Time: Students can start their studies approximately within a week after enrolling on this course. The estimated time for completing this course is three months.
Place: Online studies
Extent: 5 ECTS credits
Target group: Everyone interested in the topic
Lecturer: Course is completed independently

Credited in degree at Xamk: Bachelor of Health Care and Social Services, physiotherapy 
Area of competence mentioned in Curriculum: Optional studies
Enrolment by: 17 December 2023. This is a nonstop start and students can start their studies approximately within a week after enrolment.
Price: Free of charge

Note that you can enrol for Open UAS studies at the maximum of 50 ECTS credits per semester. One person’s enrolments exceeding 50 ECTS credits are deleted in the enrolment order. Paying attention to this is important when planning your studies.

Please also notice, that
Xamk degree students cannot enrol on Open UAS courses.

Learning outcomes:
The goals of the course are to:

  • Gain basic knowledge about brain function.
  • Understand cognitive function and various neuropsychological symptoms.
  • Learn about neuropsychological symptoms assosiated with the most common neurological diseases, for example stroke, multiple schlerosis and Parkinson disease.l
  • Learn about brain health aspects.

Contents and methods:
The course studies the structure and the function of the brain and what cognitive function means. The course also studies neuropsychological symptoms and what neuropschological symptoms are assosiated with the most common neurological diseases. In addition, you will learn how to keep brain healthy and active. The course materials includes presentations, slides and internet material.

Study material:
All study materials are available on Learn eLearning platform


The transcript of records will be delivered upon request by email in PDF form.

This course is based on the curricula of Xamk's degree programmes and the Finnish credits are fully compatible with the ECTS.

Additional information on enrolment:
Open University of Applied Sciences office, email: openstudies@xamk.fi.

Terms of cancellation: 
If you are not able to participate in the course, please let us know as soon as possible by email openstudies@xamk.fi.

Before the course starts, you'll receive an invitation by email to this course.

Please note that there can be changes in the course details in terms of the timetable and teachers, for example.


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