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330.802.01 SEMINAR ON AGING, COGNITION AND NEURODEGENERATIVE DISORDERS

Department: Mental Health
Term: 2nd term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: George Rebok
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructors:
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.

Learning Objective(s):
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

Methods of Assessment: Class participation 30%; term paper 70%
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Thursday 3:30 - 5:20
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Enrollment Maximum: 12
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

For consent, contact: grebok@jhsph.edu
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Pass/Fail
Special Comments: Predoctoral and Postdoctoral students from A&S, SPH and Medicine students participating in training grant on age-related, cognitive and neuropsychiatric disorders.
Frequency Schedule: Every Other Year
Next Offered: 2015-2016