Neuronal Transduction and Transmission (Level 7) (850C1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

The module aims to explain how molecules and macromolecular structures underlie the reception (sensory transduction) and transmission (synaptic mechanisms) of information in the brain. It will enable you to understand the linkage between molecular, cellular, systems and behavioural levels of organisation.

You will attend all teaching sessions that will be delivered as part of the C1120 module. Based on the content of the module, you will decide upon a topic to research in more depth. You are expected to search and then critically evaluate appropriate research literature. Also, you will need to demonstrate your ability to analyse the limitations of the research and identify possible recommendations for further studies and for practice.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 26 hours of contact time and about 124 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.