SEMINAR ON AGING, COGNITION AND NEURODEGENERATIVE DISORDERS Syllabus

330.802.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 3rd Term | 2 Credit(s)
Th 3:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Faculty
    George Rebok
    Michelle Carlson
    Peter Zandi
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • classify the major domains of cognition and describe the age-related changes that occur in each cognitive domain
    • to classify the major neurodegenerative disorders related to age and describe the clinical presentation and pattern of cognitive change in each disorder
    • to identify gaps in discuss concerning age-related cognitive change and the primary neurodegenerative disorders and apply concepts to the development and evaluation of future interventions for age-related cognitive decline and neurodegenerative disorde
  • Course Description
    Addresses 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 Audience
    Predoctoral and postdoctoral students from A & S, SPH, and SOM
  • Methods of Assessment
    Class participation 30%; term paper 70%
  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Welcome Message

    Course Location: Reed Hall 1st Floor West Conference Room

  • Course topics

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    01/23/14

    Jason Brandt

    Screening for cognitive impairment

     

    2

    01/30/14

    Juan Troncoso

    Neuropathological findings in neurodegenerative disorders

     

    3

    02/06/14

    Marilyn Albert

    Cognitive alterations in the evolution of Alzheimer’s disease

     

    4

    02/13/14 Kostas Lyketsos Clinical diagnosis of dementing disorders

     

    5

    02/20/14

    Richard O’Brien

    Vascular disease, AD pathology and cognitive disorders

     

    6

    02/27/14

    Chiadi Onyike

    Frontotemporal dementia

     

    7

    03/06/14

    Laura Gitlin

    Non-pharmacological treatment strategies in dementia care

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Class Times

    Thursday 3:30 -5:00 pm

  • Contact Information(from old syllabus)

    Marilyn Albert, Ph.D.
    Email: malbert9@jhmi.edu
    Tel: 410-614-3040

    Constantine Lyketsos, M.D.
    Email: kostas@jhmi.edu
    Tel: 410-550-0062

    Richard O'Brien, M.D., Ph.D.
    Email: robrien@jhmi.edu
    Tel: 410-550-8703

    Chiadi Onyike, M.D.
    Email: conyike1@jhmi.edu
    Tel: 410-502-6509

    Juan Troncoso, M.D.
    Email: troncoso@jhmi.edu
    Tel: 410-502-5165

    Jason Brandt, PhD
    Email: jbrandt1@jhmi.edu
    Tel: 410-955-2619

    Laura Gitlin, PhD
    Email: lgitlin1@son.jhmi.edu
    Tel: 410-955-7539

  • Course Objectives(from old syllabus)
    • Develop an understanding of the major neurodegenerative disorders related to aging.
    • Become familiar with the clinical presentation and pattern of cognitive change in each disorder, their neuropathological underpinnings, and current approaches to treatment.
  • Disability Support Services
    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact the Office of Student Life Services at 410-955-3034 or via email at dss@jhsph.edu.