SEMINAR ON AGING, COGNITION AND NEURODEGENERATIVE DISORDERS Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Discuss age-related cognitive changes, through evidence from both animal and human research findings.
- Illustrate examples of disorders that commonly occur in each of these cognitive domains.
Course DescriptionAddresses age-related cognitive and neuropsychiatric disorders that are of particular importance with the rapid expansion of the aging population. Focuses on the major domains of cognition and comparison of the age-related changes that occur in each cognitive domain. Includes emphasis on contrasting the major neurodegenerative disorders related to age and describing the clinical presentation and pattern of cognitive change in each condition. Participants address current strategies for maximizing cognitive function with age and treatment strategies for the primary neurodegenerative disorders. Participants examine and identify gaps in knowledge and research approaches to fill these gaps. Explores concepts of cognitive systems, animal and imaging models, and selective pathological change with age and disease.
Intended AudiencePredoctoral and Postdoctoral students from A&S, SPH, and SOM.
Additional Faculty Notes:
Predoctoral and Postdoctoral students from A&S, SPH, and SOM.
Methods of AssessmentClass participation 30%; term paper 70%
Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.
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Course Location: Reed Hall 1st floor West Conference Room
10/31/13 Peter Rapp
Primate models of learning and memory and age-related change
Cognitive and brain changes with normal aging
11/14/13 Michaela Gallagher Rodent models of learning and memory and age-related change
Neuroimaging approaches to learning and memory
12/05/13 George Rebok Plasticity of cognition with aging
Statistical challenges in the study of aging and dementia
12/19/13 Paul Rosenberg Clinical trial challenges in the study of age-related cognitive disorders
Thursday 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Marilyn Albert, Ph.D.
Michela Gallagher, Ph.D.
Karen Bandeen-Roche, PhD
George Rebok, PhD
Peter Rapp, PhD
- Understand age-related cognitive changes, through evidence from both animal and human research findings.
- Become familiar with methodological approaches to the study of age-related cognitive change , including: epidemiology, imaging and biostatistics
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