Medical Neuroscience (C1129)

45 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

You will learn the following topics:

  • the structure and function of the brain at the anatomical, cellular and molecular levels
  • the way that drugs interact with the brain
  • the development of the brain as well as its degeneration and the changes accompanying ageing
  • the organisation and function of the sensory and motor pathways and the biological bases of pain and the diseases of motor control
  • the neuroanatomy and neurochemistry of learning and memory and of dementias
  • the biological and psychosocial bases of major clinical syndromes in psychiatry
  • the biological and psychosocial bases of common neurological diseases.

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 450 hours of work. This breaks down into about 20 hours of contact time and about 430 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 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: