MSc Neuroimaging for Clinical & Cognitive Neuroscience / Course details
Year of entry: 2021
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Course unit details:
|Unit level||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Full year|
|Offered by||School of Biological Sciences|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
Under supervision, students will use their newly acquired brain imaging skills to carry out an investigation into a specific research question that can be addressed using brain imaging data.
Students will be required to produce a research report which will include a theoretical background, aims, description of methods, data analysis and results and a detailed discussion of the data and their theoretical and/or methodological interpretation.
In addition, students will produce a poster presentation of their research and will be required to present this for assessment.
- Provide students with the experience of exploring brain imaging data within the context of an original piece of research.
- Develop abilities to critically evaluate published research, develop research questions and hypotheses, explore data in novel ways, carefully interpret brain activation data within a theoretical and/or methodological context, and develop research-writing and presentation skills.
By the end of the course unit students will:
- have an in-depth understanding of the literature specific to the area of investigation;
- understand how to identify an appropriate research question;
- identify and employ the appropriate research methods and analysis techniques necessary to answer their research question;
- understand how to interpret their data;
- understand the limitations to their data interpretation;
- understand the requirements of scientific writing;
- understand the requirements of data presentation;
- understand the ethical issues and processes involved in research;
- be able to critically evaluate literature relevant to the topic;
- be able to generate timely and theoretically and/or methodologically grounded research questions;
- show appropriate use of image analysis techniques.
Teaching and learning methods
Learning and teaching processes will involve regular individual or small group supervisions, guided reading and focused skills support. Regular progress will be monitored and feedback provided.
- A 10,000-word (maximum) research report based on a piece of independent research incorporating a substantial component of image analysis. This is worth 90% of the overall unit mark.
- A poster presentation (in September) is worth 10% of the overall unit mark.
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|Martyn Mcfarquhar||Unit coordinator|
|Daniel Cox||Unit coordinator|