COGNITIVE DISORDERS IN PATHOLOGICAL AGING

Course Information
TitleΓΝΩΣΤΙΚΕΣ ΔΙΑΤΑΡΑΧΕΣ ΣΤΗΝ ΠΑΘΟΛΟΓΙΚΗ ΓΗΡΑΝΣΗ / COGNITIVE DISORDERS IN PATHOLOGICAL AGING
CodeΨΥ-818
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolPsychology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600013561

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos PSychologías (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 69
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-5

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600192205
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for the course
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students: (1) will acquire knowledge of possible ways of intervening in (a) cognitive and (b) emotional dimensions of the personality of older adults with cognitive pathology; (2) acquire knowledge of ways to enhance and / or maintain the cognitive status of the elderly with dementia at a stable level; (3) will acquire intervention skills to enhance the relatively independent living capacity of older adults in the community; (4) will acquire skills related to the diagnosis of typical and atypical types of cognitive pathology in aging.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course aims to familiarize students with the cognitive pathology of aging. Various types of dementia are examined on a theoretical level and through the analysis of case studies of typical and atypical cases of specific types of dementia. In detail, there are presented issues related to the epidemiology of dementia, the assessment of a cognitively impaired adult, vascular cognitive impairment, the pathology of degenerative types of dementia, concepts and new definitions of Alzheimer's disease as well as diagnostic criteria and its management, frontotemporal types of dementia, Parkinson's disease dementia and Lewy body dementia.
Keywords
dementia, history taking, behavioral symptoms, case studies, atypical cases of dementia
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Use of "power point", "e-learning", and "internet" as regards the theoretical presentations. Use of ICT to inform students about procedural issues of the course (e-learning).
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures501.9
Reading Assigment501.9
Project
Exams301.2
Total1305
Student Assessment
Description
Final exams (60%) Practical (40%): it involves studying and presenting a series of articles on case studies related to various types of dementia.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Herman, D., Yoder, C., Gruneberg, M., & Payne, D. (2010, μεταφρ.). Εφαρμοσμένη Γνωστική Ψυχολογία. Επιστημονική επιμέλεια: Στ. Σαμαρτζή & Αργ. Βατάκη. Αθήνα: Πεδίο.
Additional bibliography for study
-Husain, M. & Schott, J. (Eds.) (2019). Oxford textbook of cognitive neurology and dementia. Oxford: Oxford University Press. -Hildebrandt, H. (2020). Neuropsychological Tools for Dementia : Differential Diagnosis and Treatment. U.S.: Elsevier.
Last Update
10-10-2020