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PS4089   Neural Basis of Episodic Memory

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Available only to students in the second year of the Honours Programme

Planned timetable: 11.00 am - 1.00 pm Tue

This module will examine how the brain enables us to remember information from our personal experience. It will present students with cutting edge research using both humans and animals that gives us an insight into how the psychological components of episodic memory can be represented and processed by the brain. We will go on to look at how this type of research is applied in fields such as future thinking and memory decline in dementia. The course will include lectures and student presentations based around current research articles in the field.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass PS2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2-hour seminars plus office hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 130

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Written Take Home Examination = 75%, Coursework = 25%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 75%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 25%

Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr J A Ainge