Master's Degree in Neuroscience (MNEC)
In the last 30 years Nervous System sciences have had a rapid advance. The key of this progress has been the multidisciplinary approach in its research, leading to knowledge that goes beyond classical scientific fields and today it is known as Neuroscience. Neuroscience programs play a key role in the field of health. A better understanding of the brain makes easier the progress in the treatment of diseases with higher socialeconomic impact, neurodegenerative diseases, closely linked to elderly and processes such as cognition, memory, emotions,..., and every time more common: depression, dementia , schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease or cerebrovascular disease. Addressing these diseases from the different branches of neuroscience will allow to find out new ways of more effective treatments, with ever more effective therapeutic strategies.
The Master in Neuroscience presented here offers a multidisciplinary vision of knowledge in neuroscience, supported by the origin of different areas of knowledge of teachers responsible for teaching, from cellular and molecular biology , pharmacology , physiology, psychobiology and basic psychology, is what makes it unique among other masters implemented in other European universities.
Studying the Master the student will acquire the need knowledge to understand and integrate the functionality, organization and plasticity of the nervous system, from different study fields: cellular and molecular biology, pharmacology, physiology and basic and cognitive psychology, as well as having the updated information about recent advances in neuroscience.
At the same time, you will know to apply the acquired knowledge and you will gain skills to solve problems in new or unfamiliar contexts within multidisciplinary neuroscience related environments and make judgments based on information that was incomplete or limited, includes reflections on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of your knowledge. You will learn how to communicate your conclusions, and the knowledge and reasons that hold these ones, to specialists and non-specialists people in a clear and unambiguous way. Furthermore, if your professional field are health sciences, you will gain the necessary skills and tools to understand and apply current morphological and functional knowledge about nervous system to pathology, clinic and treatment of diseases of the nervous system and application different techniques to approach their diagnosis.
By having a clear research profile, then this master has its continuation on PhD in Neuroscience at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB ), which belongs to the program of Health Sciences.
In addition, the integration and updating of knowledge that it brings to the field of neuroscience may represent, for future health professionals, the acquisition of necessary skills and tools to understand and apply current morphological and functional knowledge about nervoussystem to pathology, clinic and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases and the application of different techniques to approach their diagnosis. Due to increasing life expectancy the proportion of people over 60 is increasing faster than any other age group in almost all countries. It is in the elderly when most often appear neurodegenerative diseases, so these disorders are a health problem that will require a qualified and specialized care.
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