Good Brain, Bad Brain: Parkinson's Disease

Academy
Futurelearn
Kurzbeschreibung
Learn the fundamentals of Parkinson's disease with this online course. What causes it and what we can do to treat it?
Kursarten
E-Learning
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Kursinhalt

Understand Parkinson’s Disease

This online course is aimed at anyone who wants to find out the fundamentals of Parkinson’s disease. We will look at how Parkinson’s disease affects people; what causes it; what we can do to try to ameliorate the symptoms of Parkinson’s; and what we don’t yet know about it.

The course is aimed at anyone who wants to find out the fundamentals of Parkinson’s disease.

You will need to have a basic knowledge of what the brain is made of, how these component cellular parts are organised and the principles of how these cells function normally. It will be suitable if you have taken the Good Brain, Bad Brain: Basics course or who studied neuroscience in the early years of an undergraduate degree.

Kursziele
Identify the key regions of the brain involved in movement control,Explain how disruption to basal ganglia function can lead to the signs and symptoms of Parkinson's disease,Investigate the rationale behind current areas of research,Apply a knowledge of the pathology of Parkinson's disease to explain how current therapies work,Explore some of the current areas of active research
Anforderungen
The course is aimed at anyone who wants to find out the fundamentals of Parkinson’s disease. You will need to have a basic knowledge of what the brain is made of, how these component cellular parts are organised and the principles of how these cells function normally. It will be suitable if you have taken the [Good Brain, Bad Brain: Basics](https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/good-brain-bad-brain-basics) course or who studied neuroscience in the early years of an undergraduate degree.
Kurssprache
Englisch