Neuroimaging for Clinical Research

Subject CLRS90017 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

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

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours (4 day intensive block)
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Students should expect to undertake a minimum of 120 hours lectures, research, reading, writing etc to complete this subject successfully.


To sartisfy the requirements of this subject, students must firstly complete this subject:

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Core Participation Requirements:

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School of Melbourne Custom Programs
Level 3, 442 Auburn Rd
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Phone: 9810 3245

Subject Overview:

Topics covered include:

  • Expert briefings on the current research questions in dementias, movement disorders, schizophrenia and bipolar disorders.
  • Major emphasis on cutting-edge human imaging techniques
  • Cognitive functioning
  • Research techniques in clinical neurophysiology
  • Introduction to neuroimaging techniques
  • Principles of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Practical demonstration of language functional MRI
  • Structural MR imaging and clinical research applications
  • Functional MR imaging and clinical research applications
  • Analysis of MR imaging
  • Magnetic resonance spectroscopy and research applications
  • New frontiers in multi-disciplinary clinical neuroscience research

Students who successfully complete this subject will;

  • Demonstrate a high level of understanding of various advanced clinical research techniques that have broad application to many areas of neuroscience
  • Understand clinical research applications of brain imaging techniques
  • Understand the need for multi-disciplinary integration in clinical research and be able to establish appropriate collaborations across disciplines
  • Have gained insights into current research applications of these techniques across the various neuroscience disciplines
  • Be able to develop innovative strategies to investigate clinical neuroscience research questions to pursue in response to particular neurological problems
  • Have achieved a level of competency enabling them to create and conduct high quality clinical neuroscience research projects from the original concept through to submission of competitive research proposals

A short oral presentation of a proposed research plan (30 percent), a comprehensive clinical neuroscience project proposal formatted as a grant submission, including potential multi-disciplinary collaborations and drawing on the course contents (and previous professional experience if relevant) (3000 words) (70 percent).

Prescribed Texts:

Students will be provided with articles and references that support the teaching program as part of their course materials

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

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