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Clinical Neuroscience Research (CLRS90016)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Off Campus

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeCLRS90016
July - Off Campus
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Topics covered include:

  • Frontiers in clinical neuroscience research
  • Expert briefings on the current research questions in epilepsy, intellectual disability and autism, stroke and multiple sclerosis
  • Research methods in clinical neurological genetics
  • How animal models can inform clinical neuroscience research
  • Research methods in clinical neuropharmacology
  • Brain development
  • Neuroplasticity and neurotrophic factors research
  • Research methods in neurodegenerative disorders
  • Clinical trials methods
  • How clinical research informs basic research and vice-versa
  • Research methods in neurological epidemiology
  • Research methods in neurological rehabilitation
  • Translation of clinical research findings into practice

Intended learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this subject should;

  • Demonstrate a high level of understanding of a wide variety of clinical research methodologies applicable to problems in neurological disease
  • Have a sound knowledge of the overlap with basic science advances across the neuroscience field and a good understanding of clinical synergies
  • Have gained insights into the broad “hot topics” in neuroscience research and be able to generate useful discussions and ideas
  • Be able to analyse and critically appraise the clinical and basic neuroscience literature in a chosen topic of interest
  • Be able to apply this knowledge through creating new ideas for clinical research projects
  • Be able to work in teams and effectively communicate clinical research findings

Last updated: 19 July 2019