News Archive 2018
Neuroscience Stand at Summer Open Day
The Department of Antatomy and Neuroscience hosted a very lively Neuroscience stand at the recent Summer Open day in UCC. Staff and researchers from the department chatted to TY students from all over Munster interested in a career in neuroscience at this two day event.
Neuroscience studies the nervous system in health and disease throughout the lifespan, from development to ageing and is one of the most challenging and exciting fields of science. It spans the disciplines of molecular and cellular biology through to behaviour, psychology and clinical neuroscience.
Neuroscience is an area of enormous current and future significance. It is one of the most rapidly-expanding fields in biological science. The neuroscience degree covers the structure and function of the nervous system, from molecules and cells to the behaviour of the whole organism. Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary subject, encompassing anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology and psychology. The nervous system is examined in the context of the body as a whole. A major challenge in neuroscience research is the development of effective treatments for neurological diseases. Neuroscience is the study of the structure and function of the nervous system and is one of the most challenging and exciting fields of science today.
Career opportunities in neuroscience reflect the worldwide expansion of interest in this field. This broad-based course provides graduates with general scientific training, similar to that in other honours science degree courses. It also provides graduates with specific, relevant training for employment in basic and applied biomedical and neuroscience research and in biological and neuroscience education. Graduates also achieve employment in pharmaceutical sales and marketing and in scientific consulting and publishing.
This interdisciplinary degree course is organised by the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, with significant contributions from a number of other departments. It is a rapidly-expanding field of study and this course is intended to provide graduates with a thorough basic training in this area of increasing importance. Neuroscience is studied at the molecular, cell and systems level.
Picture: Dr Olivia O'Leary acting Director of Neuroscience UCC chatting with TY students at the Summer Open Day held in UCC recently
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