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Postgraduate | TAS-CAD502 | 2024

Neurobiology of Dementia 1

Course information for 2024 intake

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Study method
100% online
100% online
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
22 July 2024,
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Entry requirements
Part of a degree
14 weeks

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Neurobiology of Dementia 1

About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject , the student should be able to:

    1. Describe the normal structure and function of the nervous system
    2. Describe the pathological and clinical features of Alzheimer's Disease, Frontotemporal dementia, Lewy body dementia and Vascular dementia
    3. Evaluate how modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors affect the neurobiology of dementia
    4. Evaluate the efficacy of and evidence base for common pharmacological approaches to dementia
    5. Critically analyse neurobiology literature in the context of dementia

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • TAS-DMC-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Dementia

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Teaching arrangement: Online learning - approximately 10 hours per week

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Graduate Certificate in Dementia