Aims/Description: Neurodegenerative diseases increase in prevalence with age and as such are increasing rapidly with the ageing population. They result in a large number of years of disability and resulting burden on families, carers, health and social care costs. This module provides practical clinical teaching on diagnosis and management of these disorders. This is enhanced with exposure to expert specialist clinics, including those for motor neuron disease (MND), Parkinson's disease (PD), dementia and Huntington's disease. Additionally the student will have clinical tutorials and lectures on the pathophysiology underlying the selective neuronal loss in these conditions.

Staff Contact: BELL SIMON M
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Placements, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Classroom testing, Presentation

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

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