This is the web page for information about the Graduate Neuroanatomy course (UT GSBS GS141181), a required course for neuroscience graduate students. The Graduate Neuroanatomy course provides a broad overview of the structure and function of the central nervous system. The general architecture of the nervous system and its functional systems are presented in a series of online exercises. The exercises allow the students to examine brain anatomy at a detailed view of the regional anatomy of the brain and spinal cord. MRIs of brain anatomy, as commonly presented in the scientific literature, will be presented using a computerized learning system. N.B.: Because teaching materials are computerized, no lab space or wet brain specimens will be required for this course. The target audience for this course is first-year Ph.D. students in the Neuroscience Program. It is essential that Neuroscience students have a comprehensive knowledge of neuroanatomy to succeed in Systems Neuroscience and Cognitive Neuroscience. Because these courses are offered in the Spring, Graduate Neuroanatomy will be taken in the Fall of the first year.
Didactic Course Outline:
Practical Outline: The course contains two wet laboratories and one MRI laboratory.
1. Dissection Laboratory #1: Gross Anatomy of the Brain. Lecturers: Michael Beierlein, Ph.D.; Michael S. Beauchamp, Ph.D. December 3, 2013 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, UT MSB 2.129
3. The course contains an MRI laboratory to learn about neuroanatomy as viewed with MRI
Students may access the on-line learning modules for each lab at the following web site: Go to
Login with your UT username and password. Click on "Begin Practice". Click on "Instructions" to read the instructions. You will only be using the "Practice" part of the website, NOT the "Credit" part.
Evaluation and Grading 30%: Weekly quizzes. Following each exercise, students will take a BlackBoard quiz on the material in that exercise.
40%: Final exam. At the end of the course, students will take a BlackBoard final exam on the material in all exercises.
30%: Wet laboratories. Students will be evaluated on their performance in the brain dissection.
Here is the link for the course on Blackboard: https://bb.uth.tmc.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp?tab_tab_group_id=_3_1&url=%2Fwebapps%2Fblackboard%2Fexecute%2Flauncher%3Ftype%3DCourse%26id%3D_1581975_1%26url%3D