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This course provides a contemporary understanding of the neuroscience research associated with a selection of common neurological conditions. Specific topics may vary from year to year, but usually include evidence relevant to Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, acute adult and developmental brain injuries. The course addresses both human research and relevant animal neuroscience research. Information on risk factors and treatments, including environmental influences, is also considered.
On satisfactory completion of the course, students will have a critical understanding of brain-behaviour relationships derived from in depth analysis of common human brain disorders, including relevant contributions from animal models.At the end of the course, students should:1. Be familiar with current knowledge of some key human neurological conditions that impact psychological health. 2. Understand relevant methodologies, including brain imaging, and the process of conducting research in this field.3. Be able to critically assess research papers in this field.
Subject to approval of the Head of School
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Dr Tracy Melzer
(NZBRI, MRI manager)
This course is driven by contemporary research literature. Relevant readings will be provided or sourced by students. Carlson, N. Physiology of Behavior (various editions) is useful general background for those with no prior experience in Biological Psychology.
Domestic fee $1,114.00
International Postgraduate fees
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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