Practical Training: Mammalian Macro- and Microscopical Neuroanatomy
Full course description
You will participate in different practical training sessions to study human, sheep and rat macro and micro brain anatomy.
Practical training 1: Studying human brain anatomy macroscopically using plastic brain models and plastinated human brains;
Practical training 2: Dissecting a sheep brain and study mammalian brain anatomy. Special attention is paid to the limbic system and the basal ganglia;
Practical training 3: Staining of rat brain slices using histochemistry and enzymatic labelling with antibodies. Afterwards, these slices are studied microscopically to gain insight in the rat brain anatomy at a cellular level.
Students will be able to understand:
human neuroanatomy, sheep neuroanatomy, rat neuroanatomy, microscopy, immunohistochemical staining techniques.