Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Current Research Topics in Psychology, Neuroscience and Brain Imaging BIOL5313

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: Neuroscience and Psychology
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Current research topics in psychology, neuroscience and brain imaging presented in seminars by internal and external researchers.


Tutorials and Seminars, Tutorials in semester 1 and INP research seminars that run throughout the year.

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





50% Oral Presentation + 50% written coursework

Course Aims

To provide students with knowledge of current research issues in psychology, neuroscience and brain imaging.


To give students the intellectual and communication skills required for presentation of complex research concepts and findings to a non-specialist audience.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ evaluate and discuss current research issues in psychology, neuroscience and brain imaging in peer groups

■ in an oral presentation communicate research findings to a non-specialist audience

■ in written reports communicate complex research issues to non-specialist readers

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.