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MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE

CODE 94827
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 11159 BIOENGINEERING(LM-21) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/50
    LANGUAGE English
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course deals with topics related to the development and application of biomedical technologies in the field of neuroscience and rehabilitation, with specific attention to methodological and translational aspects. In particular, neuroimaging plays a major role in the medical sciences, supporting, for instance, the morphological study of lesions following brain damage and the localization of the brain structures involved in the pathology under investigation.

    The following topics will be mainly addressed:

    1. Innovative methods and technologies in the field of neuroimaging,

    2. Basic research aimed at studying the neural correlates of motor and cognitive aspects in humans,

    3. Applied research and clinical and rehabilitative perspectives.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course introduces several methods of investigation of the nervous system for the study of the human brain in vivo, from the point of view of its structure and function in relation to pathological and/or behavioral data (cognitive or motor). Medical technologies will be presented, mainly associated with advanced methods of quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), for applied clinical research in healthy subjects and in neurological patients.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course aims to provide elements to be able to develop and apply medical technologies, mainly associated with advanced methods of quantitative magnetic resonance imaging, for applied clinical research in healthy subjects and in patients affected by neurological diseases.

    Attendance and active participation in the proposed educational activities and individual study will allow the student:

    - to know in depth the principles underlying the main techniques of neuroimaging and neurophysiology;

    - to know the main methods of data analysis;

    - to understand and design studies based on the application of technologies in the medical field.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lecture and lab hours

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Quantitative MRI Techniques, Biomedical tools for the evaluation of motor performance and associated MRI compatibility issues, Clinical aspects of neurological diseases (vascular, inflammatory and degenerative).

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Slides shown during the lectures and other material, including review articles (made available in Aulaweb).

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    LAURA BONZANO (President)

    AMBRA BISIO

    MARCO BOVE (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral presentation of a scientific paper; multiple choice test

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    At the end of the course the student will have to prove that he/she has a basic knowledge of neurological diseases and will be able to critically understand different diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, based on the most recent developments in the field of applied medical technologies.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    24/01/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
    08/02/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
    13/06/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
    11/07/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
    06/09/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto