An in-depth study of selected topics in neuroscience.
In ANAT 336 students carry out in-depth research into two research topics of particular interest to members of our department. In small groups, students are introduced to the research topic and given appropriate training and resources to independently explore the relevant literature. Students are expected to read and summarise articles prior to their next scheduled meetings and may be asked to present their summaries to the class and to participate in interactive group discussions. Within the sessions the 'next steps' in the research will be explored, including discussion of particular relevant methodologies. Assessment is via writing of annotated bibliographies, essays and a final exam.
|Paper title||Selected Topics in Neurobiology|
|Points||18 points 18 points|
|Teaching period(s)||First Semester, Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,059.15|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,914.00|
- ANAT 242
- Schedule C
- Normally for Neuroscience students only; may be taken by other students, in exceptional circumstances, with approval from the Head of Department.
- Anatomy Office
Room 231, 2nd Floor
Lindo Ferguson Building (LFB)
Tel 479 7362
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- Teaching staff
2019 teaching staff to be confirmed. Please contact the Department for more information.
- Paper Structure
Themes will differ each offering, depending on the teaching staff and their research interests. Previous themes have covered: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, ethanol damage in the fetal brain, childhood absence epilepsy, why poisonous bugs are good news for neuroscientists, and Alzheimer's disease.
- Teaching Arrangements
- All teaching is undertaken on campus.
- Text books are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication,
Critical thinking, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Will have an in-depth knowledge of selected areas of research interest.
- Be able to critically analyse the scientific literature.
- Will have enhanced knowledge of experimental procedures relevant to the research topic.
- Will have experience in compiling information and formatting a research essay.