Life Sciences

Current Topics in Neuroscience

Module code: 822C1
Level 7 (Masters)
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Seminar
Assessment modes: Coursework

This module will introduce you to a diversity of active areas of research in life sciences. The module will be taught via a series of research seminars given by University of Sussex staff, research students and invited speakers. These seminars will provide an excellent opportunity for you to learn about the latest developments in a range of topics, gain insight into the nature of scientific research, and meet with a diversity of researchers. The module will be assessed via a portfolio of work summarising, synthesising and communicating the research for a scientific audience and the general public.

Module learning outcomes

  • Summarise and critically evaluate a research seminar, identifying the main questions and findings
  • Write a concise report, explaining the findings reported in a seminar for a non-specialist reader, and relating them to contemporary literature
  • Present and critically discuss current research in a seminar