The University of Southampton
Courses

BIOL3048 Neurodegenerative Disease

Module Overview

The neurobiology that underpins the aetiology and pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disease has been a focus of intense and exciting research activity over the last several decades. The module is largely a research-led module whereby the contributing staff will where possible, lecture on topics that are their own research interests.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

• To explore the various mechanisms that neurones employ to execute cell death processes in both normal and abnormal conditions. • To improve your understanding of the pathogenic mechanisms that cause cell death in several neurodegenerative diseases.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Be aware of the various means by which neurones respond to stressful situations and execute homeostatic and neuronal death processes.
  • Be aware of the pathological hallmarks that characterise the common neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the molecular and cellular mechanisms that are believed to underlie many of these neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Be able to use this understanding to predict avenues of therapeutic intervention.

Syllabus

The neurobiology that underpins the aetiology and pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disease has been a focus of intense and exciting research activity over the last several decades. The module is largely a research-led module whereby the contributing staff will where possible, lecture on topics that are their own research interests.

Special Features

Students will have the opportunity to hear from patients (and carers) suffering from some of the diseases that they will learn about. This is a novel teaching practice not usually offered on other BSc modules and often only offered to medical students.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, posters, independent study and Blackboard MCQs to inform you of your progress in learning throughout the module.

TypeHours
Independent Study126
Lecture21
Supervised time in studio/workshop3
Total study time150

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Poster Presentation 15%
Written exam 85%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Poster Presentation 15%
Written exam 85%

Linked modules

Pre-requisite: BIOL2014 Neuroscience 2016-17

Share this module Share this on Facebook Share this on Google+ Share this on Twitter Share this on Weibo

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×