Psychobiology of Cognitive Ageing and Dementia (C8833)

15 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

This module will examine cognitive processes in older adulthood, the psychobiology and neuroanatomy of normal and abnormal changes that are observed. It will describe the clinical and functional consequences of agerelated changes in cognitive performance, and it will describe the risk and protective factors associated with the most common organic dementias. It will examine current treatment options and future treatment possibilities.


63%: Lecture
38%: Seminar


30%: Coursework (Portfolio, Presentation)
70%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 16 hours of contact time and 134 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.