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An advanced look at the mechanisms of action, use and abuse of drugs affecting the nervous system. The paper is taught in a "journal club" format in which topics are chosen by the students in the class, and journal articles are selected and presented in a PowerPoint format for discussion by the class.
|Teaching period||Full Year (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,673.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$6,508.13|
Prerequisites: PHAL 211 and PHAL 303 are highly recommended
- Teaching staff
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
thinking, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation,
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- Learning Outcomes
The curriculum varies slightly from year to year depending on the students' interest, but generallyinvolves in-depth readings into molecular neuropharmcology, neurodegenerative diseases, migraine, neuroinflammation and diseases of the vestibular system.