BCSC 250: Acquired Brain Disorders

Cross-listed: NSCI 250
Prerequisites: NSCI 201 (BCSC 240) and permission of instructor
Offered: Spring

This upper level elective course provides unique perspectives on the clinical diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of acquired brain injuries and diseases, along with their epidemiology and basic research findings, including those gleaned from associated animal models. It is intended for highly motivated students in their senior year with a strong inclination toward medical school or other clinical practice. The student will learn about clinical diagnostic methods, practice differential diagnosis and treatment planning through simulated (virtual) cases, and shadow clinicians as part of this course. Students will also engage with primary research literature to understand underlying pathological mechanisms for diseases such as stroke, cancer, epilepsy as well as neuropathic pain and traumatic brain injury.