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PN4299   Neuroscience Research Project

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 60

ECTS credits : 30

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: Full Year

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged with the supervisor.

This project will involve extensive laboratory or field research to investigate a defined problem broadly within biology, psychology, or neuroscience appropriate to the degree programme being studied by each student. The project will involve diligence, initiative and independence in pursuing the literature, good experimental design, good experimental and/or analytical technique either in the field or the laboratory, and excellent record keeping. The project will culminate in the production of a high-quality report that demonstrates a deep understanding of the chosen area of research. Students will be allocated to a member of staff within the School of Psychology and Neuroscience or the School of Biology who will guide and advise them in research activities throughout the academic year.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass PN3312 and pass PN3313

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take BL4200 or take BL4201 or take PS4050 or take PS4299 or take PS4796 or take PS4797

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Meetings with supervisor

Scheduled learning hours: 33

Guided independent study hours: 567

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Practical Examination = 35%, Coursework = 65%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 35%
Coursework: 65%

Re-assessment: Practical Examination = 35%, Coursework = 65% re-assessment may include collecting further data


Module teaching staff: Individual Supervisors across the School of Psychology and Neuroscience or the School of Biology