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|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
|Discipline||Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre|
|Coordinator||Doctor Adele Woodhouse|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Describe age-related biological changes, their impact on cognitive and physical function, and the differences between healthy ageing and common diseases of ageing.
- Describe the biology of the diseases that cause dementias.
- Find and apply information from academic resources, using appropriate academic communication.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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PrerequisitesCAD005 or CAD004
Online Learning - approx. 10 hours per week.
|Assessment||Online quizzes (30%)|Discussion posts (15%)|Discussion posts (15%)|Narrated presentation (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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