NEUROANATOMY AND NEURODEVELOPMENT

Degree course: 
Corso di Second cycle degree in BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Academic year when starting the degree: 
2020/2021
Year: 
1
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
2020/2021
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
Language: 
English
Credits: 
6
Period: 
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
48
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (48 hours)
Requirements: 

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.

Final Examination: 
Orale
Assessment: 
Voto Finale

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, students will be able to:
I) correctly use of the anatomical nomenclature of the nervous system of humans and experimental animals;
II) describe the topographic and functional relationships between different areas of the nervous system
III) understand the functional and anatomical bases of different pathological processes.

Introduction to Neuroanatomy
- Neurodevelopment
- 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

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