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A3 Fundamental Neuroscience (30 credits) (Module)

Module description

This is the last 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. Modules A1 and A2 have covered neuroanatomy, cellular/subcellular events and more complex multi-unit functioning systems. This module moves to the whole organism and considers how systems such as pain and vision process information. It also looks at the social and genetic mechanisms predisposing individuals to addictions and then the genetic factors, and molecular mechanisms underlying psychiatric, psychological and neurodegenerative diseases/disorders and the important role of neuroimaging in furthering understanding.

They are:

  • A3.1 Systems neuroscience
  • A3.2 Addiction biology
  • A3.3 Neuropsychology of mental health
  • A3.4 Neuroimaging

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Key information

Module code 7PAMNNA3

Credit level 7


Credit value 30

Semester Semester 1 (autumn)

Study abroad module No