Electrophysiology for biomedical engineering students: a practical and theoretical course in animal electrocorticography

Ana L. Albarracín, Fernando D. Farfán, Marcos A. Coletti, Pablo Y. Teruya, Carmelo J. Felice
2016 Advances in Physiology Education  
Albarracín AL, Farfán FD, Coletti MA, Teruya PY, Felice CJ. Electrophysiology for biomedical engineering students: a practical and theoretical course in animal electrocorticography. Adv Physiol Educ 40: 402-409, 2016; doi:10.1152/advan.00073.2015.-The major challenge in laboratory teaching is the application of abstract concepts in simple and direct practical lessons. However, students rarely have the opportunity to participate in a laboratory that combines practical learning with a realistic
more » ... with a realistic research experience. In the Biomedical Engineering career, we offer short and optional courses to complement studies for students as they initiate their Graduation Project. The objective of these theoretical and practical courses is to introduce students to the topics of their projects. The present work describes an experience in electrophysiology to teach undergraduate students how to extract cortical information using electrocorticographic techniques. Students actively participate in some parts of the experience and then process and analyze the data obtained with different signal processing tools. In postlaboratory evaluations, students described the course as an exceptional opportunity for students interested in following a postgraduate science program and fully appreciated their contents. electrocorticography; cortical oscillations; signal processing Address for reprint requests and other correspondence: A. L. Albarracín,
doi:10.1152/advan.00073.2015 pmid:27503901 fatcat:lwbivygdavdupcf6cw4ybxnela