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eLearning

SINAPSE experts from around Scotland have developed ten online modules designed to explain medical imaging. They are freely available and are intended for non-specialists. **Unfortunately these do not currently work in browsers**


Edinburgh Imaging Academy at the University of Edinburgh offers the following online programmes through a virtual learning environment:

Neuroimaging for Research MSc/Dip/Cert

Imaging MSc/Dip/Cert

PET-MR Principles & Applications Cert

Applied Medical Image Analysis Cert

Online Short Courses

PhD studentship at Stirling: Football and dementia: Understanding the brain-health consequences of football heading

There is a lack of direct evidence for the biological and functional consequences of routine head impact in sport. This project aims to provide direct evidence at a brain-level.

Studying at the University of Stirling with Dr Magdalena Ietswaart and Professor Lindsay Wilson and the Magstim Company Ltd, this is a demanding PhD as the project employs multiple cutting-edge methods in an experimental approach. The project requires extensive innovation developed as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You will, therefore, have input and support from different fields: neuroscience, neuropsychology, medicine, and physics. Working on this project is for candidates who relish the (technical) challenges of monitoring neural processes in the real-world using a range of brain technologies in new and innovative ways.

 

It was recently shown that there is a link between football and dementia. This follows on from our previous findings at the University of Stirling which showed that when a footballer headed a ball there were acute effects on memory and measurable changes to brain functioning, linking to brain health. There is a lack of direct evidence for the biological and functional consequences of such routine head impact in sport. This project aims to provide direct evidence at a brain-level.

 

The effects of football heading on measures of brain health will be evaluated. We will assess football players before and after heading the ball using state-of-the-art markers of brain health, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation, innovative precision brain imaging, and fluid biomarkers associated with brain injury, each looking at the neuro-chemical changes as a direct result of heading the ball. These chemical changes are of relevance to understanding the link between dementia and football.

 

To apply, and for more information, click here