Clinical Neuroscience-Life of Brain

2018-2019
Dit vak wordt in het Engels aangeboden. Omschrijvingen kunnen daardoor mogelijk alleen in het Engels worden weergegeven.

Doel vak

Objectives for all three courses (Pediatric Neurology, Adult Neurology
and Neurodegeneration):
1. To investigate the latest neuro-scientific literature and scientific
methods in order to study neurological disorders
2. To learn how to analyze and critically assess the value and relevance
of neuro-scientific papers
3. To learn how to combine findings from different fields of science in
order to write and present a critical appraisal of a topic, an opinion
paper and a translational research proposal.

Inhoud vak

The human brain is formed by a very complex and mysterious network of
neurons. Even relatively mild damage to this network can have a very
large and lasting impact on the daily lives of patients. In this minor,
you will be guided through the brain as we age, focusing on common (and
uncommon) neurological disorders in each stage of life. The three
courses are Pediatric Neurology, Adult Neurology and Neurodegeneration.

Topics include childhood white matter disorders, multiple sclerosis,
neuro-oncology, epilepsy, fronto-temporal dementia, Parkinson and
Alzheimer’s disease, amongst others. For these disorders, you will gain
the latest scientific insights into histopathological and
neuroradiological findings and techniques, clinical symptoms and
treatment strategies in this dynamic and important field of medicine.
You will look at brain tissue under the microscope, MRI scans to find
damage in-vivo and learn to interpret advanced imaging techniques that
measure brain functioning.

You will learn to combine different research fields to become a
"translational neuroscientist". You will apply these skills into a
critical appraisal, opinion paper, research proposal and ethical debates
in the exciting field of neurology.

Course objective
Objectives for all three courses (Pediatric Neurology, Adult Neurology
and Neurodegeneration):
1. To investigate the latest neuro-scientific literature and scientific
methods in order to study neurological disorders
2. To learn how to analyze and critically assess the value and relevance
of neuro-scientific papers
3. To learn how to combine findings from different fields of science in
order to write and present a critical appraisal of a topic, an opinion
paper and a translational research proposal.

Onderwijsvorm

Lectures, practicals, working groups

Toetsvorm

Open-ended-questions exams, writing assignments, presentations and
debate.

Literatuur

An overview of the study material is placed on CANVAS.

Doelgroep

Bachelor’s students of VUmc School of Medical Sciences and external (and
international) students with a (bio)medical background.

Afwijkende intekenprocedure

Before the start of the semester students will be invited to indicate their preferred minor track, however the Institute of Education and Training (IET) will make a final selection based on both student preferences and availability in the different tracks. Once you have been selected for a track, the administration of IET will make sure you’re registered for all educational activities such as study groups, courses and exams. Important: Please mind that in case you won’t pass the exam you’ll not be automatically registered for a re-examination. In order to sign up for a resit, you’ll need to apply in time (which is two weeks before the re-examination)for the exam through the form Re-take exam Bachelor of Medicine.

Toelichting Canvas

This course is supported by a corresponding CANVAS course, which
contains all of the required information of this course including
overview of the required articles and assignments. The CANVAS course
will also be used to post announcements relevant to the course. You will
automatically have access to the CANVAS course.

Aanbevolen voorkennis

Knowledge on neuroanatomy and neurophysiology is recommended.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode M_BCNLB16
Studiepunten 18 EC
Periode Semester 1
Vakniveau 300
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit VUmc
Vakcoördinator dr. M.M. Schoonheim
Examinator dr. M.M. Schoonheim
Docenten

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Werkvormen Hoorcollege, Studiegroep, Practicum