In-depth studies of selected topics in neuroendocrinology.
An interactive, seminar-based paper.
|Paper title||Special Topic: Neuroendocrinology|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,038.45|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,680.00|
- PHSL 231
- Schedule C
- Intended for neuroscience students only.
- Only available in 2018 for neuroscience major or minor students.
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission.
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- More information link
- View more information of the Neuroscience Programme's website
- Teaching staff
- Dr Karl Iremonger, Department of Physiology
Assoc Prof Stephen Bunn, Department of Anatomy
Assoc Prof Greg Anderson, Department of Anatomy
Dr Richard Piet, Department of Physiology
- Paper Structure
- Module 1: Neural circuits controlling stress
- Module 2: Prolactin: a pleotropic hormone
- Module 3: Metabolic control of reproductive function
- Module 4: Circadian control of reproductive function
- No textbook; original journal articles will be made available via eReserve on Blackboard.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Scholarship, Critical thinking, Lifelong learning, Ethics, Research, Teamwork, Communication,
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- Learning Outcomes
- To understand the complex interrelationship between hypothalamic neural circuits, the pituitary gland and endocrine organs in the body (Scholarship; Critical thinking; Lifelong learning)
- To gain an understanding of how to structure and conduct hypothesis-based neuroendocrine research (Research; Critical thinking; Ethics)
- To communicate and explain complex scientific concepts in a clear and logical format (Communication; Information literacy; Teamwork)
- To be able to critically analyse the rationale, research methods and results from neuroendocrine journal articles (Critical thinking; Scholarship; Lifelong learning; Research)