- One Semester or equivalent
- 36 Hours
On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.
Aims and objectives
This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of the key methodologies used in modern neuroscience research. These methodologies include: electrophysiology, functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging, steady-state probe topography, magnetoencephalography, and near-infrared spectrometry. The unit also aims to provide an understanding of how to conduct neuroscience investigations with specific populations and goals--such as studying infants and performing clinical trials.
Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Describe the main key methods used in basic and applied neuroscience research
2. Evaluate the benefits and drawbacks to each methodology and determine which methods are best for particular purposes and populations
3. Design a study using different neuroscience methodologies
4. Understand how to analyse data from neuroscience experiments
Unit information in detail
- Teaching methods, assessment and content.
Hours per week
Number of Weeks
Face to Face Contact
Unspecified Learning Activities
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULOs)
|Examination||Individual||40%||1, 2, 3, 4|
1, 2, 3, 4
- Introduction to neuroscience methods
- Electrophysiological methods
- Steady-state probe topography methods
- Neuroscience methods for clinical trials
- Magnetic resonance imaging: theory and methods
- Magnetoencephalography methods
- Neuroscience methods with clinical populations
- Neuroscience methods with infants
- Reading materials.
Students are advised to check the unit outline in the relevant teaching period for appropriate textbooks and further reading.