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Module code:ANATG005(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Systems Neuroscience
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser:Dr Stephen Price
Organiser's location:Anatomy Building
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Module prerequisites:Option for MSc in Neuroscience, Dual Masters in Brain and Mind Sciences & MSc in Biomedical Sciences.  
Module outline:The module discusses sensory transduction from periphery to the central nervous system. It integrates knowledge in each part of sensory processing to provide a coherent outlook on how different sensory modalities are perceived by the nervous system. The sensory modalities included are pain and somatosensation, audition & vision. Additionally, the course will introduce the topic of the autonomic nervous system and discuss whole animal physiology in relation to this important branch of neuroscience.  
Module aims:To expose the students to the world-class research in systems neuroscience as it is done at UCL 
Module objectives:The students will become familiar with the cutting edge research done at UCL into Systems Neuroscience. They will grasp and understand the knowledge of the research in this field as it progresses. They will learn about all sensory transduction, with the exception of olfaction, focusing first on peripheral transduction, then central information processing. The students will gain knowledge and understanding of how the nervous system operates as a whole to take multiple cues and integrate them to form a clear decision on how to act on external stimuli. 
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Module assessment:Unseen one-hour written examination 50.00%.
One essay (2,000 words) 50.00%. 
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