UT Dallas 2019 Graduate Catalog

HCS7318 - Healthy Aging and Neuropathology

HCS 7318 Healthy Aging and Neuropathology (3 semester credit hours) This class focuses on understanding how normal age-related deterioration in brain structure and function affects cognition as well as the slow process whereby healthy brains transition to Alzheimer's disease and other cognitive disorders. The course focuses on specific topics each week with an emphasis on understanding compensatory processes that mask disease as well as what the catalysts are for transition to pathology. Prerequisites: BBSC majors only and department consent required. (3-0) Y