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Imaging and brain disorders (6 points)


Leader: Dr Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit examines common neurological conditions that result in behavioural dysfunction, and imaging techniques that can assist their diagnosis. The first five weeks examine the applications, limitations and theoretical bases of X-ray imaging, CT, angiography, PET, MRI, fMRI, SPECT, EEG and MEG. The remainder investigates the neurobiological correlates of traumatic brain injury, brain tumours, epilepsies, cerebrovascular disorders, Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease and multiple sclerosis. Emphasis will be placed on the impact of these disorders on behaviour and cognition, their diagnosis and treatment, and on aspects of patient care.

Assessment: Mid-semester written theory examination (short answer and/or MCQ, 1 hour): 30% + End of semester written theory examination (short answer and/or MCQ, 1.5 hours): 40% + MRI log report: 7.5% + CT assignment: 7.5% + Case Reports: 15%

Prerequisites: BMS1052 or PHY2011 or equivalent by permission

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