Exploration of how experimental neuromodulation can be used to support or refute current concepts of pathophysiology in clinical human neuroscience.
|Paper title||Applied Human Neuroscience|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,655.33|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$6,318.60|
- May not be credited together with NEUR 463 passed in 2016 or 2017 or with NEUR 472 passed in 2018.
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- Paper Structure
NEUR 453 Applied Human Neuroscience will consist of 12 two-hour seminars. It is expected that these will be held 9:00 - 10:50 am and 2:00 - 3:50 pm am on some Mondays in the first semester (from 25 Feb - 31 May). Exact dates will be advised in the course outline, which will be available from the Neurosurgery Administrator.
NEUR 453 is 100% internally assessed. Students will be assessed on two oral presentations (15% each), a written summary of each oral presentation (20% each), a letter to the editor (30%), and critical discussions of the oral presentations (20%). The dates for these will be advised in the course outline, which will be available from the Neurosurgery Administrator.
- Teaching Arrangements
All seminars will be taught by Professor Dirk de Ridder in rooms at Dunedin Hospital.
Original journal articles and reviews.
- Course outline
The course outline will be available from the Neurosurgery Administrator.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
- To have a clear understanding that different co-existing pathophysiological explanations exist in human neuroscience (critical thinking)
- To have a clear understanding how philosophy influences the interpretation of experimental data, explaining the different pathophysiological models (interdisciplinary perspective)
- To have a clear understanding of how basic neuroscience can be translated to the clinic, either via neurosurgery or neuromodulation (interdisciplinary perspective, lifelong learning)
- To have a clear understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of translational neuroscience (critical thinking)
- To have a basic but practical
understanding of the functional and structural neuroimaging techniques used in human
neuroscience (scholarship, lifelong learning)
- Functional: fMRI, PET, EEG and MEG
- Structural: VBM, DTI/DSI/DKI
- To have a clear understanding of human brain activity and human brain functional connectivity from a network point of view
- To have a specific understanding of oscillatory activity as it relates to information processing in the human brain
- To have a good understanding of the different resting state and triggered networks in the brain and their interaction (scholarship)
- To have a clear understanding of the different existing neuromodulation
methods, as applied to humans (scholarship, ethics)
- Non-invasive: Transcranial Direct-Current Stimulation (tDCS), Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation (TACS), Transcranial Random Noise Stimulation (tRNS), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), neurofeedback, Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
- Invasive: Implanted electrodes
develop skills that permit them to devise a novel neuromodulation treatment for a
brain related disorder (information literacy, research, critical thinking, lifelong
- Study pathophysiological literature
- Know which functional imaging techniques can be applied to study the pathophysiological models
- Know non-invasive neuromodulation techniques that permit to modulate the model suggested by functional imaging
- To develop skill in combining information from multiple sources to produce a review of a field of human neuroscience research (research, interdisciplinary perspective, critical thinking, communication, self-motivation)
- To develop skill in communicating applied neuroscience (interdisciplinary perspective, communication, self-motivation)