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|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,622.82|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$6,017.70|
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- Teaching staff
- Associate Professor Steve Kerr
Associate Professor Ivan Sammut
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- 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 generally involves in-depth readings in the areas of Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke, Schizophrenia, Epilepsy, Depression and Bipolar Disorder, Multiple Sclerosis, Drugs of Abuse and Neurotoxins.