Neuroanatomy Research Course

Neuroanatomy Research Course

This is a research course designed to familiarize students with comparative neuroanatomy and some of the research methods employed in mapping the human brain.
As a natural science course it is designed to expose students to the Scientific Method and allow them to explore using basic observational skills and relevant theoretical knowledge, the underlying neuroanatomy controlling behavior in mammalian species. Students will have the opportunity to study science outside of the traditional classroom setting and to apply this knowledge by collaborating on a research project pertaining to mammalian brain evolution. Because this course assumes no prior knowledge of neuroscience, the first few class meetings will focus on fundamentals of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology. With this background we will survey functional systems in the brain, highlighting phylogenetic variation in projection pathways, neocortical diversification, and evidence of brain evolution from fossil endocasts.

Prerequisite: Central Campus Biotechnology/college Anatomy and Physiology Instructor recommendation (Mrs. Cain) and passing either Central Campus Biotechnology or Central Campus college Anatomy and Physiology with an A or B :

Weighted high school science course: .5 science credits/semester
DMACC credit: Bio 922 2 credits (F/S)

 

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