Course catalogue doctoral education - VT22

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Title Functional Neuroanatomy
Course number 2994
Programme Neuroscience
Language English
Credits 1.5
Date 2021-09-06 -- 2021-09-10
Responsible KI department Department of Neuroscience
Specific entry requirements
Purpose of the course The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an in-depth understanding of human functional neuroanatomy. Besides human brain the course will focus on the most common animal model, the mouse, in order to point out similarities and differences.
Intended learning outcomes 1) Gain a foundational understanding of human neuroanatomy and be able to contrast it to mice. 2) Be able to identify and understand the macro- and micro-anatomical structures of the adult brain. 3) To understand the anatomy and connections of the main functional systems in the brain 4) To be able to find these structures on Magnetic Resonance Images.
Contents of the course A) Anatomical dissection of the human brain to understand its macroanatomy B) Microscopy to understand the histological features of adult human nervous system and how it differs between neocortical and archicortical (hippocampus) regions. C) Main morphological features of sensory, motor, limbic and cognitive functions. D) Microscopy of chosen neocortical, archicortical and cerebellar regions and recognition of the main cellular features between different layers in the respective areas. E) Understanding the principles of afferent and efferent connections.
Teaching and learning activities Macroscopic dissections in the anatomic theatre, double-head microscopy, practical demonstration, lectures, work in the small groups, students presentation
Compulsory elements All parts of the course are compulsory. In case of absence, a possible compensation will be discussed with the course leader.
Examination a) identification of neuroanatomical structures on the pictures of human brain and b) writing an essay (max one A4 page) regarding the anatomy of one of the functional systems according to the instructions of the examiner.
Literature and other teaching material Any human brain atlas or any book regarding functional anatomy of the human brain. Details will be provided to students 1 month before course start.
Number of students 10 - 50
Selection of students Selection will be based on 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation), 2) start date of doctoral studies (priority given to earlier start date)
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Course responsible Tobias Karlsson
Department of Neuroscience
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