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.
|Unit name||The Neurobiology of Dementia|
|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|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- 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 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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Online Learning - approx. 10 hours per week.
|Assessment||Quizzes (30%)|Short answer task (25%)|Oral presentation (30%)|Assignment (15%)|
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