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BME 463: Neuropathophysiology

Quarter Offered

Winter : TTH 8:00-9:50 ; Dewald, Yao

Description

Who Takes It

Graduate students and qualified senior undergraduates with permission of instructor

What It's About

This course is designed to introduce the students to the pathophysiology of common neurological diseases such as brain and spinal cord injuries, and to the application of systems engineering techniques in the study and treatment of these pathologies. The goals are to link neurological deficits with functional impairment, to review common practices for quantifying and treating these impairments, and to introduce engineering solutions that may enhance these current practices. The course will focus on systems level engineering approaches, including: computational modeling, signal processing and system identification.

Minisyllabus

  • Functional neuroanatomy
  • Unilateral brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Parameter estimation and modeling
  • Nonparametric modeling tools
  • Simulation
  • Grant writing

Textbook

none

Syllabus