Courses & Units

Neuroscience Research in Dementia CAD301

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.

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Introduction

This unit is about how research in the neurosciences informs our understanding of dementia and is the basis of contemporary care, diagnosis, treatment and potential cure. A key outcome will be that students will acquire the skills and background knowledge to interpret the primary scientific literature, and the ability to critically read secondary sources in the popular media related to dementia. Further, students will gain experience in communicating their findings to their peers and to non- specialist audiences. The Unit will examine the latest outcomes related to neuroscience research, and will explore investigative approaches using experimental models relevant to dementia. The unit will also include a discussion of the primary quantitative (statistical) methods underlying neuroscience research. Students will have the opportunity to undertake analyses of relevant data sources to extract key findings, to present on a topic to other students, and engage in online discussions.

Summary

Unit name Neuroscience Research in Dementia
Unit code CAD301
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Discipline Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Coordinator Doctor Jacqueline Leung
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced

Availability

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Learning Outcomes

  • explain neuroscience research in written and verbal formats to a non-specialist audience.
  • evaluate neuroscience research in the context of understanding dementia.
  • reflect on the concepts of research ethics and integrity in the context of neuroscience research.
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Requisites

Prerequisites

CAD201 and CAD202

Teaching

AssessmentLog/Workbook (20%)|Presentation (25%)|Assignment (30%)|Discussion posts (online) (25%)
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Textbooks

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