutation, drift and selection (including frequency-dependent, kin and sexual selection), molecular evolution, chromosomal evolution, speciation, the evolution of the genome and gene regulation.
BIOC0003Experimental BiochemistryUG30Division of BiosciencesTERM 1 L1: Introduction to the course L2: Introduction to basic mathematics in the course L3: pH, pKa, buffers and equilibria L4: Free energy, redox potentials, pH electrodes L5-6: Spectrometry L7-9: Introduction to amino acids and sequencing L10-12: Basics of protein sequences and structures L13-15: Methods for determining protein structure TERM 2 L16-18: Design and interpretation of experiments L17-18: Statistics L19-21: Purifying proteins L22-24: Applications of Molecular Biology L25-28: Pathways and cycles L29-30: Use of isotopes
PSYC0065Experimental Design and StatisticsPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module discusses various issues associated with experimental design and statistics. A wide range of statistical tests will be taught (e.g. t-tests, ANOVA, chi-square, regression, correlation). The module will explore the methodology and selection of statistical tests, and will teach the use of software such as SPSS. Students will learn how to summarize raw data effectively in graphs and tables and how to carry out statistical analyses of data. The module will train students how to critically evaluate the quantitative methodology of studies in the field of cognitive neuroscience.
BIOL0009Experimental Genetics and Model SystemsUG15Division of BiosciencesThis module aims to give students a detailed introduction to the major animal and plant models used to study eukaryotic genetics. Genetic model systems range from unicellular eukaryotes (yeasts and algae); to invertebrates (Drosophila and C. elegans); non-human vertebrates (zebrafish and mice) and higher plants (Arabidopsis). Methods of genetic analysis used to study these organisms include both classical (e.g. linkage mapping, mutant generation and screening) and molecular (e.g. transformation, transgenesis, the impact of large scale genome projects, comparative and reverse genetics) techniques. The advantages of particular models for different types of study (the genetics of obesity, mitochondrial function, programmed cell death, ras signalling, and eye development) will be discussed.
PLIN0058Experimental Linguistics LaboratoryUG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
CLNE0019Experimental NeurologyPG30Institute of NeurologyThe module covers the following areas: principles of research governance, phases of drug development, data management and safety measures in early phase clinical trials, biomarkers and surrogate markers of pharmacodynamic action and efficacy, pharmacokinetic, emerging technologies and examples of innovative trials in key neurological and neurodegenerative diseases.
PHAR0006Experimental PharmacologyUG30Division of BiosciencesThis is a largely practical course, which is only available to students taking Pharmacology PHAR2002 which aims to develop experimental skills. In addition to a wide range of in-vitro experiments and studies of drug action in humans, the course includes student presentations, sessions to develop computer skills and also visits to research laboratories. Complementary to, and only available to students taking, Pharmacology PHAR2002.
PLIN0042Experimental PhonologyPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis is a laboratory module on experimental phonology, focused on getting students involved in conducting current experimental research in the field. Each year, a topic closely aligned with the lecturer’s own research will be chosen. Students will be divided into small groups, each responsible for designing, planning, implementing, and analysing their own original experiment under the lecturer’s supervision. The first two weeks will be devoted to reading and discussing background literature on the topic, including dominant experimental paradigms. Subsequent weeks will be spent developing, implementing, and analysing the experiments.
PLIN0042Experimental PhonologyUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis is a laboratory module on experimental phonology, focused on getting students involved in conducting current experimental research in the field. Each year, a topic closely aligned with the lecturer’s own research will be chosen. Students will be divided into small groups, each responsible for designing, planning, implementing, and analysing their own original experiment under the lecturer’s supervision. The first two weeks will be devoted to reading and discussing background literature on the topic, including dominant experimental paradigms. Subsequent weeks will be spent developing, implementing, and analysing the experiments.
EARI0030Extended Research Project: MRes in Sensory Systems, Technologies & TherapiesPG120Ear Institute
BIOL0028Field module in Ecological and Evolutionary GeneticsUG15Division of BiosciencesA 15 credit module organised around the field, currently sited in southern Spain. The module was designed to complement the BIOL0011 Evolutionary Genetics module, and gives an introduction to the techniques of investigating the genetics and ecology of natural populations of plants and animals. Lectures and practicals take place in Spain during the Easter Vacation.
PSYC0160Final ProjectPG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSBS0016Final Project (Clinical Dissertation)PG60Division of Psychiatry
PSBS0015Final Project (Research Project)PG60Division of Psychiatry
PSBS0014Final Project: MSc Dementia Causes Treatments and Research Mental HealthPG60Division of Psychiatry
BIOL0002First Year Core SkillsUG0Division of BiosciencesStudents attend lectures covering the topic of 'Biology and Society' that highlight the role of biological/biomedical sciences in the wider world and understanding of importance of science communication. They learn how to give effective presentations and are informed on their choices of modules in the subsequent years of their study. Students are assigned in groups to meet and interview one of the researchers from the Division of Biosciences and then present their findings to their peers and tutor. Interview questions include the education, career path, research interests of the researcher and also finding out about opportunities and challenges which they face in their scientific career.
ANAT0007Forensic Osteology and AnthropologyUG15Division of BiosciencesThis module offers students the opportunity to learn about the role of the dead body in the field of crime and forensic science, initially introducing students to the recently deceased and discussing how the process of decomposition finally results in skeletal remains. Students will then be introduced to skeletal anatomy and in particular to the forensically relevant skeletal elements that can be used to help identify an individual. Students will have the opportunity to examine human remains both with and without soft tissue, to prepare material for osteological examination and to see how these remains may be involved in helping to solve forensic cases.
ANAT0007Forensic Osteology and AnthropologyPG15Division of BiosciencesThis module offers students the opportunity to learn about the role of the dead body in the field of crime and forensic science, initially introducing students to the recently deceased and discussing how the process of decomposition finally results in skeletal remains. Students will then be introduced to skeletal anatomy and in particular to the forensically relevant skeletal elements that can be used to help identify an individual. Students will have the opportunity to examine human remains both with and without soft tissue, to prepare material for osteological examination and to see how these remains may be involved in helping to solve forensic cases.
PHAY0038Formulation of Natural Products and CosmeceuticalsPG15School of Pharmacy
PHAY0033Formulation of Small MoleculesPG15School of Pharmacy
PHAY0050Formulation ProjectPG30School of Pharmacy
PHAY0044Foundation Stage II (Audit)PG20School of Pharmacy
PHAY0045Foundation Stage II (Quality Improvement)PG20School of Pharmacy
PHAY0043Foundation Stage II (Therapeutic Review)PG20School of Pharmacy
PHAY0042Foundation Stage OnePG60School of Pharmacy
PLIN0048Foundations of LinguisticsPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesA selection from the following topics will be covered: Linguistics as a branch of the cognitive sciences The history of modern linguistics Key concepts in theoretical linguistics Different approaches to language acquisition Biological and ethological approaches to language Language vs. communication Mental modularity Natural language and the language of thought
NEUR0005Foundations of NeurobiologyUG30Division of BiosciencesThis course provides an overview on the development, structure and function of the nervous system, from its molecular and cellular components to more complex motor and sensory system functions. It comprises basic concepts of developmental neurobiology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and neuropharmacology that provide an essential foundation for intermediate and higher level courses in molecular, cellular developmental and systems neuroscience. The majority of this module will taught as a combination of lectures and tutorials building on the content delivered in the lecture. There will also be a laboratory component, focused on neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and neuropharmacology, to support the three main blocks of lectures forming the core of the course. This will be assessed using write-ups in the style of short laboratory reports or short-answer questions.]
NEUR0019Foundations of NeuroinformaticsUG15Division of BiosciencesThe course will cover modern methods in quantitative neurophysiology. It will focus on how experimental data is turned into conclusions about brain function in contemporary research. The course will consist of lectures covering the theoretical and mathematical basis these will be accompanied by Matlab code and example data files that allow the students to practice what was taught in the lectures. There will be a large practical component in the second part of the Module. Students will work with real data in the form of large multielectrode recording data sets, these data sets will be provided to them.
PSYC0144Foundations of Psychoanalytic Thought I: Freud and the Creation of PsychoanalysisPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module focuses entirely on the work of Sigmund Freud through the detailed reading and discussion of Freud's papers this course aims to outline Freud's early theories and then illustrate the important steps in the evolution of his thinking throughout his life.
PSYC0145Foundations of Psychoanalytic Thought II: Anna Freud and the Contemporary FreudiansPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course aims at a critical understanding of the origins of psychoanalysis in the work of Sigmund Freud and of the role of psychoanalysis as both a particular method of treatment and a general theory of the mind (or 'psyche'). The course also aims to show how psychoanalytic ideas have developed since Freud's death in one particular tradition, that of Anna Freud and the 'Contemporary Freudians', and to critically examine how theoretical developments within the field relate to the theory and practice of clinical psychoanalysis.
CELL0013Functional Genetics of Model SystemsUG15Division of BiosciencesThe aim of this module is to provide in depth coverage of new concepts in the molecular genetics of animal model systems, including nematode worms, fruit flies, zebrafish and mouse. Following a refresher on model organism biology and basic genetics, the topics covered will include genetic screening, modern gene mapping techniques, advanced recombinant technology and genome editing, as well as emerging concepts such as chemical genetics and optogenetics. Drawing mainly on recent examples from the primary literature, emphasis will be placed on the use of molecular genetics to tackle wide-ranging questions, from basic biological principles in development and neuroscience to the dissection of disease.
CELL0013Functional Genetics of Model SystemsPG15Division of BiosciencesThe aim of this module is to provide in depth coverage of new concepts in the molecular genetics of animal model systems, including nematode worms, fruit flies, zebrafish and mouse. Following a refresher on model organism biology and basic genetics, the topics covered will include genetic screening, modern gene mapping techniques, advanced recombinant technology and genome editing, as well as emerging concepts such as chemical genetics and optogenetics. Drawing mainly on recent examples from the primary literature, emphasis will be placed on the use of molecular genetics to tackle wide-ranging questions, from basic biological principles in development and neuroscience to the dissection of disease.
PSYC0217Fundamental Skills: Assessment and EngagementPG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0216Fundamental Skills: Children and Young People's Mental Health Settings: Context and ValuesPG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
BIOL0005Fundamentals of BiologyUG15Division of BiosciencesTopics covered in lectures and practical exercises include: Water and biodiversity, Extremophiles, Molecular structure and chemistry of water, pH, pK and buffers, Visual signaling: sex, food and status, Photoprotection and photosynthesis, Pigment chemistry, Fluorescence and spectrometry, Photosynthesis and evolution, Green Fluorescent Protein, Comparative biology of ageing, Cellular ageing, Damage and maintenance, Entropy and enthalpy, Free energy and redox potentials, Bioenergetics, Metabolism and ageing, Glycation and oxidative stress.
PSYC0074Fundamentals of Cognitive TherapyPG30Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
BIOL0014Fundamentals of EcologyUG15Division of BiosciencesEcology is the study of the factors affecting the distribution and abundance of individuals and species in the natural environment. It is also one of the most quantitative areas of biology. Estimating species abundances when the entire population is sampled; estimating whether or not a species has gone (or is going) extinct; predicting the future abundance and distribution of a species due to climate change -these are all examples of questions which require a combination of mathematics, statistics and data. This module will scale up from individuals, to populations, then to communities and onto ecosystems, and will be taught using a combination of theory and case studies from the scientific literature. Topics covered in detail 1. Population dynamics -density independence 2. Population dynamics of age-structured populations 3. Population dynamics and density dependence 4. The principles of competitive exclusion, coexistence, and founder control 5. The dynamics of predator-prey and host-parasite communities 6. Spatial structure at the individual scale: consequences for competition. 7. Spatial structure at the regional scale: Metapopulations and the importance of habitat fragmentation, dispersal and landscape structure. 8. Food webs: properties, stability and ecosystem services 9. Macro-ecological patterns: the latitudinal gradient of biodiversity; species area curves and diversity indices There will be three computer practicals: 1. Population regulation and age-structure (an Excel-based practical that will involve comparing a discrete time model to data) 2. Stability and instability of host-parasitoid communities (an Excel-based practical that will consider the Nicholson-Bailey and Hassell-Varley models for host-parasitoid communities) 3. Using spatial statistics to infer ecological processes (an R-based practical)
BIOL0008Fundamentals of Molecular BiologyPG15Division of BiosciencesIntroduction to DNA. Structure of DNA. DNA as the genetic material. Gene structure and expression. DNA isolation. Restriction / modification enzymes used in molecular biology (ligase, polymerase, kinase, phosphatases, nucleases). DNA analysis. Gel electrophoresis / blotting / labelling DNA. DNA sequencing. Polymerase chain reaction. Cloning vectors. Plasmids, M13, lambda. Applications of DNA technology. A basic introduction to the use of DNA technology in biological research, biotechnology and medicine. eg in situ hybridization, transgenic organisms and production of recombinant proteins; molecular evolution; DNA fingerprinting; functional genomics; the new ‘whole genome’ sequencing technologies; molecular diagnosis of infection / contamination; ancient DNA; phylogenetics.
BIOL0008Fundamentals of Molecular BiologyUG15Division of BiosciencesIntroduction to DNA. Structure of DNA. DNA as the genetic material. Gene structure and expression. DNA isolation. Restriction / modification enzymes used in molecular biology (ligase, polymerase, kinase, phosphatases, nucleases). DNA analysis. Gel electrophoresis / blotting / labelling DNA. DNA sequencing. Polymerase chain reaction. Cloning vectors. Plasmids, M13, lambda. Applications of DNA technology. A basic introduction to the use of DNA technology in biological research, biotechnology and medicine. eg in situ hybridization, transgenic organisms and production of recombinant proteins; molecular evolution; DNA fingerprinting; functional genomics; the new ‘whole genome’ sequencing technologies; molecular diagnosis of infection / contamination; ancient DNA; phylogenetics.
PSYC0167Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic TheoryPG30Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module aims at a critical understanding of the main psychoanalytic theories and models of the mind as these developed in the work of Freud. This module introduces an understanding of how the theories developed in conjunction with understanding particular pathologies, such as hysteria, which is at the heart of psychoanalytic theory as originally formulated by Sigmund Freud. It also introduces students to the particular task of understanding the significance of the clinical case report from Freud through to the present day.
PHAY0012Future Design, Delivery and Administration of MedicinesUG30School of Pharmacy
PSYC0095Future InterfacesPG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences The user interface is now recognized as a design object in its own right. A highly diversified field of user interface design has emerged, encompassing a remarkable variety of interactive technologies used in a near unlimited range of usage situations. Interaction design specialists need to be able to recognize the structural and functional elements of user interfaces in relation to the user’s interaction. Understanding the design principles involved in creating effective user interfaces, and familiarity with the seminal user interfaces that guide design, are central to this specialism. This module provides an in depth understanding of user interfaces and their interactivity. It first examines in detail the WIMP interface, taking in the research findings and design theories and discourse about this transformative modern user interface. It then considers the post-WIMP generation of user interfaces, The module examines research findings and thinking about user interfaces and the knowledge that practitioners apply in creating user interfaces. It examines the contributions of creative and engineering design to user interfaces. It considers the user interfaces we may expect to see in the future as well as some of the most influential interfaces of the past. With its substantive focus on the user interface as designed object, the module complements the learning about design practices and evaluation methods gained in other modules in the programme.
PHAR0004General and Systematic PharmacologyUG30Division of BiosciencesA comprehensive lecture course designed for students of Pharmacology and Biomedical Sciences (Drug Mechanisms stream only). The course covers the mechanisms of action and uses of the major groups of drugs and important aspects of pharmacokinetics and drug toxicity. Students must have a sound knowledge of physiology and biochemistry.
BIOC0011General Biochemistry of HealthPG15Division of BiosciencesBIOC2008: General Biochemistry of Health is the follow-on course to BIOC1001/1009 and explores aspects of biochemistry and molecular biology that are of relevance to health and disease. Successful completion of BIOC2008 will provide suitable background for the BIOC Year 3 "Health & Disease" modules (BIOC3013 and BIOC3017).
BIOC0011General Biochemistry of HealthUG15Division of BiosciencesBIOC2008: General Biochemistry of Health is the follow-on course to BIOC1001/1009 and explores aspects of biochemistry and molecular biology that are of relevance to health and disease. Successful completion of BIOC2008 will provide suitable background for the BIOC Year 3 "Health & Disease" modules (BIOC3013 and BIOC3017).
PHAR0005General PharmacologyUG15Division of Biosciences
PSYC0151Generic Research Skills (Core Skills Portfolio)PG0Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThese seminars give students grounding in the skills necessary to complete the programme. These skills include: a critical awareness of different research methodoligies; research evaluation strategies (including meta-analysis); writing research proposals and reports; communication and presentation skills; ethical and legal issues; library use and literature search.
PSYC0152Generic Research Skills (Programming Assessment)PG0Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course is based around the computer programming language MATLAB.
PSYC0153Generic Research Skills (Qualitative Analysis)PG0Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course teaches thematic analysis and Q-methodology, two key methods used in qualitative research.
PSYC0158Generic Research Skills (Qualitative Analysis)PG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course introduces the main data-sources and analysis methods used in qualitative research. In addition to covering the key conceptual issues, a computer package for qualitative analysis is taught, as are further methods for data analysis. Students emerge with the skill of using a textual data analysis package. The strengths and limitations of various techniques are evaluated, with an eye to issues such as reliability and validity. The specific criteria used for evaluation of qualitative work are examined, as is its scientific status. The course combines lectures and practical work, and is assessed by a qualitative analysis.
PSYC0146Generic Research Skills (Statistics)PG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course provides a thorough introduction to the General Linear Model, which incorporates analyses such as multiple regression, ANOVA, ANCOVA, repeated-measures ANOVA. We will also cover extensions to linear mixed-effects models and logistic regression. All techniques will be discussed within a general framework of building and comparing statistical models. Practical experience in applying the methods will be developed through exercises with the statistics package SPSS.
PSYC0146Generic Research Skills (Statistics)UG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course provides a thorough introduction to the General Linear Model, which incorporates analyses such as multiple regression, ANOVA, ANCOVA, repeated-measures ANOVA. We will also cover extensions to linear mixed-effects models and logistic regression. All techniques will be discussed within a general framework of building and comparing statistical models. Practical experience in applying the methods will be developed through exercises with the statistics package SPSS.
PSYC0036Genes and BehaviourUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module will provide a good overall understanding of the contribution of behavioural genetics research to the understanding of psychopathology and cognitive development. Various methods used in behavioural genetics research will be overviewed. Particular emphasis is given to how genetically informative study designs can be used to understand the way in which both genetic and environmental risk operates. The course will also cover the ethical implications of behavioural genetic research.
BIOS0001Genes and Neurodegenerative DiseaseUG15Division of BiosciencesPlease note that lectures/tutorials take place on Tuesdays 9am - 11am and Friday 11am - 1pm during Term 1.
BIOS0001Genes and Neurodegenerative DiseasePG15Division of BiosciencesPlease note that lectures/tutorials take place on Tuesdays 9am - 11am and Friday 11am - 1pm during Term 1.
OPHT0024Genetics and Epidemiology of Ocular DiseasePG15Institute of Ophthalmology
GENE0002Genetics of Cardiovascular and Related Complex DiseasesUG15Division of BiosciencesThis module will provide a background to cardiovascular disease (CVD) and other related complex diseases and outline how genetics contributes to the development of these common disorders. The study of both polygenic and monogenic forms of the diseases will be outlined and how genetics may assist in CVD risk prediction in the future and personalised drug treatment. The content of the module is as follows: - Global burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and its genetic epidemiology. - Candidate gene approaches and genome wide association studies on CVD. - Genetic testing for CVD and the gene-environment interaction in determining disease risk. - The genetics of type 2 diabetes, MODY, hypertension, stroke and aortic abdominal aneurism, FH, cardiomyopathies and congenital heart disease. - Statistical analysis and scanning for complex disease genotypes and phenotypes - Using genetics to determine causality and the role of transcription factors in complex disease development - Personalised Medicine and translating genetics of disease into clinical practice
GENE0002Genetics of Cardiovascular and Related Complex DiseasesPG15Division of BiosciencesThis module will provide a background to cardiovascular disease (CVD) and other related complex diseases and outline how genetics contributes to the development of these common disorders. The study of both polygenic and monogenic forms of the diseases will be outlined and how genetics may assist in CVD risk prediction in the future and personalised drug treatment. The content of the module is as follows: - Global burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and its genetic epidemiology. - Candidate gene approaches and genome wide association studies on CVD. - Genetic testing for CVD and the gene-environment interaction in determining disease risk. - The genetics of type 2 diabetes, MODY, hypertension, stroke and aortic abdominal aneurism, FH, cardiomyopathies and congenital heart disease. - Statistical analysis and scanning for complex disease genotypes and phenotypes - Using genetics to determine causality and the role of transcription factors in complex disease development - Personalised Medicine and translating genetics of disease into clinical practice
GENE0003Genetics of Neurological DiseaseUG15Division of BiosciencesDisorders of the nervous system are common and disabling. Although individually rare, cumulatively, Mendelian disorders affecting the nervous system function constitute a significant disease burden. Moreover huge insights have been gained by the study of the molecular pathogenesis of these disorders. In some instances whole new fields of genetic and molecular pathology have been elucidated (e.g. triplet repeat disorders). Genetics has also contributed to our understanding of a range of neurodegenerative conditions including common disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. In fact there is no branch of neurology that has not had a direct and often dramatic impact of discovery of genetic defects. This situation is likely to continue with the technological advances allowing whole genome mapping for common traits. This module will give the students a background in the principal Mendelian diseases of the nervous system. The emphasis will be on providing them with a template to which they can add the emerging and rapidly changing genetic and molecular discoveries. Finally it will introduce the role of complex trait genetics in neurological disease which will tie in with other modules within the MSc.
GENE0003Genetics of Neurological DiseasePG15Division of BiosciencesDisorders of the nervous system are common and disabling. Although individually rare, cumulatively, Mendelian disorders affecting the nervous system function constitute a significant disease burden. Moreover huge insights have been gained by the study of the molecular pathogenesis of these disorders. In some instances whole new fields of genetic and molecular pathology have been elucidated (e.g. triplet repeat disorders). Genetics has also contributed to our understanding of a range of neurodegenerative conditions including common disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. In fact there is no branch of neurology that has not had a direct and often dramatic impact of discovery of genetic defects. This situation is likely to continue with the technological advances allowing whole genome mapping for common traits. This module will give the students a background in the principal Mendelian diseases of the nervous system. The emphasis will be on providing them with a template to which they can add the emerging and rapidly changing genetic and molecular discoveries. Finally it will introduce the role of complex trait genetics in neurological disease which will tie in with other modules within the MSc.
GENE0008Genomics and Drug DevelopmentPG15Division of BiosciencesThe module consists of two parts. The first is a series of seven, hour long lectures which cover the basic principles of pharmacogenetics. In the remaining 8-9 teaching slots, students will each be allocated a disease or disease area (allocation at the commencement of the course) and will be asked to prepare a presentation giving background about the disease, a review of the various medications being used to treat the disease, a review of the current evidence for genetic differences determining response to medication and risk of adverse drug responses and a proposal for future research activities.
PSYC0155Group ProjectsPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis is the central component of the programme. It involves practical applications of the skills acquired in the other components of the course. • Over the first two terms, students design, execute, analyse, and report two group projects, working in small groups of three-five students. These are supported by tutorials in which students present their hypotheses and designs for critical group discussion prior to carrying out the studies. • The first group project is a course requirement, but doesn't contribute marks. Each group collectively analyses the data and writes up the report. The report is then peer-reviewed and, if necessary, revised in the light of that review. The second group project is individually analysed and written up. The report is then marked in the usual way to give the final mark for the module. • Over the rest of the year, students conduct their main research project. The main Project can be carried out at institutions outside the department by arrangement, and under departmental academic supervision.
PSYC0015Health and Clinical PsychologyUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesDescription: The first part of this course aims to introduce the major theories of the aetiology of psychological and psychiatric disorders, and review research on the treatment of these disorders. The second part examines the major theoretical perspectives and empirical research on the role of psychological and social factors in the aetiology of disease. The course begins with two introductory lectures, one examining medical models and treatments of 'mental illness', the other examining psychological and social models of psychiatric disorders. The course includes a series of lectures on anxiety disorders, depression and schizophrenia. Individual lectures focus on eating disorders, PTSD, personality disorder, psychopathology which has no medical explanation and drug use/abuse. Themes running through most of the course include both theories and treatments of disorders from biological, cognitive-behavioural, social and psychoanalytic viewpoints. The second half of the course covers the role of psychological, social and behavioural factors in the onset and maintenance of disease. Three initial lectures draw on social psychological theory to outline determinants of health behaviour. Nine subsequent lectures address applications of psychology to the understanding, prevention and treatment of ill-health. Individual lectures focus on pain, screening for health risks, psychological influences on and responses to serious illness, sexual health, and smoking.
BECH0004Health and WellbeingPG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
EARI0028Hearing Therapy SkillsPG15Ear Institute
PHOL0007Heart and CirculationPG30Division of BiosciencesThe course builds upon your primary knowledge of the heart and circulation. Essential aspects of cardiac and vascular physiology will be considered. This will enable you to grasp a number of areas of experimental, applied and patho-physiology.
PHOL0007Heart and CirculationUG30Division of BiosciencesThe course builds upon your primary knowledge of the heart and circulation. Essential aspects of cardiac and vascular physiology will be considered. This will enable you to grasp a number of areas of experimental, applied and patho-physiology.
CLNE0003Higher Functions of the BrainPG15Institute of NeurologyThe module covers cognitive functions of the brain and how they are affected in neurological and neuropsychiatric conditions.
ANAT0004Human Anatomy and EmbryologyUG30Division of BiosciencesA module of human anatomy, histology and embryology that covers the structure and development of the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive and urinogenital systems (term 1), and the head and neck, vertebral column and limbs (term 2). Clinical and comparative aspects are introduced as appropriate so as to draw out the relationship between structure and function. Lectures are supplemented by practical demonstration sessions in the Dissecting Room (attendance compulsory for completion). It is also possible to take either the first half of the module (Term 1: Thorax, abdomen, pelvis) as ANAT2051 (0.5 unit) or the second half of the module (Term 2: head and neck, back, limbs) as ANAT2052 (0.5 unit). Note that the half unit options are lecture based and it is NOT possible to take both half units within a single academic year. One or other of the half unit options may be taken in Year 3.
ANAT0006Human Anatomy and Embryology (Head and Limbs)UG15Division of BiosciencesA module of human anatomy, histology and embryology that covers the structure and development of the head and neck, vertebral column and limbs. Clinical and comparative aspects are introduced as appropriate so as to draw out the relationship between structure and function.
ANAT0005Human Anatomy and Embryology (Thorax, Abdomen and Pelvis)UG15Division of BiosciencesA module of human anatomy, histology and embryology that covers the structure and development of the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive and urinogenital systems. Clinical and comparative aspects are introduced as appropriate so as to draw out the relationship between structure and function.
GENE0007Human Evolution, Human Variation and Population Genetics for PharmacogeneticsPG15Division of BiosciencesThe module will provide an introduction to computer-based statistical methods of analyzing and interpreting genetics data. The topics covered will include population genetics (both forward in time and backward in time models), the study of disease transmission in families (twin studies, segregation and linkage analysis), genetic epidemiology, Mendelian randomization, genetic association studies, genome-wide analyses, fine mapping. The effects of association analyses of admixture and population stratification. The emphasis will be on students doing analyses in class, in groups and on their own, and on their interpretation of the results.
PSYC0098Human Factors for Digital HealthPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesHF4DH is designed for those with an interest in developing and evaluating health technologies, whether as researchers, innovators, regulators, or purchasers. This module is designed to bring together people with different backgrounds (medical, digital health, health technologies, human factors, interaction design) to learn from each other as well as from the formal course syllabus, so is suited to participants from this range of backgrounds. Foundational topics covered will include: o The design space: who and what are we designing for? o The design lifecycle in a nutshell o An overview of digital health technologies o Cultures of HCI and health technologies Across the course, we will review the spectrum of digital health technologies and the relevant theories and practices that shape their effective design and use. The following are illustrative examples of issues and theories: • Self-management of health and wellbeing: o Designing for behaviour change o Digital interventions o Information seeking and sensemaking o Turning to peers • Shared care o Self-care, shared care and telecare o New models of care enabled by digital technologies o Digital technologies for primary and secondary care • Safety, regulations, medical devices and health IT o Medical devices: regulations and standards o Use errors and patient safety o Designing technologies for use in hospitals • Big data and learning health systems o Data privacy o Real-time uses of data in care o Learning health systems o Epidemiology and public health Lectures will be complemented by talks by visiting speakers (patients and professionals), extensive group working and self-study.
GENE0001Human Genetics: Core SkillsPG15Division of BiosciencesThe Core Skills module provides bite size topics covering introductory lectures to Human Genetics; genetic diagnostics and ethics of human genomics research; basic lab skills for human genetics research and introduction to R- programming
PSYC0030Human Learning and MemoryUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe module covers major current topics in the study of human learning and memory, including: short-term memory and brain plasticity; encoding processes; consolidation; implicit learning; reliability of long-term memory; memory and the self; metamemory, forgetting and retrieval; aging and dementia; transfer-appropriate processing; memory systems and the neuroscience of memory.
PSYC0030Human Learning and MemoryPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe module covers major current topics in the study of human learning and memory, including: short-term memory and brain plasticity; encoding processes; consolidation; implicit learning; reliability of long-term memory; memory and the self; metamemory, forgetting and retrieval; aging and dementia; transfer-appropriate processing; memory systems and the neuroscience of memory.
ANAT0003Human NeuroanatomyUG15Division of BiosciencesThere is a bias towards medically relevant information and the material covered is broadly similar to that in the neuroanatomy section of the medical curriculum. The first part of the course is an overview of the structure and function of the various regions of the CNS, its blood supply, and the cerebrospinal fluid. This is followed by a series of lectures that cover the major somatosensory and motor pathways, the thalamus, the cerebellum, the basal ganglia, the cerebral cortex, the limbic system, the control of autonomic and endocrine functions, and special sense pathways. There are also lectures on how movements are controlled, learning and memory, the biological basis of neurodegenerative disease, and regeneration in the nervous system. The course provides sufficient neuroanatomical background for students to take any of the third year Neuroscience courses offered by the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology. Practical work involves examining brains in the dissecting room
NEUR0018Human Neurophysiology: Danger Detection and Body ProtectionUG15Division of BiosciencesThis is a course on human sensorimotor neurophysiology. It is a strongly research-based course, with lectures covering research questions which are currently being investigated. Therefore, it provides a critical discussions of the most recent research findings. Students enrolled in the course are expected to engage in critical discussions about research questions, results, and research methodologies. The questions addressed in the course revolve around three main themes, all related to the ability of the nervous system to identify sudden sensory events that prompt immediate behaviour: (1) the general principles that the human nervous system uses to identify sudden behaviourally-relevant sensory events (2) the functional significance of the brain responses elicited by such events, especially in relation to defensive behaviours, and (3) how noxious somatosensory stimuli lead to the emergence of painful percepts. The course does not cover background basic physiological information on the sensorimotor system. The course, however, does provide background information on the techniques used to obtain readouts of the functional activity of the nervous system in the behaving human, as well as on the mathematical approaches needed to model both behavioural and neurophysiological data. The course includes a number of practicals and workshops (for example, about how to use Matab in behavioural neuroscience).
BIOS0022Human Sciences Year AbroadUG120Division of Biosciences
PSYC0027Human-Computer InteractionUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesLecture topics include: learning to use devices; multitasking; interruptions; human error; social media and cyberpsychology; evaluating systems; public displays; augmented reality; Internet of Things.
EARI0005ImagingPG15Ear Institute
PHAY0063Independent PrescribingPG60School of Pharmacy
PHAY0030Initiating a Pharmaceutical Start-UpPG15School of Pharmacy
PSYC0001Institute of Psychoanalysis: Foundation CoursePG30Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
EARI0018Integrative AudiologyPG15Ear Institute
CELL0011Integrative Cell BiologyUG30Division of BiosciencesThis 1-unit course is a combination of two 0.5 unit courses CELL2006 Cell Biology (= CELL2008 part 1) and CELL2007 The Principles of Cellular Control (= CELL2008 part 2)- for information you should also study the database entries describing these two courses. CELL2008 explicitly fuses the contents of CELL2006 and CELL2007 in order to emphasise the importance of integrating the insights obtained in each. Consequently CELL2008 will teach you the major areas of contemporary cell biology including the mechanistics of cell signal transduction at an intermediate level in order to provide a foundation for more specialised third year courses. CELL2008 begins with a new broad-based study of eukaryotic cell biology that introduces how different parts of the cell are formed and function, and how one cell differs from another. In the second half of the course a detailed study of cell signalling mechanisms establishes a fusion between molecular-scale concepts with macroscopic biology. Coursework forms an important part of your study and is designed to illustrate specific cellular processes and techniques in greater detail. As with CELL2007 the course contains a compulsory one-week laboratory component (during either the November or February reading week - see below) that will provide a hands-on introduction to; 1/ Techniques of mammalian cell culture, propagation and transfection with foreign DNA; 2/ Fluorescent and visible light microscopy; 3/ The deduction of the organisation of signaling pathways through epigenetic study of C. elegans with mutations in genes coding signaling proteins; 4/ The application of basic bioinformatics to studies of signalling molecules. The maximum number of places on the module is 96.
CELL0010Integrative Cell Biology (Cell Signalling and Regulation)UG15Division of BiosciencesThis course will provide a strong introduction to the principles of cellular regulation and range across molecular and cellular scales. Using key examples students will learn how molecular mechanisms orchestrate cellular processes. In a wider context cell signaling will serve as a vehicle for students to discover how to fuse an understanding of molecular concepts with macroscopic biology. Lectures will concentrate on: the molecular properties of different classes of receptors; the structure-function relationships of kinases, small and heterotrimeric G-proteins; second messenger molecules and the enzymes that generate them, structure-function in the recognition and binding of phosphoproteins and second messengers; signalling through polyphosphoinositides; integration of molecular-scale information into an understanding of major signaling pathways; adrenalin, insulin and EGF and the Wnt/catenin signaling pathways in example processes like energy metabolism, cancer biology, circadian rhythmicity and tissue differentiation.
CELL0009Integrative Cell Biology (Cell Structure and Function)UG15Division of BiosciencesThis is a broad-based cell biology course that aims to introduce the student to a wide range of topics related to the biological functioning of eukaryotic cells. The lectures cover how different parts of the cell are formed and function, and how one cell differs from another. The coursework forms an important part of the course and is designed to illustrate specific cellular processes and techniques in greater detail.
NEUR0020Integrative Systems NeurosciencePG15Division of BiosciencesThe module explores the structural organization and connectivity of the mammalian CNS, examining the synaptic and local-circuit architectures of selected brain regions and relating them to their roles within more global behavioural ensembles. In each case, basic knowledge is assumed and the emphasis is on experimental evidence, structure/function relationships and clinical significance. The course focusses on understanding recent neuroscience research and techniques used in understanding how groups of neurons are functionally connected to execute or control selected sensory, motor or higher level functions (such as reward processing) within the central nervous system.
NEUR0020Integrative Systems NeuroscienceUG15Division of BiosciencesThe module explores the structural organization and connectivity of the mammalian CNS, examining the synaptic and local-circuit architectures of selected brain regions and relating them to their roles within more global behavioural ensembles. In each case, basic knowledge is assumed and the emphasis is on experimental evidence, structure/function relationships and clinical significance. The course focusses on understanding recent neuroscience research and techniques used in understanding how groups of neurons are functionally connected to execute or control selected sensory, motor or higher level functions (such as reward processing) within the central nervous system.
PSYC0097Interaction DesignPG30Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module will equip students with the practical skills needed for the design and assessment of interactive systems. The module includes the introduction to design and evaluation practice. It is strongly based on principles of design, on the study of designs both good and bad, and on the essential skills and methods that user experience practitioners need. Topics covered include ways of representing designs, methods for establishing the needs of users, approaches to devise suitable forms of solution to design problems, methods of visual design, sketching and prototyping, and the use of evaluation methods. Existing designs, covering a wide spectrum, will be subjected to scrutiny and discussion, and practice sessions will enable students to gain proficiency in using taught methods
PSYC0101Interaction SciencePG30Division of Psychology and Language SciencesInteraction Science is concerned with understanding how people interact with computing systems. The module aims to: (1) lay the theoretical foundation for understanding human behaviour relevant to HCI, and (2) develop the conceptual and practical skills necessary to undertake HCI research. Students will develop an understanding of human behaviour relevant to HCI. Major topics will include: perception and motor behaviour, cognitive elements of interactive behaviour (learning, expertise, errors), and the role of context and social factors on how people interact with computing systems. Students will develop the skills necessary to gather, analyse, and interpret qualitative and quantitative data. Major topics will include: experimental methods and statistical data analysis techniques, observational and interview methods and qualitative data analysis techniques.
PSYC0173Interaction ScienceUG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
CELL0017Interdisciplinary Cell BiologyUG15Division of BiosciencesThe module is targeted at students on broad or interdisciplinary degree programmes who have a wide scientific outlook. The intention is that learners should come to recognize the breadth of modern cell biological research. The module emphasises the relationship between the chemical scale and more complex levels of organisation in cells, and the balance of interactions required for cellular function. It explicitly recognises the different understandings of cell biology in different branches of biosciences including virology and microbiology in health and disease.
PSYC0175Interfaces and InteractivityUG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PLIN0053Interfaces in SyntaxPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course deals with one or more topics that involve the interface between the syntax and a syntax-external system. The latter could be the interpretive system, the phonology, or the parser. The exact contents of the course change from year to year, to reflect developments in the field and the lecturer\'s own research. However, the course will always involve the reading of recent research papers, class presentations by students, the writing of an individual research project, and of an essay that reports on the outcomes of that project.
PLIN0086Intermediate Generative Grammar BUG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PLIN0024Intermediate Generative Grammar: LocalityPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis is a mid-level course in generative grammar with a special emphasis on theories treating displacement and islands.
PLIN0024Intermediate Generative Grammar: LocalityUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis is a mid-level course in generative grammar with a special emphasis on theories treating displacement and islands.
PLIN0067Intermediate Generative Grammar: Word OrderPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis is a mid-level course in generative grammar, with a special emphasis on theories that govern word order.
PLIN0067Intermediate Generative Grammar: Word OrderUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis is a mid-level course in generative grammar, with a special emphasis on theories that govern word order.
PHAR0009Intermediate PharmacologyUG30Division of BiosciencesA comprehensive lecture course designed for students from biomedical programmes including Neuroscience, Physiology, Physiology/Pharmacology (joint), Natural Sciences (Biomedical Sciences stream) and Medicinal Chemistry. The course covers the mechanisms of action and uses of the major groups of drugs and important aspects of pharmacokinetics and drug toxicity. Students must have a sound knowledge of physiology and biochemistry. The course is co-taught with PHAR2002 General and Systematic Pharmacology, which is aimed at the specialist Pharmacology programmes and the Biomedical Science (Drug Mechanisms stream only). The PHAR2007 Intermediate Pharmacology module content is therefore the same as PHAR2002, but the nature of the coursework assessments differs.
PLIN0065Intermediate Phonetics and Phonology AUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe module forms the first half of an intermediate-level curriculum in language sound structure (the second half being formed by PLIN2109 Intermediate Phonetics and Phonology B). The course builds on the foundations laid by PLIN1101 Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology A and PLIN1102 Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology B (or equivalent first-level courses). It discusses fundamental theoretical and empirical questions arising from the scientific study of spoken linguistic communication. It provides participants with hands-on experience of analysing phonetic data. It introduces modern experimental techniques in the study of Phonetics and modern applications of Phonetic science.
PLIN0065Intermediate Phonetics and Phonology APG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe module forms the first half of an intermediate-level curriculum in language sound structure (the second half being formed by PLIN2109 Intermediate Phonetics and Phonology B). The course builds on the foundations laid by PLIN1101 Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology A and PLIN1102 Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology B (or equivalent first-level courses). It discusses fundamental theoretical and empirical questions arising from the scientific study of spoken linguistic communication. It provides participants with hands-on experience of analysing phonetic data. It introduces modern experimental techniques in the study of Phonetics and modern applications of Phonetic science.
PLIN0066Intermediate Phonetics and Phonology BPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe module forms the second half of an intermediate-level curriculum in language sound structure (the first half being formed by PLIN2108 Intermediate Phonetics and Phonology A). It builds on the foundations laid by PLIN1101 Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology A and PLIN1102 Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology B (or equivalent first-level courses). It discusses fundamental theoretical and empirical questions arising from the scientific study of languages' sound systems. It provides participants with hands-on experience of analysing phonetic and phonological data.
PLIN0066Intermediate Phonetics and Phonology BUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe module forms the second half of an intermediate-level curriculum in language sound structure (the first half being formed by PLIN2108 Intermediate Phonetics and Phonology A). It builds on the foundations laid by PLIN1101 Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology A and PLIN1102 Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology B (or equivalent first-level courses). It discusses fundamental theoretical and empirical questions arising from the scientific study of languages' sound systems. It provides participants with hands-on experience of analysing phonetic and phonological data.
PLIN0010Intermediate PragmaticsUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module explores the nature of human communication and the relation between the linguistic encoding of meaning and the (much more extensive) speaker meaning communicated in context. Some recent theories of communication and utterance comprehension are introduced.
PLIN0010Intermediate PragmaticsPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module explores the nature of human communication and the relation between the linguistic encoding of meaning and the (much more extensive) speaker meaning communicated in context. Some recent theories of communication and utterance comprehension are introduced.
PSYC0127Interpersonal Psychotherapy for AdolescentsPG60Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
EARI0010Introduction to Amplification and Aural RehabilitationPG15Ear Institute
ANAT0001Introduction to Anatomy and DevelopmentUG15Division of BiosciencesANAT1003 is an introductory module in human anatomy and developmental biology (embryology). The module will cover topographical anatomy and development of the nervous system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, digestive system, musculoskeletal system, urogenital system, head and face, and limbs. It will also provide an understanding of the basic principles of embryonic development and the formation of the major organs. The module will be taught by lectures and a series of seminars covering more specialised topics. An visit to the UCL Anatomy Laboratory (Dissecting Room) is included in the module, but is not compulsory.
PSYC0043Introduction to CBT in ContextPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module has two components, namely learning about the basic theory and knowledge of CBT and developing therapy skills. For theory and knowledge, this module will cover a basic introduction to cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), and its applications with children and young people. It will also provide an introduction to the basic framework of CBT which involves the relationship of thoughts, feelings and behaviour. For skills development, the module will focus on introducing the CBT competency framework, clarifying ethical aspects of practice and will introduce the core practice of formulation.
CELL0008Introduction to Cell BiologyUG15Division of BiosciencesStructure and function of biological membranes, membrane trafficking, protein targeting, eukaryotic cytoskeleton, cell motility, intracellular transport (motor proteins), mitosis and the cell cycle, multi-cellularity and cell signaling, cell death, cancer, signaling through ion channels, electrical signaling, signaling through receptors, histology and primary tissue types, muscle and blood vessels, the gastrointestinal tract, introduction to viruses, how viruses replicate, viruses and disease, control and prevention of viral infections. Lectures will be the main method of delivering module content. These will be supported by Moodle, with lecture slides provided before the lectures. There will also be both a wet-lab and an online practical. Detailed feedback will be taken at the end of term and fed back into the module delivery and design.
PLIN0008Introduction to Children's Language DevelopmentUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesAfter introducing language acquisition as a theoretical issue, the course will concentrate on empirical evidence of the nature and effects of input to children, and the nature of children\'s language production and comprehension at different stages, including discussion of the processes by which language is acquired.
PLIN0008Introduction to Children's Language DevelopmentPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesAfter introducing language acquisition as a theoretical issue, the course will concentrate on empirical evidence of the nature and effects of input to children, and the nature of children\'s language production and comprehension at different stages, including discussion of the processes by which language is acquired.
PSYC0084Introduction to Cognitive SciencePG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe course introduces basic issues in the philosophy of mind that are relevant to research in psychology. Topics will include: Causation; Dualism, Functionalism, Identity Theories; Computational Models of the Mind; Mental Causation; Theories of Consciousness and Free will.
PALS0032Introduction to DeafhoodUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe module introduces students to the new concept of Deafhood and the other key concepts which form part of Deafhood praxis ; the medical, social and culturo-linguistic models of deafness, Deaf epistemologies and ontologies, post-colonialism, and subalternism, and the lay persons concept, situating these within an introduction to Western Deaf history as viewed through a Deafhood lens. Module will be taught face to face in British Sign Language via BSL/English interpretation for non-signing students. Each session will consist of lecture and discussion. Session notes will be available online.
PALS0032Introduction to DeafhoodPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe module introduces students to the new concept of Deafhood and the other key concepts which form part of Deafhood praxis ; the medical, social and culturo-linguistic models of deafness, Deaf epistemologies and ontologies, post-colonialism, and subalternism, and the lay persons concept, situating these within an introduction to Western Deaf history as viewed through a Deafhood lens. Module will be taught face to face in British Sign Language via BSL/English interpretation for non-signing students. Each session will consist of lecture and discussion. Session notes will be available online.
PSYC0047Introduction to Disorder Specific ApproachesPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module has two components in relation to disorder specific approaches in CBT with children, young people and families, namely learning about the basic theory and knowledge and developing therapy skills. It will also consider research and practice in relation to outcomes. It will give an overview on disorder specific practice with this population, and specifically focus on interventions with anxiety, anger and aggression, and aim to develop CBT skills with these presenting difficulties.
PALS0031Introduction to Event-Related Potential TechniquesPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe module will provide a practical introduction to the event-related potential (ERP) technique. The lectures cover basic aspects of the event-related potential technique to investigate sensory, motor and cognitive processes with respect to theoretical and methodological issues in designing, recording, analysing and interpreting EEG data. Advanced techniques on pre-processing and analysis of EEG data will also be introduced. The module is mainly aimed at but not restricted to students studying MSc Language Sciences and MRES Speech Language and Cognition. The module consists of 10 one-hour lectures typically followed by a two-hour workshop focussing on practical exercises on the lecture topics.
BIOL0007Introduction to Field EcologyUG15Division of Biosciences
PLIN0004Introduction To Generative GrammarUG30Division of Psychology and Language Sciences We ask what sort of knowledge must be attributed to someone who "knows a language" and begin to answer that question by developing some of the essential building blocks of natural language grammars.
PLIN0003Introduction To Generative Grammar AUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course is an introduction to the formal study of the syntax of natural language. It introduces students to some of the basic descriptive problems and theoretical tools of modern syntactic theory</br> It introduces students to the broad questions driving research in generative syntax. It familiarizes students with the scientific process.
PLIN0064Introduction To Generative Grammar BUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course complements PLIN0003. It introduces students to several properties of "mental grammar" (the system of rules that determines a speaker/hearer's language).
BIOL0003Introduction to GeneticsUG15Division of BiosciencesAn introduction to the genetics of a variety of creatures from peas to humans. Mendelism, linkage, genetic ratios, linkage maps, chromosomes, mitochondrial inheritance, mutation, quantitative genetics, family structure, evolutionary genetics and natural selection.
BIOL0010Introduction to Human GeneticsUG15Division of BiosciencesThis module introduces the subject of human genetics, to enable students to appreciate the implications of genetic research for society and also to provide a basis for more advanced studies. The unifying topic of this course is how genes and their interactions, either with other genes or with the environment, make us what we are. When these interactions break down genetic disease may result, and it is often through these genetic mistakes that we are able to work out what happens in the normal situation. First comes a reminder that Mendelian rules of inheritance can be applied to human families but that this is not always straightforward to interpret. Not all traits are inherited in a simple Mendelian fashion and the methods by which quantitative and multifactorial traits are studied are introduced. These methods are followed by a section on molecular genetics which continues into genetic mapping techniques which culminated in the multi billion dollar human genome project. Within this section we examine some of the better known human genetic diseases which are interesting both for their own sake but also as examples of the results obtained using the molecular methods discussed earlier. One week is spent considering chromosomes. The human genome project has now moved on from the study of human DNA sequence to the study of variation between individuals and populations. The existence of genetic variation, polymorphism, has been known for many years and we look at this both from a historical perspective as well as considering how this is of interest to medicine and to the pharmaceutical industry. The fourth week of the course considers the nature and origin of genetic variation and gives a historical outline of the human genome project. In the fifth week we consider cancer, the biggest problem of genetic disease and finally we look at the study of human populations.
BIOS0005Introduction to Human SciencesUG15Division of BiosciencesAn introductory module in human sciences that will provide an understanding of the basic principles of biosciences as applied to humans. Topics will include biochemistry, cell biology, evolutionary biology, genetics, health and diseases, and molecular biology.
PLIN0006Introduction to LanguageUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course is an introductory survey of linguistics, focusing on natural language phenomena, and the methods and findings of linguists seeking to understand them. We will address the following subdomains of linguistics during the course: Phonetics (physical properties of language forms, e.g. sounds), Phonology (the psychological representation of language forms), Morphology (how language forms combine to form words), Syntax (how words combine to form phrases and sentences), Semantics (the meanings of words, phrases, and sentences), Pragmatics (how sentences are used in context), Language Acquisition (how languages are learned by children and adults), Sociolinguistics (how language is affected by social context) and Language and the Brain (how language is processed in the brain and language disorders).
BIOC0004Introduction to MicrobiologyUG15Division of Biosciences
NEUR0004Introduction to NeuroscienceUG15Division of BiosciencesThis seminar-based 0.5 CU module is mandatory for Year 1 students on the BSc and MSci Neuroscience degree programmes and is not available to other students. The size of the group allows much of the teaching to be informal and interactive. Background reading, oral presentation and the submission of written work are major and important components. Regular participation in seminars and the making of an oral presentation to the group are module requirements, and the written work also forms part of the assessment scheme.
PSYC0104Introduction to Neuroscience MethodsPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module is the first course in your Neuroscience series and presents an introduction to a range of methods for studying the brain and cognitive and affective processing, including: structural and functional MRI, brain connectivity, animal models, EEG and neuroendocrine assessments.
PLIN0061Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology AUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesAn introductory course in phonetics, including lab work, transcription and aural/oral practice.
PLIN0062Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology BUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesA continuation of PLIN1101. The course introduces the concept of phonemic transcription and discusses the features of connected speech in English. Feature representations of segments are introduced and the concept of formal phonological rules and underlying representations are discussed. An introduction to acoustics and speech perception.
PSYC0005Introduction To Psychological ExperimentationUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesDescription: In this course students are introduced to the various experimental methods used in the different disciplines of Psychology. In each session, students participate in experiments and then the experimental design and procedure are discussed and the data collected. The analysed data are then provided to the students in a report-back session. Students are required to write 6 laboratory reports and these form the basis for the assessment.
PSYC0039Introduction to PsychologyUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesAlthough this module is designed as an introduction for students in the Biological Sciences, it also forms a general introduction to psychology for all students seeking an elective module in psychology. The module consists of a selection of key topics in psychology, with emphasis on biological aspects of psychology and on cognitive psychology. The module also includes an introduction to psychological experiments. By the end of the module students should know what kinds of topics are addressed in psychology, have basic knowledge of several key areas in psychology and have an idea how psychological research is conducted. Topics covered may include: Motivation, Emotion, Hunger, Pain, Stress, Sleep, Action, Love and Attachment, Decision Making, Memory, Cognition, Attention and Perception, Learning, Intelligence, Mental Illness
PALS0010Introduction to Research MethodsUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesStudents learn the principles of research methodology in addition to basic descriptive and inferential statistics (bivariate correlation, simple linear regression, t-tests and their nonparametric versions). The use of a statistical computing programme, SPSS, is introduced at the outset of the Term. There are no prerequisites for this course. The mathematical content of this course is minimal and we use computers for all but the simplest calculations.
PLIN0001Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics AUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course is an introduction to the study of meaning in natural language and to some basic logical concepts and their application in semantics and pragmatics.
PLIN0011Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics BUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course is an introduction to the study of pragmatics. It covers the nature of communication, the relation between language and communication, and some recent approaches to the study of communication.
PSYC0038Introduction to Social and Business PsychologyUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe aim of this course is to give non-psychology students an understanding of the issues, theories and methods on business psychology. The history, philosophy and methodology of this particular branch of psychology will be discussed, as well as how business psychology is applied in organisations.
PALS0009Introduction to Speech ScienceUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module will introduce the concepts, methods and terminology essential to the scientific study of spoken language. It will cover the phonetic description of speech production, the quantitative analysis of speech sounds, and sources of variation and variety in speech. Topic will include: • Introduction to the structure & function of the larynx and vocal tract • Introduction to concepts and terminology of articulatory phonetics • Introduction to the phonology of English words and sentences • Audio recording of speech • Acoustic analysis of speech signals • Variation and variety of speech sounds
PALS0027Introduction to Speech SciencesPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module provides an introduction to the acoustics of speech production, acoustical analysis of speech, speech perception, and experimental techniques to examine speech perception. The course is taught by a one-hour lecture each week, followed by a 1.5 hour laboratory (7 weeks) or tutorial session (3 weeks).
PSYC0006Introduction to Statistical Methods in PsychologyUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe aims of this course are to give students a grounding in a variety of descriptive and inferential statistical methods commonly used in Psychology. The course also provides a foundation for the more advanced 2204 course, and gives students the necessary statistical knowledge required for the 1103 laboratory course. Students are also introduced to computer-based statistical analysis (Minitab). The topics covered in the course are: Basic Statistical Concepts; Scales of Measurement; Research Designs; Frequency Distributions, Bar Charts and Scattergrams; Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion; Parameter Estimation; Linear Transformations and Standard Scores, The Normal Distribution and Z Scores; Probability; Contingency Tables; The Binomial Distribution; Hypothesis Testing; t-Tests; Analysis of Variance; Simple Linear Regression; Correlation; Chi-square.
PSYC0223Introduction to Statistics in PsychologyPG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PALS0001Introduction to the Brain and Imaging the BrainPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe module will introduce students to the central nervous system withparticular emphasis being placed on brain structures known to be involved in language processing. Following that, focus will be given to he different imaging technologies currently in use (MRI, fMRI, EEG, MEG, TES and TMS) as well as the classic Lesion Method. Research designs applied to all these methods will be discussed. Discussion of each method will include their strengths and weaknesses; underlying principles; and interpretation of any brain images derived from their use. The module will be taught by researchers who are experts in their field. A weekly two-hour lecture will be given by different lecturers. Prior to each lecture, lecture notes will be uploaded on moodle. Readings for each week’s lecture are available from the reading list and should be read prior to lecture. A review session will be arranged prior to the exam.
PALS0026Introductory British Sign LanguagePG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PHOL0002Introductory Mammalian PhysiologyUG15Division of BiosciencesA half course unit introductory module in systems Physiology.
PHAR0007Introductory PharmacologyUG15Division of BiosciencesTo provide students with a knowledge of the actions and uses of a range of important drugs with an emphasis on the mechanisms of action.
PHAY0028Investigative PharmacologyPG30School of Pharmacy
PLIN0018Issues in PragmaticsUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe course addresses current debates within the field of pragmatics from the interdisciplinary perspective of cognitive science, linguistics and the philosophy of language. The specific topics may vary from year to year, but will fall within the following areas: the linguistic underdeterminacy of speaker meaning, the semantics/ pragmatics interface, pragmatic processes contributing to truth-conditional content, minimalist versus contextualist semantics, the role of context and the role of speaker intentions, similarities and differences in the aims of semantic theories and communication theories, relevance theory, lexical pragmatics and the nature of word meaning, the role of pragmatics in the interpretation of specific kinds of texts (e.g. legal texts, literary texts).
PLIN0018Issues in PragmaticsPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe course addresses current debates within the field of pragmatics from the interdisciplinary perspective of cognitive science, linguistics and the philosophy of language. The specific topics may vary from year to year, but will fall within the following areas: the linguistic underdeterminacy of speaker meaning, the semantics/ pragmatics interface, pragmatic processes contributing to truth-conditional content, minimalist versus contextualist semantics, the role of context and the role of speaker intentions, similarities and differences in the aims of semantic theories and communication theories, relevance theory, lexical pragmatics and the nature of word meaning, the role of pragmatics in the interpretation of specific kinds of texts (e.g. legal texts, literary texts).
PSYC0086Judgment and Decision-MakingPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module will introduce normative and descriptive models of judgments and choice. Formal models will include the axioms of probability, Bayesian networks, decision theory and game theory. The classic violations of these normative models will be critically discussed, in particular probability biases and choice anomalies. Current psychological models of judgment and choice will be presented, including heuristics and biases; prospect theory; sampling approaches; and the role of emotion in decision making. These will be evaluated and linked with more general principles of cognition.
PSYC0087Knowledge, Learning and InferencePG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module introduces the range of computational formalism and methods that are currently used in the cognitive sciences. These will include Bayesian methods, symbolic approaches from artificial intelligence, machine learning techniques, and neural networks. The course will also show how these techniques can be applied to explain specific cognitive phenomena, by describing a range of current computational models. Students will also have the opportunity to develop their own simple computational models of cognitive processes.
PALS0021Laboratory Methods in Phonetics and Speech ScienceUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesAn introduction to the methodology of Experimental Phonetics and its application to contemporary issues in Phonetics.
PALS0021Laboratory Methods in Phonetics and Speech SciencePG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesAn introduction to the methodology of Experimental Phonetics and its application to contemporary issues in Phonetics.
PSYC0004Language and CognitionUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module explores how the human mind and brain is able to understand and produce language in order to communicate. In addition to looking at the language abilities of healthy adults, we also look at language processing of users of different languages and within patients with language deficits and at the theories that have been developed to explain these remarkable abilities. We explore how these linguistic abilities relate to our other cognitive abilities, including cognition, perception, action and social interaction, as well as how they relate to other modes of communication such as gesture.
PLIN0043Language EvolutionUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course will review the main issues on how and why language and human communication evolved. Investigations on this topic are highly interdisciplinary and the basics of several relevant areas will be presented: e.g., evolutionary biology, animal communication and cognition, the acquisition of language and development of social cognition in children, computational models and experimental studies of language evolution. Current theories on the evolution and origins of the human language faculty will be critically examined. Since the topic is speculative, the course will also address methodological questions about the kind of evidence needed to support specific theories of language evolution and how they can be gained.
PLIN0043Language EvolutionPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course will review the main issues on how and why language and human communication evolved. Investigations on this topic are highly interdisciplinary and the basics of several relevant areas will be presented: e.g., evolutionary biology, animal communication and cognition, the acquisition of language and development of social cognition in children, computational models and experimental studies of language evolution. Current theories on the evolution and origins of the human language faculty will be critically examined. Since the topic is speculative, the course will also address methodological questions about the kind of evidence needed to support specific theories of language evolution and how they can be gained.
PSYC0033Language in ContextUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesLanguage has typically been studied as a set of isolated units (like phonemes) and levels of linguistic analysis (like syntax), divorced from the ecological settings in which it is used. In contrast, this module examines language from a usage perspective, as a cognitive and social process embedded in a multimodal world. Topics include face­to­face communication, “nonverbal” behaviour (like the impact of co­speech gestures and posture), social aspects of language use, and the relationship between language processing and other aspects of cognition, perception and action. These topics are considered from all levels of analysis, but with an emphasis on cognitive, social and neuroscientific approaches to the question of how communication is achieved, how it breaks down in disorders of language, and how it relates to other aspects of human cognition. This module will not be a series of lectures; instead we will be exploring these issues by reading primary research articles and active, student-led and instructor-moderated discussion.
EARI0004Lateral Skull Base and Facial NervePG15Ear Institute
PHAY0027Leadership, Healthcare and Pharmacy InnovationPG30School of Pharmacy
CLNE0006Library Project: Clinical NeurosciencePG30Institute of NeurologyStudents to complete a systematic, in-depth review of the literature on a given topic in the field of Clinical Neuroscience.
ANIM0001Library Project: MSc Advanced NeuroimagingPG30Institute of NeurologyThis module includes taught Research Methods sessions (5 credits) during which students will learn practical skills essential for undertaking independent research. Some of the 15 sessions will be taught, while during most students will present and discuss current journal articles relating to Neuroimaging. The Library Project itself constitutes the remainder of this module (25 credits) and is largely self directed. It is carried out in the Autumn term (and Term 2 for Part Time students). It will provide students with the opportunity to study in depth topical aspects of Advanced Neuroimaging, making use of the extensive library, information and computer database facilities available at the Institute of Neurology and at UCL. A thesis (5,000 words) will be submitted for assessment at the end of the first term.
CLNE0008Library Project: MSc Brain and Mind SciencesPG30Institute of Neurology
BIOL0004Life on EarthUG15Division of BiosciencesThe module will begin by discussing the evidence for the emergence of life, the origins of the solar system and the conditions under which life emerged and the origin of eukaryotic cells. The theory behind reconstructing trees of evolutionary relatedness will be introduced and patterns of relatedness in the living world discussed, ranging from familiar creatures to new and bizarre forms being discovered in the depths of the oceans and under the earth’s surface. All 5 kingdoms of life will be covered with a particular focus on the evolution of plants and their importance to global biodiversity and on the many groups of invertebrates and vertebrates including ourselves.
BIOS0019Life Sciences FoundationUG15Division of BiosciencesA) Molecular Biology and Protein structure/function (6 lectures) B) Biomedical and Neurosciences (6 lectures) C) Genetics, Evolution and Environment (4 lectures) D) Group Project: Presenting life sciences to interdisciplinary audiences Each group will select an interdisciplinary topic (e.g. thermodynamics of life; chemistry and biological role of catalysis; pharmacology of cholera treatment in disaster zones) and present it to peers.
SLAN0006Linguistic and Psychological PerspectivesPG30Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module addresses knowledge and skills relating to linguistics and typical and atypical language and psychological development. It equips students to carry out analyses of language data with an eye to data from children and adults with language impairments. It links closely with other modules in year A, particularly SLANG102: Management of Communication Disorders 1: Language and Cognition (Developmental), SLANG103: Management of Communication Disorders 2: Speech and Hearing and SLANG202: Management of Communication Disorders 3 Language and Cognition (Acquired) in year B. This module is relevant to the Health and Care Professions Council ‘Standards of Proficiency’ for speech and language therapists relating to knowledge and understanding of psychology and linguistics, and the skills required for the application of this knowledge in clinical practice.
PLIN0031Linguistics and Language TeachingUG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PLIN0036Linguistics of Sign LanguageUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course introduces students to the linguistic study of signed languages, including sign language phonology, morphology, syntax and sociolinguistic variation. The module will begin by introducing the notion of language modality and why it is important for linguists to study signed languages. The bulk of the module will focus within the core areas of linguistics: phonology, morphology, lexicon, syntax, semantics/pragmatics, and discourse. Other areas covered will include language modality and sociolinguistic variation and language contact. The module will end by considering the implications of sign languages for language universals.
PLIN0036Linguistics of Sign LanguagePG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course introduces students to the linguistic study of signed languages, including sign language phonology, morphology, syntax and sociolinguistic variation. The module will begin by introducing the notion of language modality and why it is important for linguists to study signed languages. The bulk of the module will focus within the core areas of linguistics: phonology, morphology, lexicon, syntax, semantics/pragmatics, and discourse. Other areas covered will include language modality and sociolinguistic variation and language contact. The module will end by considering the implications of sign languages for language universals.
BIOS0008Literature Project for Natural Sciences BSc/MSci ProgrammeUG15Division of Biosciences
EARI0017Living with Hearing LossPG15Ear Institute
PLIN0025Long Essay/ProjectUG30Division of Psychology and Language SciencesArticle-length essay or project report on a linguistic topic.
PSYC0227Machine Learning for Behavioural Analytics: Predicting Human BehaviourUG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0227Machine Learning for Behavioural Analytics: Predicting Human BehaviourPG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0159Main ProjectPG60Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0168Major Schools of PsychoanalysisPG30Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module traces the development of psychoanalysis in France and Britain since Freud's death. It provides coverage of the work of Melanie Klein and Wilfred Bion, Anna Freud, DW Winnicott, and Jacques Lacan.
PHAY0004Making Safe and Effective MedicinesUG30School of Pharmacy
PHOL0001Mammalian PhysiologyUG30Division of BiosciencesThe subject is covered broadly in a set of 43 lectures. The introductory lectures on cell physiology deal with the movement of solute across cell membranes, membrane and action potentials and the special properties of excitable tissues. The principle organ systems are then covered conventionally: circulation, respiration, the gastro-intestinal tract, the nervous system, endocrines and the kidney. A set of practicals and self-instructional sessions with practical elements running on most Thursday afternoons.
PHAY0048Management and LeadershipPG15School of Pharmacy
SLAN0004Management of Communication Disorders 1: Language and Cognition (Developmental)PG30Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module covers the range of developmental language and communication impairments and their consequences; methods of speech and language therapy assessment and intervention; and models of delivery of speech and language therapy, particularly the importance of working with others. Alongside theoretical background and current research, practical and clinical aspects are considered and there are particularly close links with SLANG101 (Professional and Clinical Studies), SLANG105 (Linguistic and Psychological Perspectives on Development) and SLANG103 (Management of Communication Disorders 2: Speech and Hearing). This module also links with a number of Year B modules including SLANG202: Management of Communication Disorders 3: Language and Cognition (acquired) and SLANG203: MCD 4: Speech, Swallowing and Voice. This module is relevant to the Health and Care Professions Council ‘Standards of Proficiency’ for speech and language therapists relating to the management of clients with developmental language and communication impairments.
SLAN0005Management of Communication Disorders 2: Speech and HearingPG30Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module addresses knowledge and skills relating to: 1. the scientific bases of speech perception and production, hearing, and audiology and 2. the speech and language therapy management of children with developmental impairments of speech production and children with hearing impairment. The module links closely with all other Year A modules and with modules SLANG202: Management of Communication Disorders 3: Language and Cognition (Acquired) and SLANG204: Brain, Mind and Health in Year B of the programme.
SLAN0009Management of Communication Disorders 3: Language and Cognition (Acquired)PG30Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module addresses knowledge and skills relating to acquired language and cognitive communication disorders in both adults and children. It develops students’ understanding of the theoretical and therapeutic principles and processes of assessing, providing therapy and managing people with these disorders. Practical and clinical aspects are considered, including the importance of client-centred working and working with others. The module builds upon knowledge and skills developed in the first year of the MSc SLS, and its content is designed to be integrated with knowledge and skills developed throughout the second year, notably SLANG201: Professional Studies 2, SLANG203: Management of Communication Disorders 4 (Speech, Swallowing & Voice) and SLANG204: Brain, Mind & Health. This module is relevant to the Health and Care Professions Council ‘Standards of Proficiency’ for speech and language therapists relating to the management of clients with acquired language and communication impairments.
SLAN0010Management of Communication Disorders 4: Speech, Swallowing and VoicePG30Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module addresses applied knowledge in the description, assessment, treatment and management of disorders of motor speech, swallowing and voice. Delivered in year B, the module spans terms 1 and 2. The module begins with an introduction to the three core topics: motor speech, swallowing and voice. Foundation knowledge relating to anatomy/physiology and neurology is also provided. Learning topics in term 1 include the aetiology, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of neuromuscular and structural speech and swallowing disorders across the lifespan. Term 2 focuses on voice, structural abnormalities and complex case management. Face-to-face learning takes place through lectures and workshops. Learning for each lecture is supported by online resources and consolidation activities requiring the application of knowledge to clinical case scenarios. This module has links with a number of modules including: Brain and Behaviour, Management of Communication Disorders 2: Speech & Hearing, Management of Communication Disorders 3: Language and Cognition (acquired), Phonetics & Phonology, and Professional Studies 1 & 2.
BRNF0014Measurement in Mental Health ResearchPG15Faculty of Brain Sciences
CELL0001Mechanisms of DevelopmentUG15Division of BiosciencesThis module will consider the cellular and molecular events which underlie animal development and cell differentiation, drawing on examples of a range of vertebrate and invertebrate organisms. Topics to be covered include maternal, gap and pair-rule genes, imaginal disks and signalling pathways, gastrulation, hindbrain and PNS patterning, limb development and regeneration, neural induction and aspects of development in the human adult.
CELL0001Mechanisms of DevelopmentPG15Division of BiosciencesThis module will consider the cellular and molecular events which underlie animal development and cell differentiation, drawing on examples of a range of vertebrate and invertebrate organisms. Topics to be covered include maternal, gap and pair-rule genes, imaginal disks and signalling pathways, gastrulation, hindbrain and PNS patterning, limb development and regeneration, neural induction and aspects of development in the human adult.
CELL0002Mechanisms of Development (Extended)UG30Division of BiosciencesThis module will consider the cellular and molecular events which underlie animal development and cell differentiation, drawing on examples of a range of vertebrate and invertebrate organisms. Topics to be covered include maternal, gap and pair-rule genes, imaginal disks and signalling pathways, gastrulation, hindbrain and PNS patterning, limb development and regeneration, neural induction and aspects of development in the human adult.
BIOC0014Mechanisms of Molecular MachinesUG15Division of BiosciencesNew! This course has undergone a radical restructuring and now encompasses some of the most recent scientific discoveries and technical innovations. Twelve SMB lecturers teach their own research highlights on this course and in addition we have recruited four leading experts (from Birkbeck College, the National Institute for Medical Research and UCL Chemistry) to give guest seminars. Biochemistry 3003 takes the student on a journey that follows the flow of information in the cell, starting with nucleic acid synthesis and its regulation (replication, transcription, DNA repair and recombination, regulation by small noncoding RNAs), continuing with protein synthesis (translation) and ending with protein folding (chaperoning). The course aims to provide an in-depth understanding of protein structure and function. A number of structural, biochemical and biophysical methods are embedded in the course allowing the students to familiarise themselves with technologies including protein crystallography, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), electron microscopy (EM), F�rster resonance energy transfer (FRET), isothermal calorimetry (ITC), UV photo cross linking and cleavage.
BIOC0014Mechanisms of Molecular MachinesPG15Division of BiosciencesNew! This course has undergone a radical restructuring and now encompasses some of the most recent scientific discoveries and technical innovations. Twelve SMB lecturers teach their own research highlights on this course and in addition we have recruited four leading experts (from Birkbeck College, the National Institute for Medical Research and UCL Chemistry) to give guest seminars. Biochemistry 3003 takes the student on a journey that follows the flow of information in the cell, starting with nucleic acid synthesis and its regulation (replication, transcription, DNA repair and recombination, regulation by small noncoding RNAs), continuing with protein synthesis (translation) and ending with protein folding (chaperoning). The course aims to provide an in-depth understanding of protein structure and function. A number of structural, biochemical and biophysical methods are embedded in the course allowing the students to familiarise themselves with technologies including protein crystallography, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), electron microscopy (EM), F�rster resonance energy transfer (FRET), isothermal calorimetry (ITC), UV photo cross linking and cleavage.
EARI0003Medical and Surgical Treatment of Hearing and Balance DisordersPG15Ear Institute
PHAY0014Medicinal Natural ProductsPG30School of Pharmacy
PHAY0006Medicines from the Bench to the ClinicUG30School of Pharmacy
PHAY0009Medicines Management for Pharmacy TechniciansUG45School of Pharmacy
PALS0008MemoryUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe module provides an introduction to key concepts and debates in memory research, including models of working memory and processes involved in the encoding, storage and retrieval of memories. While the main focus is on normal memory processes, there is also some coverage of memory disorders.
PSYC0009Memory and DecisionUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course aims to provide honours-level coverage of a core area of psychology, building on the introductory overview provided by 1107, and giving the background for students to undertake specialist third year options in this area. Specifically it aims to introduce normative and descriptive theories of various different types of decision making, and to enable students to understand basic processes of memory encoding, organisation and retrieval. The inter-dependence between decision making and memory will be highlighted by covering memory-based processes in decision-making (e.g. direct retrieval of previously effective decision strategies, the availability heuristic) and decision processes in memory (e.g. confidence assessments). Specific topics include: Expected utility theory and its variants; decision analysis; heuristics and biases; ecological (Brunswikian) approaches to decision making; cooperative group decision making; game theory and its applications; risk-taking behaviour, fairness; trust. Definitions of memory; formation, consolidation and disruption of the memory trace; distinction between semantic and episodic memory; autobiographical memory; remembering in everyday life; feelings of knowing, metamemory and confidence in retrieval; individual differences in memory and the study of mnemonics and mnemonists; memory in a social context; case studies of effects of brain damage (e.g. amnesia).
PSBS0007Mental Health Care: Evaluation and PolicyPG15Division of Psychiatry
PSBS0012Mental Health in a Social and Global ContextPG15Division of Psychiatry
NEUR0009Metabolic NeuroscienceUG15Division of BiosciencesThe lectures in this module cover metabolic neuroscience research at an advanced level. They provide a thorough understanding of the physiology of metabolic regulation based on current ongoing research in this area. The lectures cover metabolic disease and discuss current and novel treatment strategies. Finally, emphasis is placed on the key technical approaches applied in metabolic neuroscience and their critical evaluation, as addressed in the journal club. The in-course assessment and associated guidance is aimed at honing both verbal and written presentation skills within the subject area. The content of the course is delivered through 22 lectures given by research-active experts in the respective areas. This will be supplemented by a series of Journal clubs and Seminars where each student will be taking the lead in turn. These presentations will form part of the in course assessment together with the preparation of a 'News and Views' style review article selected from a variety of topics.
NEUR0009Metabolic NeurosciencePG15Division of BiosciencesThe lectures in this module cover metabolic neuroscience research at an advanced level. They provide a thorough understanding of the physiology of metabolic regulation based on current ongoing research in this area. The lectures cover metabolic disease and discuss current and novel treatment strategies. Finally, emphasis is placed on the key technical approaches applied in metabolic neuroscience and their critical evaluation, as addressed in the journal club. The in-course assessment and associated guidance is aimed at honing both verbal and written presentation skills within the subject area. The content of the course is delivered through 22 lectures given by research-active experts in the respective areas. This will be supplemented by a series of Journal clubs and Seminars where each student will be taking the lead in turn. These presentations will form part of the in course assessment together with the preparation of a 'News and Views' style review article selected from a variety of topics.
BIOC0010Metabolism and Its RegulationUG15Division of BiosciencesThe aims of this course are to provide an understanding of metabolic processes in eukaryotes and prokaryotes. The course will cover areas such as strategies for cellular regulation, fed and fasting state metabolism, exercise metabolism, fat metabolism, electron transport and ATP synthesis, photosynthesis, copper/iron/zinc homoestasis in health and disease, prokaryotic metabolism of inorganic compounds (such as iron, sulphur and arsenic) and how they are controlled.
BIOC0031Metagenomics and Molecular Medicine: Investigative ProjectUG45Division of Biosciences
PSYC0068Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience I: Lesion ApproachesPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module teaches students how lesion approaches can be used to advance the field of cognitive neuroscience. A series of case demonstrations will be given, each of a patient with a circumscribed brain lesion and associated functional deficit. Theoretical issues surrounding neuropsychological data, and how to use magnetic resonance imaging to characterize structural and functional aspects of brain lesions, will be discussed. The module also considers 'virtual lesions', brought about by transcranial magnetic and direct current stimulation. Practical, theoretical, and methodological aspects of this technique will be explored. Lesion techniques in humans will be discussed alongside work using animal models.
PSYC0064Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience II: NeuroimagingPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module focuses on modern techniques for imaging the human brain. Students will be taught key principles of a range of neuroimaging techniques, notably magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and electroencephalography (EEG). The module focuses on conceptual and methodological issues surrounding these techniques, allowing you to understand the advantages and disadvantages of using each to pursue questions in the field of cognitive neuroscience. The module is taught via a combination of lectures, in-class group work, and critical analyses and discussions. There may also be an opportunity to observe some of the techniques in action and to practice analysing neuroimaging data. The module is assessed with a written critical analysis of a published fMRI paper and a report on EEG.
BIOL0006Methods in Ecology and EvolutionUG15Division of BiosciencesThis module introduces students to the scope, basic concepts and methods of ecology/evolution. It shows them how the two disciplines intersect in terms of research questions and methodologies. Selected topics (e.g. speciation, molecular evolution and biological invasions) each drawn from current research in the department of GEE are discussed in more detail. Students use statistical methods covered in BIOL0001 “Quantitative Biology” to explore and analyse ecological and evolutionary datasets related to each topic. They learn how to write simple programs in R for performing their analyses and are introduced to bioinformatics.
CELL0015Mitochondrial Biology, Bioenergetics and Metabolism in Human DiseaseUG15Division of BiosciencesThis module will establish firm foundations for understanding core processes and pathways that dictate cellular energy balance, and explore their roles in health and in disease. It should provide solid foundations for progression into post graduate research either in Academia or Industry. The course will provide a basis for understanding essential aspects of mitochondrial bioenergetics and cell biology, including quality control pathways of autophagy, biogenesis, fission, fusion and trafficking. We will explore pathways of cell death in detail. The taught course will include a technical component to ensure that students understand how measurements are made and interpreted, including opportunities for hands on demonstrations of major technical approaches in metabolic studies.
CELL0015Mitochondrial Biology, Bioenergetics and Metabolism in Human DiseasePG15Division of BiosciencesThis module will establish firm foundations for understanding core processes and pathways that dictate cellular energy balance, and explore their roles in health and in disease. It should provide solid foundations for progression into post graduate research either in Academia or Industry. The course will provide a basis for understanding essential aspects of mitochondrial bioenergetics and cell biology, including quality control pathways of autophagy, biogenesis, fission, fusion and trafficking. We will explore pathways of cell death in detail. The taught course will include a technical component to ensure that students understand how measurements are made and interpreted, including opportunities for hands on demonstrations of major technical approaches in metabolic studies.
PHAY0029Modern Aspect of Drug DiscoveryPG30School of Pharmacy
ANAT0012Molecular Basis of Neuropsychiatric DisordersUG15Division of BiosciencesThe module is designed to provide students with a conceptual and detailed knowledge of the molecular basis of neuropsychiatric disease. Topics covered will inculde: depression, mania and anxiety, Alzheimer's and frontotemporal lobe dementias (FTLD), schizophrenia and psychosis, addiction reward and anhedonia, as well as autistic spectrum disorder and Rett syndrome. These subjects will be introduced through reference to contemporary research into the areas.
BIOC0005Molecular BiologyUG30Division of BiosciencesAn integrated course in molecular biology that includes lectures, tutorials, online DNA analysis exercises and an experimental research project, which introduces students to DNA cloning and DNA analyses. Research results are written-up in the format of a scientific paper. In addition to the lecture content, emphasis is placed on numerical skills and data analyses. The module begins with lectures on nucleic acids, their structure and properties and how these are used in research techniques. Plasmids and bacteriophage lambda, whose DNA will be manipulated in the laboratory research project, are covered. Lectures also include bacterial transformation and conjugation. A series of lectures on ‘understanding the human genome’ describe technology e.g. dideoxy and new generation sequencing technologies and features of the genome e.g. genes and gene families, pseudogenes, LINES and SINES and an introduction to our microbiomes, to databases and sequencing projects. Other topics discussed are DNA replication, including the telomerase machinery used to prevent chromosome shortening in eukaryotic organisms. DNA proof-reading and repair mechanisms used during and post-replication are discussed. Protein synthesis and how proteins are targeted to their correct cellular location are covered in five lectures. Building on the biological knowledge and experimental expertise students gain as they progress through the module, lectures are included on how DNA cloning enables us to produce RNA, investigate protein targeting and how cloned DNA is used to express proteins and create mutant proteins. Gene regulation in prokaryotic organisms includes regulation of the lac, trp, lux and ribosomal RNA operons and two-component systems. Eukaryotic molecular biology lectures discuss the contribution of lower eukaryotes; chromosomes; gene control in development, levels of control and gene regulation in higher organisms including hormone regulation of gene expression.
NEUR0006Molecular Biology for NeuroscientistsUG15Division of BiosciencesThis 0.5 CU module with a substantial practical component is mandatory for Year 2 students on the BSc and MSci Neuroscience degree programmes and is not available to other students. You will work for five days in consecutive week in the laboratory on a set of interconnected experiments (research project). These practical sessions are accompanied by lectures and workshops.
BIOC0026Molecular Biosciences MSci Research TechniquesUG15Division of BiosciencesA post doc led tutorial series on cutting edge techniques in biochemistry and molecular biology will be coupled with journal club style sessions to explore the subject in more detail. Assessment of student performance is via a 1500-word ‘news and views’ type report on the content of one of the external seminars and via a 2000-word review of a biochemistry/structural biology/molecular biology technique and its contribution/potential contribution to the field.
BIOL0033Molecular EvolutionUG15Division of BiosciencesBy comparing genes and genomes across species, one can interpret Nature’s grand experiment over millions of years of evolution. By comparing genes and genomes across populations, one can study the same process over the last thousands of years. This information allows us to make key inferences about the past, including identifying genes and other loci that have evolved under the influence of natural selection. This information provides important insights not only on the adaptation of species, but also on the functional significance of each single genomic position.  
BIOC0020Molecular Mechanisms of Gene Expression and RegulationUG15Division of Biosciences
BIOC0020Molecular Mechanisms of Gene Expression and RegulationPG15Division of Biosciences
PHAR0011Molecular PharmacologyUG15Division of BiosciencesThe course deals with the quantitative principles that underlie the study of the action of drugs at receptors beginning with the physical chemical principles which underlie drug-receptor interactions. The molecular nature of receptors is considered in detail and a critcal and quantitative approach to the analysis and interpretation of pharmacological data is developed. This course provides core information for B.Sc. Pharmacology and M.Sci. Medical Chemistry students and supplements existing course unit options for final year students in related degree programmes in the Faculty of Life Sciences.
PHAR0011Molecular PharmacologyPG15Division of BiosciencesThe course deals with the quantitative principles that underlie the study of the action of drugs at receptors beginning with the physical chemical principles which underlie drug-receptor interactions. The molecular nature of receptors is considered in detail and a critcal and quantitative approach to the analysis and interpretation of pharmacological data is developed. This course provides core information for B.Sc. Pharmacology and M.Sci. Medical Chemistry students and supplements existing course unit options for final year students in related degree programmes in the Faculty of Life Sciences.
PLIN0039MorphologyUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe goal of morphology is to understand the constraints on well-formedness in words: what makes a possible word and how do affixes and roots combine, given constraints from the syntax, semantics, phonology, and the morphology proper. In this course we will first discuss the essential background information and then critically discuss case studies from a range of typologically diverse languages illustrating both inflection and derivation.
PLIN0039MorphologyPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe goal of morphology is to understand the constraints on well-formedness in words: what makes a possible word and how do affixes and roots combine, given constraints from the syntax, semantics, phonology, and the morphology proper. In this course we will first discuss the essential background information and then critically discuss case studies from a range of typologically diverse languages illustrating both inflection and derivation.
PLIN0040Morphology and the Architecture of the GrammarUG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
CLNE0020Motoneurons, Neuromuscular Junctions and Associated DiseasePG15Institute of NeurologyThis module gives an introduction to anatomy and development of motoneurons and neuromuscular junctions, the development of different motoneuron types leading to differences in their physiology and functional characteristics. The course also gives an overview of the most important diseases that affect either the neuromuscular junction or motor neurons and lead to diseases affecting the motor system as a whole, including motoneuron disease (MND), Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy (SBMA) and rare diseases of the neuromuscular junction, such as Myasthenia Gravis.
CLNE0004Motor Systems and DiseasePG15Institute of NeurologyThe module covers the following areas: (i) Motor Control, (ii) Basal Ganglia & Movement Disorders.
BIOS0013MRes Biodiversity Research Project IPG60Division of BiosciencesA research project designed for MRes students in the Biodiversity, Evolution & Conservation programme in the Department of Genetics, Evolution & Environment, Division of Biological Sciences programme in the Faculty of Life Sciences. A range of project titles will be offered within Biodiversity, Evolution & Conservation from UCL-GEE, the Natural History Museum, and the Zoological Society of London to complement the taught material in the programme. Under supervision, students will carry out original experimental, field, modeling and/or analytical work. They will then write a dissertation critically analysing and presenting their results. Students will also be expected to prepare and defend a poster presentation of their work.
BIOS0014MRes Biodiversity Research Project IIPG60Division of BiosciencesA research project designed for MRes students in the Biodiversity, Evolution & Conservation programme in the Department of Genetics, Evolution & Environment, Division of Biological Sciences programme in the Faculty of Life Sciences. A range of project titles will be offered within Biodiversity, Evolution & Conservation from UCL-GEE, the Natural History Museum, and the Zoological Society of London to complement the taught material in the programme. Under supervision, students will carry out original experimental, field, modeling and/or analytical work. They will then write a dissertation critically analysing and presenting their results. Students will also be expected to prepare and defend an oral presentation of their work.
BIOS0016MRes Biosciences Research ProjectPG120Division of BiosciencesThe research project forms the major part of the MRes Programme. Students are expected to start their project within a few weeks of the start of term 1 and to work continuously on it throughout the year with the exception of time taken for the four taught modules and any examinations. It is very important to choose your research project carefully and it has to have the approval of the Subject Stream Tutor with whom you should discuss options during the first 2 weeks
BIOS0011MRes Biosciences Research SeminarsPG15Division of BiosciencesIn order to acquire the skills to carry out research it is necessary to gain in depth theoretical knowledge and practical experience in a specialised topic. However, it is also important to gain an appreciation of the different fields within the biosciences and how crossing disciplines can provide further insight and illustrate the potential for collaborative or multidisciplinary research. An important aspect of successful collaboration is to be able to cross scientific boundaries by reviewing the literature and communicating a specialist topic in simple but accurate terms that can be understood by non-experts in the field. Assessment will be 100% coursework consisting of two assignments.
BIOS0010MRes Biosciences Research SkillsPG15Division of BiosciencesIn addition to academic learning and the acquisition of practical skills within the laboratory, training in scientific research requires a range of skills for data and reference management and the verbal, written and visual communication of science.
BRNF0003MRes Brain Sciences ProjectPG120Faculty of Brain Sciences
OPHT0029MSc Biology of Vision: Research and DissertationPG90Institute of Ophthalmology
BIOS0015MSc Biomedical Sciences Research ProjectPG60Division of BiosciencesNot applicable
OPHT0018MSc Clinical Ophthalmology: DissertationPG60Institute of Ophthalmology
GENE0014MSc Genetics of Human Disease Research ProjectPG90Division of BiosciencesThe research project will form the largest single part of the MSc programme. It is worth of 90 credits. Students will be allocated in Term 1 either a computer- or laboratory-based project supervised by one of the researcher at UCL. In Term 2 students start to do their project on a part-time basis and then after exams on a full time basis.
PSYC0103MSc HCI ProjectPG60Division of Psychology and Language SciencesEach MSc student undertakes a practical project under the general supervision of University staff. The subject is decided after consultation between the Teaching Director, the supervisor(s) and the student. The write-up of the project is in the form of a dissertation and counts as an important part of the MSc assessment. Projects may be based in UCLIC, any University Department, a research laboratory, or externally in industry. The problem investigated can be research or applications orientated. The presentation of the project is always in the form of an academic dissertation (about 12000 words), whether the investigation is laboratory-orientated or applications-orientated. The student is expected to bring in a good balance of the subjects covered by the course, taking an interdisciplinary approach to the problem and backing the practical side of the project with a full relevant literature review. A few students may be supervised by academics in other departments, most commonly Computer Science.
BRNF0013MSc in Psychiatric Research: DissertationPG60Faculty of Brain Sciences
ANAT0017MSc Neuroscience: Journal ClubPG30Division of BiosciencesThe module aims to help students to read and understand research papers effectively and critically. Introductory lectures will be provided that cover the basic areas of the field to be discussed during the journal club. All students will be provided with either one or two journal papers a week in advance of the journal club, and each week two students will give an introductory presentation on the paper(s). The papers will be either relevant to the topic which is being taught that week, or will be very recent papers covering the most recent advances in neuroscience research.
ANAT0021MSc Neuroscience: Research ProjectPG90Division of BiosciencesA laboratory research project conducted in a Neuroscience laboratory of the students choosing within UCL (there are over 400 different research groups operating at UCL in the broad field of Neuroscience). UCL's research strength in Neuroscience is the best in Europe and arguably number 2 in the world. The students are expected to work for two days per week in the laboratory until the end of March and then full time in the laboratory for the remainder of the course. A written dissertation in the form of a research article that could be submitted to the Journal of Neuroscience with an additional 1000 word critique of the methods employed in the project and a viva voce examination form the assessment of the module. It is of vital importance that this assessment method is employed for two reasons. First, the MSc Neuroscience is an intensive, research led taught masters programme with research methodology, critical understanding and knowledge of cutting edge research forming the reason d'etre of the entire programme. The assessment in the form of the students preparing a research paper that could be submitted to a prestigious journal gives the students a vital experience of how to present data for peer review in clear and concise terms. Second, the research project is a lengthy one and requires a considerable amount of effort on the part of prospective supervisors who agree to take a student on for a whole calendar year and to provide the necessary research reagents and consumables for that student. The resulting generation of a dissertation that is already formatted and presented in the form of a journal article is a valuable way of the course attracting more prospective supervisors to take on MSc Neuroscience students.
GENE0013MSc Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine: Research ProjectPG60Division of Biosciences
PSYC0166MSc Social Cognition: DissertationPG60Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0171MSc Theoretical Psychoanalytic Studies: DissertationPG60Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
BIOL0041MSci Extended Research Project in Biological SciencesUG90Division of BiosciencesThe course provides the opportunity to undertake an individual research project of 18 weeks duration. Projects can be based on experimental research, field work, theoretical or data analysis. You will develop skills in designing experiments, framing questions, and, where relevant, planning the details and implementing the practical work. You will also receive guidance on assessing results and on presenting the project in both written and verbal form. You will also be expected to read relevant literature.
BIOC0025MSci Extended Research Project in Molecular BiosciencesUG90Division of BiosciencesAn extended research project designed for Year 4 MSci Biochemistry students in the Faculty of Life Sciences. A range of project titles will be offered by SMB staff in areas that complement the taught material in the Molecular Biosciences degree programmes. Under supervision, students will carry out original experimental and/or modeling/and/or bioinformatic/analysis work, give a conference presentation on it and write it up in the form of a scientific paper.
NEUR0021MSci Extended Research Project in NeuroscienceUG90Division of Biosciences
PHAR0023MSci Extended Research Project in PharmacologyUG90Division of Biosciences
CELL0019MSci in Cell Biology - Extended Research ProjectUG90Division of BiosciencesThe module is an extended research project for fourth year MSci students with a background in Cell Biology. This module has two streams – a Developmental and a Molecular Cell Biology stream (Stream Tutors, Leslie Dale and Julie Pitcher respectively). Research projects will be offered by CDB and LMCB. The projects offered will be collaborative – meaning the students have two supervisors for this important element of the MSci. Under supervision the students carry our original research that is assessed via a short progress report, at a lab meeting, a conference presentation and a write-up in the form of a scientific paper.
BIOL0044MSci Investigative Project in Biological SciencesUG30Division of BiosciencesThis module provide the opportunity to undertake an individual project under supervision. Projects will usually involve an extensive literature review component but, depending on the agreed format with the supervisor, could also include activities such as data analysis (e.g. statistical, bioinformatics, modelling) or the design of an overall experimental plan (e.g. design of experimental protocols and costing of experimental equipment and resources). These projects will not involve day-by-day working in a laboratory environment but you may attend group meetings and visit the lab. This will help provide a context for the research papers you will be reviewing.
CELL0006MSci Investigative Project in Cell BiologyUG30Division of BiosciencesA library based research project for students to write an in-depth dissertation in the areas of either cell biology or developmental biology.
BIOC0024MSci Investigative Project in Molecular BiosciencesUG15Division of BiosciencesStudents will investigate a disease selected by an academic member of SMB staff as being of relevance to their research interests. The supervisor will assess the student’s performance during the course of the investigation. A written report will be submitted and marked by two academic members of staff familiar with the research area.
BIOL0031MSci Research Project in Biological SciencesUG60Division of BiosciencesThe module provides the opportunity to undertake an individual research project of 12 weeks duration (including writing the assessed report) under supervision. Projects can be based on experimental research, field work, theoretical or data analysis. You will develop skills in designing experiments, framing questions, and, where relevant, planning the details and implementing the practical work. You will also receive guidance on assessing results and on presenting the project in both written and verbal form. You will also be expected to read relevant literature.
BIOS0017MSci Research Project in Life SciencesUG60Division of BiosciencesA research project designed for those final year MSci students on the Natural Sciences programme whose major stream is in the Faculty of Life Sciences. A range of project titles will be offered within the Faculty to complement the taught material in such streams. Under supervision, students will carry out original experimental and/or modeling work. They will then write a dissertation critically analysing and presenting their results. Students will also be expected to defend an oral presentation of their work.
NEUR0003MSci Research Project in NeuroscienceUG60Division of Biosciences
PHAR0001MSci Research Project in PharmacologyUG60Division of Biosciences
PLIN0044Multilingualism in CognitionPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe module gives students an overview of bi-lingual and multi-lingual phenomena and theories of bi-/multi-lingual acquisition. A second aim is to understand the cognitive structures and processes involved when multiple languages are available to an individual. The course will also introduce students to the methods of psycholinguistics research, such as priming methodologies, reading and visual-world eye-tracking, Event Related Potential, etc. as these are applied in Bi- or Multi-lingual research.
PLIN0044Multilingualism in CognitionUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe module gives students an overview of bi-lingual and multi-lingual phenomena and theories of bi-/multi-lingual acquisition. A second aim is to understand the cognitive structures and processes involved when multiple languages are available to an individual. The course will also introduce students to the methods of psycholinguistics research, such as priming methodologies, reading and visual-world eye-tracking, Event Related Potential, etc. as these are applied in Bi- or Multi-lingual research.
PSYC0053Multimodal Communication and CognitionPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesLanguage has typically been studied as a set of isolated units (like phonemes) and levels of linguistic analysis (like syntax), divorced from the ecological settings in which it is used. In contrast, this module examines language from a usage perspective, as a cognitive and social process embedded in a multimodal world. Topics include face­to­face communication, “nonverbal” behaviour (like the impact of co­speech gestures and posture), social aspects of language use, and the relationship between language processing and other aspects of cognition, perception and action. These topics are considered from all levels of analysis, but with an emphasis on cognitive, social and neuroscientific approaches to the question of how multimodal communication is achieved, how it breaks down in disorders of language, and how it relates to other aspects of human cognition.
PSYC0117Multiple Perspectives on Development and Psychopathology 1PG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module provides a grounding in several different ways of thinking about difficulties (or psychopathologies) which can emerge throughout the different stages of childhood. The different theoretical perspectives covered in this module are systemic, cognitive behavioural, neurobiological, psychodynamic, mentalization, attachment and psychiatric. In addition key aspects of good science communication skills will be taught.
PSYC0118Multiple Perspectives on Development and Psychopathology 2PG30Division of Psychology and Language SciencesIn this 30-credit module students have the opportunity to explore common psychiatric disorders of childhood from a range of perspectives. Different speakers are invited to speak to their understanding of each disorder from the position of their own discipline or theoretical framework, including psychiatry, neuroscience, CBT and psychoanalysis among others. This provides a unique opportunity to reflect on what it means when we speak, for example, about PTSD or ADHD? What inevitably arises are questions about whether these perspectives are complementary or contradictory - or is there a more complex interaction where each has something valuable to offer? Students are encouraged to question and engage throughout the module.
PHAY0037NanomedicinesPG15School of Pharmacy
PHAY0037NanomedicinesUG15School of Pharmacy
PHAY0018Natural Product DiscoveryPG30School of Pharmacy
NEUR0014Neural Basis of Motivation and LearningUG15Division of BiosciencesThe module is centred around the group of neural structures traditionally described as the limbic system which are involved in learning, memory, emotion, motivation and navigation. They include the amygdala, septum, hippocampus, and prefrontal cortex. The course consists of a set of lectures on the anatomy, physiology and role in behaviour of these structures.The module consists of a set of lectures on the anatomy, physiology and role in behaviour of these structures, with the aim of addressing questions such as: 1) Why do organisms choose to do different things at different times? 2) How do they react to affective stimuli encountered on the way? 3) How do we know where we are, and how do we learn to navigate through space? In addition to the lectures, students will give presentations on research articles related to specific topics raised in the lectures.  
NEUR0014Neural Basis of Motivation and LearningPG15Division of BiosciencesThe module is centred around the group of neural structures traditionally described as the limbic system which are involved in learning, memory, emotion, motivation and navigation. They include the amygdala, septum, hippocampus, and prefrontal cortex. The course consists of a set of lectures on the anatomy, physiology and role in behaviour of these structures.The module consists of a set of lectures on the anatomy, physiology and role in behaviour of these structures, with the aim of addressing questions such as: 1) Why do organisms choose to do different things at different times? 2) How do they react to affective stimuli encountered on the way? 3) How do we know where we are, and how do we learn to navigate through space? In addition to the lectures, students will give presentations on research articles related to specific topics raised in the lectures.  
PALS0011Neural Basis of Perception, Memory and LanguageUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThrough this module, students will gain a basic understanding of the human nervous system and its interaction with sensory organs of hearing and vision. The basic anatomy of ear and eye will be presented in addition to basic neuroanatomy, with particular reference to the neural basis of memory (linking with PALS 1003) and language. Students will also be introduced to the neural basis of acquired language impairments.
NEUR0016Neural Computation: Models of Brain FunctionUG15Division of BiosciencesThis module examines how behaviour results from the properties of neurons and synapses in the brain. Some simple computational models of how networks of neurons can be used to perform useful functions are introduced and applied to help understand several examples of the neural bases of behaviour in humans and animals. Topics covered will include the role of synaptic plasticity in learning and memory, the coding of information by the firing rate and time of firing of neurons, the neural bases of memory, coordination of action, audition, olfaction,and conscious awareness. Neural systems studies will include the motor, parietal and frontal cortices, the hippocampus, cerebellum and the spinal cord.
NEUR0016Neural Computation: Models of Brain FunctionPG15Division of BiosciencesThis module examines how behaviour results from the properties of neurons and synapses in the brain. Some simple computational models of how networks of neurons can be used to perform useful functions are introduced and applied to help understand several examples of the neural bases of behaviour in humans and animals. Topics covered will include the role of synaptic plasticity in learning and memory, the coding of information by the firing rate and time of firing of neurons, the neural bases of memory, coordination of action, audition, olfaction,and conscious awareness. Neural systems studies will include the motor, parietal and frontal cortices, the hippocampus, cerebellum and the spinal cord.
NEUR0010Neurobiology of Brain Injury and Disease ExtendedUG30Division of BiosciencesThis module will explore the neurobiological underpinnings of several neurological diseases and brain injury. It will focus on the anatomical and functional alterations in a variety of developmental, degenerative, neurological, and traumatic disorders. Emphasis will be put on recent research into understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms of disease and, when applicable, how this might lead (or has led) to new therapeutic venues. Students will be encouraged to use the knowledge of functional neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and molecular and cellular neurobiology acquired as part of their Neuroscience degree course in a synoptic manner, to understand basic neuropathology. The module will comprise a series of lectures delivered by specialists in various research areas. Students on NEUR010 / NEUR3004 (1 CU) will receive 2 papers to review and will be asked to deliver written reports as part of their coursework. Each group of NEUR010 / NEUR3004 students will be asked to give a short presentation on one of these papers at the end-of-module Student Symposium. Wrap-up sessions will focus on the discussion of selected aspects covered in the lectures by using a problem-based, student-led approach. Additional tutorials will provide guidelines on how to read original research articles and write review reports, on revision and exam techniques and on how to give short presentations.
NEUR0011Neurobiology of Brain Injury and Disease IUG15Division of BiosciencesThis module will explore the neurobiological underpinnings of neurodegenerative diseases. It will focus on the anatomical and functional alterations in a variety of degenerative neurological disorders. Emphasis will be put on recent research into understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms of disease and, when applicable, how this might lead (or has led) to new therapeutic venues. Students will be encouraged to use the knowledge of functional neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and molecular and cellular neurobiology acquired as part of their Neuroscience degree course in a synoptic manner, to understand basic neuropathology. The module will comprise a series of lectures delivered by specialists in the field of neurodegeneration. Students on NEUR011 / NEUR3005 (0.5 CU) will receive 1 paper to review and will be asked to deliver a written report as part of their coursework. A wrap-up session will focus on the discussion of selected aspects covered in the lectures by using a problem-based, student-led approach. Additional tutorials will provide guidelines on how to read original research articles and write review reports, and on revision and exam techniques.
NEUR0012Neurobiology of Brain Injury and Disease IIUG15Division of BiosciencesThis module will explore the neurobiological underpinnings of several neurological diseases and brain injury. It will focus on the anatomical and functional alterations in a variety of developmental, degenerative, neurological, and traumatic disorders. Emphasis will be put on recent research into understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms of disease and, when applicable, how this might lead (or has led) to new therapeutic venues. Students will be encouraged to use the knowledge of functional neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and molecular and cellular neurobiology acquired as part of their Neuroscience degree course in a synoptic manner, to understand basic neuropathology. The module will comprise a series of lectures delivered by specialists in various research areas. Students on NEUR012 / NEUR3006 (0.5 CU) will receive 1 paper to review and will be asked to deliver a written report as part of their coursework. A wrap-up session will focus on the discussion of selected aspects covered in the lectures by using a problem-based, student-led approach. Additional tutorials will provide guidelines on how to read original research articles and write review reports, and on revision and exam techniques.
ANAT0016Neurobiology of Degeneration and RepairPG15Division of BiosciencesThe module will cover damage, regeneration and repair, pathology of the nervous system and neurological disease (including sodium channels and epilepsy, mitochondria and neurodegenerative disease, brain and spinal cord injury: use of glial cells as reparative bridges, and use of stem cells in animal models of CNS disorders); genetics and mechanisms involved in mood disorders such as schizophrenia.
ANAT0009Neurobiology of Neurodegenerative Diseases (Extended)UG30Division of BiosciencesThe last few years have seen a remarkable increase in our understanding of the basic biological mechanisms underlying human neurodegenerative diseases. Identification of mutations in a variety of genes, found to encode proteins present in neuro-pathological inclusions, has suggested that a common feature of all these diseases might be the intracellular accumulation of fibrous protein aggregates within neurons, resulting in neuronal cell death. This course will discuss this novel hypothesis in the light of contemporary research, and provide a foundation for our current understanding of neurodegenerative diseases. This 1.0 CU version comprises the same lectures and exam as ANAT3028, but additionally requires submission of a 6,000 word dissertation (to be submitted in the January).
ANAT0009Neurobiology of Neurodegenerative Diseases (Extended)PG30Division of BiosciencesThe last few years have seen a remarkable increase in our understanding of the basic biological mechanisms underlying human neurodegenerative diseases. Identification of mutations in a variety of genes, found to encode proteins present in neuro-pathological inclusions, has suggested that a common feature of all these diseases might be the intracellular accumulation of fibrous protein aggregates within neurons, resulting in neuronal cell death. This course will discuss this novel hypothesis in the light of contemporary research, and provide a foundation for our current understanding of neurodegenerative diseases. This 1.0 CU version comprises the same lectures and exam as ANAT3028, but additionally requires submission of a 6,000 word dissertation (to be submitted in the January).
CLNE0016Neurodegenerative, Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases of the Nervous System - AdvancedPG15Institute of Neurology
CLNE0013Neurodegenerative, Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases of the Nervous System - BasicPG15Institute of Neurology
ANAT0014NeuroestheticsUG15Division of BiosciencesThere have been major advances over the past 15 years in studies of the neural mechanisms underlying subjective experiences, such as the experience of beauty, love, desire, and hate as well as the neural mechanisms underlying the making of judgments and taking of decisions, whether monetary, aesthetic or otherwise. This has been paralleled by further developments in studies of sensory cortex, and especially visual cortex, and the way in which visual inputs are translated to enable affective responses and experiences. Indeed the picture of the primate visual brain we have today is significantly different from the one we had even five years ago. To obtain a comprehensive account of the biology of subjective mental states, reliance on neurobiology alone is not sufficient. Major contributions, though ones that have not yet infiltrated into neurobiology, have been made in this area in the humanities. Underpinning all else is the approach to a fundamental function of the brain, namely the acquisition of knowledge. But knowledge, how we acquire it and how certain we are of what we know, is one of the basic problems of philosophy, and any approach to understanding this problem neurobiologically would be incomplete and inadequate without discussing past philosophical contributions, especially those of Plato and Immanuel Kant. There are equally important contributions from the humanities to understanding aesthetic experiences. These range from discussions on aesthetics and theories of Form in Plato, Aristotle, Immanuel Kant, Arthur Schopenhauer and others in philosophy, of Clive Bell in art criticism and art history, and the output and writings of artists such as Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Kazimir Malevich and Piet Mondrian among others. In their artistic output and their writings, these artists have asked questions that are common to neurobiology and to art. The neurobiologist thus stands to gain important insights from a more careful study of their work. In addition, the question of creativity in general has been addressed more comprehensively in literary works – including the works of Honoré de Balzac and Emile Zola - than in any scientific texts. Finally, there is much evidence pertaining to the brain’s concept of love that is derivable from a study of the World literature of love, not from scientific texts. The neurobiologist approaching the question of subjective mental states and subjective experiences therefore must, in addition to having a good grounding in neurobiology and the methods used to understand the workings of the brain, draw on all these sources, even if some may not be deemed to be ‘scientific’ in the traditional sense. It is sufficient that they give powerful insights into the design of experiments, as is well exemplified especially in studies of the neural correlates of the experience of beauty.
CLNE0024Neuroimaging and PathophysiologyPG15Institute of NeurologyThe foundation of this module is the teaching of cerebral anatomy and the dynamics of blood flow through the cerebral circulation. It also teaches the pathophysiology of stroke including cellular mechanisms, formation of atheromatous plaque and thrombus and evolution of intracerebral haemorrhage. The imaging aspect of this module includes methods of quantifying the impact of the stroke – from penumbral and core infarct size through to methods of imaging recovery from stroke.
PLIN0038NeurolinguisticsUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course provides an introduction to the neuroscience of language and the role that linguistic theory plays in this domain. The ultimate goal of the neuroscience of language is to understand how language is represented and processed in the brain. Some background knowledge in the nature of language representations, anatomy and neuroscientific methods are necessary for the required reading of research papers in this area. We will go over most of the necessary background knowledge in the first couple lectures, although some basic linguistic knowledge is assumed (see prerequisites)
PLIN0038NeurolinguisticsPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course provides an introduction to the neuroscience of language and the role that linguistic theory plays in this domain. The ultimate goal of the neuroscience of language is to understand how language is represented and processed in the brain. Some background knowledge in the nature of language representations, anatomy and neuroscientific methods are necessary for the required reading of research papers in this area. We will go over most of the necessary background knowledge in the first couple lectures, although some basic linguistic knowledge is assumed (see prerequisites)
CLNE0011Neurology and Neurosurgery - AdvancedPG15Institute of Neurology
CLNE0012Neurology and Neurosurgery - BasicPG15Institute of Neurology
CLNE0010Neuromuscular Literature ReviewPG15Institute of NeurologyThe module is aimed at Neuromuscular MSc students to review clinical or basic research literature of a chosen topic within the field of neuromuscular diseases. Students will receive individual tutoring prior to starting their review and will be guided and supervised during the process of structuring their work and they will be also guided during the drafting process of their work.
PHAR0010NeuropharmacologyUG15Division of BiosciencesThis course consists of lectures and discussions offered in the full unit PHAR3001 course. No practical work.
PHAR0010NeuropharmacologyPG15Division of BiosciencesThis course consists of lectures and discussions offered in the full unit PHAR3001 course. No practical work.
PHAR0020NeuropharmacologyUG30Division of BiosciencesIn recent years many developments, such as the use of levo dopa in Parkinsonism, the manipulation of excitation in epilepsy and the discovery of endogenous opioids, have brought basic neuropharmacology and the successful treatment of disorders of the C.N.S. much closer together. It is likely that future prospects for drug therapy in neurology and psychiatry will depend very much on a better understanding of neurotransmitter function and manipulation. This neuropharmacology course tries to provide a basis for such an understanding. The evidence for different transmitters (from morphological, electrophysiological, pharmacological and biochemical studies) is evaluated so as to build up a picture of their pre- and post-synaptic actions and their interactions in specific pathways and brain areas. This knowledge is then applied to a consideration of various disease states and drug action. Special emphasis is given to neurotransmitter function and malfunction in epilepsy, Parkinsonism, memory, cell death and pain states and to the mode of action of drugs in these conditions. Students attend a comprehensive series of lectures given by experts in the field. The evaluation of published work and a proper appreciation of the problems facing research workers is helped by practical experience of the methods used. Accordingly students taking the whole unit (C3) will perform individual or group projects on the release and electrophysiological and behaviourial effects of neurotransmitters and their modification by drugs.
PHAR0021Neuropharmacology (Extended)UG15Division of BiosciencesThis course consists of lectures and discussions offered in the full unit (C3) course. No practical work.
CLNE0028NeurorehabilitationPG15Institute of NeurologyA module on the rehabilitation of stroke from the actual process through to outcome measurement and research methods. It also covers management of commonly encountered symptoms in the post stroke period and approaches to treatment of them. Within the delivery of rehabilitation it covers goal setting, multidisciplinary assessments and self management in addition to service organisation.
PSYC0088Neuroscience of Emotion and Decision-MakingPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis optional module provides knowledge of the mechanisms underlying emotion and its interaction with learning, memory and decision-making. Specific areas to be discussed include motivated cognition - its biological basis and evolutionary constraints; neural substrates of emotion with emphasis on fear, reward learning and its impairment in mental health; interactions between emotion and cognition and resulting biases. The course will emphasize the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to the study of behaviour and cognition; work from neuroscience, psychology and behavioural economics will be covered. The course fits with the broader theme of the CoDES course by highlighting the importance of affect to behaviour and decision-making.
PALS0005Neuroscience of LanguagePG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesModule overview: The objective of the module is to familiarize students with the work of neuroscientists whose research focuses on speech and language; familiarize them with these state of the art research methods and their applications; and help them to critically read the relevant literature. It is expected that by the end of the module students will know the possibilities and limitations of using imaging technology in studying language processing both in normal and patient populations; will know the questions contemporary neuroscientists are interested in; will be confident readers of research papers. The module will be taught by UCL lecturers who are active researchers in the area of neuroscience of language. Each week a different lecturer will present his/her own research. Students will be asked to read an original paper for each session and be able to discuss it in class.
PSBS0006Neuroscience of Mental HealthUG15Division of Psychiatry
PSBS0006Neuroscience of Mental HealthPG15Division of Psychiatry
PHAY0015New Drug Targets in the CNSPG15School of Pharmacy
PSYC0112Observation 1: Parent InfantPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesStudents will undertake a parent-infant observation that runs throughout the first year. Parent-infant observation has long been part of the training of psychoanalytic child psychotherapists, but is now seen as extremely valuable in a wide range of courses related to child mental health. Students observe an infant within his/her family for one hour per week in the home, and then discuss written observations in the weekly one and a half hour small group seminar. The observations not only give an opportunity to have a close-up experience of the development of a baby and the parent-infant relationship, but also to develop observational skills, which are essential for all good clinical work.
PSYC0137Observation I: Parent InfantPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesStudents will undertake a parent-infant observation that runs throughout the year. Students observe an infant within his/her family for one hour per week in the family home, and then discuss written observations in the weekly one and a half hour small group seminar. Students write a 4000 word paper on Parent-Infant observations. The aim of the observation paper is to allow students to demonstrate their observational experience throughout the year.
PSYC0139Observation III: Observation of a Nursery-school aged ChildPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesStudents observe weekly for one hour in local nursery schools and attend weekly 1.5 hour seminars to present and discuss these observations.
PSYC0138Observation of a Young ChildPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesStudents observe the Toddler Group at the Centre for 1.5 hours every two weeks, then discuss their written observations in the weekly 1.5 hour seminar in their small group.
OPHT0023Ocular Cell BiologyPG15Institute of Ophthalmology
OPHT0007Ocular ImagingPG15Institute of Ophthalmology
OPHT0025Ocular ImmunologyPG15Institute of Ophthalmology
OPHT0008Ocular Therapeutics IPG15Institute of Ophthalmology
OPHT0009Ocular Therapeutics IIPG15Institute of Ophthalmology
PSYC0041One-Term Psychology Research ProjectUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesStudents are required to produce an empirical, experimental piece of work on a psychological topic. Students will be responsible for conducting research under the supervision of a member of faculty. Students will usually meet with their supervisor to discuss the project at least once per week. This research project should culminate in a written report akin to a manuscript prepared for submission to a psychological journal (2500-3500 words). Please note that students can only take this module if they are able to find a member of faculty to supervise them.
OPHT0021Ophthalmic Clinical Case StudiesPG15Institute of Ophthalmology
PHAY0013OptionsUG30School of Pharmacy
PSYC0202Oral Exam (Presentation of Assessment)PG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0024Organisational PsychologyUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module will cover in some detail theories and research on issues currently topical in Organisational Psychology from job motivation, leadership and stress to the future of work.
PSYC0024Organisational PsychologyPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module will cover in some detail theories and research on issues currently topical in Organisational Psychology from job motivation, leadership and stress to the future of work.
EARI0027Paediatric AssessmentPG15Ear Institute
EARI0012Paediatric AudiologyPG15Ear Institute
EARI0023Paediatric HabilitationPG15Ear Institute
ANAT0013PainUG15Division of BiosciencesThis module aims to present an integrated approach to pain. Through a series of ten two-hour lectures students will be presented with information about the basic mechanisms of pain and its clinical manifestations. Students will also be introduced to current ideas about therapy and management and to the problems inherent in measurements of pain. A series of seminars based on reading topics will be held at the end of the course.
ANAT0013PainPG15Division of BiosciencesThis module aims to present an integrated approach to pain. Through a series of ten two-hour lectures students will be presented with information about the basic mechanisms of pain and its clinical manifestations. Students will also be introduced to current ideas about therapy and management and to the problems inherent in measurements of pain. A series of seminars based on reading topics will be held at the end of the course.
PSYC0120Parent Training for Conduct ProblemsPG60Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0226Parenting: Theory, research and clinical interventionPG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0017PerceptionUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe course aims to provide a basic understanding of core theoretical issues and experimental findings in the study of perception, particularly focusing on visual perception, auditory perception and the effects of attention on visual and auditory perception.
PALS0007Perception, Attention and LearningUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course is an introduction to topics in visual and auditory perception and attention, speech perception and learning. It is intended to provide a background in knowledge of these areas through a series of lectures, and practical sessions. We provide a brief historical background as well as a modern perspective, discussing early cognitive theories, recent theoretical accounts and how neuroimaging has advanced our knowledge of the brain mechanisms involved in perception, attention, and learning. The course also covers some disorders of perception and attention, and highlights the links with language through lectures on speech perception and attention. There are ten one hour lectures, three supporting Lab sessions involving the design of your own perceptual/attentional task, presentation of findings, discussion of results and practical demonstrations.
PLIN0082Performance Documentation AUG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PLIN0083Performance Documentation BUG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
CLNE0023Peripheral Nerves and Associated DiseasesPG15Institute of NeurologyThis module gives an introduction to the anatomy and development of the peripheral nervous system and its physiology and function. It also gives an overview of clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment options as well as updates on ongoing clinical and basic research trends in peripheral nerve diseases. Formal lectures are supplemented by masterclasses on how to utilize and interpret techniques in histopathology, electrophysiology and live imaging (MRI) for diagnosis and clinical trials.
PHAY0034Personalised MedicinePG15School of Pharmacy
PALS0015Perspectives on Clinical PsychologyUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesPsychological disorders are common and very diverse across the lifespan. In this module, the most common disorders in childhood and adulthood will be discussed. The main theoretical models applied to psychopathology (biological, cognitive-behavioural, psychodynamic and systemic) will be critically examined, and the efficacy of recommended treatments on offer will be reviewed. The significance of experimental psychopathology to good clinical psychology research will be emphasised, and the common issues clinical psychological research encounters will be analysed. Controversies and issues, such as stigma, diagnosis, cultural issues, will be discussed throughout the module.
PHAY0023Pharma ManagementPG30School of Pharmacy
PHAY0035Pharmaceutical BiotechnologyPG15School of Pharmacy
PHAY0019Pharmacogenomics, Adverse Drug Reactions and BiomarkersPG15School of Pharmacy
PHAR0019Pharmacology of InflammationUG15Division of BiosciencesThis module is aimed at students wishing to study the process of inflammation, its role in disease and how to control this pathophysiological response. Due to the widespread role of inflammation in human physiology and pathology the module would be of interest to all students in the Life sciences and medicine. As our knowledge of human disease increases it is becoming evident that inflammation plays a significant role in many pathologies. These diseases not only includes the classical inflammatory diseases, such as asthma, arthritis, allergies, the auto-immune pathologies and Multiple sclerosis, but also atherosclerosis, ischemic-reperfusion injury, sepsis/multiply organ failure and COPD. Inflammation is also an important component of metabolic diseases, with evidence suggesting a link between diabetes obesity and inflammation; is an important in tumourgenesis and its therapy and is the underlying mechanism by which transplants are rejected.Finally inflammation as now been implicated in a wide variety of neurological conditions and diseases. This course provides in-depth coverage of the core mechanism by which inflammation is initiated and maintained and discusses the state of the current and future research trends in its treatment. Due to the fundamental role inflammation plays in human biology the course is relevant to most life science and medical degree programmes.
PHAR0019Pharmacology of InflammationPG15Division of BiosciencesThis module is aimed at students wishing to study the process of inflammation, its role in disease and how to control this pathophysiological response. Due to the widespread role of inflammation in human physiology and pathology the module would be of interest to all students in the Life sciences and medicine. As our knowledge of human disease increases it is becoming evident that inflammation plays a significant role in many pathologies. These diseases not only includes the classical inflammatory diseases, such as asthma, arthritis, allergies, the auto-immune pathologies and Multiple sclerosis, but also atherosclerosis, ischemic-reperfusion injury, sepsis/multiply organ failure and COPD. Inflammation is also an important component of metabolic diseases, with evidence suggesting a link between diabetes obesity and inflammation; is an important in tumourgenesis and its therapy and is the underlying mechanism by which transplants are rejected.Finally inflammation as now been implicated in a wide variety of neurological conditions and diseases. This course provides in-depth coverage of the core mechanism by which inflammation is initiated and maintained and discusses the state of the current and future research trends in its treatment. Due to the fundamental role inflammation plays in human biology the course is relevant to most life science and medical degree programmes.
PHAR0013Pharmacology of Inflammation (Extended)UG30Division of BiosciencesThis module is aimed at students wishing to study the process of inflammation, its role in disease and how to control this pathophysiological response. Due to the widespread role of inflammation in human physiology and pathology the module would be of interest to all students in the Life sciences (e.g. Pharmacology, Biomedicine, Neurosciences, Biochemistry, Immunology, Physiology etc) and medicine. As our knowledge of human disease increases it is becoming evident that inflammation plays a significant role in many pathologies. These diseases not only includes the classical inflammatory diseases, such as asthma, arthritis, allergies, the auto-immune pathologies and Multiple sclerosis, but also atherosclerosis, ischemic-reperfusion injury, sepsis/multiply organ failure and COPD. Inflammation is also an important component of metabolic diseases, with evidence suggesting a link between diabetes obesity and inflammation; is an important in tumourgenesis and its therapy and is the underlying mechanism by which transplants are rejected.Finally inflammation as now been implicated in a wide variety of neurological conditions and diseases. This course provides in-depth coverage of the core mechanism by which inflammation is initiated and maintained and discusses the state of the current and future research trends in its treatment. Due to the fundamental role inflammation plays in human biology the course is relevant to most life science and medical degree programmes.
PHAR0026Pharmacology Year in IndustryUG120Division of Biosciences
PHAR0025Pharmacology year in IndustryUG120School of Pharmacy
PLIN0021Phonetic TheoryPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesTo develop an understanding of how communicative meanings are encoded through articulation in speech by taking a critical look at recent work in experimental phonetics and exploring a number of theoretical issues in phonetics and phonology.
PLIN0021Phonetic TheoryUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesTo develop an understanding of how communicative meanings are encoded through articulation in speech by taking a critical look at recent work in experimental phonetics and exploring a number of theoretical issues in phonetics and phonology.
SLAN0001Phonetics and PhonologyPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module provides students with a basic knowledge of: • the practical and theoretical study of speech sounds (phonetics) • the study of articulatory phonetics (i.e. how speech sounds are produced) and the scientific bases of speech production • the systematic use of speech sounds in language (phonology) • the practical and theoretical study of variation in speech (e.g., accent variation, multilingualism) This module is relevant to the HCPC standards of proficiency for speech and language therapists relating to knowledge and understanding of phonetics and phonology, and the skills required for the application of this knowledge in clinical practice. The course links closely with all other Year A modules, in particular SLANG103: Management of Communication Disorders 2; Speech & Hearing.
PLIN0084Phonetics and Phonology IPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesAn introductory course in phonetics, including lab work, transcription and aural/oral practice at postgraduate level.
PLIN0074Phonetics and Phonology IIPG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PLIN0013Phonology of EnglishPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesUnlike traditional dictionary-oriented descriptions, the course places English phonology within its wider typological context, especially with respect to the characteristics it shares with other languages. The focus is on present-day dialect differences and the historical changes that lie behind them. The phenomena to be explored centre around the interaction between segmental phonology on the one hand and prosodic and morphological structure on the other. Course participants will collect and analyse their own data.
PLIN0013Phonology of EnglishUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesUnlike traditional dictionary-oriented descriptions, the course places English phonology within its wider typological context, especially with respect to the characteristics it shares with other languages. The focus is on present-day dialect differences and the historical changes that lie behind them. The phenomena to be explored centre around the interaction between segmental phonology on the one hand and prosodic and morphological structure on the other. Course participants will collect and analyse their own data.
PSYC0096Physical Computing and PrototypingPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module provides an introduction to advanced prototyping methods for designing physical user interfaces and devices. Students will explore techniques of extending computation beyond the graphical user interface on a screen into the physical world – for example with a new wearable activity tracking device, interactive tangible blocks for children learning math, or a sensor-based audible installation in the home for communicating with remote relatives. Inspired by seminal work in ubiquitous computing, tangible user interfaces, and wearable computing, students will learn (1) how to use digital fabrication methods to rapidly prototype physical designs; and (2) how to use sensors, actuators, and physical computing toolkits to make devices interactive and react to sensed properties. Topics covered include the background in electronics, sensing, actuation, prototyping, and digital fabrication, and the process for selecting suitable prototyping techniques. The course will follow user centered design practice, where students apply methods learned in the first term to observe users and sketch ideas, to then build a series of low- to high-fidelity prototypes by means of the learned techniques towards interactive physical and tangible computing experiences. The course is delivered through a mix of lectures and practical physical computing labs. During lectures students learn the methods and techniques, and are encouraged to think critically about physical user interface problems. During the lab sessions students will gain practical experience in using tools and techniques, such as programming micro controllers (e.g., Arduino, Raspberry pie, .NET Gadgeteer), introduction to electronics, using sensors (e.g., light, motion, temperature, oxygen) and actuators (e.g., motors and servos), and prototype building (e.g., foam core mockups, 3D printing, laser cutting). Throughout the module students will work on both individual coursework (with a series of applied mini-projects) and a major course project (solving a given design challenge). With its substantial focus on the prototyping of novel interfaces, the module directly complements the learning about design practice methods gained in term 1 of the HCI-E MSc.
ANIM0003Physical Sciences Module 1: Introductory Science and MethodsPG15Institute of Neurology
ANIM0008Physical Sciences Module 2: Imaging ModalitiesPG15Institute of Neurology
ANIM0007Physical Sciences Module 3: Advanced ImagingPG15Institute of Neurology
PSYC0191Placement 1PG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0192Placement 2PG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0193Placement 3PG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0194Placement 4PG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0195Placement 5PG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0196Placement 6PG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0091Placement File (Part I)PG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0092Placement File (Part II)PG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
BIOL0017Plants, Environment and Climate ChangeUG15Division of Biosciences-Lectures include: Nutrient availability,drought and plant production; plant genomics, systems and engineering, the evolution of photosynthesis; response of plants to elevated CO2; effect of climate change on phenological event, Staple crops and environmental factors; Beneficial plant-microorganism interactions. -Tutorials: Plant biology data mining, Arabidopsis thaliana, Plant systems biology, debate on plant engineering. -lab practical: plant engineering & biotechnology
PHAY0040Polymers in Drug DeliveryUG15School of Pharmacy
PHAY0040Polymers in Drug DeliveryPG15School of Pharmacy
CLNE0002Practical NeurologyPG30Institute of NeurologyThis module gives an introduction and helps develop the clinical skills in diagnosis and management of patients with neurological disorders. The module aims to provide students with exposure to the breadth of various sub-specialties within neurology. Learning activities include bedside teaching, student-led case presentations, grand rounds, clinical meetings, outpatient clinics, small group teaching and lectures.
CLNE0030Practical Neuroscience of DementiaPG15Institute of NeurologyIn this single module, students who already have a basic understanding of dementia, will gain advanced skills and proficiency in the practical aspects of dementia neuroscience. The emphasis is on developing expertise in assessing patients with cognitive symptoms in general and on the diagnosis of key specific cognitive syndromes. In addition, students will gain insights into important practical issues that arise in the management of patients with dementia including therapeutic options, ethical and legal aspects. The module takes an interactive, active learning approach, using a combination of videos and workshops.
PHAR0008Practical PharmacologyUG15Division of BiosciencesA selection of practicals and follow-up sessions designed for students taking Pharmacology PHAR2002 It provides reinforcement of the material in those courses and also aims to develop practical skills.
PLIN0015Practical PhoneticsPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesTo develop practical phonetic skills of speech sound perception, production and representation, with the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) as a tool.
PLIN0015Practical PhoneticsUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesTo develop practical phonetic skills of speech sound perception, production and representation, with the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) as a tool.
PALS0037Practical Research SkillsUG30Division of Psychology and Language SciencesOver the course of a term, students become members of a research team working alongside other researchers (e.g. PhD students and Postdocs) under the guidance of the supervisor (research team PI). They thus gain substantial experience of the research process and a develop range of practical skills. In contrast to the research project module, here students will not work on one particular project but will contribute to a range of ongoing projects at various stages of the research process. For example, they may be involved in stimuli creation (such as making and editing auditory recordings), testing participants, data coding, data analyses and aspects of dissemination (for example making posters for conference presentation). There will be regular readings pertinent to the ongoing projects which will be discussed in supervisions. Some of this reading will be assigned by the supervisor however the student will also be required to seek out some pertinent literature, developing literature searching skills. The program of reading literature will ensure that the students has a good understanding of the purpose of the tasks on which they are engaged, and allow them to develop a broader knowledge of a particular sub field of psychological research. Discussions of literature within supervisions will also foster critical analysis. The student will also be expect to attend and contribute to lab meetings and will gain experience of working as part of a team.
PALS0038Practical Research SkillsUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesOver the course of a term, students become members of a research team working alongside other researchers (e.g. PhD students and Postdocs) under the guidance of the supervisor (research team PI). They thus gain substantial experience of the research process and a develop range of practical skills. In contrast to the research project module, here students will not work on one particular project but will contribute to a range of ongoing projects at various stages of the research process. For example, they may be involved in stimuli creation (such as making and editing auditory recordings), testing participants, data coding, data analyses and aspects of dissemination (for example making posters for conference presentation). There will be regular readings pertinent to the ongoing projects which will be discussed in supervisions. Some of this reading will be assigned by the supervisor however the student will also be required to seek out some pertinent literature, developing literature searching skills. The program of reading literature will ensure that the students has a good understanding of the purpose of the tasks on which they are engaged, and allow them to develop a broader knowledge of a particular sub field of psychological research. Discussions of literature within supervisions will also foster critical analysis. The student will also be expect to attend and contribute to lab meetings and will gain experience of working as part of a team.
PSYC0188Practical StatisticsPG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSBS0008Practical Statistics for Mental Health ResearchPG15Division of Psychiatry
ANAT0022Practice of SciencePG30Division of Biosciences
PSYC0197Practicum Component - Year 1PG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0198Practicum Component - Year 2PG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0199Practicum Component - Year 3PG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0200Practicum Component - Year 4PG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PLIN0012Pragmatics and CognitionPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module explores several areas of pragmatics in which experimental research has been conducted in order to test opposing theories. A wide range of empirical studies will be examined, involving diverse methods (including behavioural, corpus and neurocognitive measures), and populations. The focus will be on the underlying theories.
PLIN0012Pragmatics and CognitionUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module explores several areas of pragmatics in which experimental research has been conducted in order to test opposing theories. A wide range of empirical studies will be examined, involving diverse methods (including behavioural, corpus and neurocognitive measures), and populations. The focus will be on the underlying theories.
PHAY0032PreformulationPG15School of Pharmacy
PHAY0058Preparation for Professional PracticeUG30School of Pharmacy
PSYC0085Principles of CognitionPG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences This module outlines general theoretical principles that underlie cognitive processes across many domains, ranging from perception to language, to reasoning and decision making. The focus will be on general, quantitative regularities, and the degree to which theories focusing on specific cognitive scientific topics can be constrained by such principles. There will be an introduction on general methods and approaches in cognitive science and some of the problems related to them. Later in the course, some computational approaches in cognitive science will be discussed. There will be particular emphasis on understanding cognitive principles that are relevant to theories of decision making.
PLIN0005Principles of Linguistic TheoryUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesAn introduction to the theoretical bases of current generative linguistics.
NEUR0008Principles of NeurosurgeryUG15Division of BiosciencesNeurosurgery is a broad field covering a range of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions that target pathological processes affecting the brain, spine and peripheral nerves. The course consists of a comprehensive course of lectures on neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and pathology, diagnostic techniques and therapeutic interventions.
SLAN0003Professional Studies 1PG45Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module addresses a range of transferable professional and clinical skills, knowledge, values and attitudes relevant to speech and language therapy practice and promotes the integration of theory and practice, with particular reference to working with children/young people. Learning takes place both in college and on clinical placements. SLANG101: Professional Studies 1 links closely to SLANG102: Management of Communication Disorders 1: Language and Cognition; SLANG103: Management of Communication Disorders 2: Speech and Hearing, and also to all other modules in year A, as it supports the integration of theory and practice. It also has close links to a number of year B modules, particularly SLANG201: Professional Studies 2. This module is relevant to many of the Health and Care Professions Council’s ‘Standards of Proficiency’ for speech and language therapists.
SLAN0008Professional Studies 2PG45Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module further develops a range of transferable professional and clinical skills, knowledge, values and attitudes relevant to speech and language therapy practice and promotes the integration of theory and practice, with particular reference to working with adults. Learning takes place both in college-based workshops and tutorials and on clinical placements. SLANG201: Professional Studies 2 builds on skills developed during Year A of the course, particularly in SLANG101: Professional Studies 1. It also links closely to SLANG202: Management of Communication Disorders 3: Language and Cognition (Acquired) and SLANG203: Management of Communication Disorders 4: Speech, Swallowing and Voice and also to all other modules in year B as it supports the integration of theory and practice. This module is relevant to many of the Health and Care Professions Council’s ‘Standards of Proficiency’ for speech and language therapists.
PLIN0073Progress Portfolio AUG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PLIN0078Progress Portfolio BUG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0083Project ReportPG60Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0140Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Child Development 3: Latency and AdolescencePG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module examines the child’s normal development from latency through adolescence to early adulthood. It includes the child’s developing gender role identity and sense of self. The theory is illustrated with clinical presentations of contemporary psychoanalytic treatment of a latency-aged child and psychoanalytically informed work with adolescents.
PSYC0135Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Child Development I: InfancyPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module examines a variety of psychoanalytic theories of infant development from pregnancy through birth and to one year of age. These include the classical Psychoanalytic perspective the theories of Anna Freud, Klein, Winnicott and Lacan as well as Bowlby's attachment theory.
PSYC0136Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Child Development II: Toddlerhood and Early ChildhoodPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module focuses on normal development during toddler hood and early childhood from a psychoanalytic perspective. It includes the consideration of the role of play language and cognitive development and the child's developing understanding of the self and of family relationships.
PLIN0033Psycholinguistics: General ProcessingPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesAn introduction to real-time language processing. This module will explore how humans represent, comprehend, and produce language. We will examine core properties of mental representations and processes involved in understanding language, and how linguistic processes unfold in real time.
PLIN0033Psycholinguistics: General ProcessingUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesAn introduction to real-time language processing. This module will explore how humans represent, comprehend, and produce language. We will examine core properties of mental representations and processes involved in understanding language, and how linguistic processes unfold in real time.
PLIN0034Psycholinguistics: Issues in Computational LinguisticsUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe course explores issues in human language processing from the perspective of the theoretical linguist. Topics will vary from year to year but could include (i) models of human language processing, (ii) the relation between such models and the theory of grammar (including so-called functional explanations of properties of the humans grammars), (iii) errors (e.g. garden paths) and parsing strategies, and (iv) grammar, computation, and computational complexity.
PLIN0035Psycholinguistics: Stages in Normal Language DevelopmentPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course introduces students to the scientific study of how language is acquired by typically developing children, with special emphasis on development after the onset of syntax, at around 2 years.
PLIN0035Psycholinguistics: Stages in Normal Language DevelopmentUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course introduces students to the scientific study of how language is acquired by typically developing children, with special emphasis on development after the onset of syntax, at around 2 years.
PSYC0022Psychology and EducationUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesTopics have been selected to illustrate the typical application of a wide range of psychological theory and research to educational practice. Aspects of both normal learning and development and atypical performance and behaviour are sampled and examples are drawn where possible from the professional practice of educational and child psychologists. The following areas are included: Motivation in education. Inclusion of children with special educational needs. Exclusion from school. School ethos and student identity. The use of language in school. Literacy development. Numeracy development. Dyslexia. Bullying. Restorative justice.
PALS0023Psychology of PoliticsUG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0042Psychology ReadingsUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe Psychology Readings is designed to give students an opportunity to earn credit for reading articles and books in a specified area of psychology. The readings course will be supervised by a member of the psychology faculty who will meet with the student a minimum of once per week to discuss progress. The readings can be used to explore an area of psychology not offered in other courses by the department. Or, it can be used to allow the student to learn more about a previously taught topic in greater depth. The readings must culminate in the production of a written review paper (approx 5000 words). Please note that students can only take this course if they are able to find a member of faculty to supervise them.
PSYC0019Psychology Study Abroad ModuleUG120Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PHAR0015PsychopharmacologyUG15Division of BiosciencesThis module presents what is known about the actions of drugs that affect mood and behaviour, both from studies in humans and from animal models used to evaluate psychoactive drug actions. Disorders of mood and behaviour to be covered include addiction, depression & anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and schizophrenia. There will also be consideration of recreational drugs and of drugs used as cognitive enhancers and in the treatment of disorders of affiliative behaviour, feeding behaviour and sexual/reproductive behaviour. All these topics will build on knowledge acquired in the second year PHAR0004/0009/0007 and in the third year PHAR0010/0020 modules.
BRNF0011Qualitative Research Methods in PsychiatryPG15Faculty of Brain Sciences
PHAY0066Quality ImprovementPG15School of Pharmacy
BIOL0001Quantitative BiologyUG15Division of BiosciencesAn introduction to mathematical and quantitative methods for biological sciences students. The module will be concerned with data collection and processing and will be illustrated with a range of biological examples eg., analysing the results of genetic crosses, investigating the prevalence of parasitic infections in insects, detecting skewed sex ratios and analysis of data collected from questionnaires.
BRNF0007Questionnaire DesignPG15Faculty of Brain Sciences
PLIN0051Readings in PragmaticsPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe contents of this module will be specifically tailored to the needs and interests of particular students taking the MA Pragmatics, ensuring that gaps in their knowledge of the field are filled and that there is no major overlap with the other modules they are taking. Key papers in classical Gricean pragmatics, neo-Gricean pragmatics, and relevance-theoretic pragmatics will be read and discussed, as well as papers in philosophy of language and cognitive science which bear directly on issues in pragmatics.
PLIN0063Readings in SyntaxPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course is an advanced exploration of one or more issues in syntactic theory. We will discuss seminal papers on and current approaches to some issue or issues of current interest in generative grammar.
PLIN0063Readings in SyntaxUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course is an advanced exploration of one or more issues in syntactic theory. We will discuss seminal papers on and current approaches to some issue or issues of current interest in generative grammar.
PLIN0022Readings in Syntax AUG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PHAR0012Receptor MechanismsPG15Division of BiosciencesThis course is about the mechanisms involved in the generation of a response following receptor activation, either by a natural hormone or neurotransmitter or by drug action, and how drugs may interfere with receptor-mediated responses. Mechanisms involving ligand-gated ion channels, voltage-dependent calcium channels and potassium channels, G-proteins, second messengers (e.g. inositol phosphates, diacylglycerol) and cellular kinases and phosphatases are then considered in detail, together with the role of calcium. A final section draws these themes together by examining integrated cell responses such as the control of the release of insulin from the pancreas. The course material is supplemented by group presentations and discussion of selected research papers related to the core lectures and by the preparation of an essay by each student.
PHAR0012Receptor MechanismsUG15Division of BiosciencesThis course is about the mechanisms involved in the generation of a response following receptor activation, either by a natural hormone or neurotransmitter or by drug action, and how drugs may interfere with receptor-mediated responses. Mechanisms involving ligand-gated ion channels, voltage-dependent calcium channels and potassium channels, G-proteins, second messengers (e.g. inositol phosphates, diacylglycerol) and cellular kinases and phosphatases are then considered in detail, together with the role of calcium. A final section draws these themes together by examining integrated cell responses such as the control of the release of insulin from the pancreas. The course material is supplemented by group presentations and discussion of selected research papers related to the core lectures and by the preparation of an essay by each student.
ANAT0018Receptors and Synaptic SignallingPG15Division of BiosciencesHow the world of ion channels, neurotransmitters and their receptors contribute to neuronal processing will be explored. From the biophysical properties of ion channels to exploring their role in synaptic plasticity and neuropathologies.
PALS0003Rehabilitation of Acquired Neurogenic Communication DifficultiesUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module is concerned with how a proficient language user is affected by brain injury. It will examine how frameworks, theories, and models from a number of different areas, but in particular cognitive neuropsychology, can inform clinical assessment and remediation of adult acquired language disorders. In addition, it will review how studies of rehabilitation have informed our understanding of models of language processing and our understanding of the mechanisms involved in the recovery process. The sessions will cover different aspects of language breakdown: • auditory processing • single word speech processing • thinking for speaking and sentence processing • reading and writing
PALS0003Rehabilitation of Acquired Neurogenic Communication DifficultiesPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module is concerned with how a proficient language user is affected by brain injury. It will examine how frameworks, theories, and models from a number of different areas, but in particular cognitive neuropsychology, can inform clinical assessment and remediation of adult acquired language disorders. In addition, it will review how studies of rehabilitation have informed our understanding of models of language processing and our understanding of the mechanisms involved in the recovery process. The sessions will cover different aspects of language breakdown: • auditory processing • single word speech processing • thinking for speaking and sentence processing • reading and writing
PHAY0046Research and EvaluationPG15School of Pharmacy
SLAN0007Research and Evidence-Based PracticePG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe module aims to familiarize students with the methodological approaches in qualitative and quantitative mixed methods research. These approaches will be explored using clinical examples and research articles that demonstrate concepts well and are relevant to Speech and Language Therapy (SLT).There will be a strong emphasis on critical appraisal and consideration of covariates, confounds and biases and how these can affect the interpretation of results. Students will develop a good understanding of evidence based practice, service evaluation, questionnaire design and different quantitative and qualitative methods. The module will include some basic practical statistics and their application to SLT assessment, practice and research. This module links closely with other modules in year A and B, in particular SLANG205, Research Methods and SLANG206Research Project. This module is relevant to the Health and Care Professions Council ‘Standards of Proficiency’ for speech and language therapists relating to assuring the quality of their practice and awareness of the principles and applications of scientific enquiry and the research process.
OPHT0020Research and StatisticsPG15Institute of Ophthalmology
PLIN0085Research Apprenticeship in LinguisticsUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module allows students to get first-hand experience conducting research and working as part of a research team, under the direct supervision of a staff member. To enrol in the module, students must find a staff member to supervise them. Student will then work as research assistants on one or more of the staff member’s active research projects, and will meet regularly with the supervisor and (if relevant) the supervisor’s lab group or research team. At the end of the module, students will write a report based on the research project.
PALS0014Research Design and MethodologiesUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesStudents learn some advanced principles of research methodology,e.g., factorial design. Furthermore, advanced statistical methods including multiple linear regression, binary logistic regression, Chi Squared test of independence, and different forms of analysis of variance (ANOVA) are introduced. It is assumed that students attending the module have a basic understanding of experimental research methodology, descriptive statistics and basic inferential statistics (t-tests and non-parametric statistics). The mathematical content of this course is minimal and we use computers for all but the simplest calculations.
PSYC0058Research DissertationPG60Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0116Research DissertationPG100Division of Psychology and Language SciencesStudents undertake a piece of independent research during their 2 years of study. This work is supervised by a member of UCL/AFC staff (who all hold honorary UCL contracts). The research project will encourage students to integrate their theoretical and clinical learning, and consider an issue/question relevant to developmental psychopathology from both domains.
PHAY0052Research DissertationPG60School of Pharmacy
PSYC0207Research Dissertation (20,000 words)PG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
HCSC0001Research Evidence and Design IPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe module aims to familiarise students with methodological approaches in qualitative and quantitative research and enable students to choose appropriate methodologies for their own particular research question. The different approaches will be explored using clinical examples, and there is a strong emphasis on critical appraisal of research evidence. Students will develop a thorough understanding of evidence based practice, service evaluations, and the phases to conducting clinical research.
HCSC0002Research Evidence and Design IIPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe ways in which clinicians and educationalists establish an holistic view of their clients/pupils and plan intervention accordingly has strong parallels with the ways in which causal models are constructed and tested. The module therefore aims to familiarise students with the approaches used in causal modelling of data. It will cover a range of regression approaches (Linear, Logistic, Log-linear, Multiple hierarchical) by exploring literature and examining the importance of the approaches for different circumstances. The ideas behind structural equation modelling will be explored and students will use examples from their own experiences to develop conceptual models. The course has a strong practical and literature-based foundation.
HCSC0003Research in PracticePG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module aims to develop in students the knowledge and skills required for planning, implementation and management of research with clinical populations in workplace contexts. This is targeted through developing an appreciation of ethical and scientific quality standards for the design, conduct and recording research involving humans, including public engagement in research. Thus the module brings together students’ research interests with knowledge of research methods gained from companion modules within the programme and new learning in clinical research governance, to support the development of students’ coherent research plans. As such, the module also provides a thorough preparation for a subsequent MRes project centred on research with clinical populations.
OPHT0026Research in PracticePG15Institute of Ophthalmology
ANIM0010Research Integrity and GovernancePG15Institute of Neurology
SLAN0012Research MethodsPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module aims to further develop students’ understanding of research design and statistical methods used in speech and language research and in the evaluation of therapy for communication disorders. It provides direct experience and knowledge of methods used to investigate and evaluate clinically relevant topics. Students will learn how to select and apply a range of statistical analysis methods in experimental research by exploring literature and understanding the importance of the various approaches for different circumstances. The course has a strong practical and literature-based foundation.
PSYC0108Research Methods 1: Research SkillsPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course is designed to develop your skills as a researcher, such as academic writing and communication skills, and prepare you for your dissertation and career beyond your MSc. You are expected to take charge of your own learning and search out those texts that you think will be helpful in filling in gaps in your own skills and knowledge set. Most sessions will consist in a short lecture followed by practicals.
PSYC0143Research Methods and DissertationPG60Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe research thesis should be a piece of empirical work relevant to developmental psychology, psychotherapy, and/or clinical practice, which demonstrates your ability to apply scientific principles and undertake rigorous investigation.
CLNE0007Research Methods and Introduction to StatisticsPG15Institute of NeurologyThis module has two components: (1) Research Methods, including Critical Appraisal of published research and (2) Introduction to Statistics.
PALS0033Research Methods and StatisticsPG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
EARI0019Research Methods and StatisticsPG15Ear Institute
BRNF0002Research Methods I (Statistics)PG15Faculty of Brain Sciences
PSYC0106Research Methods I: Introduction to Psychological ResearchPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course covers topics in qualitative and quantitative research methods. Includes: conceptual framework for research, qualitative and quantitative methods, evaluating quantitative and qualitative studies, preparing research proposals, research design, and introduction to collecting and analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data. It also develops critical reading and evaluation skills, the techniques necessary to conduct literature searches (electronically and via libraries), and those relevant to writing up an empirical study.
PSYC0107Research Methods II: Introduction to Statistical AnalysisPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe course will cover a range of topics in descriptive and inferential statistics including: sampling distributions, descriptive statistics, measures of association and measures of difference. Methods for evaluating reliability and validity will also be addressed. The emphasis will be on carrying out statistical tests using SPSS and interpreting and communicating the results of analysis effectively.
PSYC0185Research Methods in Clinical PsychologyPG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0012Research Methods in PsychologyUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe course builds on PSYC1103, the First Year laboratory course. The main aim of the course is to enable students to design and carry out a piece of experimental work, to analyse it, and to write a report. Students carry out four labs, one in each of the following areas: Visual Perception, Language/Cognition, Body Awareness and Constructing and using Questionnaires. The fifth project (mini project) is carried out in an area selected by the student, and is supervised by an appropriate member of staff.
PALS0002Research Methods: Principles, Skills and ApplicationsPG30Division of Psychology and Language Sciences_Autumn Term_ Introduction to research design Describing groups of data Variability and distributions Tests, standardisation and z-scores Independence and dependence of data, correlation Estimation and confidence intervals Inferential statistics: Two-sample tests Analysis of Variance Two-way ANOVA for independent groups ANOVAs with within-subject factors Simple linear regression Chi-squared Revision followed by practice exam Revision and Mock Exam Feedback Exam _Spring term_ Introduction to multiple regression Using multiple regression to evaluate processing models Introduction to ANCOVA Using ANCOVA to track developmental trajectories Introduction to single case analysis Comparison of single case analysis from different theoretical approaches
PALS0035Research PlanPG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0119Research PortfolioPG85Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0133Research PortfolioPG195Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
GENE0012Research ProjectPG60Division of Biosciences
PHAR0022Research ProjectUG60Division of BiosciencesLaboratory Research Project
BECH0006Research ProjectPG60Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
HCSC0005Research ProjectPG120Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PALS0024Research ProjectUG30Division of Psychology and Language SciencesAll BSc PALS projects must be empirical in nature, and entail the investigation of a psychological research question from an analysis of data. It is a requirement that the student collects data from human participants and that this forms a significant part of the data that is analysed for the project. Data collected by the student may be combined with or compared to other new or existing data for analysis. Projects must observe the Code of Ethics and Conduct of the British Psychological Society and the student must provide of evidence that any data analysed was collected with appropriate ethical approval.
PALS0036Research ProjectPG105Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0037Research ProjectUG30Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis is an empirical, usually experimental, piece of research on a psychological topic of the student's own choice. Projects are completed under the supervision of a member of staff. There are two pieces of work which contribute to the module mark: The first piece, the Research Proposal, is worth 10% of the total mark for the Project (guideline length 1000 words). The main project report is worth 90% of the module mark.
PSYC0181Research ProjectUG60Division of Psychology and Language SciencesA substantial empirical project which will entail the investigation of a psychologically related research question within either a pure research (Research Route) or applied research (Applied Route) perspective. On the Applied Route this could be an assay of assessment procedures or a service evaluation. Data collected by the student may be combined with or compared to other new or existing data for analysis. Projects must observe the Code of Ethics and Conduct of the British Psychological Society and the student must provide of evidence that any data analysed was collected with appropriate UCL ethical approval.
SLAN0002Research ProjectPG60Division of Psychology and Language SciencesStudents will apply knowledge and skills gained in research design, research governance and management etc., covered in the modules SLANG106 Research and Evidence Based Practice, and SLANG205 Research Methods, to carry out a research project drawing on theoretical and/or clinical issues of importance to populations with communication disorders. Guidance about the general process of selecting and carrying out a project will be provided by the module coordinator and students receive guidance and formative feedback from a named project supervisor(s). This module is relevant to the Health & Care Professions Council ‘Standards of Proficiency’ for speech and language therapists relating to practising within the legal and ethical boundaries of their profession, understanding the importance of and being able to maintain confidentiality, communicating effectively, assuring the quality of their practice, and being able to draw on appropriate knowledge and skills to inform practice.
OPHT0028Research ProjectPG105Institute of Ophthalmology
PHAY0060Research ProjectUG60School of Pharmacy
PHAY0051Research Project - MSc Experimental Pharmacology and TherapeuticsPG90School of Pharmacy
PHAY0056Research Project for MSc PharmaceuticsPG60School of Pharmacy
BIOC0012Research Project FoundationsUG0Division of BiosciencesThis module introduces the use of online referencing software such as Reference Manager or Endnote. A workshop allows the student to have hands on experience of the use of these technologies and to complete an exercise using one example of the software.
ANIM0009Research Project: MRes Advanced NeuroimagingPG120Institute of Neurology
CLNE0031Research Project: MRes Neuromuscular DiseasePG120Institute of Neurology
CLNE0033Research Project: MRes Stroke MedicinePG120Institute of Neurology
CLNE0034Research Project: MRes Translational NeurologyPG120Institute of Neurology
ANIM0002Research Project: MSc Advanced NeuroimagingPG60Institute of NeurologyA wide range of research topics will be offered at the beginning of the course. The project will be carried out in the Spring and Summer terms. Through pursuing their chosen practical project, students will gain in depth knowledge, understanding and practical experience of their chosen research topic area, in addition to: • Knowledge and understanding • Research and development methods appropriate to the chosen topic.
CLNE0035Research Project: MSc Brain and Mind SciencesPG60Institute of Neurology
CLNE0038Research Project: MSc Clinical NeurologyPG60Institute of Neurology
CLNE0036Research Project: MSc Clinical NeurosciencePG60Institute of Neurology
CLNE0037Research Project: MSc Dementia (Neuroscience)PG60Institute of Neurology
CLNE0032Research Project: MSc Neuromuscular DiseasePG60Institute of Neurology
CLNE0039Research Project: MSc Stroke MedicinePG60Institute of Neurology
BRNF0005Research ProtocolPG0Faculty of Brain Sciences
PLIN0060Research Skills in LinguisticsPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe two-term syllabus consists of workshops devoted to research methods in linguistics:
- how to plan a one-year project
- how to conduct library research
- how to read a paper with statistical analysis
- how to write an abstract for a conference
- how to present a poster, and related topics.
In the second term, students pursuing an experimentally-oriented project will have a workshop on experimental design, while students pursuing a more theoretically-based research topic will participate in a workshop on software for tree-drawing, phonetic typesetting and bibliography management.
CELL0018Research Techniques in Cell BiologyPG15Division of BiosciencesStudents attend one of either the weekly internal seminars that take place in CDB OR the weekly internal seminars in the LMCB. In addition attendance at external cell biology seminars in CDB and the LMCB is compulsory. A tutorial series on cutting edge techniques in cell biology will be coupled with lab visits to explore the technology in more detail. Assessment of student performance is via a 1500-word ‘news and views’ type report on the content of one of the external seminars and via a 2000-word review of a cell biological technique and its contribution/potential contribution to the field. In addition the students attend the Skills Exchange Workshop in the LMCB, a post-doc/PhD student led workshop discussing technical issues with new techniques being used in the Division.
CELL0018Research Techniques in Cell BiologyUG15Division of BiosciencesStudents attend one of either the weekly internal seminars that take place in CDB OR the weekly internal seminars in the LMCB. In addition attendance at external cell biology seminars in CDB and the LMCB is compulsory. A tutorial series on cutting edge techniques in cell biology will be coupled with lab visits to explore the technology in more detail. Assessment of student performance is via a 1500-word ‘news and views’ type report on the content of one of the external seminars and via a 2000-word review of a cell biological technique and its contribution/potential contribution to the field. In addition the students attend the Skills Exchange Workshop in the LMCB, a post-doc/PhD student led workshop discussing technical issues with new techniques being used in the Division.
PSYC0212Research ThesisPG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0214Research ThesisPG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0224Research ThesisPG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PHOL0006Respiration in Health and DiseasePG15Division of BiosciencesThis course examines the control of breathing particularly in humans, in a wide range of physiological and pathophysiological conditions including exercise, altitude, sleep and asthma. The relationship between respiratory function, structural anatomy and pathological states are explored.
PHOL0006Respiration in Health and DiseaseUG15Division of BiosciencesThis course examines the control of breathing particularly in humans, in a wide range of physiological and pathophysiological conditions including exercise, altitude, sleep and asthma. The relationship between respiratory function, structural anatomy and pathological states are explored.
PHAY0001Role of the Pharmacist in Health CareUG30School of Pharmacy
BIOS0021Science Communications for BiologistsUG15Division of BiosciencesThe course consists of lectures, practicals and workshops delivered by academics from within UCL, the Natural History Museum and Zoological Society of London. The course will also run three ‘meet the speaker’ sessions and students will be required to do the associated reading for these sessions. Invited speakers will be chosen on the basis of their outstanding reputation in some aspect of research within Biodiversity, Evolution and Conservation. The course will be delivered weekly in Term 1.Students will also attend other weekly seminar series in GEE, and other relevant seminars at the Natural History Museum and Zoological Society of London. Assessment will be made through two essays and one presentation, and these assessments aim to train the students in scientific communication in different formats (written and verbal) and to different audiences (other scientists and the general public).
BIOS0021Science Communications for BiologistsPG15Division of BiosciencesThe course consists of lectures, practicals and workshops delivered by academics from within UCL, the Natural History Museum and Zoological Society of London. The course will also run three ‘meet the speaker’ sessions and students will be required to do the associated reading for these sessions. Invited speakers will be chosen on the basis of their outstanding reputation in some aspect of research within Biodiversity, Evolution and Conservation. The course will be delivered weekly in Term 1.Students will also attend other weekly seminar series in GEE, and other relevant seminars at the Natural History Museum and Zoological Society of London. Assessment will be made through two essays and one presentation, and these assessments aim to train the students in scientific communication in different formats (written and verbal) and to different audiences (other scientists and the general public).
BIOL0015Second Year Core SkillsUG0Division of BiosciencesThis module is important preparation for the 3rd and 4th year projects. All events happen in the post-exam period (term 3) Students will attend a session run by Science Library staff teaching how to use referencing software. Statistics lectures will be given (a revision of the concepts taught in BIOL0001 Quantitative Biology), and students will need to undertake and pass a Moodle based statistics quiz.
PALS0030Second-Language Speech LearningPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module will examine the development of speech perception and speech production during second language acquisition. It will review: experimental methods used for testing speech perception and production, interference between first- and second-language phonetics and phonology, changes in first-language processing resulting from second-language learning, explanations for the decline in plasticity with age, comparisons with early bilingualism, comparisons with first-language acquisition, comparisons with other examples of adult plasticity (e.g., stroke recovery, acclimatization to a cochlear implant), effects of learning more than two languages, links between perception and production, effects of auditory processing vs. linguistic categorization, effects of noise and hearing impairment on second-language speech perception, and training methods for second-language speech learning.
PLIN0009Semantic TheoryUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course is an intermediate course on the study of meaning in natural language. It introduces logical concepts and their application in semantics and pragmatics, especially focusing on compositionality and quantification.
PLIN0009Semantic TheoryPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course is an intermediate course on the study of meaning in natural language. It introduces logical concepts and their application in semantics and pragmatics, especially focusing on compositionality and quantification.
PLIN0019Semantic-Pragmatic DevelopmentPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe module focuses on children's developing pragmatic competence and, within this domain, a selection from the following topics will be covered: - The acquisition of various cognitive abilities necessary for full-fledged linguistic communication (e.g., grasp of understanding of common ground). - The development and understanding of pointing and ostensive gestures. - The role of pragmatics in language acquisition, and in particular, word learning. - The early production and understanding of pronouns. - The early production and understanding of quantifiers. - The early production and understanding of scalar inferences (and other types of implicatures). - The early production and understanding of non-literal language (metaphor and irony).
PLIN0019Semantic-Pragmatic DevelopmentUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe module focuses on children's developing pragmatic competence and, within this domain, a selection from the following topics will be covered: - The acquisition of various cognitive abilities necessary for full-fledged linguistic communication (e.g., grasp of understanding of common ground). - The development and understanding of pointing and ostensive gestures. - The role of pragmatics in language acquisition, and in particular, word learning. - The early production and understanding of pronouns. - The early production and understanding of quantifiers. - The early production and understanding of scalar inferences (and other types of implicatures). - The early production and understanding of non-literal language (metaphor and irony).
PLIN0046Semantics and PragmaticsPG30Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe following topics will be covered: - Propositional logic (syntax, semantics, proofs) - Predicate logic (syntax, semantics, proofs) - Comparing logic to natural language - Lexical semantics and the nature of concepts - Formal theories of natural language semantics - Syntax-semantics interface - Semantics/pragmatics distinction - Explicit/implicit distinction - Linguistic underdeterminacy of speaker meaning - Kinds of context-sensitivity and pragmatic processes - Gricean pragmatics - Relevance-theoretic pragmatics - Semantics, pragmatics and cognitive modularity - Disambiguation and reference assignment - Non-literal language use (metaphor and irony) - Conversational implicature - Pragmatic inference and theory of mind
PLIN0045Semantics and Pragmatics IPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesA selection from the following topics will be covered: - Propositional logic (syntax, semantics, proofs) - Comparing logic to natural language - Lexical semantics and the nature of concepts - Semantics/pragmatics distinction - Explicit/implicit distinction - Linguistic underdeterminacy of speaker meaning - Kinds of context-sensitivity and pragmatic processes - Gricean pragmatics - Relevance-theoretic pragmatics - Semantics, pragmatics and cognitive modularity - Disambiguation and reference assignment - Non-literal language use (metaphor and irony) - Conversational implicature - Pragmatic inference and theory of mind.
PLIN0081Semantics and Pragmatics IIPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module is a continuation of PLIN0045 Semantics and Pragmatics I offered in Term 1. In the first three weeks of the module we will continue discussing Relevance Theory, non-inferential theories and interface issues. The rest will focus on compositionality and quantification in natural language in contrast to Predicate Logic.
PLIN0056Semantics Research SeminarPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesWe will read and discuss seminal and current literature, and work in progress, on selected topic(s) in semantics, with background provided through lectures as appropriate.
PALS0028Seminar in NeurolinguisticsPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe goal of the neuroscience of language is to understand the mechanisms engaged during language comprehension and production and their neurological underpinnings. In this course we will discuss different theoretical positions on language implementation in the brain across different levels of representation (eg, morphology (words), syntax (sentences), and concepts). These neurological/processing theories will make use of distinctions that arise from linguistic theory.
PLIN0041Seminar on Expressive ProsodyPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe course will survey a wide range of topics on expressive speech prosody, covering linguistic prosody, information structure, emotional and attitudinal expressions, sexual dimorphism, charisma and attractiveness. We will also discuss relations between expressive prosody and music, and disorders such as Autism and aprosodia. These topics will be examined from both linguistic and evolutionary perspectives. There will be alternation of lectures and seminars. Each seminar will consist of 2-3 sessions, each led by a single or a small group of students reporting their findings on a number of papers assigned a week in advance. The assignment of papers will be accompanied by a number of guiding questions that focus on the critical issues.
PLIN0041Seminar on Expressive ProsodyUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe course will survey a wide range of topics on expressive speech prosody, covering linguistic prosody, information structure, emotional and attitudinal expressions, sexual dimorphism, charisma and attractiveness. We will also discuss relations between expressive prosody and music, and disorders such as Autism and aprosodia. These topics will be examined from both linguistic and evolutionary perspectives. There will be alternation of lectures and seminars. Each seminar will consist of 2-3 sessions, each led by a single or a small group of students reporting their findings on a number of papers assigned a week in advance. The assignment of papers will be accompanied by a number of guiding questions that focus on the critical issues.
EARI0029Sensory Systems: Biology and DiseasePG30Ear Institute
EARI0029Sensory Systems: Biology and DiseaseUG30Ear Institute
PSYC0099Serious and Persuasive GamesPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course unit will introduce and discuss the concept of persuasive games as a method for engaging people with serious issues such as: • Education & learning • Behavior change • Citizen Science • Advocacy • Activism The course will provide students with knowledge of the state of the art in the use persuasive games and with the opportunity to develop skills in using existing design and evaluation methods for creating physical, digital and pervasive games and playful experiences. The module will combine flipped-lecture methods and Problem-Based Learning. The majority of the in-class time will be spent on lab-based learning activities through which students will gain first had experiences of developing prototype interventions and evaluating them
PSYC0203Service-Related Research ProjectPG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
BIOL0020Sex, Genes and EvolutionUG15Division of BiosciencesBIOL0020 aims to cover modern aspects of evolutionary genetics. It will concentrate on (a) the evolution of sex and its consequences and (b) evolutionary conflicts between individuals and genes within individuals. A wide range of topics will be covered including: the evolutionary origins of sexual reproduction; the maintenance and consequences of selfish genetic elements (meiotic drive genes, cytoplasmic genes, transposable elements); the origin of the nucleus; sex determination; mitonuclear coadaptation; the evolution of sex chromosomes; the evolution of distinct sexes; the origin and evolution of social insects; sexual selection; sperm competition; genomic imprinting. The course is designed to attract students from a diverse range of backgrounds. In previous years, students have attended from Biological Sciences, Biodiversity and Conservation, Genetics, Human Genetics, Human Sciences, Intercalated Medical Students, Zoology and the Natural Sciences. The module is suitable for 3rd and 4th year BSc and MSci (subject to degree regulations).
EARI0014Signals, Systems, Acoustics and the EarPG15Ear Institute
CLNE0022Skeletal Muscle and Associated DiseasesPG15Institute of NeurologyThis module gives an introduction to the anatomy, development, physiology and function of skeletal muscles. Building on functional characteristics of muscles it will also give a comprehensive overview of paediatric and adult muscle diseases including muscular dystrophies, myopathies and muscle channelopathies. Disease pathology, pathomechanisms, clinical research and latest therapeutic applications as well as clinical management of muscle disease are also a main focus of this translational module bridging clinical practice to scientific research. Masterclasses will help students to understand the use of imaging techniques, histopathology and electrophysiology techniques in the diagnosis and clinical trials.
PSYC0165Social Cognition Research MethodsPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module prepares students to collect social cognition experimental data by exploring the entire process, from the inception of an idea, to the formulation of a hypothesis, choosing of an experimental design, population, sample, and variables, and executing data collection, as well as preparing the data for statistical analysis. Students will also learn about scientific, ethical, and other considerations at each decision-point in this process, and how each decision shapes how results can be interpreted and the place of the experiment within the scientific literature on social cognition. Current debates and controversies regarding psychological and scientific methodology will be discussed. Proper completion of this module will assist students when executing their dissertation.
PSYC0162Social Cognition, Affect and MotivationPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module examines the interplay between basic cognitive processes, affect, and motivation in the construction of social reality. It reviews knowledge about how the current states, feelings, and goals of the social perceiver affect judgment and behaviour, as well as how the social context affects the individuals’ ways of thinking, feeling, and regulating their behaviour. In particular, the module entails an examination of effects associated with mood, embodiment, approach-avoidance motivation, self-regulation, ego depletion and social factors that impact motivation and affect, such as power, status, social exclusion and minority status affect the emotion and motivation.
PSYC0164Social NeurosciencePG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course examines the neural mechanisms underlying human social behaviour. It draws on methods from cognitive neuroscience and research questions from social psychology to question fundamental aspects of how people interact in the world.
PSYC0010Social PsychologyUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe module addresses contemporary theorizing and research in social psychology with an emphasis on social cognition and self-regulation. Domains that will be addressed include: automatic and controlled processes in social cognition; stereotype activation and inhibition; mood and subjective experiences; socially situated cognition; asymmetric social relations of status and power; imitation and behaviour complementarity; self-control and goal pursuit.
PSYC0010Social PsychologyPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe module addresses contemporary theorizing and research in social psychology with an emphasis on social cognition and self-regulation. Domains that will be addressed include: automatic and controlled processes in social cognition; stereotype activation and inhibition; mood and subjective experiences; socially situated cognition; asymmetric social relations of status and power; imitation and behaviour complementarity; self-control and goal pursuit.
PSYC0220Social PsychologyUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe themes, methods and ideas of social psychology will be introduced in this course. We will look at how individuals understand themselves and other people, the relationship between behaviour, self and the social situation, and the forces that govern interactions between individuals and groups. We will pay particular attention to the emerging field of social cognitive neuroscience, and moves to understand social phenomena with the tools of cognitive and perceptual psychology.
PSYC0221Social PsychologyPG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0222Social PsychologyUG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PLIN0032SociolinguisticsUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesWhat does your accent say about you? Does your age or gender have an effect on how you speak? What about geography or social class? This course aims to develop students' awareness of the complex relationship between spoken language and society through discussion of existing literature and through experience of handling data collected from studies of language variation. The focus will be on phonetic and phonological variation and change and so it is assumed that students will be familiar with basic concepts in phonetics and phonology. Understanding patterns of spoken language variation requires a multidisciplinary approach, and so during the course students will be introduced to aspects of historical linguistics, language acquisition, speech perception and production.
PLIN0032SociolinguisticsPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesWhat does your accent say about you? Does your age or gender have an effect on how you speak? What about geography or social class? This course aims to develop students' awareness of the complex relationship between spoken language and society through discussion of existing literature and through experience of handling data collected from studies of language variation. The focus will be on phonetic and phonological variation and change and so it is assumed that students will be familiar with basic concepts in phonetics and phonology. Understanding patterns of spoken language variation requires a multidisciplinary approach, and so during the course students will be introduced to aspects of historical linguistics, language acquisition, speech perception and production.
PSYC0020Sociotechnical Systems: IT and the Future of WorkPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe technology we use is changing rapidly. New technical possibilities including developments in user interface design, access to networks and remote storage are bringing about changes as great as the introduction of personal computers in the 1980s. This module looks at these changes from the perspective of organizational psychology – in other words in the context of social relationships and organizational structures, processes and culture. Predicting the future is hazardous but we will also look at how the innovations we are experiencing are likely to lead to consequences for the nature of work. The module will be run in two streams, one theoretical and the other practical. The theoretical stream will look at the literature on job design and work organization, placing emphasis on ‘sociotechnical systems’. This is an approach which has been highly regarded over the last fifty years and which is now increasing in importance as researchers and practitioners realise that it addresses the issues which are clearly becoming relevant. The practical stream will look at a particular issue using ‘soft systems methodology’, an approach which explicitly deals with the difficulties raised by studying social and technical systems in their organizational context. The theoretical stream will be delivered through guided readings with presentations from outside contributors. These presentations will present relevant case studies, the role of social media and the important matter of security. The two streams will be assessed independently.
PSYC0174Sociotechnical Systems: IT and the Future of WorkUG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PHOL0010Space Medicine and Extreme Environment PhysiologyUG30Division of Biosciences
PSYC0149Special Research Methods (Philosophical Issues)PG0Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course introduces basic issues in the philosophy of science and the philosophy of mind that are relevant to research in psychology.
PSYC0169Special Topics in PsychoanalysisPG30Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module traces the development of psychoanalytic theory and technique. It provides an introduction to thematic areas of dreams, sexuality, trauma and anxiety / hysteria and explores psychoanalytic technique and psychopathology. More contemporary Freudian and British Independent psychoanalytic theorists are also covered in this module. There are taught seminars on psychoanalytic concepts of time and space.
BIOC0023Specialist Research Project in MetagenomicsUG30Division of Biosciences
BIOC0029Specialist Research Project in Protein Structure and FunctionUG30Division of Biosciences
BIOL0032Species Conservation and BiodiversityUG15Division of BiosciencesHumans are causing enormous changes in the natural environment, threatening the existence of many species and habitats. Conservation biology is the science behind efforts to stem this loss of natural diversity, drawing on a broad range of disciplines including ecology, evolution, and biogeography. This module uses a combination of lectures, discussions, and computer practical exercises to address key questions including: What is biodiversity? How much of the planet’s biodiversity remains undiscovered? What are the main threats to biodiversity? What are the main tools (e.g., computer models, monitoring techniques) used to study conservation issues? Why conserve biodiversity? In addressing these questions, students will learn about topics such as extinction risk, habitat fragmentation, climate change impacts, invasive species, reserve design, and environmental ethics. Students will develop an individual project through a series of computer labs, which will provide hands-on experience with Geographic Information Systems, ecological modelling, and remote sensing. Class discussions will tackle tricky debates such as over the relative merits of utilitarian versus intrinsic arguments for the value of biodiversity.
PSYC0029SpeechUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesTerminology from Phonetics. Pulmonary and laryngeal systems. Acoustic characteristics of phonation signal. Frequency response of vocal tract. Spectrographic representation of speech. Application to speech production: Levelt’s model of speech control and critique. The EXPLAN model of speech control Production: Speech timing –cerebellum, Wing-Kristofferson, STI, Down syndrome, Parkinson’s speech. Coarticulation-phenomena and theories. Speaker differences. Dialogue interaction Ethics of experimental work on production. DSM-IV and classification of speech disorders Effects of hearing problems on speech control (otitis media and cochlear implants). Agrammatic aphasia speech.Stuttering its diagnosis and treatment. Speech perception; phenomena and theories. Categorical perception. Perception of accented speech. Auditory scene analysis and applications to speech perception. Motor theory of speech perception and mirror neurons.
PSYC0029SpeechPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesTerminology from Phonetics. Pulmonary and laryngeal systems. Acoustic characteristics of phonation signal. Frequency response of vocal tract. Spectrographic representation of speech. Application to speech production: Levelt’s model of speech control and critique. The EXPLAN model of speech control Production: Speech timing –cerebellum, Wing-Kristofferson, STI, Down syndrome, Parkinson’s speech. Coarticulation-phenomena and theories. Speaker differences. Dialogue interaction Ethics of experimental work on production. DSM-IV and classification of speech disorders Effects of hearing problems on speech control (otitis media and cochlear implants). Agrammatic aphasia speech.Stuttering its diagnosis and treatment. Speech perception; phenomena and theories. Categorical perception. Perception of accented speech. Auditory scene analysis and applications to speech perception. Motor theory of speech perception and mirror neurons.
PALS0012Speech Production and PerceptionUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThrough this module, students will gain a better understanding of the process of spoken communication, with a focus on the production and perception of speech. The course will cover basic concepts in speech acoustics and speech perception. Students will also learn about research methods and instrumentation in these fields and will apply their knowledge to the description and investigation of speaker-listeners. Topics will include: • Acoustic-phonetic characteristics of vowels, consonants and connected discourse discourse • The effect of speaker age, sex and gender on speech production • Speaker-listener interaction • Basic principles of speech perception: use of acoustic, visual and linguistic cues • Development of speech perception • Speech perception in bilinguals/L2 learners
GENE0009Statistical Computing and Data Visualisation using RPG15Division of BiosciencesThis module is designed for participants with some experience of statistics who would like to learn how to use the flexible R environment for statistical computing. It has a particular focus on how to use R’s graphical capabilities to effectively represent, analyse and communicate data. The material is appropriate for participants from any background, with examples drawn from a wide range of datasets. Main topics covered: 1. Introduction to the R statistical programming environment 2. Vectors, arithmetic, recycling 3. Data structures 4. Reading in data 5. Statistical graphics 6. Analysing data in R 7. Making your own functions 8. Object-orientated programming in R 9. Principles of data visualisation 10. Design of data graphics 11. Real-world applications 12. Beyond R
BRNF0012Statistical Techniques in Mental HealthPG15Faculty of Brain Sciences
CELL0012Stem Cells and Regenerative MedicineUG15Division of BiosciencesIntroduction; self renewal and differentiation: totipotency-pluripotency-unipotency; stem cells & gene therapy; neural stem cells; haemopoietic stem cells; normal limb development and bone stem cells; limb regeneration; regeneration in fish; retinal repair; CNS repair; connective tissue engineering; cartilage & tracheal repair; wound healing / repair; fracture healing; muscle repair; orthopaedic bioengineering; haemopoietic stem cell transplantation; challenges in good manufacturing practice; translation; ethics.
CELL0012Stem Cells and Regenerative MedicinePG15Division of BiosciencesIntroduction; self renewal and differentiation: totipotency-pluripotency-unipotency; stem cells & gene therapy; neural stem cells; haemopoietic stem cells; normal limb development and bone stem cells; limb regeneration; regeneration in fish; retinal repair; CNS repair; connective tissue engineering; cartilage & tracheal repair; wound healing / repair; fracture healing; muscle repair; orthopaedic bioengineering; haemopoietic stem cell transplantation; challenges in good manufacturing practice; translation; ethics.
CLNE0018Stroke, Epilepsy and Rehabilitation - AdvancedPG15Institute of Neurology
CLNE0017Stroke, Epilepsy and Rehabilitation - BasicPG15Institute of Neurology
BIOS0004Structural and Molecular Biology (Research Module)UG15Division of Biosciences
PHOL0005Structure and Function of Nervous SystemsUG15Division of BiosciencesThis module is an introduction to neurobiology, and is aimed at students who are planning further studies in the area of neuroscience. It covers neural structure and function, organisation of the vertebrate nervous system, sensory pathways and perception, neurochemistry and pharmacology and the neural basis of behaviour. The module is available in the second year. It assumes a basic knowledge of biological principles (e.g. A-level). The module is taught jointly by staff from the research departments of Cell and Developmental Biology (CDB), and Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology (NPP), and is intended to complement modules with more specialised neurobiology content.
PSYC0067Structure and Function of the BrainPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module outlines basic neuroanatomy and function of the brain. Students will gain an understanding of the surface anatomy, internal structures, and function of the human brain via lectures and hands-on activities. The material is tailored for cognitive neuroscientists.
PLIN0050Studies in Pragmatics ResearchPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe two-term syllabus consists of weekly reading and tutorial discussion of a key paper published in the field of pragmatics, including both classic papers, such as Grice's 'Meaning', 'Logic and Conversation', Sperber & Wilson's 'Relevance Theory', and a range of more recent research papers on current issues in pragmatics. By the middle of the second term, students are required to have delineated their own research topic, in discussion with the course tutor, on which they will give a short presentation at the end of the term and will develop a research-oriented essay.
PLIN0054Studies in Syntax ResearchPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesA series of seminars consisting of student-led discussion of current research in syntax and related areas (the relevant research may be the student\'s own). Each course participant will be required to lead one of the seminars.
PLIN0029StutteringUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe King's Speech raised public awareness of stuttering. Stuttering is a disorder that usually starts in childhood and most cases recover by teenage. One in twenty children start to stutter, but this drops by teenage to one in 100. Few teenagers who stutter recover in later life (it appears that George VI was the one in 100). Considerable effort has been directed at identifying which children who stutter will recover and which will not, a matter of importance for the individual and society alike. Comparison of groups of people who persist or recover suggests several factors may be significant. Biological (genetics and brain differences), linguistic and motor factors, and type of stuttering symptom are reliably reported to differ between such groups. This module gives the student the skills to evaluate the evidence, theories and practical issues associated with stuttering in early childhood (close to onset) and into teenage and beyond. Factors that affect the onset and course of stuttering are examined from various perspectives. After preliminary description of the patterns of stuttering, how it is measured, who it affects and what its symptoms are, lectures examine evidence that stuttering is associated with a range of biological and psychological factors. Particular emphasis is given to how language and motor demands affect stuttering. Theoretical accounts that attempt to integrate these findings are critically assessed. The final part of the module applies the knowledge to practical issues (treatment, diagnosis and prognosis). As well as giving a comprehensive coverage about stuttering, this module also has relevance to other speech-language disorders. The module has been developed so that no background in related disciplines is assumed.
PLIN0029StutteringPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe King's Speech raised public awareness of stuttering. Stuttering is a disorder that usually starts in childhood and most cases recover by teenage. One in twenty children start to stutter, but this drops by teenage to one in 100. Few teenagers who stutter recover in later life (it appears that George VI was the one in 100). Considerable effort has been directed at identifying which children who stutter will recover and which will not, a matter of importance for the individual and society alike. Comparison of groups of people who persist or recover suggests several factors may be significant. Biological (genetics and brain differences), linguistic and motor factors, and type of stuttering symptom are reliably reported to differ between such groups. This module gives the student the skills to evaluate the evidence, theories and practical issues associated with stuttering in early childhood (close to onset) and into teenage and beyond. Factors that affect the onset and course of stuttering are examined from various perspectives. After preliminary description of the patterns of stuttering, how it is measured, who it affects and what its symptoms are, lectures examine evidence that stuttering is associated with a range of biological and psychological factors. Particular emphasis is given to how language and motor demands affect stuttering. Theoretical accounts that attempt to integrate these findings are critically assessed. The final part of the module applies the knowledge to practical issues (treatment, diagnosis and prognosis). As well as giving a comprehensive coverage about stuttering, this module also has relevance to other speech-language disorders. The module has been developed so that no background in related disciplines is assumed.
OPHT0005Surgery and the EyePG15Institute of Ophthalmology
PHAR0018Synaptic PharmacologyUG15Division of BiosciencesThe way in which synapses, and the receptors and ion channels present therein, function is central to our understanding of a major component of modern Pharmacology and is an extremely active area of basic and applied research.
PHAR0018Synaptic PharmacologyPG15Division of BiosciencesThe way in which synapses, and the receptors and ion channels present therein, function is central to our understanding of a major component of modern Pharmacology and is an extremely active area of basic and applied research.
PLIN0055SyntaxPG30Division of Psychology and Language SciencesIn the first term, the course introduces students to the scientific study of the structure of sentences. Students will be introduced to tree structures, argument structure, and movement phenomena. The course also aims to sharpen students' analytical skills through problem discovery and problem solving exercises. In the second term, the course deals with one or more topics that involve the interface between the syntax and a syntax-external system. The latter could be the interpretive system, the phonology, or the parser. The exact contents change from year to year, to reflect developments in the field and the lecturer's own research. However, the course will always involve the reading of recent research papers, class presentations by students, the writing of an individual research project, and of an essay that reports on the outcomes of that project.
PLIN0047Syntax IPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module introduces students to the scientific study of the structure of sentences. We ask what sort of knowledge must be attributed to someone who "knows a language" and begin to answer that question by developing some of the essential building blocks of natural language grammars.
OPHT0004Systemic Disease and the EyePG15Institute of Ophthalmology
PSYC0130Systemic Family Practice: Basic SkillsPG30Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0129Systemic Family Practice: Conduct DisorderPG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0128Systemic Family Practice: Depression and Self HarmPG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
ANAT0020Systems and Circuit NeurosciencePG15Division of BiosciencesThe module discusses systems and circuit analysis using a variety of techniques from optogenetics in Drosophila to human neuroimaging and computational modeling. The systems covered span from the generation and maintenance of circadian rhythms, reinforcement and learning in the striatum, to somatosensation and synaptic plasticity and memory.
PHOL0004Systems NeuroscienceUG15Division of BiosciencesThis 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 also provides a forum to develop transferable skills.
PSYC0055Talent ManagementPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module reviews the current state of knowledge regarding themes, core processes, methods, and theories of personnel selection, training and development, and career success. In particular, lectures will discuss the psychological determinants of job performance and career potential, interventions designed to motivate and retain employees, and the socio-economic implications of selecting, developing and retaining talent. Core constructs to be examined include abilities and personality traits, and the most widely used methods for selection (interviews, references, letters of recommendation and psychometric testing). Lectures will also discuss executive coaching techniques and training strategies in the current world of organisations. Thus this course examines the practical implications of talent management, as well as how psychological theories and methods can help us predict, understand, and influence talent in organisations.
PSYC0055Talent ManagementUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module reviews the current state of knowledge regarding themes, core processes, methods, and theories of personnel selection, training and development, and career success. In particular, lectures will discuss the psychological determinants of job performance and career potential, interventions designed to motivate and retain employees, and the socio-economic implications of selecting, developing and retaining talent. Core constructs to be examined include abilities and personality traits, and the most widely used methods for selection (interviews, references, letters of recommendation and psychometric testing). Lectures will also discuss executive coaching techniques and training strategies in the current world of organisations. Thus this course examines the practical implications of talent management, as well as how psychological theories and methods can help us predict, understand, and influence talent in organisations.
BIOL0013The Biology of DevelopmentUG15Division of BiosciencesAn introduction to the modern science of development covering a variety of organisms and discussing evolutionary, cellular and genetic bases of animal development. The study of development is one of the most exciting areas of modern biology. As a field which unites morphology with molecular genetics, it is relevant to biologists studying programmes from zoology to human genetics and biomedical sciences. Specific topics covered include development of the embryonic axes in mouse, fly, frog and sea urchin models. The role of homeodomain proteins and other developmental regulators in setting up the body plan. The development of the vertebrate limb and the nervous system. Development and evolution and development and ageing.
PSYC0032The Brain in ActionUG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences1. Introduction and theoretical framework 2. Methods for studying the brain in action 3. Primary motor cortex and motor execution 4. Premotor areas: hierarchical or competitive action planning 5. Visuomotor pathways for praxis: parietal-premotor circuits 6. Supplementary motor area and free will 7. Free won’t: withholding actions 8. Basal Ganglia: circuits and neurotransmitters, actions and goals 9. Basal Ganglia diseases: Parkinsonism, Tourette’s 10. Cerebellum: motor prediction and motor learning 11. The actions of others: Mirror neuron system 1 12. The actions of others: Mirror neuron system 2 13. Tool Use 14. Mentalising using the action system 15. Action and Social cognition
PSYC0032The Brain in ActionPG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences1. Introduction and theoretical framework 2. Methods for studying the brain in action 3. Primary motor cortex and motor execution 4. Premotor areas: hierarchical or competitive action planning 5. Visuomotor pathways for praxis: parietal-premotor circuits 6. Supplementary motor area and free will 7. Free won’t: withholding actions 8. Basal Ganglia: circuits and neurotransmitters, actions and goals 9. Basal Ganglia diseases: Parkinsonism, Tourette’s 10. Cerebellum: motor prediction and motor learning 11. The actions of others: Mirror neuron system 1 12. The actions of others: Mirror neuron system 2 13. Tool Use 14. Mentalising using the action system 15. Action and Social cognition
PHOL0009The Cellular Basis of Brain FunctionUG30Division of BiosciencesThe module covers the description of brain function from Molecule, to Cell and to System levels. The detailed topics include: 1) Methods, ion channels, transporters and ischaemia; 2) Synaptic transmission, plasticity, integration and dendrites; 3) Metabolism, microcircuits, coding, sensory processing, neural networks and the control of behaviour. This structure is designed to provide a thorough grounding in the cellular mechanisms of brain function in health and disease.
PSYC0141The Clinical Theory of PsychoanalysisPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module aims at a critical understanding of psychoanalysis and of the role of psychoanalysis as both a particular method of treatment and a general theory of the mind (or ‘psyche’). The course also aims to show how psychoanalytic ideas have developed and influence contemporary clinical and research work.
NEUR0015The Control of MovementUG15Division of BiosciencesMovement is a very large and important part of what we do. From speaking to running, from fixating an object in the visual field to reaching out and grasping it, movement is the major measurable behavioural output of the nervous system. In this module, we will examine the motor system in its entirety, from the muscles and motoneurons that form the final common pathway for movement, to the spinal cord and brain systems that contribute to our ability to decide when a movement should be made and what form it should take. The module takes a systems-level approach. The anatomy and physiology of muscles and motoneurons, spinal integration and supraspinal control from the cerebral cortex, cerebellum and basal ganglia will be introduced. The engagement of these systems in locomotion, in the control of posture and balance, in the control of eye movements and in the voluntary control of limb movements will be considered in detail. Mechanisms of motor learning in reflex calibration and in development of motor skills will be discussed, and the module concludes with discussion of cognitive aspects of motor control and the mechanisms that provide the transition from thought to action. The module is well-suited to third year MBBS students who have previously studied the Neuroscience and Behaviour module and to BSc and MSci students who have studied the Structure and Function of the Nervous System module.
NEUR0015The Control of MovementPG15Division of BiosciencesMovement is a very large and important part of what we do. From speaking to running, from fixating an object in the visual field to reaching out and grasping it, movement is the major measurable behavioural output of the nervous system. In this module, we will examine the motor system in its entirety, from the muscles and motoneurons that form the final common pathway for movement, to the spinal cord and brain systems that contribute to our ability to decide when a movement should be made and what form it should take. The module takes a systems-level approach. The anatomy and physiology of muscles and motoneurons, spinal integration and supraspinal control from the cerebral cortex, cerebellum and basal ganglia will be introduced. The engagement of these systems in locomotion, in the control of posture and balance, in the control of eye movements and in the voluntary control of limb movements will be considered in detail. Mechanisms of motor learning in reflex calibration and in development of motor skills will be discussed, and the module concludes with discussion of cognitive aspects of motor control and the mechanisms that provide the transition from thought to action. The module is well-suited to third year MBBS students who have previously studied the Neuroscience and Behaviour module and to BSc and MSci students who have studied the Structure and Function of the Nervous System module.
PALS0022The Evolution of Vocal CommunicationUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module focuses on vocal communication in humans and other species from an evolutionary perspective. • Introduction to basic evolutionary principles (e.g., natural selection, adaptations and traits, convergent evolution, sexual selection, honesty); • How do other animals communicate? • Imitation and learning: why are humans and some other species (e.g. parrots) such good imitators? • Use of the comparative approach to vocal learning: test hypothesis about how a trait evolved by comparing traits across species. E.g., by comparing how humans develop speech with how songbirds learn to sing by imitating others. • What can we learn about the evolution of speech by studying songbirds and other species that learn through vocal imitation? • Social factors: how do other humans and other species use vocal communication in a social context? • Evolution of speech: did vocal communication originate in gestural communication or from mirror neurons?
OPHT0002The Eye in Health and DiseasePG15Institute of Ophthalmology
ANAT0008The Neurobiology of Neurodegenerative DiseasePG15Division of BiosciencesThe last few years have seen a remarkable increase in our understanding of the basic biological mechanisms underlying human neurodegenerative diseases. Identification of mutations in a variety of genes, found to encode proteins present in neuro-pathological inclusions, has suggested that a common feature of all these diseases might be the intracellular accumulation of fibrous protein aggregates within neurons, resulting in neuronal cell death. This course will discuss this novel hypothesis in the light of contemporary research, and provide a foundation for our current understanding of neurodegenerative diseases. The module is examined by one three-hour exam.
ANAT0008The Neurobiology of Neurodegenerative DiseaseUG15Division of BiosciencesThe last few years have seen a remarkable increase in our understanding of the basic biological mechanisms underlying human neurodegenerative diseases. Identification of mutations in a variety of genes, found to encode proteins present in neuro-pathological inclusions, has suggested that a common feature of all these diseases might be the intracellular accumulation of fibrous protein aggregates within neurons, resulting in neuronal cell death. This course will discuss this novel hypothesis in the light of contemporary research, and provide a foundation for our current understanding of neurodegenerative diseases. The module is examined by one three-hour exam.
PHAY0021The Process of Drug DevelopmentPG30School of Pharmacy
PHAY0020The Process of Drug DiscoveryPG30School of Pharmacy
PSYC0011The Psychology of Individual DifferencesUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis course outlines how people differ in terms of their personality and aptitudes, how we can measure these differences, and what the causes might be. Students are introduced to the subject as a specialised area of study within psychology, and the course examines a full range of theories, research and measurement techniques, and applied and research aspects of individual difference psychology. In particular, students are expected to be able to critically examine the nature versus nurture controversy in the development of individual differences. Students will study, compare, and evaluate major theoretical perspectives on personality and mental ability. The work of the most influential theorists representing the major "schools of thought" (or paradigms) in personality and ability will be examined. Relevant research evidence supporting or refuting the theoretical formulations will be reviewed, including recent evidence from the emerging field of cognitive neuroscience. Students will learn to appreciate the contributions and limitations of each individual difference paradigm, and how it has impacted on other areas of specialisation in psychology.
BIOS0009The Scientific LiteraturePG15Division of BiosciencesA fundamental aspect of scientific research requires the ability to acquire information from original scientific papers, to analyse critically the content and quality of published scientific studies and to present and discuss the scientific literature with ones peers. Teaching will consist of seminars and discussion sessions.
PSYC0025The Social Psychology of RiskUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe focus of the module is how lay people in different cultures think, feel and behave in relation to a range of the risks that face them.
PSYC0025The Social Psychology of RiskPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe focus of the module is how lay people in different cultures think, feel and behave in relation to a range of the risks that face them.
PALS0034Theoretical FrameworksPG30Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
CLNE0001Theoretical NeurologyPG30Institute of NeurologyThis module provides an overview of the basic science that is relevant to the practice of clinical neurology.
BECH0003Theories and Models of Behaviour ChangePG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0184Theory and Application of Clinical Psychology MethodsPG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0187Theory and Application of Clinical Psychology Methods (Advanced Level)PG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PLIN0028Tone and IntonationUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe course will introduce students to the phonetic aspect of tone and intonation. It will cover the physiology of pitch production, acoustic analysis of pitch, the communicative use of tone and intonation and the relations between the two, and perception of tone and intonation in continuous speech. Theoretical issues of the area will also be covered through the introduction of various models of tone and intonation.
PLIN0075Topics in Chinese SyntaxPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module focuses on the syntax of Chinese, a language which has often been claimed to exhibit rather exotic properties. We evaluate some of these claims through extensive comparison with other well-studied languages, such as English and Dutch.
PSYC0023Topics in Clinical PsychologyUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesLectures cover general psychological processes in therapeutic encounters, specific problems and their treatment, particular models of intervention, and research on outcome of treatment. After an introduction to all lectures and discussion of efficacy of psychological therapies, early lectures address childhood disorders, followed by adult disorders, and the series closes with several lectures on processes of therapy and application to chronic health problems. The topics build upon those taught in PSYC2206, Clinical and Health Psychology, to minimise overlap, so it is an advantage to have taken this course but it is not a formal requirement.
BIOL0036Topics in Current ResearchUG15Division of BiosciencesThis module is based on the seminar series of GEE and features invited speakers who are world-leading experts in their field. Students will attend the seminars as well as read, write and present about the topics being discussed. In addition, students will learn about public understanding of science, media constraints and how to communicate science to the public.
PSYC0026Topics in Developmental PsychologyUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesDr Schlottmann’s section considers a number of topics in normal cognitive development. One major area is the development of “higher” reasoning skills. Topics covered include: Formal operations and scientific reasoning, The development of logical reasoning, Analogical reasoning and transfer, Causal reasoning and perception. The other major topic area is the development of memory. Dr Rice's section will explore a variety of topics in normal and abnormal socio-emotional development. Topics include: The interface of nature and nurture in development, Prenatal influences, Deprivation and social development, The role of the family in emotional development, Growing up with a depressed parent: developmental implications, Developmental pathways: risk and resilience.
PSYC0035Topics in NeurobiologyUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe module is oriented around learning and memory, mainly using spatial and episodic memory as a model system with which to explore issues such as how neurons represent information, and how this representation is modified by experience. We will use multiple levels of description ranging from the genes contained within the neurons, through the proteins they make, the dynamical functions carried out by neurons (e.g., synaptic transmission, modification of connections etc.), the interactions of groups of neurons in circuits to form cognitive representations, and all the way up to the animal's macroscopic behaviour and how this interacts with the environment. By the end of the module students should have an understanding of how (relatively!) simple low-level processes create and interact with high level processes to produce the complex behaviours (such as navigation) exhibited by animals and humans.
NEUR0013Topics in Neurobiology of Brain Disease and InjuryUG15Division of BiosciencesThis module allows students to explore a topic covered in NEUR3004/5/6 in greater detail as an advanced literature project. The dissertation will be supervised by people directly involved in research in the given area and supported by regular feedback meetings.
PHAR0024ToxicologyUG15Division of BiosciencesThis module will look at the potential harmful effects of compounds, and how these can be minimized through toxicology risk assessment. It will cover how xenobiotics are toxified and detoxified through Phase I and Phase II metabolic processes; the mechanisms through which toxins and toxicants produce their deadly effects; and how the effects of compounds are measured through regulatory toxicology testing strategies.
OPHT0027Translating Science into the ClinicPG15Institute of Ophthalmology
PHAY0041Translational Neuroscience and TherapeuticsPG15School of Pharmacy
BECH0005Transport Behaviour Change: Theory and PracticePG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
CLNE0026Treatment (HASU and Service Delivery)PG15Institute of NeurologyThe focus of this module is to teach about all aspects of the hyperacute stroke unit – both the system and the types of evidence based treatments delivered there (eg iv thrombolysis), including contraindications and complications. The student is encouraged to consider how ongoing research will change the way stroke is treated in the future. It also covers unusual causes of stroke and their treatment eg vasculitis, spinal cord infarct. It also has a section on stroke in different population groups such as children, young adults and during pregnancy.
BRNF0010Treatment Evaluation in Biological Approaches in PsychiatryPG15Faculty of Brain Sciences
PSYC0131Under 5sPG60Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
GENE0004Understanding and Undertaking Gene Ontology AnnotationPG10Division of Biosciences
GENE0006Understanding Bioinformatics Resources and Their ApplicationUG15Division of BiosciencesCompetency in genomic and proteomic resources is an essential skill for human disease genetic researchers. This module will enable students to experience first-hand how the annotation of the human genome is achieved and understand the uses and limitations of a wide range of freely available online resources. The course has four themes: (1) Online biological databases and their use for gene/SNP mapping, coding region identification, data extraction, including Ensembl, NCBIGene, UniProt, Biomart, OMIM, ChEBI, (2) Gene Ontology annotation and application, (3) Analysis of protein sequences and structure, including sequence alignment, structural and/or functional motif recognition, structure prediction, protein evolution, (4) Regulation of gene transcription, providing an introduction to this research area and the methods used to characterise proteins involved in gene regulation. Students will be required to undertake their own literature review of a limited number of genes, or biological field and will gain an insight into the application of ontologies.
GENE0006Understanding Bioinformatics Resources and Their ApplicationPG15Division of BiosciencesCompetency in genomic and proteomic resources is an essential skill for human disease genetic researchers. This module will enable students to experience first-hand how the annotation of the human genome is achieved and understand the uses and limitations of a wide range of freely available online resources. The course has four themes: (1) Online biological databases and their use for gene/SNP mapping, coding region identification, data extraction, including Ensembl, NCBIGene, UniProt, Biomart, OMIM, ChEBI, (2) Gene Ontology annotation and application, (3) Analysis of protein sequences and structure, including sequence alignment, structural and/or functional motif recognition, structure prediction, protein evolution, (4) Regulation of gene transcription, providing an introduction to this research area and the methods used to characterise proteins involved in gene regulation. Students will be required to undertake their own literature review of a limited number of genes, or biological field and will gain an insight into the application of ontologies.
PSYC0161Understanding Individuals and GroupsPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThis module reviews the current state of knowledge regarding themes and core processes involved in the construction of social reality. It examines how individuals make sense of self, others, and groups. Core processes include attention, encoding, memory organization and retrieval of social information; social categorization; activation and application of social knowledge; hypothesis testing; automatic and controlled processes in social cognition. These basic processes will be discussed in the context of central themes in social cognition, such as person identification, mind perception, trait inferences, expression recognition, stereotyping, and prejudice. Current controversies and debates on the social thinker will be discussed.
PSYC0176Understanding Usability and UseUG15Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PSYC0102User-Centred Data VisualizationPG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesData visualization is a multi-disciplinary subject focussed on the design, implementation and study of systems (often computer-based) to display data through graphic means. Data visualization builds on computer science, human-computer interaction, cognitive psychology, graphics and visual design. As a wealth (or “deluge”) of data is made available through the Internet, by governments, companies and private individuals, there is a need to develop tools and techniques to help people make sense and take advantage of this data. Visualization represents one tool to try and make sense of data. Even though humans have been engaged in data visualization for centuries, the current abundance of data, computational and Internet communication resources open up new and exciting challenges. The module is designed to provide an introduction to information visualization to students from a variety of backgrounds, such as computing, psychology or design. Given that the module is meant primarily for students in the HCI MSc programmes, particular emphasis will be given to user-centred design and user evaluation. In the first three weeks, the focus will be on essential background information: foundations of visual perception and basic concepts and techniques for data representation and analysis. Some of this material may be a refresher for some student groups, while being new for others. In the subsequent five weeks (week 4 to week 8) the module will centre on a series of visualisations case studies, organised by the type of data visualised (time based, categorical & hierarchical, trees & networks, correlations & differences, maps). In the case studies visualisations will be considered in the context of their application, taking into account not only the graphical representation, but also the display used to show it to the audience, the user interaction (if any), and the user evaluation. In the practical sessions, students will be assigned a design brief (with one or more datasets) which they will start to address in class, but will be expected to complete in their own independent project time. In the penultimate week (week 9) data collection and storage will be addressed, with the practical sessions focussing on examples related to the IoT. No new brief so that students can focus on refining previous projects and prepare for the portfolio preview presentation. Finally, in week 10 students will be required to present in class a preview of their portfolio.
PHAY0064Using Research in Clinical PracticePG15School of Pharmacy
PSYC0070Values, Policy, Culture and Diversity in Low Intensity CBT InterventionsPG30Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe course will focus on acquisition of knowledge, understanding and skills a) to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and to determine when and what kind of variations would be need in the delivery of low intensity interventions to respond to the diverse needs of their patients. They will gain a good understanding of equal opportunities as its applies to low intensity interventions
BIOL0035Vertebrate Life and EvolutionUG15Division of BiosciencesThe module will provide a broad review of vertebrate life and evolution from a variety of perspectives, including: the fossil record, modern evolutionary and functional anatomy, morphological and molecular evidence.
EARI0022Vestibular RehabilitationPG15Ear Institute
NEUR0017Visual NeuroscienceUG15Division of BiosciencesThis module will teach visual neuroscience from a broad, interdisciplinary point of view. Our modern understanding of vision and visual processing depends not only on the more traditional fields of anatomy, physiology and psychophysics, which remain centrally important, but also on the fields of genetics, molecular and cellular biology, ophthalmology, neurology, cognitive neuroscience and brain imaging. In this course, we will present visual neuroscience as a multidisciplinary, yet integrated field of study. This half unit also makes up part of the full unit course NEUR3001 "Advanced Visual Neuroscience".
NEUR0017Visual NeurosciencePG15Division of BiosciencesThis module will teach visual neuroscience from a broad, interdisciplinary point of view. Our modern understanding of vision and visual processing depends not only on the more traditional fields of anatomy, physiology and psychophysics, which remain centrally important, but also on the fields of genetics, molecular and cellular biology, ophthalmology, neurology, cognitive neuroscience and brain imaging. In this course, we will present visual neuroscience as a multidisciplinary, yet integrated field of study. This half unit also makes up part of the full unit course NEUR3001 "Advanced Visual Neuroscience".
BRNF0006Viva ExaminationPG0Faculty of Brain Sciences
PALS0018Web Programming for Research in Psychology and Language SciencePG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe aim of the course is to develop knowledge and skills in the use of web technologies for running experiments in psychology and language sciences. The course will enable the student to build and style web pages, to exploit multimedia, to program interactive applications in JavaScript, to store and process subject responses data in a client-server environment, and to perform statistical and graphical analyses of experimental data.
PALS0018Web Programming for Research in Psychology and Language ScienceUG15Division of Psychology and Language SciencesThe aim of the course is to develop knowledge and skills in the use of web technologies for running experiments in psychology and language sciences. The course will enable the student to build and style web pages, to exploit multimedia, to program interactive applications in JavaScript, to store and process subject responses data in a client-server environment, and to perform statistical and graphical analyses of experimental data.
PSYC0072Working within a Healthcare, Social Care, Educational and Employment Context with Brief CBT InterventionsPG30Division of Psychology and Language Sciences The course will focus on acquisition of knowledge, understanding and skills a) to work effectively with individuals in complex care systems and to determine when and what kind of additional interventions may be necessary and b) to make effective use of caseload management and supervision systems
BIOS0006Writing and Presenting BioscienceUG15Division of BiosciencesThis is a half-unit course offering a library project in Biosciences to 2nd year students. The module will help students to write an advanced scientific essay. Students will be supervised by a member of staff from the Division of Biosciences and associated departments. The module aims to improve transferable skills (document preparation, formal writing and oral presentations). The module aims to prepare students for their higher-tariff project in the 3rd year and beyond, and then for the current labour market which prizes superlative communication skills.
BIOL0016Writing ScienceUG15Division of BiosciencesThis module will take students through the process of writing a scientific paper based on results that they will have generated as part of a lab or field based group research project Teaching will be lecture and seminar based with students working in groups with a tutor on how to present their data, discuss it and future work they might do. Seminar discussions with postdoctoral research fellows about their recent work and its publication will also help students to recognise that much of what they are taught is contested and provisional. Students will regularly present their progress to their seminar group and peer review one another's drafts. Summative assessment will be based on the final version of the paper each student submits.
BIOL0024Year Abroad Documentation and Self-EvaluationUG0Division of Biosciences
PLIN0027Year-Abroad ProjectUG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PLIN0026Year-Abroad Self-Evaluation AUG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
PLIN0071Year-Abroad Self-Evaluation BUG0Division of Psychology and Language Sciences