Neuroscience is the study of the functioning of the nervous system, both in health and disease, and is one of the most exciting and dynamic areas of modern biomedical research.
The topic ranges from understanding the molecular, biochemical and cellular events that underpin communication between nerve cells, through to the execution of complex behaviours such as playing a piano. Higher cognitive functions, such as learning, memory and emotions ultimately depend upon cellular and neuronal networks that neuroscience endeavours to reveal and explain. The discipline grows in importance to society as the aged proportion of the population increases, bringing new challenges in the treatment and management of neurological disorders.
2021 entry requirements:
4 Highers at AABB (ABBB for widening access entry) including Biology and Chemistry plus English and Maths at National 5.
Advanced entry to 2nd year available with Advanced Higher Biology and Chemistry at AB or BA plus Highers at BB (in different subjects).
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