Parkinson's Disease OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Course on the Study of Parkinson's Disease by MIT

Published Jan 31, 2009

RSS Feed

The effects of Parkinson's disease on cognitive behavior and the internal and external factors that may serve as indicators of the illness are discussed in 'Parkinson's Disease Workshop,' an OpenCourseWare resource offered by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Undergraduate Neuroscience students interested in the brain and cognitive behavior take this course to explores neuropathology and neuroimaging within the context of Parkinson's disease.

Parkinson's Disease Workshop: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes No No Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
Yes Yes No

Parkinson's Disease Workshop: Course Description

Parkinson's disease is a progressive illness that can dramatically affect a person's memory, visual perception and attention control. Although the first case of Parkinson's disease was noted by neurologist James Parkinson nearly two centuries ago, much is still being learned about this chronic disease. This OpenCourseWare from MIT examines Parkinson's disease from a cognitive, neuropathic and genetic standpoint. Students learn how Parkinson's disease affects cognitive abilities, such as memory and speech. Students then learn about neuroimaging methods used to understand Parkinson's disease and the role that genetics and environmental factors play in the illness. Led by Professor Suzanne Corkin, the course looks at the disruption of functional short-term memory in Parkinson's patients. The decline in long-term declarative memory, also called episodic memory, is also explored.

This OpenCourseWare about Parkinson's disease provides lecture notes, readings and related resources free online. If you're interested in the study of Parkinson's disease, visit the Parkinson's Disease Workshop course site.

Featured School Choices:

  • Purdue University Global

    Purdue University Global responds quickly to information requests through this site.

    Suggested programs:
    • AASBA in Business
    • AAS in Legal Support and Services
    • B.S. in Liberal Studies
    • B.S. in Business Administration
    • BSBA - Investment
    More information about Purdue University Global
  • Colorado State University Global

    Colorado State University Global responds quickly to information requests through this site.

    Suggested programs:
    • BS - Communication
    • BS - Human Services
    • BS - Accounting
    • BS - Project Management
    • BS - Marketing
    More information about Colorado State University Global
  • Saint Leo University

    Saint Leo University responds quickly to information requests through this site.

    Suggested programs:
    • BA: Criminal Justice
    • BA: Criminal Justice - Criminalistics
    • BA: Liberal Studies
    • BA: Psychology
    • BA: Psychology - General
  • Ashford University

    Ashford University responds quickly to information requests through this site.

    Suggested programs:
    • Bachelor of Arts - Journalism and Mass Communication
    • Bachelor of Arts - Psychology
    • BA/Education Studies
    • Bachelor of Arts - Business Administration
    • Bachelor of Arts - Communication Studies
    More information about Ashford University
  • Regent University

    Regent University responds quickly to information requests through this site.

    Suggested programs:
    • Bachelor of Applied Science in Criminal Justice
    • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
    • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies - Journalism
    • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies - Rhetoric and Public Culture
    • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies - Strategic Communication
    More information about Regent University
  • Grand Canyon University

    Grand Canyon University responds quickly to information requests through this site.

    Suggested programs:
    • Bachelor of Science in Business for Secondary Education
    • BS in Psychology
    • B.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance and Sports Psychology
    • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
    • BS in Early Childhood
    More information about Grand Canyon University