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NEUR301 Current Topics in Neuroscience

Recent advances and controversies in neuroscience research.

NEUR 301 is internally assessed. Each of the three modules are taught by a neuroscientist from one of the departments contributing to the Neuroscience Programme. S/he assigns and marks the assessment(s) associated with that module. The staff collaborate to ensure that there are a variety of assessment types and skills assessed.

Paper title Current Topics in Neuroscience
Paper code NEUR301
Subject Neuroscience
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,500.00

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Prerequisite
ANAT 242, PHSL 231, PSYC 211 and 18 200-level BIOC, GENE, ZOOL or PHAL points
Schedule C
Science
Notes
Available only to selected Neuroscience students with approval from the Director, Neuroscience Programme.
Eligibility
300-level Neuroscience students who are interested in postgraduate study in Neuroscience and who have achieved good grades at 200-level will be considered for the paper.

Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
Contact
neuroscience@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Please contact neuroscience@otago.ac.nz
Paper Structure
NEUR 301 is usually taught in three independent modules, each lasting about four weeks. Each module is taught by a different neuroscientist from one of the departments contributing to the Neuroscience Programme.
Teaching Arrangements
The neuroscientists teaching on NEUR 301 will be confirmed early in 2017. The timetable will be confirmed early in 2017. NEUR 301 will not have a timetable clash with any other 300-level paper for the Neuroscience major.
Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • To have a clear understanding of the nature of some major new discoveries in neuroscience, the methods used to elucidate them and their wider implications
  • To develop skill in reading, interpreting and critiquing journal articles reporting neuroscience discoveries
  • To develop skill in combining information from multiple sources to produce a review of a field of research
  • To develop skill in communicating scientific ideas in writing and orally
  • To develop skill in data analysis and experimental design

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Timetable

First Semester

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 14:00-15:50 9-15, 17-22
AND
M1 Tuesday 10:00-11:50 9-15, 18-22

Recent advances and controversies in neuroscience research.

NEUR 301 is an advanced level paper for 300-level Neuroscience students who intend to continue on to do postgraduate study. Only 16 students may enrol in NEUR 301 each year and admission is based on academic merit and requires the approval of the Director of the Neuroscience Programme. NEUR 301 does not count as one of the four 300-level papers required for a major in Neuroscience, but it does count as one of the five 300-level papers needed to be considered for admission to BSc(Hons) in Neuroscience. NEUR 301 is not required for admission to BSc(Hons) in Neuroscience.

Paper title Current Topics in Neuroscience
Paper code NEUR301
Subject Neuroscience
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,038.45
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,680.00

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Prerequisite
ANAT 242, PHSL 231, PSYC 211 and 18 200-level BIOC, GENE, ZOOL or PHAL points
Schedule C
Science
Notes
Available only to selected Neuroscience students with approval from the Director, Neuroscience Programme.
Eligibility
300-level Neuroscience students who are interested in postgraduate study in Neuroscience and who have achieved good grades at 200-level will be considered for the paper.

Enrolments for this paper are limited, and it requires departmental permission. View more information about limitations of enrolment.
Contact
neuroscience@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Please contact neuroscience@otago.ac.nz
Paper Structure
NEUR 301 is usually taught in three independent modules, each lasting about four weeks. Each module is taught by a different neuroscientist from one of the departments contributing to the Neuroscience Programme.
NEUR 301 is internally assessed. The neuroscientist teaching the module assigns and marks the assessment(s) associated with that module. The teaching staff collaborate to ensure that there are a variety of assessment types and skills assessed.
Teaching Arrangements
The neuroscientists teaching NEUR 301 will be confirmed early in 2018. The timetable will be confirmed early in 2018. NEUR 301 will not have a timetable clash with any other 300-level paper for the Neuroscience major.
Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • To have a clear understanding of the nature of some major new discoveries in neuroscience, the methods used to elucidate them and their wider implications
  • To develop skill in reading, interpreting and critiquing journal articles reporting neuroscience discoveries
  • To develop skill in combining information from multiple sources to produce a review of a field of research
  • To develop skill in communicating scientific ideas in writing and orally
  • To develop skill in data analysis and experimental design

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 14:00-15:50 9-13, 15-22
AND
M1 Friday 09:00-10:50 9-12, 15-22