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Neuroanatomy for Imagers – King’s College London

This hybrid one-day course has been designed for people working in imaging but with no neuroanatomical background. This established course has been running for more than 10 years.

It will introduce participants to the basic principles of the anatomy, the function of the nervous system, and the major anatomical constituents and parts of the brain.

It will be led by Professor Alexander Hammers, Head of the PET Centre and Professor of Imaging and Neuroscience at King's College London, who has received excellent feedback.

The course will include lectures - it is based on 180 slides - but is highly interactive. Expect to be involved! 

  • Date: Thursday, 13 October 2022
  • Application deadline6 September 2022
  • Venue: online (MS Teams) or in person (London)

For further information and to register, please click here.

What does this course cover?

  • The basics: (Re)sources; Definitions; Finding your way; Surroundings; Cell types;
  • Tissue types: GM, WM; Tissue: CSF; Blood supply and drainage;
  • Development; The parts: Overview of structure and function; Frontal lobes;
  • Occipital lobes; Temporal lobes; Limbic system; Diencephalon; Basal ganglia; Brainstem and cerebellum; Chemoarchitecture;
  • How to tell right from left; Do it yourself

What will I achieve?

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand rationale in naming & apply conventions correctly
  • Understand the gross anatomy of the human CNS, its parts and major connective principles
  • Describe the vascular supply of the brain, and CSF production and circulation
  • Name the major functions of the different constituents of the brain
  • Understand some basic developmental principles to help memorise brain structure
  • Find help and devise ways to identify and name parts of the brain or define ROIs

Who is this for?

It will be ideal for statisticians, physicists, chemists, radiographers, mathematicians, computer scientists, psychologists and research fellows/PhD students. Based upon 180 slides but with a highly interactive nature, the course aims to further imaging and neuroscience research by enhancing neuroanatomical knowledge among participants.

What is the teaching schedule?

Details on the training schedule can be found in the programme document.

Fees and discounts

The fees includes a course handbook. We will post the handbook to online attendees.

In Person - London

  • Corporate fee: £300
  • University staff, Hospital staff, PhD student: £200. Please apply with discount code Neuro200
  • King's College London staff: £185 , please apply with discount code Neuro185
  • Undergraduate and Masters students: £120 (only full time students are eligible. Please send details of your student status to teachingadmin-imaging@kcl.ac.uk to get the student discount code.

Online - MS Teams

  • Corporate fee: £275
  • University staff, Hospital staff or PhD student: £175. Please apply with discount code Neuro175
  • King's College London staff: £160, please apply with discount code Neuro160
  • Undergraduate and Masters students: £95 (only full time students are eligible. Please send details of your student status to teachingadmin-imaging@kcl.ac.uk to get the student discount code.
Start date
13 October 2022
End Date
13 October 2022
Start Time
09:00
End Time
17:15
Venue
Surgical & Interventional Engineering - King's College London
Lower Ground Floor - South Wing, St Thomas' Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London
SE1 7EH