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Syllabus The Degenerating Brain: From Research to Hope - 76949

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Last update 06-01-2022
HU Credits: 2

Degree/Cycle: 1st degree (Bachelor)

Responsible Department: Brain Science: Computation & Information Proc.

Semester: 2nd Semester

Teaching Languages: English

Campus: Mt. Scopus

Course/Module Coordinator: Prof. Hermona Soreq

Coordinator Email:

Coordinator Office Hours: By appointment

Teaching Staff:
Prof Hermona Soreq,
Ms. Hodaya Vrubel

Course/Module description:
The class will familiarize students with the current views on the molecular and cellular pathways involved in neurodegenerative diseases and on their impact and relevance in clinical diagnosis and treatment. The course will include guest lectures by experts in the field of neurodegenerative diseases.

Course/Module aims:
The class will outline a general view of the topic to the students, including research methodology used in the field, and suggested future hopes for
treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
The students will get tools for basic understanding of research and suggested treatments of neurodegenerative diseases.

Attendance requirements(%):

Teaching arrangement and method of instruction: Tutorials, presentations and sceintific articles

Course/Module Content:
Introduction to the central nerves system - cell structure and
intracellular organelles, From DNA to proteins, neuronal communication.
Genetics, molecular mechanisms, symptoms and therapies of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimers disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntingtin's disease and more.
Genetics and Molecular mechanisms of aging.

Required Reading:
Three scientific articles from "Scientific American" journal.

Additional Reading Material:
Life - the science of biology

Course/Module evaluation:
End of year written/oral examination 60 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 10 %
Project work 0 %
Assignments 30 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %

Additional information:
Attendance is mandatory.
Active participation is mandatory.

Students needing academic accommodations based on a disability should contact the Center for Diagnosis and Support of Students with Learning Disabilities, or the Office for Students with Disabilities, as early as possible, to discuss and coordinate accommodations, based on relevant documentation.
For further information, please visit the site of the Dean of Students Office.