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.


85%: Lecture
15%: One-to-one (Tutorial)


25%: Coursework (Essay)
75%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

We’re currently reviewing contact hours for modules and will update with further information as soon as it is available.

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.