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ANAT335 Neurobiology

Structure and function of the mammalian brain, including brain circuits and how the biology of its cells can lead to degenerative changes.

ANAT 335 is about the biology of brain disorders, particularly those that involve degenerative changes in structure. It has an integrated approach that is centred on the study of biological mechanisms but with an extension to encompass the emotional reality of living with a brain disorder. Lectures are used to explain the theoretical basis of neuroanatomical understanding of the brain and to highlight the inter-relationship between theory and observation. This aspect of the course is extended through directed reading of scientific papers, with the laboratory sessions used to develop an understanding of the power and limitations of the techniques used to explore the brain.
The human understanding of brain disorders is developed holistically: it begins in the lecture theatre, but with the main teaching being through small group sessions involving individuals with brain disorders and/or members of their support network talking with the class.

Paper title Neurobiology
Paper code ANAT335
Subject Anatomy
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,500.00

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Prerequisite
ANAT 242
Schedule C
Science
Contact
Anatomy Office
Room 231, 2nd Floor
Lindo Ferguson Building (LFB)
Tel 479 7362
anat335@anatomy.otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
2017 teaching staff to be confirmed -“ please contact the Department for more information.
Paper Structure
  • Module 1: Brain injury: Assessment of impaired functions and sex differences
  • Module 2: Cell biology of neurons: Cytoskeleton and intracellular transport
  • Module 3: Neuromodulation: Neuronal networks and senses
  • Module 4: Basal ganglia: Circuitry and perinatal hypoxia
Teaching Arrangements
All teaching is undertaken on campus.
Textbooks
For reference material, the third year course relies less on textbooks and more on recent reviews and original papers. You will be referred to these by staff at the appropriate times. They can generally be found in the Medical and Science libraries, with many being available electronically through the University's e-journal collection. Some texts you have used at 200-level may still be useful.

Basic information about the nervous system can be obtained from Kandel et al "Principles of Neural Science", copies of which are available in the library.
Course outline
View the course outline for ANAT 335
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Develop an understanding of the experimental basis of the current theories discussed in the course
  • Develop an understanding of the importance of experimental design in the acquisition of neurobiological knowledge
  • Develop an understanding of the critical inter-relationship of structure and function

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Wednesday 14:00-15:50 32
Wednesday 14:00-17:50 28, 30, 33, 36, 38, 40
P2 Wednesday 14:00-17:50 29, 31, 34, 37, 39, 41
Wednesday 16:00-17:50 32
P3 Thursday 14:00-15:50 32
Thursday 14:00-17:50 28, 30, 33, 36, 38, 40
P4 Thursday 14:00-17:50 29, 31, 34, 37, 39, 41
Thursday 16:00-17:50 32

Structure and function of the mammalian brain, including brain circuits and how the biology of its cells can lead to degenerative changes.

ANAT 335 is about the biology of brain disorders, particularly those that involve degenerative changes in structure. It has an integrated approach that is centred on the study of biological mechanisms but with an extension to encompass the emotional reality of living with a brain disorder. Lectures are used to explain the theoretical basis of neuroanatomical understanding of the brain and to highlight the inter-relationship between theory and observation. This aspect of the paper is extended through directed reading of scientific papers, with the laboratory sessions used to develop an understanding of the power and limitations of the techniques used to explore the brain.

The human understanding of brain disorders is developed holistically: it begins in the lecture theatre, but with the main teaching being through small group sessions involving individuals with brain disorders and/or members of their support network talking with the class.

Paper title Neurobiology
Paper code ANAT335
Subject Anatomy
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
ANAT 242
Schedule C
Science
Contact
Anatomy Office
Room 231, 2nd Floor
Lindo Ferguson Building (LFB)
Tel 479 7362
anat335@anatomy.otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
2018 teaching staff to be confirmed. Please contact the Department for more information.
Paper Structure
  • Module 1: Brain injury: Assessment of impaired functions and sex differences
  • Module 2: Cell biology of neurons: Cytoskeleton and intracellular transport
  • Module 3: Neuromodulation: Neuronal networks and senses
  • Module 4: Basal ganglia: Circuitry and perinatal hypoxia
Teaching Arrangements
All teaching is undertaken on campus.
Textbooks
For reference material, the third-year course relies less on textbooks and more on recent reviews and original papers. You will be referred to these by staff at the appropriate times. They can generally be found in the Medical and Science libraries, with many being available electronically through the University's e-journal collection. Some texts you have used at 200-level may still be useful.

Basic information about the nervous system can be obtained from Kandel et al "Principles of Neural Science", copies of which are available in the library.
Course outline
View the course outline for ANAT 335
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Develop an understanding of the experimental basis of the current theories discussed in the course
  • Develop an understanding of the importance of experimental design in the acquisition of neurobiological knowledge
  • Develop an understanding of the critical inter-relationship of structure and function

^ Top of page

Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Wednesday 14:00-17:50 28-29
P2 Thursday 14:00-17:50 28-29