SEMINAR ON AGING, COGNITION AND NEURODEGENERATIVE DISORDERS Syllabus

330.802.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 4th 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 disorder
  • 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 2nd Floor East Conference Room

  • Course topics

     

     

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    4

    1

    03/27/14

    Gwenn Smith

    Positron emission tomography studies of MCI and AD

    2

    04/03/14

    Olga Pletnikova

    Brain cutting demonstration

    3

    04/10/14

    Marilyn Albert

    Imaging biomarkers and their role in diagnosis and treatment

    4

    04/17/14

    Philip Wong

    Animal models of neurodegeneration

    5

    04/24/14

    Peter Zandi

    Genetic and environmental risk factors for cognitive decline

    6

    05/01/14

    Bryan Traynor

    Genetics of cognitive disorders

    7

    05/08/14

    M Thambisetty

    CSF and blood-based biomarkers of neurodegeneration

     

     

  • 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

    Bryan Traynor, M.D.
    Email: traynorb@mail.nih.gov
    Tel: 301-451-7606

    Olga Pletnikova, MD
    Email: opletni1@jhmi.edu
    Tel: 410-955-5463

    Gwenn Smith, PhD
    Email: gsmith95@jhmi.edu
    Tel: 410-550-0062

    Madhav Thambisetty, PhD
    Email: thambisettym@mail.nih.gov
    Tel: 410-550-8703

    Peter Zandi, PhD, MPH
    Email: pzandi@jhsph.edu
    Tel: 410-614-2686

    Philip Wong, PhD
    Email: wong@jhmi.edu
    Tel: 410-502-5168

  • Course Objectives(from old syllabus)
    • Develop an understanding of biomarkers that have been examined in neurodegenerative disorders, including: imaging, cerebrospinal fluid and blood biomarkers.
    • Become familiar with the genetic causes and/or risks for the major neurodegenerative diseases
    • Become familiar with animal models of neurodegenerative disorders and how they can be used to examine new 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.