Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24
Available as a Free Standing Elective
In this module, you will learn about the pathophysiology, aetiology, and predisposing factors of a number of common neurological, neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders. You will study clinical manifestations of neurological disorders, cellular and molecular mechanisms, and advances made in diagnosis, prevention, prediction and treatments of these pathologies. Problem Based learning (PBL) sessions will enable you to develop transferable skills such as team work, group-based learning, and problem solving.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/lsc-30063/lists
The module aims to provide a detailed critical understanding of the theories and techniques underlying modern research into the aetiology, pathology, underlying mechanisms, prevention and treatment of human neurological disorders.
Intended Learning Outcomes
critically evaluate pathophysiology (cellular and molecular mechanisms) of several common neurological, neurodegenerative, and neuropsychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, meningitis, hydrocephalus, brain cancer and Down's syndrome (the list is not exhaustive): 1,2critically evaluate a neuropsychiatric case and address its epidemiology, precision diagnostics, prevention, and therapeutic approaches: 1discuss the aetiology and predisposing factors of neurological, neurodegenerative, and neuropsychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, meningitis, hydrocephalus, brain cancer and Down's syndrome (the list is not exhaustive): 1,2critically evaluate the advances made in precision diagnostics, prevention and therapeutic approaches: 1,2
Active learning:11x2h engagement with recorded lectures, lecture notes and supplementary materials11x2h tutorials3x1h workshop (Problem Based Learning)Independent study:2h open book exam (within the 28hr window)50 hours independent study and preparation of the case study assessment51 hours independent study and preparation for module examination
Biology students may not take this module with LSC-30003 Applied Insect Ecology.
1: Coursework weighted 50%
Description of Module Assessment
Problem based learning questionnaire.Students will work in groups of approximately 10 to evaluate a case study. Each learner will independently answer a questionnaire based on the topic they have studied as a group. Each questionnaire will consist of 6-12 short answer questions.2: Open Book Examination weighted 50%
2 h online open-book assessment with a 28-hour assessment windowONE essay-based question from a choice of three.
Typical answers would be in the range of 500-750 words per topic. We recommend that students do not exceed 750 words per essay-based question as we will be assessing the quality of your answer, not the quantity. Students are expected to complete this work within 2hour.