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Module

MMB8004 : Ageing & Health

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr David Cousins
  • Lecturer: Dr Robert Barber, Dr Steve Parry, Prof. Roger Michael Francis, Prof. Paula Moynihan, Dr Tuomo Polvikoski, Professor Raj Kalaria, Professor Richard Walker, Professor John Mathers, Professor Alan Thomas, Professor Julia Newton, Dr Elizabeth Hill, Dr Louise Allan, Professor Julian Hughes, Professor David Burn, Prof. Helen Rodgers
  • Owning School: FMS Graduate School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

The module aims to introduce the student to the current issues and research in the field of ageing and health by presenting a state of the art knowledge and experience from clinical experts and researchers specialising in the health of older people. It is a review in-depth of clinical aspects of health in older age and is appropriate to clinicians and non-clinicians alike. This module, OR MMB8011 are compulsory for students wishing to qualify with an MRes in Ageing and Health (4814F). The two modules place emphasis on interactions between the biological and clinical aspects of ageing at many levels. The potential economic and social benefits of advances in gerontology through engagement with business, health and social care services, and the community are also considered. This module may be taken by students wishing to specialise in Ageing and Health or as a stand alone 20 credit module for the MRes and other programmes.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module includes lectures and seminars from leading experts on:

• Epidemiology of Ageing and age-associated impairment
• Public Health
• Mental health
o       Dementia
o       Depression
• Physical health
o       Stroke
o       Movement disorder
o       Visual Disorders
o       Gastrointestinal disease
o       Musculoskeletal problems and osteoporosis
o       Oral health and nutrition
o       Diabetes
• Interactions of chronic diseases, ageing and health
• Innovative solutions to impairment: rehabilitation and the use of assistive technologies.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable