Part II Neuroscience sets out to capture the excitement of a field that is advancing rapidly on many fronts by drawing on the resources of several departments. The course is offered jointly by four departments; Experimental Psychology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Development and Neuroscience (PDN), and Zoology, with input from the medical and veterinary clinical departments. The course takes a broad approach to the Neurosciences, covering the subject at many levels, from the molecular, through cellular, developmental and integrative, to the cognitive, behavioural and clinical. This range accurately reflects the true interdisciplinary nature of modern Neuroscience and is made possible by being inter-departmental. The lectures are also offered for the Neuroscience BBS major subject.
The course is taken by Natural Sciences and Medical & Veterinary students in approximately equal numbers. In principle any NST or MVST student can apply, and lecturers are asked to cater for varying backgrounds; however, the majority of students will have had exposure to a certain amount of Neuroscience, either from MVST IB or from NST options such as Neurobiology, Physiology, Pharmacology, Animal Biology and Experimental Psychology. Students without such a background should consider their choice carefully and discuss it with course representatives and their Director of Studies. If accepted, they would be expected to do substantial background reading during the long vacation. Specific supervision is also offered at the start of the Michaelmas term in Experimental Psychology and Neuroanatomy.
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Ruth Murrell-Lagnado
Course website: http://www.bio.cam.ac.uk/teaching/neuroscience/
Timetable can be seen here