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ANAT336 Selected Topics in Neurobiology

An in-depth study of selected topics in neuroscience.

In ANAT 336 students carry out in-depth research into two research topics of particular interest to members of our department. In small groups, students are introduced to the research topic, and given appropriate training and resources to independently explore the relevant literature. Students are expected to read and summarise articles prior to their next scheduled meetings and may be asked to present their summaries to the class and to participate in interactive group discussions. Within the sessions the 'next steps' in the research will be explored, including discussion of particular relevant methodologies. Assessment is via writing of annotated bibliographies, essays and a final exam.

Paper title Selected Topics in Neurobiology
Paper code ANAT336
Subject Anatomy
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, 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
Notes
Normally for Neuroscience students only; may be taken by other students, in exceptional circumstances, with approval from the Head of Department.
Contact
Anatomy Office
Room 231, 2nd Floor
Lindo Ferguson Building (LFB)
Tel 479 7362
anat336@anatomy.otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
2017 teaching staff to be confirmed -“ please contact the Department for more information.
Paper Structure
Themes will differ each offering, depending on the teaching staff and their research interests. The current themes are:
  • Theme A: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: ethanol damage in the fetal brain
  • Theme B: Childhood Absence Epilepsy
  • Theme C: Why poisonous bugs are good news for neuroscientists
  • Theme D: Alzheimer's Disease
Teaching Arrangements
All teaching is undertaken on campus.
Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.
Course outline
View the course outline for ANAT 336
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Will have an in-depth knowledge of selected areas of research interest.
  • Be able to critically analyse the scientific literature.
  • Will have enhanced knowledge of experimental procedures relevant to the research topic.
  • Will have experience in compiling information and formatting a research essay.

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Timetable

First Semester

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

Seminar

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 10:00-11:50 9-15, 17-22

Second Semester

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

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Friday 11:00-12:50 29

Seminar

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Friday 11:00-12:50 28, 30-34, 36-41

An in-depth study of selected topics in neuroscience.

In ANAT 336 students carry out in-depth research into two research topics of particular interest to members of our department. In small groups, students are introduced to the research topic and given appropriate training and resources to independently explore the relevant literature. Students are expected to read and summarise articles prior to their next scheduled meetings and may be asked to present their summaries to the class and to participate in interactive group discussions. Within the sessions the 'next steps' in the research will be explored, including discussion of particular relevant methodologies. Assessment is via writing of annotated bibliographies, essays and a final exam.

Paper title Selected Topics in Neurobiology
Paper code ANAT336
Subject Anatomy
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, 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
Notes
Normally for Neuroscience students only; may be taken by other students, in exceptional circumstances, with approval from the Head of Department.
Contact
Anatomy Office
Room 231, 2nd Floor
Lindo Ferguson Building (LFB)
Tel 479 7362
anat336@anatomy.otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
2018 teaching staff to be confirmed. Please contact the Department for more information.
Paper Structure
Themes will differ each offering, depending on the teaching staff and their research interests. The current themes are:
  • Theme A: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: ethanol damage in the fetal brain
  • Theme B: Childhood Absence Epilepsy
  • Theme C: Why poisonous bugs are good news for neuroscientists
  • Theme D: Alzheimer's Disease
Teaching Arrangements
All teaching is undertaken on campus.
Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.
Course outline
View the course outline for ANAT 336
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Will have an in-depth knowledge of selected areas of research interest.
  • Be able to critically analyse the scientific literature.
  • Will have enhanced knowledge of experimental procedures relevant to the research topic.
  • Will have experience in compiling information and formatting a research essay.

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Timetable

First Semester

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

Seminar

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Wednesday 10:00-11:50 11-13, 15-16, 18-21
A2 Wednesday 10:00-11:50 11-13, 15-16, 18-21
A3 Wednesday 10:00-11:50 11-13, 15-16, 18-21
A4 Wednesday 10:00-11:50 11-13, 15-16, 18-21

Second Semester

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

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Friday 11:00-12:50 29

Seminar

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Friday 11:00-12:50 28, 30-34, 36-41