This paper aims to expand knowledge of selected areas in neurobiology, while developing skills appropriate for scientific research. ANAT 454 comprises three modules. Each discusses a specific research area and will emphasise different core skills:
- Extract key information from a scientific paper and concisely summarise it
- Critique of scientific literature via oral presentation
- Design of experiments and interpretation of experimental data
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|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$6,017.70|
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- Teaching Arrangements
- All teaching is undertaken on campus.
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- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking,
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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 critically analyse scientific literature
- Have enhanced knowledge of experimental procedures relevant to the research topic
- Have experience in compiling information and formatting a research proposal
- Have experience in oral presentation
- Paper Structure
ANAT 454 usually comprises three modules, each focusing on a specific research area in neurobiology and taught in interactive tutorial sessions. Previous modules have covered: Alcohol and brain development; Activity-related cytoskeletal protein: Discovery to function; Perinatal hypoxic brain injury: ‘Hypothermia plus’ treatments; Mechanisms regulating the sorting and trafficking of organelles in neurons.
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%).