LSC-20079 - Neuroanatomy
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24


Available as a Free Standing Elective






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Description for 2023/24

The functional anatomy of the human nervous system is critical to understanding neurophysiology and pathology.
You will explore the functional anatomy of the human nervous system, its blood supply, and movement of cerebrospinal fluid. Specifically, you will identify the morphology and organisation of major neurological structures including the thalamus, cerebellum, basal ganglia, cerebral cortex, limbic system, brainstem nuclei, the major sensory and motor projections, the blood supply to the brain, and the movement of cerebrospinal fluid.

Students will learn the major anatomical features of the human nervous system, including the morphology and organisation of major neurological structures.

Intended Learning Outcomes

describe the external morphology and structural organisation of the brain and spinal cord: 2
identify the key anatomical features of the brainstem, mid-brain structures, and cranial nerves: 2
describe the functional anatomy of sensory and motor projections, and associated structures: 2
describe the functional anatomy of the limbic system, hypothalamus and cortical integration of higher function: 2
discuss the principles of the cerebral blood supply, venous drainage, and movement of cerebrospinal fluid: 2
research and select neuroanatomy-related information to create a video/animation resource: 1

Study hours

Active learning:
10x1h live lectures
6x2h tutorials
1x1h workshop
3x1h in person group work
1x7h ICA1 preparation meetings
5x5h engagement with asynchronous content
Independent study:
5x2h reflection on live lectures and revision
1x2h reflection on labs delivered in LSC-20107 and linked with this module
1x 1h class test
79 hours independent study

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Presentation weighted 30%
Outreach video/animation
Students will be placed in groups and tasked with researching a pathology related to neuroanatomy. They will then have to create a 10 minute video or animation based on their chosen topic, supported with timetabled group meetings. A group mark will be allocated for the content, format and delivery of the presentation. Additionally, an online resource for peer and self-assessment will be used to facilitate peer moderated marking between groups and individual contribution within-group

2: Class Test weighted 70%
1hr in situ online class test (2-hour assessment window)
This paper will be released as a timed test in Blackboard. Students will take this test in a supervised (in situ) setting and find a link to it on KLE on the day of the assessment. Once started, students will be given 2 hrs to complete. This is 1 hour more than we expect most students will actually need. This test will consist of a collection of compulsory multiple choice, pairing and fill in the blanks questions. Students should pay careful attention to the number of points that each question is worth. In general, we would expect only one or two sentences for each point. Students will be allowed to bring in 1-page crib sheet with them.