12 Cranial Nerves and Their Functions
12 Cranial Nerves and Their Functions

12 Cranial Nerves and Their Functions

by Craig Canby, PhD

Can you name all 12 cranial nerves? Where they are the located and how do they work?

In this course, you will find the perfect USMLE exam preparation of the cranial nerves. Prof. Craig Canby will teach you all of them in detail:

  1. Olfactory Nerve
  2. Optic Nerve
  3. Oculomotor Nerve
  4. Trochlear Nerve
  5. Trigeminal Nerve
  6. Abducent Nerve
  7. Facial Nerve
  8. Vestibulocochlear Nerve
  9. Glossopharyngeal Nerve
  10. Vagus Nerve
  11. Accessory Nerve
  12. Hypoglossal Nerve

Quiz questions and topic reviews will help you to prepare for your USMLE exam. Start now!

Course Details

  • Videos 14
  • Duration 0:44 h
  • Quiz questions 30
  • Articles 1


Your Educators of course 12 Cranial Nerves and Their Functions

 Craig Canby, PhD

Craig Canby, PhD

Dr. Craig Canby is Professor of Anatomy at Des Moines University in Iowa. He studied Biology and Chemistry at the Iowa Wesleyan College and later got his Ph.D. in Anatomy at the University of Iowa.
Canby has received many awards and honors for his work including the DPT Class of 2008 Teaching Excellence Award and the Award Hancher Finkbine Medallion.
His research is especially focused on anatomical variations and technology-enabled student learning.

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Cranial nerves
By Lucia B. on 15. October 2018 for 12 Cranial Nerves and Their Functions

Excellent synthesis about cranial nerves and the most important clinical correlations

Excellent Review of Cranial Nerves
By Gabrielle G. on 04. October 2018 for 12 Cranial Nerves and Their Functions

Great review of the 12 cranial nerves. Presented the material in a much more organized fashion than any of my medical school lectures did.

anatomy ??
By Natasha S. on 21. August 2018 for Cranial Nerve II: Optic Nerve

Did not explain the anatomy as the title of the video suggested.

boring lectues, not the best slides
By Geraldine W. on 28. May 2018 for Cranial Nerve X:Vagus Nerve

He sounds so bored, which makes it hard to keep focused. Also some of the slides aren't readable

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