Sunday, July 26, 2020 - 00:00

Sun, July 26, 2020 12:00 AM - Sat, August 8, 2020, 12:00 AM UBC Vancouver Campus. This course is part of the UBC Future Global Leaders Pre-University Program for high school students ages 15-18, and is offered at UBC Vancouver. This program offers the option to stay in a UBC student residence during the program or commute daily.

Neurological diseases, such as stroke and dementia, are the leading causes of disability in adults, and are the costliest conditions for the healthcare system.

Get an overview of some of the commonest neurological conditions, including stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s Disease and traumatic brain injury and concussions. Understand how they each affect normal brain functions, and the new and emerging treatments and technologies aimed at prevention, treatment and recovery. Interact with neurology patients and review their clinical assessments, just as a healthcare professional would.

Who should take this course?
This course is ideal if you’re interested in interested in medicine, neuroscience or healthcare.

Your instructor
THALIA FIELD, MD, FRCPC, MHSC, is a stroke neurologist and clinician-researcher with a focus on clinical trials in the UBC Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology. She has a particular interest in process improvement in clinical trials, which includes optimizing strategies for participant recruitment and retention, investigating strategies for efficient use of resources, and selecting outcomes that are of relevance to patients. She is also investigating the role of technology in meeting these challenges, including the use of telemedicine for remote recruitment and assessment of study participants, and the use of artificial intelligence to enhance efficiency in trials by enriching trial populations, automating components of participant assessments, and helping to identify important patient-centred outcomes.

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