Programme Specification: Part II Physiology, Development and Neuroscience
This course is taught primarily by the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience.
- to attract outstanding students to work in Physiology, Development and Neuroscience whether from natural science, medical or veterinary backgrounds;
- to provide an intellectually stimulating lecture, practical and project programme in which students can develop their understanding of the subject to the best of their potential;
- to develop and maintain the highest academic standards of teaching, and to develop new areas of teaching and assessment in response to the rapid advances in the subject;
At the end of the course, students should have:
- obtained an introduction from the course as a whole to Physiology, Development and Neuroscience at Honours level, emphasising the broadly based nature of the subject;
- obtained some experience of independent investigation whether through completion of an experimental project or written dissertation;
- developed the ability to evaluate critically results from their own or others' experiments;
- developed transferable skills and responsibility for their own learning;
- developed their capacity to argue and think in the biomedical sciences.
Teaching and learning methods
Each module will contain a mixture of didactic lectures, seminars, journal clubs and interactive workshops as appropriate to the material being covered.
- four written papers (for aims 1-2 and learning outcomes 1 and 3-5);
- a research project of up to 8,500 words (for aims 1-2 and learning outcomes 1-5).
Courses of Preparation
Recommended: either NST Part IA Physiology of Organisms and NST Part IB Physiology or NST Part IB Neurobiology; or Parts IA and IB of the Medical and Veterinary Sciences Tripos.