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Module code:ANAT2010 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Human Neuroanatomy
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser (provisional):Professor Patrick Anderson
Organiser's location:Cell and Developmental Biology, Anatomy Building
Available for students in Year(s):2
Module prerequisites:NEUR1005 or PHOL2005 or equivalent. 
Module outline:There is a bias towards medically relevant information and the material covered is broadly similar to that in the neuroanatomy section of the medical curriculum. The first part of the course is an overview of the structure and function of the various regions of the CNS, its blood supply, and the cerebrospinal fluid. This is followed by a series of lectures that cover the major somatosensory and motor pathways, the thalamus, the cerebellum, the basal ganglia, the cerebral cortex, the limbic system, the control of autonomic and endocrine functions, and special sense pathways. There are also lectures on how movements are controlled, learning and memory, the biological basis of neurodegenerative disease, and regeneration in the nervous system. The course provides sufficient neuroanatomical background for students to take any of the third year Neuroscience courses offered by the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology. Practical work involves examining brains in the dissecting room 
Module aims:The aim of this course is to familiarize students with the structure of the human central nervous system, in particular axonal pathways, and relate that to its function.  
Module objectives:At the end of the course students are expected to be able to discuss the function of the major structures in the brain and spinal cord; the blood supply of the CNS (and the consequences of failure of blood supply); the somatosensory and motor pathways and how movements are controlled; the special sense pathways; the control of autonomic and endocrine functions; the limbic system; the anatomical basis of memory; the biology of neurodegenerative diseases; and the response of the nervous system to injury. The student will be expected to identify important structures in sections and scans of the brain and spinal cord.  
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Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Unseen two-hour written examination 67.00%
Two-hour practical examination 33.00% 
Notes:Runs in Term 2, Block A (plus 3 practicals in Block G). 
Taking this module as an option?:Module numbers will be capped at 100 students 
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Last updated:2017-09-28 09:40:57 by ucgahel