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Human Neuroanatomy

Key Information

Module code
Subject area
Biomedical Sciences
Level 2 modules (More information about module levels)
Credit value
4 (US), 7.5 (ECTS), 0.5 (CU)
Spring Term

Module overview

This module offers medically relevant neuroanatomy and neurophysiology. It provides sufficient background for Level 3 neuroscience modules. The first part of the module 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.

Practical work involves examining brains in the dissecting room.


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