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A course covering clinically relevant neuroanatomy


This is a one day course aimed at covering clinically relevant neuroanatomy for junior doctors, dentists and students interested in neuroscience. Did you find neuroanatomy a complete blur at university? Then this course is for you. The courses assumes no knowledge of neuroanatomy and builds from the ground up. The course is taught in an interactive tutorial format, rather than passive lectures.

By the end of course you should have a firm grasp of neuroanatomical terms, understand basic concepts about the development of the nervous system, appreciate its structure and how this can help localise lesions. Each attendee will receive a small amount of pre-course reading and a course companion guide. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day however, lunch is NOT provided for this event.

Want to test your neuroanatomy knowledge? Our bank of questions has over 500 multiple choice questions, with new questions being added regularly. Each time you attempt the quiz, 10 randomly selected multiple-choice questions are chosen from our bank of questions. Answers and explanations are available for each question as you progress through the quiz. Click here for further details.

Learning Outcomes

  • Recall and understand neuroanatomical terminology and anatomical orientation (Pre-course reading material)
  • Understand the vascular supply of the CNS. (pre course reading material)
  • Describe gross morphological development of the central and peripheral nervous systems
  • Describe the congenital abnormalities caused by the abnormal closure of the neural tube
  • Describe the descending tracts in the CNS, their function and organisation
  • Describe the neuroanatomy of the dorsal column - medial lemniscus system in detail
  • Describe the neuroanatomy of the anterolateral system in detail
  • Describe the ascending tracts in the CNS, their function and organisation
  • Describe the neuroanatomy of the corticospinal and corticobulbar tracts in detail
  • Understand the explain how lesions at different anatomical sites affect projection tracts and the clinical signs they produce
  • Understand the functional anatomy of the stretch reflex and how this helps understand lower and upper motor neurone signs seen in lesions of the motor system
  • Describe the gross and functional neuroanatomy of the basal nuclei
  • Describe the gross and functional neuroanatomy of the cerebellum
  • Understand the gross anatomy of the scalp and skull bones
  • Describe and explain the functional anatomy of the extra-axial haemorrhage
  • Describe and explain the functional anatomy of intra-axial haemorrhage
  • Describe and explain the functional anatomy of hydrocephalus
  • Describe and explain the functional anatomy of herniation within the intracranial cavity
  • Describe the gross neuroanatomy of the brainstem
  • Understand and describe vascular lesions of the brainstem and the syndromes they produce

Who is this course for?

This course is primarily aimed for trainee surgeons, doctors and health professionals in neurosurgery and neurology, but also for neuroscientists wishing to refresh their neuroanatomical knowledge. As the course builds from the ground up, it is suitable for medical, dental, biomedical, pharmacy, anatomy and biology undergraduates.

Course tutor

Courses are taught by Dr Shazan Chughtai, an Anatomist and General Practitioner. Dr Chughtai formerly taught regional anatomy to medical and dental students in the UK and currently teaches anatomy on dissection courses in the Netherlands.


For further information and to book please visit the Clinical Anatomy Courses website

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This event is approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD and may be counted as 21 CPD credits.

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