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 'Local protein synthesis at synapses: implications for neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders', 'Mechanisms regulating the sorting and trafficking of organelles in neurons', and ‘The role of agmatine in maintaining healthy aging'.
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,748.85|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
Room 231, 2nd Floor
Lindo Ferguson Building (LFB)
Tel 479 7362
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Anatomy's website
- Teaching staff
2023 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 are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking,
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 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