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Postgraduate Course: Animal Models of Cognitive Ageing and Neural Health (GMED11030)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course will give an introduction to the use of animal modelling in the study of cognitive ageing and CNS diseases. It will provide an overview of the methods used to assess cognition in rodents and how this form of study can be transferred to human cognitive ageing research.
Course description WEEK 1
Animal models of CNS diseases 1

WEEK 2
Animal models of CNS diseases 2

WEEK 3
Assessing cognition in rodents - experimental designs

WEEK 4
Structural changes in animal models of CNS disease and cognitive ageing

WEEK 5
Probing mechanisms - genomics and proteomics

WEEK 6
Future research directions in animal cognitive ageing
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Assessment (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Assessment Methods
Additional Information (Assessment) No formal examinations completed. Assessment is ongoing throughout the course.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
Learning objectives

& To understand the utility of Animal Models of CNS Disease.
& To be aware of the strengths and limitations of animal models.
& To recognise bias in design and the role of systematic reviews.
& To gain a knowledge of methods to assess cognition in rodents.
& To gain a knowledge of the use of mechanistic probing in animal models with genetics and proteomics.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Liz Grant
Tel:
Email: Liz.Grant@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryDr Beverly Roberts
Tel: (0131 6)50 3368
Email: beverly.roberts@ed.ac.uk
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