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ANAT336 Selected Topics in Neurobiology 1

An in-depth study of selected topics in neuroscience.

In ANAT 336 students carry out in-depth research into 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 1
Paper code ANAT336
Subject Anatomy
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,141.35
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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ANAT 242
Schedule C
Normally for Neuroscience students only; may be taken by other students, in exceptional circumstances, with approval from the Head of Department.

This paper is for students enrolled in BSc (Neuroscience) and BASc (Neuroscience) degrees. Students may enrol in both ANAT 336 (Selected Topics in Neurobiology 1) and ANAT 337 (Selected Topics in Neurobiology 2) in 2023.


Anatomy Office
Room 231, 2nd Floor
Lindo Ferguson Building (LFB)
Tel 479 7362

Teaching staff

Teaching staff vary yearly. In 2022 the contributors were Dr. Andrew Clarkson, Prof. Ping Liu and Associate Professor Joanna Williams. Please contact the Department for more information.

Paper Structure

Themes will differ for each offering, depending on the teaching staff and their research interests. Some recent themes are: 'Pre-term birth: neuropathological consequences’, Arginine Metabolism and Alzheimer’s Disease and Therapeutic potential of sAPPα in Alzheimer’s disease.

Teaching Arrangements
All teaching is undertaken on campus.
Text books are not required for this paper.
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

Students who successfully complete this paper will:

  • Have an in-depth knowledge of selected areas of research interest
  • Be able to critically analyse the scientific literature
  • Have enhanced knowledge of experimental procedures relevant to the research topic
  • Have experience in compiling information and formatting a research essay

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Wednesday 10:00-11:50 10


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Wednesday 10:00-11:50 9, 22
AND one stream from
B1 Wednesday 10:00-11:50 11-14, 16-21
B2 Wednesday 10:00-11:50 11-14, 16-21