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Postgraduate Course: Human Cognitive Ageing (GMED11032)

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 human cognitive ageing. It will cover issues within cognitive ageing such as memory, executive function, patterns of healthy and pathological cognitive ageing and future directions for the field.
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 1, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
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
Methodological learning points:
& To understand links between cognitive theory and experimental design.
& To understand the differential nature of cognitive abilities.
& To be able to evaluate cognitive ageing experiments and studies critically.

Subject-specific learning points:
& To understand differential changes of cognitive function with age, including memory and executive function
& To be able to relate normative to non-normative cognitive ageing research

Assessment Information
Weekly online assessments based on 2 journal articles (100%)
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus WEEK 1
Cognitive ageing overview

WEEK 2
Memory - experimental methods

WEEK 3
Executive function - experimental methods

WEEK 4
Determinants of normative cognitive ageing

WEEK 5
Non-normative cognitive ageing

WEEK 6
Future research directions in human cognitive ageing
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserProf Robert Logie
Tel:
Email: rlogie@staffmail.ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryDr Beverly Roberts
Tel: (0131 6)50 3368
Email: beverly.roberts@ed.ac.uk
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