School of Advanced International Studies for Applied
and Non Linear Methodologies of Physics
(Director prof. Elio Conte)
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Oncology - Section of Human Physiology -
University of Bari - Italy.
in collaboration with
Linear and Non Linear Methodologies
in Physiology and Psycho-Physiology
Director : Elio Conte
The Course is dedicated in memory of Prof. Joseph P. Zbilut ,
Rush University, Medical Center,
Chicago, Illinois, Usa
This is a bi-annual course entitled Linear and Non Linear Methodologies in Physiology and Psycho-Physiology.
This is a distance learning course for graduate students and scholars in psychology, medicine, and psychiatry.
The course is aimed to provide high professional competence to cardiologists, physiologists, psychiatrists and neurologists in advanced and specialised fields.
The course is divided in four semesters with exams and a final dissertation.
Overview of the course program
The First Year
a) Principles of Physiology, Clinical Psycho-Physiology and Psycho-somatic Disorders (Antonio Federici, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Oncology - Section of Human Physiology, University of Bari – Italy
b) Non Linear Methodologies and Complex Systems Theory (Elio Conte - Course Director)
c) Recurrence Quantification Analysis (RQA): a specialized course on RQA methodology and its clinical applications ( Fernanda Strozzi- Università L. Cattaneo-Castellanza-Varese)
d) Analysis of Heart Rate Variability by RQA ( Alessandro Giuliani- Istituto Superiore di Sanità – ISS - Rome-Italy)
The Second Year
e) Non Linear Methodologies in Psychology and Psychiatry (Franco Orsucci, Department of Clinical Psychology, University College London, UK)
f) Analysis of Variability of R-R intervals by the CZF method with applications in physiology, psycho-physiology and psychiatry (Elio Conte, Antonio Federici).
The second semester of the second year will be devoted only to research.
Students will perform training and experimental application of the non linear methodologies on some different fields of clinical interest and thus they will start research on a selected field of interest in order to realize a final dissertation..
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