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.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
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)|
|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)|
|Fri||EXAMINATION, WRITTEN AND PRACTICAL|
Pages for lab refer to the Lab Guide for Neuroanatomy.
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