Online Courses & MOOCs

Some universities and organisations offer neuroscience-related online courses and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The latter option is often free to access.

We have listed some of these below, but if you know any more, please get in touch by emailing office@bna.org.uk

(updated May 2018)

 

Futurelearn (MOOCs)

The Science of Learning (National STEM Learning Centre)

What is learning? How does it work? On this course you try and answer these questions, exploring how you can use the science of learning to inform your teaching and support your students’ learning. Drawing upon educational neuroscience and psychology (and combating neuroscience myths), you will learn how to interpret research to be better informed about how your students learn. Throughout the course, you will reflect on your own practice as a teacher, learning how to justify and improve your approach. This course is for teachers, NQT, RQT in primary, secondary and FE STEM subjects. Teaching assistants, tutors and ITT may also benefit, though the course will be framed within teaching classroom contexts. You will need recent classroom experience to benefit from the reflective activities on this course.

Fees:

Free - Access to this course for 7 weeks, Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes

£62 - Unlimited access to this course, includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes, Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you're eligible

Date commencing: 14th May 2018

Good Brain, Bad Brain: Basics (University of Birmingham)

This free online course is an introduction to the key concepts of the human brain and is designed for the non-specialist. It gives you basic information and explanations, so that you may better understand your own amazing brain. It is aimed at anyone with an interest in finding out the fundamentals of how the human brain works. It assumes that you will have basic school-level biological knowledge.

Fees:
Free - Access to this course for 5 weeks, includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
£52 - Unlimited access to this course, Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes, Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you're eligible

Date commencing: TBA

Good Brain, Bad Brain: Drug Origins (University of Birmingham)

This course is designed for anyone who has ever wondered how the drugs in their medicine cabinet were found in the first place and how they ended up as pills in a bottle. This course is aimed at anyone with an interest in finding out where the drugs that keep us healthy come from. To take the course, the only experience you need is to have taken a drug - even just a throat lozenge.

Fees:
Free - Access to this course for 4 weeks, includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
£52 - Unlimited access to this course, Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes, Tests to validate your learning, Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you're eligible

Date commencing: Available now

Good Brain, Bad Brain: Parkinson's Disease (University of Birmingham)

This free online course is aimed at anyone who wants to find out the fundamentals of Parkinson’s disease. We will look at how Parkinson’s disease affects people; what causes it; what we can do to try to ameliorate the symptoms of Parkinson’s; and what we don’t yet know about it. It is aimed at anyone who wants to find out the fundamentals of Parkinson’s disease. You will need to have a basic knowledge of what the brain is made of, how these component cellular parts are organised and the principles of how these cells function normally. It will be suitable if you have taken the Good Brain, Bad Brain: Basics course or who studied neuroscience in the early years of an undergraduate degree.

Fees:
Free - Access to this course for 5 weeks, includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
£52 - Unlimited access to this course, Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes, Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you're eligible.

Date commencing: Available now

Understanding Drugs and Addiction (KCL)

We are all touched by addiction – personally, within our circle of family and friends, and within our community. Addiction and its related harms can be crippling for those affected and the people around them. But how does addiction develop? What can we do to treat it? And what can we do to prevent it? No specialist knowledge or previous experience is required.

Fees:
Free - Access to this course for 8 weeks, includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
£62 - Unlimited access to this course, includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes, Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you're eligible.

Date commencing: TBA

 

University of Edinburgh

Neuroimaging for Research MSc / Dip / Cert

Aim: To disseminate neuroimaging knowledge, skills & understanding, in order to enable effective & efficient use of neuroimaging in research.

Entrance requirements: A university honours degree (1st or 2:1), or equivalent (3.25 GPA), or relevant work / life experience; English language requirements; appropriate computing & internet access.

Fees: For 2018-2019, fees are shown here. 10 credit course: £820, 20 credit course: £1,635, 60 credit course: £4,900

Theoretical PET-MR Cert

Aim: To disseminate PET-MR imaging knowledge, skills & understanding, to enable effective & efficient PET-MR use clinically, in research & in industry.

Entrance requirements: A university honours degree (1st or 2:1), or equivalent (3.25 GPA), or relevant work / life experience; English language requirements; appropriate computing & internet access.

Fees: For 2018-2019, fees are shown here. 10 credit course: £820, 20 credit course: £1,635, 60 credit course: £4,900