This unit concentrates on various degenerative diseases of the brain and how they can be managed through drug treatments.
The brain is the most anatomically complex system in the body, which functions as a self-contained unit and also as a control unit for many other parts of the body.
Age is considered to be the major risk factor for neurodegenerative diseases, but a wide variety of changes are considered as normal in the CNS of elderly adults; these can vary greatly from one person to another.
This unit concentrates on dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease with some coverage of infectious diseases related to dementia.
This unit is assessed by a multiple choice exam made up of 50 questions, lasting 45 minutes. Passing it will gain you 5 credits.
Please note that the content in section 4.2.4 of Volume 1 of the learning materials regarding the use of statistics in medicine may be examined in all other units. You should bring a calculator to all exams.