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Information for module NEUR1004

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Module code:NEUR1004 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Introduction to Neuroscience
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser (provisional):Dr Martina Wicklein / Prof. Paola Pedarzani
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Available for students in Year(s):1
Module prerequisites:For Neuroscience BSc and MSci students only.  
Module outline:This 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.  
Module aims:The primary aims are: (1) To complement other first-year teaching on the structure and function of nerves and brains, and to provide additional support for PHOL2005: Structure and Function of Nervous Systems, a module that is otherwise taken by second-year students. (2) To develop the personal study skills of selective reading, essay writing, oral presentation and discussion with peers and tutors. (3) To provide a philosophical and historical perspective on Neuroscience that focuses on key concepts and questions, the kinds of paradigm shift that were needed even to ask these questions, and the kinds of evidence that were needed in the past, and will be needed in the future, to answer them. (4) To encourage and expand the particular enthusiasm for Neuroscience that causes students to choose this specialized degree programme.  
Module objectives:The learning objectives for each block of classes are given in the module handbook, available on Moodle.  
Key skills provided by module:Personal study skills: selective reading, essay writing, oral presentation and discussion with peers and tutors.  
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Six assignments (best five, 1,500 words each) 30.00%
Unseen two-hour written examination 70.00% 
Notes:The module runs in Terms 1 & 2, Block G. 
Taking this module as an option?:This module is not available as an option.  
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Last updated:2017-07-03 21:41:10 by ucklmst