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Language Testing During Awake Brain Surgery

University of Groningen via FutureLearn

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.

Taught by

Roelien Bastiaanse

Reviews

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  • Esther completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    This course is a real appetizer to studies, research and applications in neurolinguistics. The course is comprehensive enough with ample explanations, videos and quizzes. To be honest, I have really enjoyed the course.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Excellent introduction to the scientific and clinical complexity of brain function (with a focus on language). Nice team, inspiring discussions. In the mood for more...
  • Elena D.

    Elena completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    A very interesting and well done course for everyone. Highly recommended to linguists and everyone inserted in linguistics and biology
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    An amazing course exploring awake neurosurgery and the uses of language. Interesting and stimulating , a great venture for those looking toward a career in the clinical linguistics/neurosurgical field. Brilliantly led with short videos of real life surgery throughout, consistently challenges the participant to get involved in discussion and take the course just that one step further. Personally, I found it engaging, fun and eye opening therefore, I would recommend this course to everyone in particular those keen on gaining a better insight into either medicine or language.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course offers a complete view of the complex process behind what it could look like a simple "linguistic test" during awake brain surgery. Every step is explained clearly with the theory and its practical use, thanks also to the use of the story of a patient who received this type of surgery. It takes less time than expected to be completed and it is super interesting!

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