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Neurodegenerative Diseases: From Clinic to Bench (VU Amsterdam Summer School)
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Certificate / Diploma Summer course Amsterdam
|Field of study||Health care, social services and care services|
|Course summary||Explore groundbreaking research on neurodegenerative diseases in a global classroom setting. Apply your learnings through hands-on field visits to state-of-the-art laboratories.|
|Course description||From molecules to brain, cells to behaviour, this interactive course provides students with comprehensive insight into various aspects of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. It addresses both clinical aspects (etiology, pathology, genetics, diagnostics, and treatment) and methodologies for the study of brain diseases (cell and animal models, microscopy, physiology and electrophysiology, behaviour) with expert lecturers presenting their applied research. Students are challenged to deepen their knowledge of a neurodegenerative condition by working with peers from international backgrounds on an integrated, interdisciplinary project requiring active involvement, mechanistic thinking, and thorough reasoning. The course is organized by the Centre for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research (CNCR), a centre of expertise at the Neuroscience Campus Amsterdam that conducts integrated research programmes on everything from genes to behaviour. Its staff are leaders in their fields, renowned for the use of state-of-the-art techniques. Visits to several state-of-the-art laboratories at the Neuroscience Campus Amsterdam are a special feature.|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Instruction modes||excursion, group discussion, group assignment, lecture, individual assignment, laboratory work, literature study, self study|
About the institution
|Information about the institution||Ever since it was founded in 1880, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has been known for its distinctive approach to knowledge. VU is an open organization, strongly linked to people and society.|
|Professional experience required||-|
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