518 Medical Neuroscience/Neuroanatomy

COURSE DIRECTOR: R. T. Binhammer, Ph.D. and Ryan Splittgerber, Ph.D.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The organization of the central nervous system and its physiology will be studied in this course. The medical aspects of the structural and functional organization of the CNS are demonstrated from clinical cases. 

EXAMINATIONS: Examinations over the didactic component of this course will be given as multiple choice questions in the format of the USMLE. An examination over the practical components of the course will consist of identification of structures on digital images and the gross brain.

SUGGESTED TEXT: You may use any text you have used previously. An atlas is usually very helpful.

2013 DAY LECTURE
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
LABORATORY
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Week 1 Mon Organization & development of CNS Lecture histology of CNS blood-brain barrier
  Tue Morphology of CNS, blood supply, cranial nerves Meninges and topography of Brain I (p. 5-9)
   Wed Somesthetic system  Arterial supply to brain, topography (p. 9-13)                  
  Thur Motor system Spinal cord, brain stem (p. 14-22)
  Fri Cerebellum Somatosensory system (p. 23-25)
Week 2 Mon Nerve transmission Cranial nerve nuclei, motor system (p. 27-28)
  Tues Synapse Cerebellum (p. 31-33)
  Wed Basal ganglia Lesion #1
  Thur   Basal ganglia (p. 35-40)
  Fri REVIEW REVIEW
Week 3 Mon   EXAMINATION, WRITTEN AND PRACTICAL
  Tues Visual system Lecture auditory & vestibular systems
  Wed Autonomic system & hypothalamus Visual system (p. 29-30)
  Thur Thalamus & Lesion #2 Auditory & vestibular systems (p. 30-31)
  Fri Cerebral cortex Thalamus (p. 40)
Week 4 Mon Olfaction Cerebral cortex (p. 41)
  Tues Limbic system Olfaction (p. 35)
  Wed Lesions #3 Hypothalamus, limbic system (p. 39-40)
  Thur REVIEW  
  Fri EXAMINATION, WRITTEN AND PRACTICAL

Pages for lab refer to the Lab Guide for Neuroanatomy.

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