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Information for module PHOL2003

This module is available for 2017/18

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Module code:PHOL2003 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Systems Neuroscience
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser (provisional):Dr Margaret Mayston AM
Organiser's location:Biosciences Teaching Office, Room G10, Medawar Bui
Available for students in Year(s):2
Module prerequisites:Normally background knowledge in PHOL1001 Mammalian Physiology and to have taken, or be taking, PHOL2005 Structure and Function of Nervous Systems. If you wish to join from a different background, please contact the Course Organiser. 
Module outline:This neurophysiology course aims to advance and consolidate knowledge gained during the first year course PHOL1001. It will allow students to develop specialist interests in motor and sensory physiology. The course also provides a forum to develop transferable skills.  
Module aims:1. For students to increase their knowledge of skeletal muscle, including the cortical control of movement, feedback from muscle spindles, local regulation of contractility and provision of power for contraction 2. For students to increase their knowledge of special senses - including vision, hearing, smell and touch 3. For students to become competent in using the facilities in the library, to access modern journals of neuroscience and neurophysiology 4. To introduce students to experimental design and research in physiology  
Module objectives:1. Knowledge of the neurophysiological mechanisms involved in the control of movement 2. Knowledge of the neurophysiological mechanisms involved in somatosensory and visceral perception 3. Ability to research the literature for information on physiology and related subjects 4. An understanding of how to plan experiments to tackle specific research problems  
Key skills provided by module:Use of databases to confirm physiological principles. Use of electronic databases for themed literature searches. Preparing oral presentations in workshops and contributing to scientific debate. 
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Two online MCQ tests 25.00%
Unseen two-hour examination 65.00%
Group presentation 10.00% 
Notes:The assessment for 2017-2018 session is a 2 hour unseen exam worth 65%.Other assessments are unchanged. 
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Last updated:2017-07-04 15:09:24 by ucgbmjm