School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Biomarkers in Neuroscience

Module code: BMD365

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM2
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
    Workshop
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm

Contact: Dr Ping Yip
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will provide a comprehensive understanding of biomarkers in both neurological and psychiatric disorders. The application of biomarkers for diagnosis, patient stratification, monitoring disease progression and establishing drug effects and safety will be discussed. Students will gain an appreciation of current genomic, proteomic and neuroimaging approaches to undertake biomarker discovery and validation. Neurological conditions such as Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer's diseases and neurotrauma will be discussed as well as emerging biomarkers for psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, and depression.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 6