Academic year 2022/2023
- Course ID
- Prof. Giovanni Morana (Lecturer)
Franco Cauda (Lecturer)
Dott. Fabrizio Pizzagalli (Lecturer)
- 2nd year
- Teaching period
- Second semester
- Basic, Related or integrative
- Course disciplinary sector (SSD)
- FIS/07 - applied physics (a beni culturali, ambientali, biologia e medicina)
M-PSI/02 - psychobiology and physiological psychology
MED/37 - neuroradiology
- Formal authority
- Type of examination
- Type of learning unit
Sommario del corso
Students will develop a good knowledge and understanding of the following subject contents:
- Acquisition of in-depth knowledge of the applications of imaging technologies applied to clinical and experimental studies of structural and functional changes of the human brain, in physiological and pathological conditions.
- Acquisition of in-depth knowledge of the computer algorithms used for the analysis and integration of neuroimaging data.
Results of learning outcomes
- Ability to correctly apply scientific methodology to the study of the anatomical and functinal trajectories of the human brain.
- Ability to apply morphological, functional, and genetic analysis methodologies to the study of human brain changes in healthy and disease cases.
- Ability to combine the knowledge of genetics and imaging techniques for developing new diagnostic strategies.
The course is divided in threes modules:
- FUNCTIONAL NEUROIMAGING (Franco Cauda, 1 CFU)
- NEUROIMAGING GENETICS (Fabrizio Pizzagalli, 2 CFU)
- CLINICAL NEUROIMAGING II (Giovanni Morana, 1 CFU)
Please refer to the single modules for program details.
Frontal lessons and hands-on running experiments.
Learning assessment methods
The exam aims to verify the achievement of the expected learning outcomes by solving multiple questions on all the topics covered.
Written test consisting of 10 multiple choice questions of which only one correct (3 points will be awarded for each correct answer. No points for each incorrect answer.
Suggested readings and bibliography
- Müller et al., “Ten simple rules for neuroimaging meta-analysis”, 2018 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2017.11.012.
- Cauda et al., “Brain structural alterations are distributed following functional, anatomic and genetic connectivity”, 2018 https://doi.org/10.1093/brain/awy252
- Manuello et al., “Six actions to improve detection of critical features for neuroimaging coordinate-based meta-analysis preparation” https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2022.104659
Further readings will be suggested during the course