Courses & Units

Introduction to Ageing, the Brain and Dementia CAD101

Hobart

Note:

This unit is fully online

Introduction

This introductory unit will explore the physical and cognitive changes that occur during the ageing process, and age-related pathological changes that can lead to diseases that cause dementia. This unit will introduce fundamental neuroscience concepts in the healthy adult,  ageing and diseased nervous systems, with a focus on brain structure and function. Throughout this unit, students will learn how to find scholarly literature, and how to recognise and summarise scientific evidence to use in their academic communication.

Summary

Unit name Introduction to Ageing, the Brain and Dementia
Unit code CAD101
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Discipline Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Coordinator

Sharn Perry

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
060199 $1,412.00 $1,412.00 not applicable $1,500.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

For M3S and M1D students: CAD004 or CAD005

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Online Learning - approx. 10 hours per week.

Assessment

Online quizzes (30%)

Narrated presentation – 6 minutes, 8 slides (40%)

Discussion board – 1000 words (30%)

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Textbooks

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