10 Credits SPRING

Cannot be taken with: CDL301, CDL302, CDL6301
Pre-requisites: No but students will have successfully completed first 2 years of BSc BMS or MBiomedSci degree courses

BMS242, BMS243, PSY219

BMS236 (for BMS students) BMS153 & PSY219 (for Psychology students)

Aims/Description: The module will examine recent and current research into human neurodegenerative disease including Huntington's, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and motor neuron disease. In addition, reference may be made to the spongiform encephalopathies, frontal dementias and Lewy body disease, with emphasis on their inter-relationships and commonalities. The genetic and non-genetic aetiological influences, defining pathology and pathophysiology and current understanding of the underlying biology will be examined by a detailed consideration of current research in these areas. The module will also include discussion of the prevention and treatment of the diseases, highlighting possible therapies which may be useful in several pathologies.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to 3rd yr BMSU02, BMSU07, BMSU18, BMSU21, BSc (Hons) BMS/MBioMedSci with year in industry/abroad (Codes needed), also informed students PSYU01/Bioeng H675, H673, H671, H67H, interview required.

Staff Contact: WOOD JONATHAN D
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Neuroscience):

Teaching timetable


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