518 Medical Neuroscience/Neuroanatomy

COURSE DIRECTOR:  Robert Norgren, Ph.D.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  The focus of this course is the structure and function of the nervous system. Clinical applications will be emphasized.

EXAMINATIONS:  Written examinations will be in USMLE, multiple-choice format. Practical examinations will utilize gross specimens and images.

SUGGESTED TEXT:  Manter and Gatz’s Essentials of Clinical Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology is recommended but not required. Students may use Neuroscience texts they already own.

WEEK
DAY
LECTURE
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
LABORATORY
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
1
Mon
Neurohistology
 
Tue
Synaptic transmission
Wed
Development and organization of the nervous system Gross anatomy of the CNS
Thurs
Ventricular system and blood supply of the CNS Ventricles and blood supply
Fri
Somatosensory system Somatosensory
2
Mon
Motor System Motor System
 
Tues
Cerebellum Cerebellum
 
Wed
Basal ganglia Basal ganglia
 
Thur
Lesion review Lesions
 
Fri
WRITTEN EXAM 1 PRACTICAL EXAM 1
3
Mon
Visual System Visual system
 
Tues
Auditory and Vestibular Systems Auditory and Vestibular Systems
 
Wed
Olfaction and Gustatory System Olfaction and Gustatory System
 
Thur
Cranial Nerve Review Cranial Nerves
 
Fri
Hypothalamus and Autonomic System Hypothalamus and Autonomic System
4
Mon
Limbic System Limbic System
 
Tues
Thalamus and Review of Pathways Thalamus
 
Wed
Cerebral Cortex Cerebral Cortex
 
Thur
Lesion Review
 
Fri
EXAMINATION, WRITTEN AND PRACTICAL

A minimum of ten students must be registered with a paid deposit by May 22 or in order for this course to be taught.