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PHAL307 Current Topic

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Research methods and advanced topics in Pharmacology. Suitable for students intending to pursue further study towards an honours or master’s degree.

Paper title Current Topic
Paper code PHAL307
Subject Pharmacology
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,092.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,314.50

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(PHAL 211 and PHAL 221 passed with an average grade of B+) or (PHAL 211 and PHAL 212 passed with an average grade of B+)
Schedule C
Students who have not passed the normal prerequisites may be admitted with approval from the Head of Department.
Due to the challenging nature of this paper, the grade average is set at B+ (75-79%) for the 200-level Pharmacology papers.

Teaching staff

Professor Rhonda Rosengren


Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

PHAL 307 will give you insight into research and provide the necessary skills required to conduct postgraduate research. This is a self-directed paper in which you will gain valuable skills in four important aspects of science:

  • General laboratory techniques (lab rotations)
  • Scientific writing (i.e. essay and experimental design)

  • Oral presentation (i.e. presentation of a research article in journal club)

  • Scientific critique (critique student presentations in journal club)

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system