|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||MED/50|
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.
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.
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.
Lecture and lab hours
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).
Slides shown during the lectures and other material, including review articles (made available in Aulaweb).
LAURA BONZANO (President)
MARCO BOVE (President Substitute)
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
Oral presentation of a scientific paper; multiple choice test
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.