Information for module PHOLM006
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|Module code:||PHOLM006(Add to my personalised list)|
|Title:||The Cellular Basis of Brain Function (Masters Level)|
|Division:||Division of Biosciences|
|Module organiser:||Prof. Angus Silver / Dr Beverley Clark|
|Organiser's location:||NPP / Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research|
|Organiser's email:||email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Available for students in Year(s):||4,|
|Module prerequisites:||This module involves reading and evaluation of the latest neuroscience literature and a strong grounding in neurophysiology is considered an important prerequisite. Some background in the physical sciences to at least A-level would be an advantage: understanding quantitative approaches and arguments are critical in some parts of the course. BSc and MSci students will be given preference if they have completed NEUR2006 or MPHY2002 to a high standard. iBSc students will be given preference by their harmonised MBBS mark.|
|Module outline:||The module covers the description of brain function from Molecule, to Cell and to System levels. The detailed topics include: 1) Methods, ion channels, channelopathies, 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 desease.|
|Module aims:||We aim to: 1. Provide up to date knowledge of nervous system function; 2. Provide background on methodological tools used in modern neuroscience research; 3. Allow the student to develop and deepen their interest in specific areas of neuroscience; 4. Develop the student's communication skills.|
|Module objectives:||1. Developing an understanding of experimental methods in cellular neuroscience. 2. Gaining a knowledge of the evidence underlying our current views on brain function. 3. Developing critical thinking about the link between experimental data and hypotheses. 4. Developing more general scientific communication skills.|
|Key skills provided by module:||Advanced knowledge of cellular neuroscience. Critical evaluation of original papers. Presentational skills.|
|Module assessment:||Two essays 16.00%.|
Unseen three-hour written examination 75.00%.
Practical write ups 9.00%.
|Notes:||THIS MODULE WILL RUN IN TERM 1, BLOCKS A & H|
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|Link to virtual learning environment(registered students only)||https://moodle.ucl.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=239|
|Last updated:||2016-03-21 10:38:15 by|