Courses & Units

The Neurobiology of Dementia CAD201

Note:

This unit is fully online

Introduction

This unit uses research into the biological basis of dementia to explore the specific pathology of the more common diseases causing, or associated with, dementia. Students will learn the relationship between the development of pathology in the nervous system and the clinical features of dementia related illnesses including Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia and Lewy body dementia. The unit will explore how the diseases that cause dementia progress throughout the lifespan, and will explore the current tools and techniques used in diagnosing dementia-related illnesses.

Summary

Unit name The Neurobiology of Dementia
Unit code CAD201
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Discipline Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Coordinator Doctor Duncan Sinclair
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 1 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 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss changes that occur in the brain as a result of dementia-related illnesses.
  • Interpret research findings to discuss the biological basis and clinical features of dementia-related illnesses
  • Communicate biological and clinical information about dementia-related illnesses
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
not applicable

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Requisites

Prerequisites

CAD101

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Online Learning - approx. 10 hours per week.

AssessmentQuizzes (30%)|Short answer task (25%)|Oral presentation (30%)|Assignment (15%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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