Neuroscience is one of the most rapidly evolving and exciting areas of biomedical science. Combining elements of biology, chemistry, mathematics, medicine and psychology (among others), it is a truly interdisciplinary exploration of the central nervous system, allowing for students to build and nurture cross-curricular knowledge.
Co-taught between the School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences and Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, our Neuroscience programme combines the strengths of both Schools, their academic experts and their state-of-the-art facilities.
The result is a programme which equips you with a solid grounding of all the fundamentals of Neuroscience, while allowing you the freedom to specialise and pursue your interests.
You’ll be introduced to the development and anatomy of the nervous system in Functional Neuroanatomy (BMD163). This module spans a comprehensive range of topics vital to the understanding of the subject, including nervous system development, axonal and dendritic growth. The knowledge acquired in lectures is supported by practical workshops where you’ll master accurate observation and annotation skills, and functional neuroanatomy.
Through Perspectives on Brain Disorders (BMD369) final-year students will gain an in-depth understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of complex brain disorders. Current therapies will be critically evaluated from a pharmacological perspective. Emerging concepts and the rationale of new therapeutic approaches in neurology and psychiatry will be discussed in the module.