This unit is fully online
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.
|Unit name||Introduction to Ageing, the Brain and Dementia|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
|Discipline||Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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For M3S and M1D students: CAD004 or CAD005
Online Learning - approx. 10 hours per week.
Online quizzes (30%)
Narrated presentation – 6 minutes, 8 slides (40%)
Discussion board – 1000 words (30%)
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