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ANAT454 Neurobiology

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'.

Paper title Neurobiology
Paper code ANAT454
Subject Anatomy
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
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.

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Anatomy Office
Room 231, 2nd Floor
Lindo Ferguson Building (LFB)
Tel 479 7362

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, Self-motivation.
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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

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Thursday 09:00-10:50 9-14, 16-20
Friday 14:00-15:50 12, 16, 19