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Models of Neurodegenerative Diseases CPD Module

This module will explore multiple ways of modelling  neurodegenerative diseases from cellular to genetic, via invertebrate and mammalian systems. 

rodent brain showing perineuronal nets around neurone

This module will introduce you to the following aspects and topics of models of neurodegenerative diseases from the scientific laboratory angle:

  • Ethics of animal models
  • Zebrafish
  • Rodent
  • Large animals

We will not only look at the similarities and differences or strengths and weaknesses of these different models, but they will also be shown in context of various neurodegenerative diseases that you should be familiar with including Parkinson's Disease, Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer's Disease. 

You will learn about:

  • Multiple model systems used to mirror neurodegenerative diseases
  • Pros and Cons of the various models

Ethics of animals in research

More information about course content can be found below:

Registration Details

Applications for CPD courses are open year round and the cost per module is £200. Payment can be made by via the link below:

Models of Neurodegenerative Diseases CPD Module Payment

If you would like to register for a module and have any questions, please email stemcell-msc@ed.ac.uk