PC6005 - Clinical Neuroscience (2019/20)
|Module specification||Module approved to run in 2019/20|
|Module title||Clinical Neuroscience|
|Module level||Honours (06)|
|Credit rating for module||30|
|School||School of Social Sciences|
|Total study hours||300|
|Running in 2019/20||
This module allows students to develop and integrate their knowledge of biological psychology with reference to clinical disorders. The module will consider the neuropharmacological, neurophysiological and neuropsychological aspects of psychiatric and neurological disorders such as addiction, Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia.
Topics such as neuroplasticity, memory, schizophrenia, addiction and developmental disorders will be discussed. Furthermore, the role of neuroscience in ethics, policy and law will be addressed with special reference to new and emerging technologies. LO1,LO2,LO3
Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity
Acquisition of knowledge of the subject matter of this module will be promoted through lecturer-led lectures and workshops (81 hours) and through the guided use of student-centred learning resources (219 hours). Further, students are expected to engage with private study and self-manage time.
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
1. Critically evaluate theoretical and the supporting/refuting empirical evidence for a variety of psychiatric, behavioural and neurological disorders
2. Conduct literature reviews and critically evaluate that literature.
3. Explain in a concise format the neuroscience of psychiatric, behavioural and neurological disorders
Summative assessment will be via an unseen examination of 2 hrs (20%) with topics identified prior to examination; a coursework component essay of 2500 words [not including reference list] (50%); and, a PowerPoint presentation with notes of 10 slides (30%).
Additional formative assessment can be gained from an in class test and web based tests.
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Higgins, E.S. and M.S. George, The Neuroscience of Clinical Psychiatry: The Pathophysiology of Behavior and Mental Illness. 2nd ed. 2013, Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Kolb, B. and I.Q. Whishaw, Fundamental of Human Neuropsychology. 7th ed. 2015, New York, NY: Worth Publishers.
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