MSc in Molecular Medicine: The Neuroscience Pathway
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The Neuroscience Pathway
The taught "pathways" programmes run from late January until mid-March. This is followed by a "Project Presentation" module and five-month Laboratory Project module. These two modules will be appropriate to your choice of pathway.
The Neuroscience pathway is intended for students who are interested in the application of molecular techniques and model systems in neurodegenerative and neuropsychological disorders.
If you would prefer to take an MSc entirely in the field of Neuroscience (covering the field in much greater depth and focusing on translational research) then please look at the new MSc in Neuroscience www.sheffield.ac.uk/transneuro
- MED622 “Genetics and Modelling of Neurodegenerative Diseases” (15 credit) will relate clinical neuropathology to the analysis of susceptibility genes and the anatomy of the central nervous system. Ways of modelling human diseases and their limitations will be discussed.
- MED623 “Mechanisms of Neurodegenerative Disease” (15 credit) How do we develop testable hypotheses for the molecular basis of neurological diseases? Which systems can we test them in?
- MED6033 “Project Presentation/Neuroscience Pathway” (10 credit) teaches you how to be involved in a scientific meeting, make a presentation and organise a description of your pathway-appropriate project.
- MED6034 “Laboratory Project/Neuroscience Pathway” (60 credit) introduces you to doing science; working on your own project, with supervision, in a research laboratory.