Life Sciences

Techniques in Neuroscience

Module code: C1153
Level 5
15 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Lecture, Laboratory
Assessment modes: Unseen examination, Coursework

The module will provide practical demonstrations of how neurons and the nervous system function, and will introduce a range of experimental techniques, both old and new, that can be used to address current issues in neuroscience.

It will provide hands on experience with the following topics:

  • The ionic basis of the action potential
  • The generation of force by muscles
  • The structure and development of the nervous system
  • The performance of the human eye and ear
  • The mechanisms of learning

Module learning outcomes

  • Analyse and interpret data sets obtained from a variety of experimental approaches
  • Develop an understanding how different techniques can be used to assess the structure and function of the nervous system
  • Present experimental data in the form of a mini scientific paper