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Module code:PSYCGC09 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Current Issues in Cognitive Neuroscience III: Translational Research
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser (provisional):Dr Sam Gilbert
Organiser's location:Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
Available for students in Year(s):4
Module prerequisites:This is a Master's level module. A good undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline is a prerequisite for taking the module. 
Module outline:This 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. 
Module aims:To review the current state of knowledge on translational research in the field of cognitive neuroscience. 
Module objectives:Through the course, students are expected to develop knowledge and understanding of: - Translational research - Neural bases of applied functions in healthy individuals across the life span and in brain-damaged patients - Experimental design - Ethical and safety issues in translational research - How different methodologies, measures, and approaches have advanced our knowledge of translational research - Seminal findings in translational research - Current issues and controversies in cognitive neuroscience - Possible future research in cognitive neuroscience 
Key skills provided by module:Able to evaluate the pros and cons of different neuroimaging techniques; able to design experiments on the relationship between the mind and the brain; search the worldwide web for information and references; think logically and critically; disseminate knowledge; communicate effectively in written form; time management; learn independently. 
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Module assessment:One essay (2,000-3,000 words) 100.00% 
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