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Research Design in Neuroimaging - PSY00083M

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  • Department: Psychology
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Tom Hartley
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2020-21
    • See module specification for other years: 2019-20

Related modules

Pre-requisite modules

  • None

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2020-21

Module aims

Students will be challenged to think critically about experimental design and hypothesis testing in neuroimaging. This module will give you the opportunity to develop your design skills by generating your own experimental designs to address specific questions. The objective is to be able to describe the design of a novel, valid neuroimaging experiment in sufficient detail to conduct the experiment and provide a publishable report of your methods. 

Module learning outcomes

  • Outline the design of an experiment to test a given hypothesis using neuroimaging

Module content

  • Principles of research design in neuroimaging  
  • Good practice in fMRI experimental design  
  • Good practice in MEG experimental design 
  •  Interpreting and presenting neuroimaging data  


Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Module feedback

The marks on all assessed work will be provided on e-vision.

Indicative reading

Sample Reading:

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging by Huettel, Song, McCarthy (3rd edition)

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.

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