This PhD course is intended to provide the students with principles of neuromodulation, non-invasive and invasive, used in various applications such as replacing impaired neural functions, functional testing of various neural circuits, and various forms for therapies. The course in intended to provides as well a mini hands-on workshop besides lectures, allowing the student to interact with various forms of temporal patterns for surface electrical stimulation for sensory input, examining the effects of various parameters of the stimulus.

  • deep brain stimulation for Parkinson,
  • spinal cord and dorsal root ganglion stimulation for neuropathic pain,
  • vagus nerve stimulation for tinnitus,
  • cochlear stimulation

Literature: Knotkova, Helena, Rasche, Dirk Textbook of Neuromodulation Principles, Methods and Clinical Applications

Selected papers will be indicated before the course.

Prerequisites: Basic understanding of anatomy and physiology, principles of stimulation techniques.

Evaluation: Oral evaluation based on agreed topic.

Organiser: Associate Professor Romulus Lontis, email:

Lecturer: Associate Professor Romulus Lontis

ECTS: 1.5

Dates: 6 and 20 November 2020 (8.15 - 14.15)

Place: Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7D, room D2-106

Deadline: 16 October 2020

Number of Seats: 30

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.