Clinical Neuroscience Research

Subject 360-843 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours of lectures/seminars/workshops
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

Topics covered include:

Frontiers in clinical neuroscience research
Expert briefings on the current research questions in epilepsy, intellectual disability and autism, stroke and multiple sclerosis
Research methods in clinical neurological genetics
How animal models can inform clinical neuroscience research
Research methods in clinical neuropharmacology
Brain development
Neuroplasticity and neurotrophic factors research
Research methods in neurodegenerative disorders
Clinical trials methods
How clinical research informs basic research and vice-versa
Research methods in neurological epidemiology
Research methods in neurological rehabilitation
Translation of clinical research findings into practice


Oral team presentation (total 20 mins + 10 mins discussion) based on published clinical neuroscience research topics discussed within multi-disciplinary teams (20%), a comprehensive literature review in a chosen clinical neuroscience research area, and leading to explicit conclusions and new research questions to pursue (max. 3,500 words) (80%).

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

Students who successfully complete this subject will:

Demonstrate a high level of understanding of a wide variety of clinical research methodologies applicable to problems in neurological disease
Have a sound knowledge of the overlap with basic science advances across the neuroscience field and a good understanding of clinical synergies
Have gained insights into the broad hot topics in neuroscience research and be able to generate useful discussions and ideas
Be able to analyse and critically appraise the clinical and basic neuroscience literature in a chosen topic of interest
Be able to apply this knowledge through creating new ideas for clinical research projects
Be able to work in teams and effectively communicate clinical research findings

Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research
Master of Clinical Research
Specialist Certificate in Clinical Research (Neuroscience)

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