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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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Neuropharmacology
    Subject Pharmacology
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,797.86
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

    Course Co-ordinator: Professor Michelle Glass (

    Teaching staff

    Professor Paul Smith
    Professor Michelle Glass
    Professor Debbie Hay
    Associate Professor Lyn Wise

    Paper Structure

    100% internal assessment. No exam. This paper is assessed through an oral presentation and written work.


    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, Teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes

    The paper introduces current research in neuropharmacology providing an advanced look at the mechanisms of action of drugs affecting the vestibular and central nervous system.


    Full Year

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Wednesday 09:00-11:50 9-13, 15-22
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