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. First nonstop start is on 3 September 2024.

Please notice that Xamk’s lecturers do not assess completed courses nor enter the course assessments in Xamk’s record of credits (Peppi) during their non-teaching periods. Completed courses will not be assessed between December 21st, 2024 and January 12th, 2025.

Place: Online studies
Extent: 5 ECTS credits
Target group: Everyone interested in the topic

Please notice that from September 1, 2024 onwards, only students with a Finnish social security number (i.e. a personal identity code) can start their studies on Xamk Pulse’s courses. You can read more here.

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: 8th September 2024. This is a nonstop start and students can start their studies approximately within a week after enrolment. First nonstop start is on 3 September 2024.
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 can enrol on this course only via Peppi or Tuudo.

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.

The course covers 5 ECTS credits, totalling 135 hours of student work. The number of hours is theoretical and varies according to student effort.

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

Assessment:
Accepted/Failed

The Transcript of records will be delivered automatically by email in PDF form. You can read more about the The Transcript of records on: Information on Open UAS, Xamk Pulse studies.

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:
Xamk Pulse, 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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