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Postgraduate Course: Stress, Hormones and Cognitive Ageing (GMED11031)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits10
Home subject areaGeneral Courses (Medicine) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course will give an introduction to the effect of stress and hormones on cognitive ageing. It will introduce the topic and provide an overview of the area and describe the role of glucocorticoids on cognitive ageing.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Assessment Methods
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Learning objectives.
& Understand the fundamentals of the neuroendocrine 'window' on the brain and its function
& appreciate the normal function of the brain's responses to stress
& consider the allostasis hypothesis of brain ageing
& study the role of glucocorticoids in cognitive ageing
& examine novel approaches to therapy based on neuroendocrinology
Assessment Information
Weekly online assessments based on 2 journal articles (100%)
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus WEEK 1
Neuroendocrine aspects of ageing overview

WEEK 2
Normal and abnormal brain responses to stress

WEEK 3
Neuroendocrine allostasis and cognitive ageing

WEEK 4
Glucocorticoids and cognitive ageing

WEEK 5
Neuroendocrine therapeutic targets and cognitive ageing

WEEK 6
Future research directions in neuroendocrine aspects of cognitive ageing


Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Alasdair Maclullich
Tel: (0131) 242 6764
Email: a.maclullich@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryDr Beverly Roberts
Tel: (0131 6)50 3368
Email: beverly.roberts@ed.ac.uk
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