University of Ioannina, PC 45110, Greece
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Purpose of the cours: The study of anatomical structures, their relations and functions, thereby providing a conceptual framework for the understanding of the overall organization of the human body and its systems. The aim of the course is also to achieve early contact with the clinical fields and the interface between basic anatomy and clinical fields.

Course Content
1) Neuroanatomy: introduction in neuroanatomy, forbrain, cerebral hemispheres, functional topography, deep structures of cerebral hemispheres, white matter, basal ganglia, ventricles, meninges and vessels of the brain, brainstem, midbrain, pons, medulla oblongata, cerebellum, spinal cord, major neural pathways, cranial nerves, sensory organs and autonomic nervous system.
2) Splachnology: introduction to the thorax, pleura, lungs, mediastinum, heart, thorax surface anatomy, introduction to the abdomen, peritoneum, digestive glands, abdominal organs, viscera, abdominal surface anatomy.

Form and outcomes of instruction: Teaching is based on lectures (four two-hour per week), and laboratory exercises (four hours per week per student), with a combination of traditional (lectures and exercise in cadaveric preparations) and modern teaching methods (clinical and imaging correlation, teaching using Computer Learning Solving, Clinical Problems). The laboratory exercises are carried out in small groups, where students are trained simultaneously in six different stations using the same set of training materials (cadaveric material, models, computer). The course objective is to identify and describe key anatomic structures, to analyze the anatomical relations among anatomic structures and to describe the basic principles relating structure and function thereby permitting the understanding of the human body as an integrated whole.

Hours of training per student: 140

Semester: 3rd