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PHAL423 Neuropharmacology

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.

Paper title Neuropharmacology
Paper code PHAL423
Subject Pharmacology
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,655.33
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $6,318.60

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Contact

paul.smith@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Professor Paul Smith
Professor Michelle Glass

Textbooks

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.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
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.

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Course Coordinator and Teaching Staff

Associate Professor Steve Kerr

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Description 

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 Power Point format for discussion by the class.  

Prerequisites: PHAL 211 and PHAL 303 are highly recommended

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Course Content

The curriculum varies slightly from year-to-year depending on the student's interest, but generally involves in-depth readings in the areas of Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke, Schizophrenia, Epilepsy, Depression & Bipolar Disorder, Multiple Sclerosis, Drugs of Abuse, and Neurotoxins.

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Assessment

  • 1 oral PPT presentation in class, from an original research paper = 12.5%
  • 1 short written report + oral PPT presentation in class taken from SFN 2011 & 2012 Abstracts = 12.5%
  • 1 in-depth essay 4,000 - 5,000 words (excl. ref’s); topic of your choice = 25%
  • Final exam: all essay questions = 50%
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For more information on this course, please contact Associate Professor Steve KerrEmail: steve.kerr@otago.ac.nz

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Timetable

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 09:00-10:50 9-12, 18-21
AND
B1 Wednesday 09:00-10:50 28-30, 32

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.

Paper title Neuropharmacology
Paper code PHAL423
Subject Pharmacology
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2021 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Eligibility

Prerequisites: PHAL 211 and PHAL 303 are highly recommended

Contact

michelle.glass@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

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

Textbooks

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.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
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.

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Course Coordinator and Teaching Staff

Associate Professor Steve Kerr

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Description 

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 Power Point format for discussion by the class.  

Prerequisites: PHAL 211 and PHAL 303 are highly recommended

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Course Content

The curriculum varies slightly from year-to-year depending on the student's interest, but generally involves in-depth readings in the areas of Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke, Schizophrenia, Epilepsy, Depression & Bipolar Disorder, Multiple Sclerosis, Drugs of Abuse, and Neurotoxins.

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Assessment

  • 1 oral PPT presentation in class, from an original research paper = 12.5%
  • 1 short written report + oral PPT presentation in class taken from SFN 2011 & 2012 Abstracts = 12.5%
  • 1 in-depth essay 4,000 - 5,000 words (excl. ref’s); topic of your choice = 25%
  • Final exam: all essay questions = 50%
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For more information on this course, please contact Associate Professor Steve KerrEmail: steve.kerr@otago.ac.nz

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Timetable

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 09:00-10:50 9-15, 17-21
AND
B1 Wednesday 09:00-10:50 28-30, 32