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A1 Fundamental Neuroscience (30 credits) (Module)

Module description

This module is the first of the three compulsory modules that together aim to introduce you to subject areas that are considered fundamental to an MSc in Neuroscience and to enable you to decide which aspects of neuroscience you wish to specialise in after graduating and hence, inform your choice of specialised module and research project. The introductions are considered to be necessary because undergraduate degrees rarely cover the range of disciplines encountered in neuroscience research. This module introduces you to some fundamental aspects of neuroanatomy/neuropathology and to events occurring at the celluar subcellular level. The section on neuroanatomy is supplemented by a visit to the brain bank.

These are: 

  • A1.1 Neuroanatomy and neuropathology
  • A1.2 Cell biology
  • A1.3 Neurotransmission
  • A1.4 Cell signalling

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Key information

Module code 7PAMNNA1

Credit level 7


Credit value 30

Semester Semester 1 (autumn)

Study abroad module No