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Neuroimaging for Clinical Research (CLRS90017)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2017
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeCLRS90017
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Topics covered include:

  • Expert briefings on the current research questions in dementias, movement disorders, schizophrenia and bipolar disorders.
  • Major emphasis on cutting-edge human imaging techniques
  • Cognitive functioning
  • Research techniques in clinical neurophysiology
  • Introduction to neuroimaging techniques
  • Principles of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Practical demonstration of language functional MRI
  • Structural MR imaging and clinical research applications
  • Functional MR imaging and clinical research applications
  • Analysis of MR imaging
  • Magnetic resonance spectroscopy and research applications
  • New frontiers in multi-disciplinary clinical neuroscience research

Intended learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this subject should;

  • Demonstrate a high level of understanding of various advanced clinical research techniques that have broad application to many areas of neuroscience
  • Understand clinical research applications of brain imaging techniques
  • Understand the need for multi-disciplinary integration in clinical research and be able to establish appropriate collaborations across disciplines
  • Have gained insights into current research applications of these techniques across the various neuroscience disciplines
  • Be able to develop innovative strategies to investigate clinical neuroscience research questions to pursue in response to particular neurological problems
  • Have achieved a level of competency enabling them to create and conduct high quality clinical neuroscience research projects from the original concept through to submission of competitive research proposals

Last updated: 19 October 2018