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CMB2008 : Clinical Cases in Neuroscience

Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0


The module aims to introduce students to neuroscience through the study of clinical cases. It also aims to provide to international students an awareness of medical education within the UK.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module centres on two clinical cases, taken from the second year MBBS curriculum at Newcastle. The cases are:
Case 23: The woman who burnt her left foot
Case 25: A woman with facial pain
Through the cases you will explore the structure and function of the central nervous system (CNS) and the relationship between the CNS and the periphery. Teaching is shared with second year MBBS students and comprises lectures, practicals and clinical skills sessions.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture231:0023:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical32:006:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching11:001:00Seminar
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1170:00170:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship


Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1201A60N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

FMS Schools offering Semester One modules available as ‘Study Abroad’ will, where required, provide an alternative assessment time for examinations that take place after the Christmas vacation. Coursework with submissions dates after the Christmas vacation will either be submitted at an earlier date or at the same time remotely.

The form of assessment will not vary from the original.

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