Medical Neuroscience and Neuroanatomy


Course Objective

This course provides the medical background in neurology and anatomy
for clinical applications of neuroscience. Key fields covered by this
course are the structure, functions and dysfunctions of:
- the human brain, with special focus on
- the central versus the peripheral nervous system
- the brainstem, the spinal cord
- vasculature, blood flow and cerebrospinal fluid circulation
- autonomic, neuroendocrine, and regulatory functions
- higher neural functions
After completing the course the student is supposed to have the
knowledge and the skills to examine the functions and diagnose
dysfunctions in the central and peripheral nervous system.

Teaching Methods

Lectures and practical assignments

Method of Assessment

Acquired knowledge and skills of the student will be tested by means
- Exam (open questions plus multiple choice questions)
- Satisfactory completion of the practical anatomical sessions.
Partial grades are only valid during the study year in which the grade
has been achieved.


Neuroanatomy through Clinical cases. Author: Hal Blumenfeld. Second
Edition. Publisher: Sinauer. ISBN978-0-87893-058-6.

General Information

Course Code P_MMEDINN
Credits 6 EC
Period P1+2
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science
Course Coordinator prof. dr. E.J.A. Scherder
Examiner prof. dr. E.J.A. Scherder
Teaching Staff prof. dr. E.J.A. Scherder

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Lecture, Practical*

*You cannot select a group yourself for this teaching method, you will be placed in a group.