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Module code:CLNE0024 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Neuroimaging and Pathophysiology
Credit value:15
Division:Institute of Neurology
Module organiser (provisional):Prof David Werring and Dr Sumanjit Gill
Organiser's location:Queen Square
Available for students in Year(s):
Module prerequisites:Minimum upper second class (2:1) Honours degree in related health sciences subject (e.g. nursing, physiotherapy, speech and language, occupational therapy, physiology, psychology); or a medical degree from a UK University, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. 
Module outline:The foundation of this module is the teaching of cerebral anatomy and the dynamics of blood flow through the cerebral circulation. It also teaches the pathophysiology of stroke including cellular mechanisms, formation of atheromatous plaque and thrombus and evolution of intracerebral haemorrhage. The imaging aspect of this module includes methods of quantifying the impact of the stroke – from penumbral and core infarct size through to methods of imaging recovery from stroke.  
Module aims:To teach the physiology of the normal brain and how it is affected by stroke. In addition to this it teaches how neuroimaging can be applied quantify and monitor stroke outcomes.  
Module objectives:1. To understand the unique characteristics of the cerebral circulation (circle of willis, blood brain barrier) 2. List mechanisms of neuroprotection and possible applications of this in the form of treatments 3. Describe changes seen on MRI in the evolution of an infarct, intracerebral haemorrhage 4. Describe the pathophysiology of stroke on a cellular level 5. Evaluate the use of imaging in monitoring stroke recovery  
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Module assessment:

PG FHEQ Level 7

  • Standard assessment pattern:
    • Short answer paper (one hour) 100.00%
Notes:Please note: Titles of lectures may change from year to year. Lectures will have a greater clinical or basic science emphasis depending on the topic taught: Applied neuroanatomy for stroke; Anatomy of the Cerebral Circulation; Introduction to Imaging for Stroke; Neuroimaging 1: Ischaemic Stroke; Neuroimaging 2: Intracerebral Haemorrhage; Endovascular treatment; Endovascular interactive cases; Imaging Stroke Recovery; Cerebral Blood Flow and Oxygen Transport; Cerebral Energy Failure; The Ischaemic Penumbra; Advanced Imaging techniques; Imaging the Penumbra; Pathophysiology of thrombolysis and thrombosis; Pathophysiology of hypertension; Pathophysiology of ICH; Atherosclerosis; Cerebral Small Vessel Disease; Neuroprotection, including endogenous mechanisms (conditioning); Mechanisms of Atrial Fibrillation; Critical Care and Stroke; Experimental Models of Stroke  
Taking this module as an option?:This module is available as an optional module 
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Last updated:2018-07-17 14:05:30 by uczraad