Full course description
It is essential to have a basic knowledge of the brain anatomy when working in the field of molecular neuroscience. The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the neuroanatomical terminology and provide insight into the spatial and functional organisation of the brain. Many specific brain areas can be linked to particular functions. Thus, knowledge of the brain anatomy and its main functions allows connecting specific neurological or psychiatric disorders with particular brain areas. In addition, various other methods of modern brain imaging (both in vivo and ex vivo) are discussed.
The course also encompasses practical training in which students study human, sheep and rat macro and micro brain anatomy.
Students will be able to understand:
basic human neuroanatomy, brain imaging, microglia and macroglia, neurons, blood brain barrier, ventricular system, brain vasculature, immunohistochemistry.