NEUROANATOMY AND NEURODEVELOPMENT
To follow this course, students must have a basic knowledge of embryonic development, neuronal function and activity (e.g. communication between neurons and between neuron and glia; neurotransmitters) and of the organization of the human body. Moreover, students must be able to understand English and be capable of reading scientific publications.
This course aims at providing the bases of neuroanatomy and at illustrating the principles of the development of the nervous system in humans and in the most commonly used experimental animals. At the end of the course the students will have acquired: I) the correct use of the anatomical nomenclature of the nervous system of humans and experimental animals; II) an adequate knowledge of the topographic and functional relationships between different areas of the nervous system to understand the functional and anatomical bases of different pathological processes.
- Introduction to Neuroanatomy
- The Spinal Cord and reflexes.
- The Brain in toto and its regionalization.
- The Somatosensory System.
- Motor Pathways
- The special senses.
- Basic knowledge of cranial and spinal nerves.
- The autonomic nervous system.
- The Cerebrospinal Fluid and Cerebral Circulation