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NEUR452 Neurodegenerative Disorders

Selected topics relating to the causes of neurodegenerative diseases.

NEUR 452 is designed to teach critical research skills through the exploration of potential therapies for motor neurone and Parkinson's disease.

Paper title Neurodegenerative Disorders
Paper code NEUR452
Subject Neuroscience
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,559.81
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,617.79

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Eligibility
There are no formal prerequisites, but the paper assumes that students have basic knowledge of the biology of the brain. It is advantageous (but not required) for students to have taken at least two of the following papers or their equivalents: ANAT 335, PHSL 341, PHSL 342, ZOOL 314.

Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
Contact
anatomy@otago.ac.nz
Anatomy Office
Room 231, 2nd Floor
Lindo Ferguson Building (LFB)
Phone: 479 7362
Teaching staff
2017 teaching staff to be confirmed - please contact the Department for more information.
Paper Structure
  • Module 1: Identification of neuronal survival factors
  • Module 2: Brain stimulation to treat Parkinson's disease
Teaching Arrangements
The paper is taught in small group sessions. The two modules run concurrently, beginning towards the end of the first semester. The time and day of week for each module is agreed by negotiation between the lecturers and the class.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will have
  • Developed an ability to interpret data and to postulate explanations for the data
  • Developed an ability to conceptually design experiments to test hypotheses
  • Developed an ability to critically evaluate a scientific paper and to present its findings to an audience

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Timetable

Not offered in 2017

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Selected topics relating to the causes of neurodegenerative diseases.

NEUR 452 is designed to teach critical research skills through the exploration of potential therapies for Parkinson's disease and epilepsy.?á

Paper title Neurodegenerative Disorders
Paper code NEUR452
Subject Neuroscience
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Full Year
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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Eligibility
There are no formal prerequisites, but the paper assumes that students have basic knowledge of the biology of the brain. It is advantageous (but not required) for students to have taken at least two of the following papers or their equivalents: ANAT 335, PHSL 341, PHSL 342, ZOOL 314.

Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
Contact
anatomy@otago.ac.nz
Anatomy Office
Room 231, 2nd Floor
Lindo Ferguson Building (LFB)
Phone: 479 7362
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Louise Parr-Brownlie
Dr Yusuf Cakmak
Paper Structure
  • Module 1:  Brain stimulation to treat Parkinson's disease
  • Module 2:  Peripheral nerve stimulation to modulate body systems
Teaching Arrangements
The paper is taught in small group sessions. The two modules run concurrently, beginning towards the end of the first semester. The time and day of week for each module is agreed by negotiation between the lecturers and the class.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will have
  • Developed an ability to interpret data and to postulate explanations for the data
  • Developed an ability to conceptually design experiments to test hypotheses
  • Developed an ability to present the pathology of neurological diseases and current knowledge of treatment mechanisms

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Timetable

Full Year

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