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 located and how do they work?

In this course, you will find perfect USMLE exam preparation dedicated to the topic of cranial nerves. Prof. Craig Canby will teach you about 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
  • Concept Pages 5


Your Educators of course 12 Cranial Nerves and Their Functions

 Craig Canby, PhD

Craig Canby, PhD

Dr. Craig Canby is a Professor of Anatomy and the Associate Dean for Academic Curriculum and Medical Programs at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Des Moines University, Iowa, USA.
He obtained his PhD in Anatomy at the University of Iowa.
For his achievements in teaching and research, he received various awards such as the DPT Class of 2008 Teaching Excellence Award and the prestigious Hancher-Finkbine Medallion.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Canby teaches courses on Anatomy.

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Thanks! Great Lecture
By Jose P. on 27. September 2022 for Cranial Nerve I: Olfactory Nerve

Great Lecture! Thanks Doctor Canby. I was finally able to understand how this cranial nerve works.

Great and simple review!
By Olha T. on 27. November 2021 for 12 Cranial Nerves and Their Functions

Thank You! Very helpful and useful. Simplified way of explaining a complicated topic

HE is dry
By Miss C. on 26. October 2021 for Cranial Nerve III: Oculomotor Nerve

the presenter is not helping me learn. he needs more emphasis on the topic. Make it fun

It is very well summarized and complete, grateful to have found it.
By Shakira R. on 25. October 2021 for 12 Cranial Nerves and Their Functions

Vey well summarized and complete. I was having difficulties to learn it, but with the Lecturio’s videos I understood it the first time.