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
  • 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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Alright course but poorly delivered
By Mathew C. on 12. April 2019 for 12 Cranial Nerves and Their Functions

Content of the lectures were useful especially when breaking down the components of each nerve. However, much of the lectures consisted of reading from slides which is entirely pointless as i can do that myself. It would also have been handy to include clinical testing techniques for each nerve as these will be important tests for us as doctors

Not complete information
By Wajiha A. on 09. April 2019 for Cranial Nerve IX: Glossopharyngeal Nerve

Nucleus must be introduced and explain the complete course of the nerve .

Not happy.
By Dorisz S. on 28. November 2018 for Cranial Nerve VII: Facial Nerve

Need to go into much more details ! Way too generalustic, where are the roots, ganglions, names of branches???

good overview
By Dani O. on 16. November 2018 for Cranial Nerve X:Vagus Nerve

explained well - its good for quick review I found it very helpful