So our patient has a head injury. Straight away we'll begin with the most superior structure (closest to the top of the body). You will be presented with a head specimen where you will dissect out the brain and spinal cord. You will see all of the structures you have learned about in the text book including the brainstem, cerebellum and cerebrum. In the dissection you will dissect the cranial meninges as well as the cranial nerves including the optic nerve.
We will cover all of the major anatomical structures of the Central Nervous System (CNS) as well as the somatic, autonomic, sympathetic and parasympathetic systems.
Once we have conducted a more thorough dissection of the specimen we will look at pathologies of the brain including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and aphasia's caused by a stroke.