Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23
Available as a Free Standing Elective
The functional anatomy of the human nervous system is critical to understanding neurological function and pathology. This module will explore the functional anatomy of the human nervous system, its blood supply, and the movement of cerebrospinal fluid. Specifically; students 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. This module will be taught via a combination of lectures, neuroanatomy practicals and online tutorials.
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: 1identify the key anatomical features of the brainstem, mid-brain structures, and cranial nerves: 1describe the functional anatomy of sensory and motor projections, and associated structures: 1describe the functional anatomy of the limbic system, hypothalamus and cortical integration of higher function: 1discuss the principles of the cerebral blood supply, venous drainage, and movement of cerebrospinal fluid: 1
10x 1 hour live lectures10x 1 hour tutorials10x 4 hour engagement with asynchronous content2- hours reflection on labs delivered in LSC-20107, but assessed within this module88 hours independent study
1: Online Tasks weighted 100%
Description of Module Assessment
Online test/class testThis paper will be released as a timed test in Blackboard. Students will find a link to this test on KLE on the day of the assessment. Once started, students will be given 3 hrs to complete. This is 1 hour more than we expect most students will actually need. International students will be asked to notify the School if they need an extension due to different time zones.
This test will consist of a collection of compulsory short answer and multiple choice 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.