The Department of Neuroscience provides instruction in human anatomy, histology, cytology, embryology, and neuroscience designed for students in the medical, dental, and allied health science professions and for undergraduate preprofessional students. Elective courses are offered for advanced students and residents. The department also maintains strong research, graduate, and postdoctoral programs in the anatomical sciences with a special emphasis on neuroscience. The graduate, research, and teaching programs provide the academic background for students pursuing careers as faculty members in the basic medical sciences. The department's faculty members also offer an M.D./Ph.D. program and other opportunities for health science students to participate in basic medical science research programs.
The teaching philosophy of the Neuroscience Department is to provide current and clinically relevant content and concepts in the anatomical sciences for all health science students. Research activities enhance the teaching programs and provide regular and important contributions to a better understanding of the basic science aspects of human health problems. Teaching methods are selected to enhance the development of lifelong learning and problem-solving skills. These methods include large-group interactive sessions, small-group teaching, computer-assisted learning programs, and video technology.
Neuroscience assumes the primary responsibilities for instruction in the Human Structure and Basic Neuroscience Blocks of the first year of the medical curriculum. Faculty members from surgery, diagnostic radiology, pathology, physiology, neurology, and psychiatry contribute to the planning and teaching of these integrated curriculum components.
The official department course listings may be found on the UK Registrar's website.
ANA 814/MD 814 Human Structure/Gross Anatomy
MD 812 Human Structure/Histology
ANA 815 First-Year Elective, Anatomy
MD 817 Neurosciences
ANA 825 Second-Year Elective, Anatomy
ANA 850 Applied Human Anatomy
ANA 851 Research in Anatomy
ANA 209 Principles of Human Anatomy
ANA 394/395 Independent Research in Anatomy and Neurobiology (contract required) ANA394/395 contract PDF *
ANA 503 Independent Work in Anatomy
ANA 512 Microscopy and Ultrastructure
ANA 513 Developmental Anatomy
ANA 516 Anatomy of the Nervous System
ANA 530 Combined Histology and Special Oral Miroanatomy
ANA 534 Dental Gross Anatomy, Neuroanatomy, and Embryology
ANA 600 Seminar in Anatomy
ANA 606 Mechanisms of Neurologic Disease
ANA 612 Biology of Aging (same as BIO 612, GRN 612)
ANA 631 Advanced Human Anatomy
ANA 636 Advanced Neuroscience
ANA 638 Developmental Neurobiology
ANA 660 Biology of Reproduction
ANA 748 Master's Thesis Research
ANA 749 Dissertation Research
ANA 768 Residence Credit for Master's Degree
ANA 769 Residence Credit for Doctoral Degree
ANA 790 Research in Anatomy
ANA 801 Histology for Physical Therapy Students
ANA 802 Neuroanatomy for Physical Therapy Students
ANA 811 Human Anatomy for Allied Health Professions
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