Old Aberdeen Campus
Neuroscience is the study of nerve cells and how they work together. By unravelling the mysteries of normal brain function, Neuroscience promotes our understanding of the devastating neurodegenerative illnesses of the brain which afflict the lives of so many people.
Year 1: Introduction to Medical Sciences; Introductory Psychology 1 and 2; Chemistry for the Life Sciences 1 and 2; The Cell.
Year 2: Physiology of Human Cells; Foundation Skills for Medical Sciences; Advanced Psychology A and B: Concepts and Theory; Physiology of Human Organ Systems; Research Skills for Medical Sciences.
Year 3: Industrial Placement.
Year 4: Perception; Biological Psychology; Neurophysiology Research Topics; Neurophysiology and Neuropharmacology; Cognitive Neuroscience.
Year 5: Brain Function and Malfunction; Advanced Molecules, Membranes and Cells; Developmental Neuroscience; Neuroscience Research Project – the opportunity to carry out cutting-edge laboratory-based or literature-based scientific research.
2021 entry requirements:
4 Highers at AAAB (first sitting) or 5 Highers at AAAAB (two sittings) including Biology and Chemistry plus English, Maths and Chemistry or Physics at National 5.
For advanced entry to year 2, you would require 3 Advanced Highers at AAB including Biology and Chemistry.
Life Sciences and Medicine