Module Code: H8CNEU
Long Title Contemporary Neuroscience
Title Contemporary Neuroscience
Module Level: LEVEL 8
EQF Level: 6
EHEA Level: First Cycle
Credits: 5
Module Coordinator: Faye McGinley
Module Author: Joanna McHugh
Departments: School of Business
Specifications of the qualifications and experience required of staff  
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Learning Outcome Description
LO1 Demonstrate their advanced understanding of neuronal communication and the biology of the nervous system
LO2 Acquire an understanding of key research methodologies in neuroscience, including imaging and electrical recording techniques
LO3 Evaluate critically key research studies performed in the field of neuroscience
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is required before enrolment on this module. While the prior learning is expressed as named NCI module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

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Co-requisite Modules
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Entry requirements  

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Key Articles
The module will be based on key articles rather than textbooks. Students will be directed to the relevant key papers each week, which will be published in journals such as Trends in Neurosciences, Nature Neuroscience, Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, Human Brain Mapping, European Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Neuroscience.
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Assessment50.00%


Full Time

Assessment Type: In class assessment % of total: 50
Assessment Date: n/a Outcome addressed: 1,2,3
Non-Marked: No
Assessment Description:
Students will evaluate in-class an unseen article published in a top journal of neuroscience.
End of Module Assessment
Assessment Type: Terminal Exam % of total: 50
Assessment Date: End-of-Semester Outcome addressed: 1,2,3
Non-Marked: No
Assessment Description:
Students will answer 2 out of 5 questions which may be based on any aspect of course content (2 hour exam)
No Workplace Assessment
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat failed items
The student must repeat any item failed

NCIRL reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Module Target Workload Hours 0 Hours
Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 24 Every Week 24.00
Independent Learning No Description 101 Every Week 101.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 24.00

Module Resources

This module does not have any book resources
This module does not have any article/paper resources
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