This block course offers an introduction to neuroanatomy with a focus on the brain. The course combines lectures on the development and the anatomy of the brain with virtual dissection classes, 3D brain models, annotation exercises and clinical case studies.
Goals of the course: Students should be able to correctly identify the anatomical structures of the brain and describe the major pathways connecting the different parts of the nervous system. They also should acquire an understanding of the functional brain anatomy and brain circuitry and use this knowledge to analyse clinical symptoms and understand the basis of the neurological exam carried out to evaluate patients in the clinic.
Competencies: Developmental origin of the brain Anatomical knowledge of brain structure Functional anatomical knowledge of the brain Understanding the basis of the neurological exam Find and name anatomical structures during virtual dissections and annotations Group work
Exam: seminar presentation and participation
After enrolment, participants will manually be selected.
Places will be distributed equally between Neuroscience and Neurocognitive Psychology students. In case of more registrations than available places, we will decide by lot who can take part (preference will be given to higher semester students).