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McGill University, Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery
Current Topics in Neurosciences (# NEUR-602)
Imaging the Healthy and Diseased Human Brain

Supervising Faculty
Neda Ladbon-Bernasconi, MD PhD [email]
Andrea Bernasconi, MD [email]

To familiarize students with recent advances in the field of Neuroimaging. Emphasis is placed on how novel structural and functional MRI techniques (high-field imaging, image processing, DTI, MRS, fMRI) are applied to understand causes and consequences of neurological disorders, such as epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis.

Structure and function of the limbic system, malformations of cortical development, neuronal-axonal integrity, brain networks and neuronal plasticity, disease-related dynamic brain changes.

Technical knowledge is not a pre-requisite for participating to this unit. Good introduction to neurological disorders for students in Biomedical Engineering.

Learning Objectives
  1. Understand basic principles of MRI acquisition and processing techniques.
  2. Critically assess published data in the field of Neuroimaging applied to neurological disorders (including biostatistical aspects).
  3. Design projects related to Neuroimaging.

Next course: Fall 2013