Neuroanatomy Courseware Options
for Students in CVM 6901

University of Minnesota
Neuroanatomy Courseware
Veterinary Anatomy Web Site

The following neuroanatomy courseware options
pertain to Veterinary Physiology (CVM 6901) students.

Topic: Spinal Cord

Recommended: Neuroanatomy Lab Tutorials. The Spinal Cord Anatomy tutorial can be used to complement the Spinal Cord Lab Manual and Lectures regarding Spinal Cord Gross Anatomy, Histology, and Spinal Pathways. (Each page of the tutorial displays two levels of information.)

In addition, a comprehensive presentation of spinal cord neuroanatomy is also available: Spinal Cord Anatomy Lab.

For private group discussions of the Spinal Cord consider: Spinal Cord - Discussion Questions.

To quickly self-evaluate your spinal cord knowledge in an engaging interactive manner, try: Interactive Neuroanatomy Quiz.

Topic: Brain Introduction and Overview

Recommended: Neuroanatomy Lab Tutorials. The Canine Brain Introduction tutorial can be used to complement the Brain Organization Lab Manual. (Each page of the tutorial displays two levels of information.)

Additionally, a previously used web site remains available: Brain Anatomy Introduction Lab. A web site presenting numerous gross brain dissection images from various species is online: Brain Gross Anatomy Images.

To quickly self-evaluate your brain knowledge in an engaging interactive manner, try: Interactive Neuroanatomy Quiz.

Topic: Brain Internal Structure

Brain Transections Atlases reveal internal brain anatomy. Three Brain Atlases are online:

Canine Brain Sections Tutor. One advantage of this web atlas is that student may select labeled structures at two levels: those encountered early in the course vs. those encountered later. Structures & their names are linked by color match.

Canine Brain Transections. This web atlas has two divisions: 1] Rostrocaudal positions of transections within the brain, and 2] Transections Atlas plates that encompass all brain structures. Students may click a name & see the corresponding structure identified and glossary entry displayed. Or, students can select a structure and see its name high-lighted.

Canine Brain Atlas. This Brain Atlas is static, but labels may be toggled on/off.

(Note: MRI Brain Atlases are also available online.)

Topic: Additional Lab Content

Cerebellum Lab. This web site presents information about cerebellar anatomy & function. It complements lab and lecture content regarding the cerebellum.

Cranial Nerve Nuclei - Animated Quizzes. Animated quizzes and an explanation animation regarding cranial nerve nuclei (names, innervation targets, associated nerves, and fiber-types). This courseware is quite popular world-wide, but it includes more detail than we require for CVM 6901. (Also, the animations require a Flash Player plug-in.)

Neurobiology Labs Overview — Preview & Review Images. Images with captions are available for each of the Neuroanatomy Labs. The captions include links to other images. This courseware represents an early effort on our part; you may use it to supplement labs where specific courseware is lacking.

Topic: Clinical Case Reports

CVM 6901 students are required to generate Case Reports, using their anatomical knowledge to locate lesions based on clinical signs. The following courseware should be helpful in preparing the reports:

Diagnose Neurological Lesion Location Exercises. Students can practice diagnosing anatomical location probabilities by based on clinical signs. A Lesion Location Guide, presenting neuroanatomy and clinical syndromes per neural region, is included. (This courseware requires a Flash Player plug-in.)

Locate Neurological Lesions Guide (smart phone web app). This Clinical Neuroanatomy and Clinical Syndromes Guide is a mobile version of the Guide mentioned above. It is intended to aid veterinary students preparing to diagnose lesion location based on clinical signs, using neuroanatomy knowledge.

Topic: General Information

To self-assess your understanding of neurobiology concepts, you could visit: Neurobiology Concepts Checker.

A version of the Concepts Checker designed for smart phones is also available: Neurobiology Concepts Checker (mobile).

The Neuroanatomy Courseware page of our Veterinary Anatomy Web Site presents a complete listings and descriptions of available courseware.