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Medical Neuroscience

Spring Semesters Annually
Course Director: Nachum Dafny, Ph.D.

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Education Coordinator: Marijane DeTranaltes (phone 1.713.500.5931)

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Course Description

Introduction to the structural and functional features of the human nervous system, including the gross anatomy of the brain and spinal cord, cellular and molecular neurobiology, the major transmitter systems and the major anatomical pathways and their functions. The emphasis is on an integrative approach to the study of the structure and function of the nervous system with lectures focusing on molecular, cellular, and systems features of brain function.

2014 Lecture Schedule

NOTE: The schedule displayed on this page may not be current. It is posted here only to give prospective students an idea of what is typically covered in the course schedule. Current students should NOT rely on the schedule displayed here. For the latest dates, times and meeting locations, current students of the course should view the schedule that is posted on the Official 2014 Course Website.

 

DATE

TIME

TOPIC

INSTRUCTOR

Week 1

Jan 6, 2014

10:00am

Introduction to Neuroscience

John Byrne

Jan 6, 2014

11:00am

Synaptic Formation/Development and Regeneration

Andrew Bean

Jan 7, 2014

1:00pm

Lab #1 Pre-Lab Instruction + Review

Nachum Dafny, Pramod Dash

Jan 7, 2014

1:30pm

Lab #1 External Anatomy of the Brain & Principles of Neurological Examination

Nachum Dafny, Pramod Dash

Jan 7, 2014

3:30pm

Lab #1 Clinical Post Lab Case

Pedro Mancias

Jan 8, 2014

10:00am

Organization of Cell Types

Jack Waymire

Jan 8, 2014

11:00am

Resting Potentials and Action Potentials

John Byrne

Jan 10, 2014

10:00am

Ionic Mechanisms of Action Potentials

John Byrne

Jan 10, 2014

11:00am

Propagation of Action Potentials

John Byrne

Week 2

Jan 13, 2014

10:00am

Synaptic Transmission at the Skeletal Neuromuscular Junction

John Byrne

Jan 13, 2014

11:00am

Synaptic Transmission in the Central Nervous System

John Byrne

Jan 14, 2014

1:00pm

Lab #2 Pre-lab Instruction +Review

Nachum Dafny

Jan 14, 2014

1:30pm

Lab #2 Internal Organization of the Brain

Nachum Dafny

Jan 14, 2014

3:30pm

Lab #2 Clinical Post Lab Case

Pedro Mancias

Jan 15, 2014

10:00am

Synaptic Plasticity

John Byrne

Jan 15, 2014

11:00am

Transport and Molecular Mechanisms of Secretion

Jack Waymire

Week 3

Jan 21, 2014

1:00pm

Lab #3 Pre Lab Instruction + Review

Terry Crow

Jan 21, 2014

1:30pm

Lab #3 Ventricles. Blood Vessels and External Surfaces of the Brain Stem

Terry Crow

Jan 21, 2014

3:30pm

Lab #3 Clinical Post Lab Case

Pedro Mancias

Jan 22, 2014

10:00am

Acetylcholine Neurotransmission

Jack Waymire

Jan 22, 2014

10:00am

Biogenic Amine Neurotransmitters

Jack Waymire

Jan 24, 2014

9:00am

Amino Acid Neurotransmitters

M Waxham

Jan 24, 2014

10:00am

Neuropeptides and Nitric Oxide

M Waxham

Jan 24, 2014

11:00am

Principles of Structural Neuroimaging

Michael Beauchamp

Week 4

Jan 31, 2014

1:00pm

Exam I

 

Jan 31, 2014

1:30pm

Study Room

Nachum Dafny

 

DATE

TIME

TOPIC

INSTRUCTOR

Week 5

Feb 3, 2014

10:00am

Somatosensory Systems

Patrick Dougherty

Feb 3, 2014

11:00am

Spinal Cord and ascending and descending pathways

Nachum Dafny

Feb 4, 2014

1:00pm

Lab #4 Pre-Lab Instruction

Nachum Dafny

Feb 4, 2014

1:30pm

Lab #4 Spinal Cord: External and Internal Anatomy and Intro to Somatosensory Pathways

Nachum Dafny

Feb 4, 2014

3:30pm

Lab #4 Clinical Post Lab Case

Pedro Mancias

Feb 5, 2014

10:00am

Pain Principle

Nachum Dafny

Feb 5, 2014

11:00am

Pain Pathways and different types

Nachum Dafny

Feb 7, 2014

8:00am

Clinical Correlate: Headaches

Raymond Martin

Feb 7, 2014

9:00am

Pain Modulation

Nachum Dafny

Week 6

Feb 10, 2014

8:00am

Somatosensory Pathways

Patrick Dougherty

Feb 10, 2014

9:00am

Somatosensory Processes

Patrick Dougherty

Feb 11, 2014

1:00pm

Lab #5 Pre-Lab Instruction + Review

Patrick Dougherty

Feb 11, 2014

1:30pm

Lab #5 Somatosensory, Viscerosensory and Spinocerebellar Pathways

Patrick Dougherty

Feb 11, 2014

3:30pm

Lab #5 Clinical Post-Lab Cases

Pedro Mancias

Feb 12, 2014

8:00am

Clinical Correlate: Spinal Cord Disorders

Pedro Mancias

Feb 12, 2014

9:00am

Clinical Correlate: Somatosensory Disorders

Pedro Mancias

Feb 14, 2014

10:00am

Vestibular System: Structure and Function

Terry Crow

Feb 14, 2014

11:00am

Vestibular Pathways and Reflexes

Terry Crow

Week 7

Feb 19, 2014

10:00am

Auditory System: Structure and Function

Terry Crow

Feb 19, 2014

11:00am

Auditory Pathways

Terry Crow

Feb 21, 2014

8:00am

Clinical Correlate: Clinical Neuroimaging

Clark Stilton

Feb 21, 2014

9:00am

Clinical Correlate: Principles of Neuroanesthesia

Katherine Normand

Feb 21, 2014

10:00am

Olfaction & Gustation

Terry Crow

Week 8

Feb 24, 2014

8:00

Clinical Correlate: Otology Methods

Ron Moses

Feb 24, 2014

9:00

Small Groups: Otology Clinical Cases

Nachum Dafny

Feb 25, 2014

1:00pm

Lab #6 Pre-Laboratory Instruction + Review

Terry Crow

Feb 25, 2014

1:30pm

Lab #6 Auditory, Vestibular, Gustatory & Olfactory Systems

Terry Crow

Feb 25, 2014

3:30pm

Lab #6 Clinical Post Lab Case

Ron Moses

Feb 26, 2014

10:00am

The Eye

Valentin Dragoi

Feb 26, 2014

11:00am

Visual Pathway

Valentin Dragoi

Week 9

Mar 3, 2014

1:00pm

EXAM II

Mar 3, 2014

1:30pm

Study Room

Nachum Dafny

Mar 10-14, 2014

 

Spring Break – no classes

DATE

TIME

TOPIC

INSTRUCTOR

Week 10

Mar 17, 2014

9:00am

Visual Motor System

Valentin Dragoi

Mar 17, 2014

10:00am

Ocular Motor Control

Valentin Dragoi

Mar 17, 2014

11:00am

Visual Pathways, Eye Movement and Sensory Motor Integration

Valentin Dragoi

Mar 18, 2014

1:00pm

Lab #7 Pre-Laboratory Introduction + Review

Valentin Dragoi

Mar 18, 2014

1:30pm

Lab #7 Visual System and Control System for Eye Movements

Valentin Dragoi

Mar 18, 2014

3:30pm

Lab #7 Clinical Post Lab Case

Pedro Mancias

Mar 19, 2014

8:00am

Clinical Correlate: Neuroophthalmology Methods

Andrew Lee

Mar 20, 2014

8:00am

Small Groups: Neuroophthalmology Methods

Nachum Dafny

Week 11

Mar 24, 2014

8:00am

Motor Units and Muscle Receptors

Michael Beauchamp

Mar 24, 2014

9:00am

Spinal Reflexes

Michael Beauchamp

Mar 25, 2014

1:00pm

Lab #8 Pre-Lab Instruction + Review

Michael Beauchamp

Mar 25, 2014

1:30pm

Lab #8 Higher Motor Function

Michael Beauchamp

Mar 25, 2014

3:30pm

Lab #8 Clinical Post Lab Case

Pedro Mancias

Mar 26, 2014

8:00am

Clinical Correlate: Lower Motor Neuron Disorders

Pedro Mancias

Mar 26, 2014

9:00am

Cerebellum

Michael Beauchamp

Mar 27, 2014

8:00am

Clinical Correlate: Cerebellar Disorders

Pedro Mancias

Mar 27, 2014

9:00am

Basal Ganglia

Michael Beauchamp

Mar 28, 2014

10:00am

Clinical Correlate: Extra Pyramidal Disorders

Erin Furr-Stimming

Mar 28, 2014

11:00am

Motor Cortex

Michael Beauchamp

Week 12

Mar 31, 2014

10:00am

Integrated Motor System

Michael Beauchamp

Mar 31, 2014

11:00am

Clinical Correlate: Upper Motor Neuron Disorder

Pedro Mancias

Apr 1, 2014

1:00pm

Lab #9 Pre-Lab Instruction + Review

Michael Beauchamp

Apr 1, 2014

1:30pm

Lab #9 Descending Pathways to the Spinal Cord

Nachum Dafny

Apr 1, 2014

3:30pm

Lab #9 Clinical Post-Lab Case

Pedro Mancias

Apr 2, 2014

8:00am

Clinical Correlate: Principle of Neurosurgical Intervention

David Baskin

Apr 2, 2014

9:00am

Clinical Correlate: Genetic & Neurological Diseases

Andrew Bean

Apr 4, 2014

8:00am

Brain Circulation

Andrew Barreto

Apr 4, 2014

9:00am

Clinical Correlate: Stroke

Andrew Barreto

Week 13

Apr 11, 2014

1:00pm

EXAM III

Apr 11, 2014

1:30pm

Study Room

Nachum Dafny

 

DATE

TIME

TOPIC

INSTRUCTOR

Week 14

Apr 14, 2014

8:00am

Small Groups: Cranial Nerves Syndrome

Nachum Dafny

Apr 15, 2014

8:00am

Clinical Correlate: Brain Stem Syndrome

Mark Dannenbaum

Apr 15, 2014

9:00am

Hypothalamus: Structural Organization

Patrick Dougherty

Apr 15, 2014

10:00am

Hypothalamic  Control of Pituitary Hormone

Patrick Dougherty

Apr 17, 2014

1:00pm

Lab #10 Pre-Lab Instruction

Terry Crow

Apr 17, 2014

1:30pm

Lab #10 Cranial Nerve Nuclei and Brain Stem Circulation

Terry Crow

Apr 17, 2014

3:30pm

Lab #10 Clinical Post Lab Case

Pedro Mancias

Apr 18, 2014

8:00am

Central Control of Autonomic Nervous System and Thermoregulation

Patrick Dougherty

Apr 18, 2014

9:00am

Central Control of Feeding Behavior

Patrick Dougherty

Week 15

Apr 21, 2014

8:00am

Limbic System: Anatomy Pathways & Functions of the Hippocampus

Anthony Wright

Apr 21, 2014

9:00am

Limbic system: Anatomy, Pathways & Function of the Amygdala

Anthony Wright

Apr 22, 2014

8:00am

Clinical Correlate: Hypothalamic Disorders

Arthur Day

Apr 23, 2014

10:00am

Learning & Memory

Terry Crow

Apr 23, 2014

11:00am

Sleep & Arousal

Terry Crow

Apr 25, 2014

8:00am

Clinical Correlate: Sleep Disorders

Jeremy Slater

Apr 26, 2014

9:00am

Clinical Correlate: Seizure Disorder (Epilepsy)

Jeremy Slater

Week 16

Apr 28, 2014

10:00am

Higher Cortical Function: Language & Cognition

Anthony Wright

Apr 28, 2014

11:00am

Higher Cortical Function: Executive Processing

Anthony Wright

Apr 29, 2014

1:00pm

Lab #11 Pre-Lab Instruction + Review

Terry Crow, Patrick Dougherty

Apr 29, 2014

1:30pm

Lab #11 Limbic System and Hypothalamus

Terry Crow, Patrick Dougherty

Apr 29, 2014

3:30pm

Lab #11 Clinical Post-Lab Review Cases

Pedro Mancias

Apr 30, 2014

10:00am

CNS Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease

Jack Waymire

Apr 30, 2014

11:00am

Clinical Correlate: Aging, Alzheimer’s Disease & Cognitive Disorders

Paul Schulz

May 2, 2014

8:00am

Blood Brain Barrier and Cerebral Metabolism

Pramod Dash

May 2, 2014

9:00am

Traumatic Brain Injury and Cell Death

Pramod Dash

Week 17

May 9, 2014

1:00pm

EXAM IV

 

Week 18

May 13, 2014

1:00pm

FINAL EXAM

 

 


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