Pre-requisites: No

Yes - this unit is a core module of the MSc in Translational Neuroscience

Aims/Description: This module provides training in detailed critical analysis of current scientific literature. Students will select an essay title from a list of current topics in translational neuroscience and write a 3000 word critical review. Students will produce a draft that will be discussed with the academic member of staff who provided the title prior to writing the review. Learning will be complemented with a series of tutorials. In the initial tutorial sessions, groups of students will present contradictory scientific papers and challenge the findings of the other groups' papers, while in later sessions each student will present and critique a paper individually prior to group discussion.

Staff Contact: WOOD JONATHAN D
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Neuroscience):

Teaching timetable


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