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NEUR302 Special Topic: Neuroendocrinology

In-depth studies of selected topics in neuroendocrinology.

An interactive, seminar-based paper.

Paper title Special Topic: Neuroendocrinology
Paper code NEUR302
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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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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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, Information literacy.
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Learning Outcomes
  1. To understand the complex interrelationship between hypothalamic neural circuits, the pituitary gland and endocrine organs in the body (Scholarship; Critical thinking; Lifelong learning)
  2. To gain an understanding of how to structure and conduct hypothesis-based neuroendocrine research (Research; Critical thinking; Ethics)
  3. To communicate and explain complex scientific concepts in a clear and logical format (Communication; Information literacy; Teamwork)
  4. To be able to critically analyse the rationale, research methods and results from neuroendocrine journal articles (Critical thinking; Scholarship; Lifelong learning; Research)

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First Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 16:00-17:50 9-13, 15-18, 20-22
Thursday 16:00-17:50 9-13, 15-17, 19-22