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Module code:ANATG006 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Neurobiology of Degeneration and Repair
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser (provisional):Dr Andrew Batchelor
Organiser's location:Anatomy Building
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Module prerequisites:Option for MSc in Neuroscience. Option Dual Masters in Brain and Mind Sciences and MSc in Biomedical Sciences.  
Module outline:The module will cover damage, regeneration and repair, pathology of the nervous system and neurological disease (including sodium channels and epilepsy, mitochondria and neurodegenerative disease, brain and spinal cord injury: use of glial cells as reparative bridges, and use of stem cells in animal models of CNS disorders); genetics and mechanisms involved in mood disorders such as schizophrenia.  
Module aims:To expose the students to the world-class research in the science of damage, repair and pathology of the nervous system as it is done at UCL. 
Module objectives:The students will become familiar with the cutting edge research done at UCL into neural degeneration, pathology and damage. They will grasp and understand the knowledge of the research in this field as it progresses. They will learn about neurodegenerative disorders, including huntingtons disease and alzheimers, abnormal neural tube closure, retina degeneration, stroke and ion chanelopathies. They will further gain knowledge and understanding of possible therapies, including the use of stem cells, to aid in combating the effects of these disorders and pathologies.  
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Module assessment:One essay (2,000 words) 50.00%
Unseen one-hour written examination 50.00% 
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Last updated:2014-04-09 09:51:17 by ucbcjto