Neurological Disorders and DiseasesSemester Course

Neurological Disorders and Diseases, Semester Course
Major Discipline(s)
Biomedicine / Biotechnology, Neuroscience, Pre-Medicine / Health Science
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

From textbook to treatment, this course provides a translational approach to understanding the foundational neurobiological and clinical aspects of some of the most prevalent neurological disorders and diseases. Neurology concerning the cerebrovascular system (stroke), the functioning of the motoric system (Parkinson’s), and the degeneration of cognitive and behavioral functions (Alzheimer’s, dementia) are discussed in the classroom and illustrated in the clinical setting. The neurobiology of each of these disorders is explored from a biological and chemical perspective, complimented by a clinical understanding of symptomology and diagnosis. You learn the respective imaging methodology, physiology, brain anatomy, and research methods for each disease discussed, giving you a well-rounded understanding of each disorder.

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Anna Olsson

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Medical Doctor (M.D.), (University of Copenhagen, 2014) Ph.D. student at the Multiple Sclerosis center, Department of Neurology at Copenhagen University Hospital. With DIS since 2016.


Helene Jensen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D. (University of Southern Denmark 2012). Clinical neurologist, Department of Neurology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Herlev. With DIS since 2015.

Julian Macoveanu

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Medical Sciences (Neuroscience), Karolinska Institute, Sweden, 2006). Ph.D. Licentiate of Engineering (Computational Biology), University of Linköping, Sweden, 2005) MSc. (Biochemistry, Stockholm University, 2002). Postdoctoral Research Associate, Danish Research Center for Magnetic Resonance (DRCMR) Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre. With DIS since 2014.

Neuroscience, Julian Macoveanu