BMS545 is a graduate-level course in the anatomy, function, and dysfunction of the human central nervous system. Particular areas of study include: major sensory and motor tracts of the spinal cord and brainstem; cranial nerve nuclei; functional organization of the neocortex; basal ganglia; cerebellum; limbic and autonomic functions; special senses; language; cerebrovascular disease. Instruction includes didactic lecture, video presentation, and study of gross specimens and cross sectional anatomy.
Successful students will learn to describe the anatomy and function of the human cerebrum, brainstem, and spinal cord; and will be able to make neuroanatomic diagnoses based on presenting signs of dysfunction.
Permission of course coordinator is required to enroll. Minimal academic preparation should include physiology (at the 300 level) and introductory anatomy. The experience in BMS545 will be much enhanced by previous coursework in neurobiology.
BMS545 comprises 3 hours of lecture and 4 hours of laboratory each week. The laboratory experience will include study of nervous system specimens and models, applied concepts presentations, video examples of nervous system function & dysfunction, and group discussion and problem-solving.
Offered: Spring only
Instructor: Dr. Anna Fails
Haines: Neuroanatomy, An Atlas of Structures, Sections, and Systems
Nolte: The Human Brain