Neuro- and Cognitive Sciences

Course Code :1017GENGE3
Study domain:Medicine
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:0
Study load (hours):140
Contract restrictions: Faculty decision based on student file
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Patrick Cras
Bernard Sabbe
Manuel Morrens
Benedicte De Winter
Chantal De Groote
Paul Parizel
Jan Verlooy
Rudy Mercelis
Luc Debaene
Guy Hans
Ellen De Bruijn
Jean-Philippe van Dijck

3. Course contents *

Part psychiatry
The course starts with an introduction into the domain of the cognitive and affective neurosciences. First a historical context will be given  in order  to explain how the combination of developments in medicine and psychology led to a relatively new research domain. Then the the functional framework will described that can be used  for  explaining  different cognitive functions  and the  brain structures involved. Several examples of neurological and psychiatric disorders, that show specific deviant behaviour, will be given to clarify this framework. Further attention will be given to memory, action planning, attention, emotion and social cognition.  
Part nervous system
1. Micro and macroscopic neuroanatomy, 2. Neuroanatomy of the sensory pathways, 3. Neuroanatomy of locomotion, 4. Basal ganglia, 5. Embryology of the nervous system, 6. Cerebellum, 7. Autonomic nervous system, 8. Cranial nerves, 9. Neuroradiology of head and the neck, 10. Physiology of the nervous system, neurons and glia, 11. Neuroradiology, 12. Anatomy of the skull base, 13. neurophysiology of consciousness, 14. Sensory transduction, 15. Circuits in the nervous system, 16. Histology nerve/muscle, 17. Histology nervous system, 18. Autonomic nervous system, 19. Neuronal environment, 20. Anatomy, physiology and neurochemistry of pain, 21. Transition acute to chronic pain, 22. Classification and epidemiology pf pain, 23. Neurological semiology, 24. Semiology of cranial nerves, 25. Low back pain, 26. Clinical pharmacology of pain, 27. Clinical neurophysiology, 28. Neurophysiology of sleep, 29. Lab histology, 30. Memory: physiology and dysfunction, 31. Neurophysiological research, 32. Headache, 33. Brain dissection/demonstration, 34. Infections of the nervous system, 35. Sudden neurological deficits, 36. Unconsciousness