This course has the objective to give students the tools to understand methods of quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). For this it will be necessary to understand some fundamental physics principles that allow MRI to be sensitised to different properties of molecules and ions that are present in human tissue and that for their response to external magnetic field can determine the properties of the MRI signal.

Different types of MRI protocols will be examined also from the application point of view in order to understand how MRI can be helpful in neuroscience and clinical neurology/psychology/psychiatry using practical examples.

Students will end the course with the knowledge that MRI is a quantitative instrument that is very powerful and that could provide much more than its current clinical use. Principle of research ethics will also be highlighted throughout the course.