2023-2024 / PSYC5862-1

Animal neuroimaging


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in psychology (120 ECTS)3 crédits 


Mohamed Ali Bahri

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The Neuroimagerie animale  course is devoted to the discovery of the preclinical imaging research field, focusing to the in vivo structural and functional neuroimaging in small animals (rats and mice). The insights brought by these techniques are constituting the core of the course. Pharmacokinetic bases will be introduced to allow the understanding as well as the review of scientific articles. Three imaging modalities are mainly addressed: positron emission tomography (microPET), microtomodensitometry (microCT) and magnetic resonance imaging (microMRI). The technical aspects concerning these modalities will be briefly explained, and "advantages and limitations" are highlighted for each modality. Data processing is included along with hands on practical applications. Statistical analyses devoted to imaging will be addressed as well.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The aim of this course is to highlight “advantages and limitations” of the in vivo small animal neuroimaging.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

No prerequisites and no co-requisites

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

In person presence learning and active participation of the student will be added to the final evaluation.

Recommended or required readings

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Written work / report

Additional information:

The students have to fulfill the following:

  • Perform limited literature search and select two articles;
  • Prepare a critical review of both selected articles;
  • Prepare an oral presentation of one of the selected articles and answer questions;
  • Actively participate and ask quetions during classmates presentations;
The assessment will rely on :
  • The quality of the review (/5)
  • The quality of the oral presentation (/5)
  • The answers to the questions (/5)
  • Active participation during courses and questions asked during classmates presentations (/5)

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

The course is scheduled Tuesdays 2pm to 4pm in the CRC B30 meeting room starting 21/09/21.


Mohamed Ali Bahri

Logisticien de recherche principal at:
Université de Liège
GIGA-Cyclotron Research Centre
Allée du 6 août, 8
Sart Tilman B.30
4000 Liège

tel: 32-4-366.2304
email: m.bahri@uliege.be

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