The MSc Clinical Neuroscience course enables basic scientists and trainees in neurology, psychiatry and related health-care disciplines to study the anatomical, physiological and pathological basis of symptoms and signs of brain disorders. It will show how advances in genetics, molecular neuroscience, electrophysiology and neuroimaging can drive improvements in clinical practice. You will learn to critique papers and appraise research that underpins evidence-based practice. The culmination of the course is a project, either in a wet lab or in a clinical environment, to enable each student to develop her/his research skills.
You will be taught through a mix of lectures, seminars and tutorials.
The Anatomical Basis of Neurological Disease
Lectures (26 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (18 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning ( hours) | Self-study time (228 hours)
Neurology in Clinical Practice
Lectures (22 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (18 hours) | Self-study time (228 hours)
The Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience
Lectures (25 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (10 hours) | Self-study time (228 hours)
Research Methods in Clinical Neuroscience
Lectures (12 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (50 hours) | Self-study time (228 hours)
Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning ( varies hours) | Self-study time (varies hours) Total (600 hours)
Contact time is based on 24 academic weeks, whereas self-study time is based on 31 academic weeks.
The primary methods of assessment for this course are written examinations and coursework. The study time and assessment methods typically give an indication of what to expect. However, these may vary depending upon the modules.