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  • Study Type

    Distance learning & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Medicine

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    3 years

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    Details of up to date course fee can be found here: website

  • Last Updated

    30 October 2019

Course description

Neurodegenerative diseases increase in prevalence with age and are becoming ever more common with the ageing population. They result in a large number of years of disability, considerable burden on families and carers, and massive health and social care costs. This poblem is highlighted by the recent EU Joint Programme for Neurodegenerative Disease Research.  Despite recent advances in understanding the underlying pathophysiology of these conditions, no disease-modifying therapy has come into clinical practice for the most common conditions, with existing treatments addressing individual symptoms. However, recent advances with oligonucleotide-based therapy for spinal muscular atrophy, and antibody and stem cell-based therapies for multiple sclerosis, lend

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