Date: 01 Feb 2024

Neuroanatomy for Imagers

Venue: In person (London) or Online (MS Teams)


Event Notes:

Course overview

The course has been designed for people working in imaging but with no neuroanatomical background. It will introduce participants to the basic principles of the anatomy, the function of the nervous system, the major anatomical constituents and parts of the brain. Professor Alexander Hammers has been running the course since 2015 using a combination of live and interactive sessions.

The content of the course has been certified by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to continuing professional development principles.

What does this course cover?

  • The basics: (Re)sources; Definitions; Finding your way; Surroundings; Cell types;
  • Tissue types: GM, WM; Tissue: CSF; Blood supply and drainage;
  • Development; The parts: Overview of structure and function; Frontal lobes;
  • Occipital lobes; Temporal lobes; Limbic system; Diencephalon; Basal ganglia; Brainstem and cerebellum; Chemoarchitecture;
  • How to tell right from left; Do it yourself

The course will include lectures, it is based on 180 slides but is highly interactive. Expect to be involved!

What will I achieve?

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand rationale in naming & apply conventions correctly
  • Understand the gross anatomy of the human CNS, its parts and major connective principles
  • Describe the vascular supply of the brain, and CSF production and circulation
  • Name the major functions of the different constituents of the brain
  • Understand some basic developmental principles to help memorise brain structure
  • Find help and devise ways to identify and name parts of the brain or define ROIs