Postgraduate Course: Animal Models of Cognitive Ageing and Neural Health (GMED11030)
|School||Deanery of Clinical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This 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.
Animal models of CNS diseases 1
Animal models of CNS diseases 2
Assessing cognition in rodents - experimental designs
Structural changes in animal models of CNS disease and cognitive ageing
Probing mechanisms - genomics and proteomics
Future research directions in animal cognitive ageing
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
||Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
|Assessment (Further Info)
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|Additional Information (Assessment)
||No formal examinations completed. Assessment is ongoing throughout the course.
|No Exam Information
| 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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Liz Grant
|Course secretary||Dr Beverly Roberts
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