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Postgraduate Course: Human Cognitive Ageing (GMED11032)

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 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.
Course description 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
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 1
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
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

Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills 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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