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Nervous System

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 5
Module lead
Ashley Pringle

Module overview

This module will offer an insight into the complexities of the brain and central nervous system. Building from single synapses through to higher cortical functions the module will demonstrate how the structure of the brain relates to normal neurological function. Common neurological and psychological disorders and their pharmacological treatments will be studied in order for students to develop an understanding of pathophysiological processes that may occur in the brain, and how changes in normal brain function can lead to specific neurological signs and symptoms. Students will also consider the sociological and psychological impact of neurological diseases. The module will also build on students’ learning of the locomotor system from Year 1 through consideration of the regulation of movement, and the impact of disease on the bones and joints. Finally, the module will continue their study of immunology, with a focus on the processes underlying autoimmune disease

Doctors work in shift patterns and rotas throughout much of their working lives and to prepare you for such working once you graduate, throughout your programme you will be expected to undertake placements in the evenings and at weekends. This will not be an onerous requirement and will be negotiated well in advance so that students with carers’ requirements will be able to ensure appropriate arrangements are in place for cover. At later stages in your programme, particularly during the Assistantship module, you will be expected to undertake some night working, again in order to prepare you for your future working life.

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