This unit examines the neurobiology, pathology and disease processes of the primary diseases causing dementia. Damage and pathology are contextualised in terms of the functions of the nervous system, providing insights to the causes, symptoms and progression of the most common dementias. Current research on causes, risk factors including genetics, and the prospects for effective treatments are explored. Students choose five content modules from a range of options to tailor their learning to particular interests, and are assessed both online for the content modules, and in the form of a written MyContext assignment requiring the student to directly relate the course material to their individual professional and/or personal context.
|Unit name||Neurobiology of Dementia 1|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
|Discipline||Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Band||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
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Online module content assessments (5 × 10%, total 50%);
MyContext assignment proposal (250-500 words) (10%);
MyContext written assignment – to demonstrate knowledge of neurobiology and neuropathology in discussing a disease of dementia relevant to the student’s personal and/or professional context, e.g. gaining insight to symptoms and behaviour, or evaluating practices and policies in dementia care (choice of format: 2500 words, 20 minute presentation with peer discussion) (40%).
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