The functional anatomy of the brain

Learning outcomes:

 

By the end of this module we hope you will be able to:

 

  • locate the various lobes of the brain and their function

     

  • locate lesions depending on the deficit produced

     

  • identify various structures of the brain such as the major gyri, including the prefrontal, cingulate and limbic gyri as well as various sulci such as the central sulcus

     

  • identify the basal ganglia and their association with various psychiatric disorders

     

  • describe the cerebellum, brain stem, cranial nerves, spinal cord and pain pathway

     

  • list the various syndromes often seen in neuropsychiatry

     

  • carry out a detailed examination and apply this knowledge in clinical practice.

 

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Download take-home notes to print and annotate

 

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Reading listKey reading: selected texts to read with this module

 

The exam syllabusExam syllabus

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