Life Sciences

Introduction to Neuroscience

Module code: C1097
Level 4
15 credits in autumn teaching
Teaching method: Lecture, Workshop, Laboratory
Assessment modes: Coursework

In this module, you gain a historic overview of how neuroscience and the understanding of how the brain works developed over the centuries.

Fundamental knowledge about neuronal activity and the outline of the nervous system will be discussed but the overarching goal of the module will be to demonstate the role of neuroscience as a core discipline in a wide variety of scientific fields.

In your lectures, you study selected topics on the forefront of modern neuroscience including:

  • fMRI and synaptic imaging
  • modelling and artificial manipulation of neurons and circuits.

Module learning outcomes

  • Describe and illustrate basic neuronal functions
  • Demonstrate an understanding of major concepts of investigating how the brain works
  • Compare and contrast different approaches to study the nervous system
  • Demonstrate an awareness of a wide range of cutting edge neuroscience topics and display an ability to discuss them