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330.802.01 Seminar On Aging, Cognition and Neurodegenerative Disorders

Mental Health
3rd term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Thursday,  3:30 - 5:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
George Rebok
Course Instructors:
Frequency Schedule:
Every Other Year
Next Offered:
2021 - 2022

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 neuropathological changes associated with aging and with disease.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Classify the major neurodegenerative disorders related to age and describe their clinical presentation
  2. Discuss the neuropathological findings associated with major neurodegenerative disorders
  3. Review challenges associated with clinical trials in neurodegenerative disease
Methods of Assessment:

Class participation 30%; term paper 70%

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

All students must receive consent.

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Special Comments:

Predoctoral and Postdoctoral students from A&S, SPH and Medicine students participating in training grant on age-related, cognitive and neuropsychiatric disorders.