Neuroanatomy: The Anatomy of the Brain
The Structure of the Brain and its Connections - A Pre-Med Exploration
In this course students will learn about the structures inside of the brain and spine, and how they connect and send messages throughout the body. This course will provide you with hands-on opportunities to explore the fields of anatomy and neuroscience. In this one-week course we will dissect sheep brains, bovine spinal cords, and bovine eyes, and also use models and activities to understand how brain works at large.
Course Learning Outcomes:
- Learn about cells in the nervous system-neurons and glia, using microscopes
- Visualize parts of spinal cord and brain through dissection of sheep brains
- Compare a human brain with a sheep brain
- Learn how we control movement and how we feel sensation of pain and touch
- Learn about visual system through cow eye dissection
If you are interested in joining the medical or biology field in the future, consider enrolling in this course. In just one week it will cover the foundations of college biology and neuroscience as well as provide you with insights into the basics of brain anatomy.
For additional course information and a welcome message from the instructor follow this link: Enrolled Student Information
- Dr. Radmila Filipovic has a vast amount of experience in research and the study of brain development and diseases. This is her first summer with UConn PCS, and during the academic year she is an instructor of Anatomy and Physiology and Neuroanatomy in Department of Physiology and Neurobiology at UCONN.