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Natural Sciences Tripos, Part IB (Neurobiology)

The Committee of Management for the Natural Sciences Tripos and the Faculty Board of Biology regret an error in the Notice of the form and conduct of the examination in Neurobiology in Part IB of the Natural Sciences Tripos (Reporter, p. 322), which will be held for the first time in 2002. The corrected text is shown in bold below.


Candidates will be examined by two written papers, each lasting three hours and carrying 40% of the total marks, and by a practical examination lasting ninety minutes and carrying 20% of the total marks. The written papers will require knowledge of cellular, molecular, developmental, sensory, motor, and cognitive neurobiology, as covered by the course.

For the first written paper, candidates will be required to answer four essays from six or more questions covering the whole of the course. The second written paper will be divided into two sections, A and B, carrying equal marks, and all questions will be compulsory. Section A will comprise questions requiring candidates to choose the best answer from several alternatives and will be machine-marked; Section B will comprise questions requiring short answers.

The practical examination will require candidates either to give very short answers, or to choose the best answer from several alternatives, or to plot, draw, mark, or annotate graphs or diagrams.

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Cambridge University Reporter 12 December 2001
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