Neuroanatomy Dissection

Code: MED661 (formerly MED645), Offered By: Research Study Skills

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Only

Open To - Faculty of Medicine & Pure Science Only

Semester Taught - Academic Year

Full Description

This 5 week course comprises practical human brain dissection suitable for PhD students embarking on research in neuroradiology, neurology, psychiatry, psychology and biomedical science.

Researcher Development Framework Categories:

A1) Knowledge base
A2) Cognitive abilities
A3) Creativity

Teaching Methods

- Practical experience of human brain dissection
- Use of CAL package on neuroanatomy
- Independent text-book based learning


A practical spotter examination will test students knowledge.

Aims Objectives

The unit aims to teach a thorough knowledge of human nueroanatomy and secondarily to put this knowledge into a relevant clinical context.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to answer questions on:-

1) General features of the brain
2) Osteology of the base of the skull
3) Cranial meninges
4) Blood supply of the brain
5) Brainstem and cranial nerves
6) Orbit, eye and ear
7) Cerebellum and IVth ventricle
8) Olfactory and limbic systems
9) Deep grey-matter nuclei.

They will be competent in:-

1) Practical methods of human brain examination and dissection
2) Knowledge of functional roles of major brain regions
3) Relating neuroanatomical knowledge to clinical pathology

Other Information

IMPORTANT - You must be able to attend the first session, as this includes the induction.  If you cant attend this session, you must inform the Module Leader in advance, or unfortunately you wont be able to attend the rest of the course.

Tues 26th September 2017, 09.30-12.00 (includes induction session)

Tues 3rd October 2017, 10.00-12.00
Tues 10th October 2017, 10.00-12.00
Tues 17th October 2017 , 10.00-12.00
Tues 24th October 2017, 10.00-12.00

All sessions will be held within the Dissecting Room, D Floor, Alfred Denny Building.

Staff Contact

Dr Tom Farrow  


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