Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23
Available as a Free Standing Elective
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: 2identify the key anatomical features of the brainstem, mid-brain structures, and cranial nerves: 2describe the functional anatomy of sensory and motor projections, and associated structures: 2describe the functional anatomy of the limbic system, hypothalamus and cortical integration of higher function: 2discuss the principles of the cerebral blood supply, venous drainage, and movement of cerebrospinal fluid: 2research and select neuroanatomy-related information to create video/animation resource: 1
10x1h live lectures6x2h tutorials1x1h workshop3x1h in person group work1x7h ICA1 preparation5x5h engagement with asynchronous content5x2h reflection on live lectures and revision1x2h reflection on labs delivered in LSC-20107 and linked with this module80 hours independent study
1: Presentation weighted 30%
Description of Module Assessment
Outreach video/animationStudents 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. In weeks 4, 5 and 6 they will have timetabled meetings where they can meet as a group - attendance will be monitored and if absent this will result from taking points off final assessment mark (up to 25%).2: Class Test weighted 70%
1hr in situ online class testThis 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.