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

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 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.
Course description 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


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) Weekly online assessments based on 2 journal articles (100%)
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
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
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Alasdair Maclullich
Tel: (0131) 242 6481
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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