2023-2024 / MEDE0004-1

Practical work of neuroanatomy


10h Pr

Number of credits

 Bachelor in medicine1 crédit 


Rachelle Franzen

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

I. Dissection of the human brain and clinical applications

II. Histology of the central nervous system

III. Neurophysiology:

  • Electroencephalogram
  • Evoked potentials (motor and sensitive)
  • Electroneuromyogram and nerve velocity studies


Learning outcomes of the learning unit

I. Dissection of the human brain and clinical application
- Students will be able to identify various structures,  nuclei, functional areas, vessels...within frontal, horizontal and sagital sections of the brain.

- Students will have acquired the basic principles which allow them to correlate anatomy, imaging and neurological symptomes, in preparation for clinical neurological diagnosis.
II. Histology of the Central Nervous System
The student will be able to identify various structures (tissues, cells, anatomical regions) within the CNS:

  • Neocortex, cerebellum cortex, archicortex
  • Choroid plexus within the ventricles
  • Meninges
  • Spinal cord horns and tracts, spinal cord levels according white/gray matter distribution, roots, ganglia,...
III. Neurophysiology
The student will be able to:
  • recognize rythms and artefacts on an electroencephalogram
  • understand and interpret evoked potentials and electroneuromyography
  • measure motor conduction velocity

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

The structure and function of the nervous underlying the concepts taught during these practical sessions are required. For the precise courses that are required which provide these notions, see course programme
ANAT0224-1 - Introduction à l'anatomie humaine, y compris l'introduction à l'embryologie générale
NERF0130-5 - Approche multidisciplinaire du système nerveux

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

I. Dissection of the human brain and clinical application

Virtual "TP" on the e-campus platform, based on brain dissection videos with explanations.


II. Histology of the Central Nervous System

Virtual TP on e-campus platform

III. Neurophysiology

On site, in small groups

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Blended learning

Additional information:

I. Dissection of the Human brain and clinical application

on line / e-campus

II. CNS histology

on line / e-campus

III. Neurophysiology

on site, in small groups

Recommended or required readings

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire, open-ended questions )

Additional information:

Usually: Written exam (with slide projection), on site

 DEPENDING ON SANITARY CONDITIONS: on line written examination

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Please respect the groups you are assigned to.


Franzen Rachelle

Associate Professor in Neuroanatomy

B36, CHU, Tower 4, +1 (GIGA Neurosciences)

Tél: 04/3665192

e-mail: rfranzen@uliege.be

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