Techniques in Neuroscience (C1153)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

The module will provide practical demonstrations of how neurons and the nervous system function, and will introduce a range of experimental techniques, both old and new, that can be used to address current issues in neuroscience.

It will provide hands on experience with the following topics:

  • The ionic basis of the action potential
  • The generation of force by muscles
  • The structure and development of the nervous system
  • The performance of the human eye and ear
  • The mechanisms of learning

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 30 hours of contact time and about 120 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We’re planning to run this module in the academic year 2021/22. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. 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: