Language Testing During Awake Brain Surgery

FutureLearn Language Testing During Awake Brain Surgery

Platform
FutureLearn
Provider
University of Groningen
Effort
3 hours/week
Length
6 weeks
Language
English
Credentials
Paid Certificate Available
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Overview
Learn how to develop language tests for awake brain surgery
Language representation in the brain can be studied by testing language during awake brain surgery. In this course, you will get to know the importance of neurolinguistics and awake brain surgery by seeing the collaboration between surgical staff and neurolinguists before, during and after the operation.

You will also learn how to develop appropriate language tests for use during awake brain surgery and explore some of the latest developments in this field.

The course has been created for healthcare professionals involved in the procedure of awake surgery, including neurosurgeons and neurosurgical teams but also neurolinguists and clinical linguists who wish to start developing language tests.

Equally, it will be relevant for anyone involved in the procedure before, during and after awake brain surgery including neuro-anaesthesiologists, neuropsychologists, nursing staff and neurologists.

It also delivers useful information for patients with brain tumours and their proxies, to inform them about the surgical procedure they are about to undergo as well as anyone else intrigued by the topic.

What topics will you cover?
  • Neuroatonomy of the brain
  • Language representation in the brain
  • Brain tumors
  • Awake brain surgery
  • Tailor-made language tests
  • Language testing during awake brain surgery
  • Neurotechnology

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Roelien Bastiaanse
Author
FutureLearn
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