by Craig Canby, PhD

How well do you know the anatomical components of the diencephalon? Can you describe the functions of the hypothalamus?

Prof. Craig Canby and Lecturio provide you with all the knowledge you need to know about the diencephalon in order to pass your USMLE Step 1 exams and more! Learn about:

  • The thalamus
  • The reticular activating system
  • The components and functions of the hypothalamus, epithalamus, and subthalamus

Quiz questions help you to prepare for your exams. Topic reviews will deepen your insight about the interbrain.

Course Details

  • Videos 5
  • Duration 0:24 h
  • Quiz questions 16
  • Concept Pages 2


Your Educators of course Diencephalon

 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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By Dianna A. on 27. March 2021 for Diencephalon

I really appreciate it, perfectly simple and interesting way of explanation

By Ashley C. on 04. March 2021 for Hypothalamus: Components and Functions

I really understood everything like if it was a brief summary of terms

Not so good
By João Vitor S. on 20. October 2018 for Diencephalon

The lecturer is mostly reading the slides. The qbank could also be implemented with explanations about the alternatives.

es excelenete!
By Paola M. on 25. April 2018 for Hypothalamus: Components and Functions

Es un excelente profesor ya que es muy específico en la antomía, me gusta el sentido en el que va mencionando cada parte del organo y la función que cumple asi como sus patología so anomalias en cuestiones anormales