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Cursus: NWI-BM059
Systematic Reviews in Neuroscience
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Studiepunten (ECTS)6
CategorieMA (Master)
Aangeboden doorRadboud Universiteit; Faculteit der Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica; BioWetenschappen;
VorigeVolgende 5
Docent (studiegids:j resultaten:j LMS:j)
dr. M.J.H. Agterberg
Overige cursussen docent
Docent (studiegids:j resultaten:j LMS:j)
prof. dr. F.P. Battaglia
Overige cursussen docent
Docent (studiegids:j resultaten:j LMS:j)
prof. dr. T. Celikel
Overige cursussen docent
Docent (studiegids:j resultaten:j LMS:j)
dr. M.S. Cohen
Overige cursussen docent
Docent (studiegids:j resultaten:j LMS:j)
prof. dr. R. van Ee
Overige cursussen docent
KW3-KW4  (28-01-2019 t/m 01-09-2019)
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
At the end of the course, you are able to write a literature review on a problem in neuroscience in a clear and concise manner according to academic standards.
To complete this course, you are expected to apply all knowledge and skills gained in the previous years to independently write a thesis on a neuroscience topic in a clear and concise manner. Nevertheless, writing a thesis remains a learning process that requires continuous, focused effort: writing improves with practice and feedback produces better writing.

At the end of the course you are able to:
  • define a scientific issue in the field of neuroscience which you deem interesting, under supervision of an experienced neuroscience researcher from the Donders Center for Neuroscience
  • Formulate a research question and/or hypothesis on the basis of current scientific literature at an academic level
  • Conduct a scientific literature research in a systematic fashion to address your research question
  • Critically analyse, evaluate, select, relate and compare the data/results/evidence that you found in your literature research 
  • Draw clear, argued conclusions from your findings 
  • Communicate findings of your literature research in a concise, clearly written fashion, according to academic standards
A specialized subject pertaining to the field of Neuroscience that is readable and comprehensible for your peers. If so desired, for example if you graduate in the Communication, Education, or Science-Innovation tracks, the targeted audience of your thesis may adjusted accordingly.
It is also possible to select your own topic. Please, ensure beforehand that your supervisor agrees with the topic.

The students first discusse their topic of interest with a selected supervisor. The subject is to be worked out in more detail on the basis of a number of relevant research articles, using various literature systems. It is important that you formulate, outline, and then discuss a problem in depth in your thesis.
Note that the thesis is not meant to serve as a summary of results: Instead, particular attention should be made to describe and present the topic according to a logical structure, give clear argumentation about obtained results, methods and remaining problems, and provide a scientific and academic analysis and synthesis of the topic. These aspects will all be used in the grading of the thesis work.
The Academic Writing Centre Nijmegen (in Dutch: ASN) offers every student or teacher support based on one's individual needs concerning the execution or supervision of academic writing tasks. This support may vary from coaching with respect to various writing assignments to workshops in writing skills to assistance in sophisticating one's writing didactics.
The services of the ASN are easily accessible, free of charge and intended for anyone associated with the university so as to contribute to developing a high-quality academic writing culture. Visit for more information.
Each thesis is written in English and must comprise the following:

• title page (title, name of the author, place and date)
• a brief summary (max. 250 words)
• an introduction in which a problem is formulated (max. 700 words)
• a section in which the burden of proof, the articles used, are examined
• a discussion with critical comments with respect to the articles that are used and conclusions concerning the problem as formulated
• a reading list.
Thesis report.
Systems Neuroscience (master), Behavioural Neuroscience (master) and Methods in Neuroscience (master)
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GelegenhedenBlok KW4, Blok KW4

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