Neuronal Plasticity and Gene Regulation (C1121)
15 credits, Level 6
This module will consider how cellular and molecular mechanisms interact in the regulation of neuronal plasticity, the ability of the nervous system to adapt its structural-functional organisation to new situations emerging from changes in intrinsic and extrinsic inputs. During the module particular emphasis will be placed on mechanisms underlying the acquisition, processing and storage of information by the nervous system. You will also discuss recently discovered phenomena such as epigenetic regulation and natural antisense transcripts (NATs) in the context of their importance for the regulation of neural functions.
25%: Coursework (Essay)
75%: Examination (Unseen examination)
Contact hours and workload
This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 20 hours of contact time and 130 hours of independent study.
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.
This module is offered on the following courses:
- Biochemistry (with an industrial placement year) BSc
- Biochemistry BSc
- Biochemistry MSci
- Biology BSc
- Biology MSci
- Biomedical Science BSc
- Biomedical Science MSci
- Medical Neuroscience BSc
- Medical Neuroscience MSci
- Neuroscience BSc
- Neuroscience MSci
- Neuroscience with Cognitive Science BSc
- Neuroscience with Cognitive Science MSci
- Psychology with Neuroscience BSc