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Principals of Neuroimaging (Module)

Module description

Education Aims of the Module:

This module provides students with a solid grounding in research methods and in the foundations of neuroimaging acquisition and analysis. The research methods lectures aim to enable students to gain proficiency in such topics as ethics, presentation skills, statistics for research, critical appraisal of the literature... This module also introduces the general principles of neuroimaging as well as the neuroanatomy and physiology upon which the discipline relies on. Building on these foundations, the students are then introduced to the main neuroimaging technologies and their research and clinical uses. This basic skill set will be further developed in the Neuroimaging Acquisition and Analysis module.

Learning Outcomes of the Module:

By the end of this module the students will have a good understanding of the underlying scientific principles of neuroimaging and will understand the basic anatomy and physiology necessary for the course. They will also be familiar with the main neuroimaging techniques used and should appreciate their differences, in addition to knowing their relevance for clinical, research or industry use. Finally, students will understand research methodology (including data protection and ethical issues) and the steps required to set up and run a neuroimaging project.

Staff information

Dr Vincent Giampietro

Teaching pattern

Tuesday- Wednesday- Thursday 10:00 to 1:00   14:00-17:00

Module assessment - more information

1x Essay 1500 Words (40%) / 1x 3-hour Exam (40%)/ Continuous Computer Lab Assessment (20%)

Key information

Module code 7PASNITN

Credit level 7

Assessment coursework written examination/s

Credit value 30

Semester Semester 1 (autumn)

Study abroad module No