WRITING IN POPULATION NEUROSCIENCE
The purpose of this course is to write a manuscript or grant proposal in a theme related to population neuroscience. Population neuroscience consists of the application of state of the art population science and neuroscience to better understand the pathogenesis and etiology of a given disease of the central nervous system. This course provides a practical opportunity to write a proposal or a manuscript using neuroepidemiological methods that focus on a specific CNS disease/condition. Emphasis is placed on: a. factors that influence vulnerability to onset, progression and response to treatment of neurological diseases, including geographic variations; b. methodologies to assess disorders of the central nervous system (CNS), including neuropsychological and post-mortem assessments. Neuroimaging methods will not be covered, as it is covered in EPIDEM2019. In addition to students pursuing Doctoral and Master level degrees in Epidemiology and Neuroscience, including Psychology, this course is designed to reach pre- and postdoctoral trainees in neurology, psychiatry, rehabilitation and data sciences. Prior to registering, students have to consult with the instructor to identify the base knowledge of epidemiology methods (descriptive, analytic, experimental), and neuroscience and arrange for separate sessions as needed. Students are expected to be proficient in at least one of these two disciplines as well as in scientific writing.