The Neurobiology of Dementia
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- 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.
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You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
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This subject 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 subject 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.
- Quizzes (30%)
- Short Answer Task (25%)
- Assignment (15%)
- Oral Presentation (30%)
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