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ANAT454 Neurobiology

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This course aims to expand knowledge of selected areas in neurobiology, while developing skills appropriate for scientific research. The selected topics focus on a specific research area in neurobiology, and have recently included 'mechanisms regulating the sorting and trafficking of organelles in neurons', 'Activity-related cytoskeletal protein: Discovery to function' and 'Changes in excitability and stroke recovery'.

Paper title Neurobiology
Paper code ANAT454
Subject Anatomy
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,673.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $6,508.13

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Eligibility
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
Contact

anatomy.400-level.admin@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

2021 teaching staff to be confirmed. Please contact the Department for more information.

Paper Structure

ANAT 454 usually comprises three modules, each focusing on a specific research area in neurobiology and taught in interactive tutorial sessions.

This paper is fully internally assessed. There will be assessments associated with each module, which combined will total 60%. This is followed by an end of semester assessment in which students will prepare a research proposal (40%).

Teaching Arrangements
All teaching is undertaken on campus.
Textbooks

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will:

  • Have an in-depth knowledge of selected areas of research interest
  • Be able to extract key information from a scientific paper and concisely summarise it
  • Have enhanced knowledge of experimental procedures relevant to the research topic
  • Have experience in compiling information and formatting a research proposal
  • Have experience in scientific communication

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Timetable

Semester 1

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

Seminar

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Thursday 09:00-10:50 9-13, 16-21
Friday 14:00-15:50 12, 17, 19