Brain and Nervous System—Anatomy
Brain and Nervous System—Anatomy

Brain and Nervous System—Anatomy

by Craig Canby, PhD

The central nervous system (CNS) is a marvel as well as a mystery. Although we understand that it harbors all of the executive and autonomic functions needed to regulate the human body, we are still no closer to understanding the origins of consciousness. Nevertheless, the anatomy of the nervous system can be a good place to begin, allowing one to understand how its architecture is arranged and meant to interact.

In this course, the student will be introduced to the anatomy of the brain, delving into the intricacies of the cerebral cortex, limbic system, basal ganglia, and more. The discussion will then tturn to the cerebellum and, finally, the spinal cord.

For optimal comprehension, the student is encouraged to correlate the lessons of this course with their counterparts in histology, physiology, and embryology.

A solid grasp of any neurological condition hinges on a good understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the brain, cerebellum, and spinal cord. The specialties of neurology, psychiatry, psychology, and the rest of the medical field, to a certain extent, rely on this fact.

A competent physician and nurse are required to have good understanding of the fundamentals relating to the anatomy and physiology of the CNS in order to understand the multitude of conditions that can affect its structures (e.g., meningitis, traumatic brain injury, tumors) and functions (e.g., dementia, delirium).

Course Details

  • Videos 85
  • Duration 6:30 h
  • Quiz questions 242
  • Concept Pages 45


Your Educators of course Brain and Nervous System—Anatomy

 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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Muy general
By ADRIANA R. on 22. May 2023 for Cranial Nerve VII: Facial Nerve

Se requiere mas infromación, incluyendo aquellas paralisis qu ese pueden dar por un tumor.

Bien explicado
By ADRIANA R. on 21. May 2023 for Subarachnoid Space, Epidural Space and Subdural Space

Una imagen con todos los nombres de los aspectos que menciona, podria mejoar la explicación. Gracias.

CN covered perfectly
By Kieffer D. on 08. February 2023 for Cranial Nerve X:Vagus Nerve

covered the nerve complete and goes great with the anatomy lectures

CN covered perfectly
By Kieffer D. on 08. February 2023 for Cranial Nerve VII: Facial Nerve

covered very well contains the information needed for step in med school