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Anatomy: Human Neuroanatomy

How does the nervous system influence the function of the body? Find out from anatomy experts at the University of Michigan.

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Illustration of the brain, spinal cord and nerves

Expand your knowledge of the nervous system

On this course, you’ll be introduced to the central and peripheral nervous systems.

Through a series of illustrated lecture videos and quizzes, you’ll explore basic neuroanatomy, as well as sensory pathways, motor pathways and the autonomic nervous system.

By the end of this course, you’ll have a more thorough understanding of how the entire body influences, and is influenced, by the nervous system.

What topics will you cover?

  • Gross anatomy of the central and peripheral nervous systems
  • The names and functions of the cranial nerves
  • Functions of the central and peripheral nervous systems

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Identify the gross anatomy of the central and peripheral nervous systems
  • Identify the names and functions of cranial nerves
  • Describe how sensory information enters the brain
  • Describe how the brain and spinal cord control the muscles
  • Summarize how the autonomic system activates the fight or flight response

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for high school and new college and university students interested in the medical field.

It will also be of interest to adults looking for a career change into a health profession, as well as anyone looking to improve their understanding of the human body.

Who will you learn with?

I am a Lecturer in the Division of Anatomical Sciences, Department of Surgery and an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Neurology. My Ph.D. is from the Department of Anatomy and Neurob

Who developed the course?

University of Michigan

As the #1 public research university in the United States, U-M has been a leader in research, learning, and teaching for more than 200 years, with 102 Grad programs in the top 10 — U.S. News & World Report (2019).

  • Established

    1817
  • Location

    Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • World ranking

    Top 30Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020
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