Pathoanatomy of the Human Central Nervous System
Attendance type(s): In Person
Event Dates: 05—6 Mar 2020
The aim of the course is the introduction into pathological changes in the human brain from a neuroanatomical perspective. The course provides an introduction into the methods used in human neuroscience research and an opportunity for hands-on training in the preparation of thick histological sections. The anatomy of the human spinal cord, brainstem, diencephalon and telencephalon is revised in thick and thin brain sections. A staging approach to neurodegenerative diseases is used to study the pathological anatomy of the human brain and spinal cord in neurodegenerative diseases. Examples of staging procedures that will be applied during the course include the Braaks staging of Alzheimer-related neurofibrillary changes and staging of Parkinson-related alpha-synuclein pathology in the human nervous system. The contents of this course are complementary to the course “Translational Neuroanatomy and Pathology” listed above, where the focus is the comparative neuroanatomy and pathoanatomy between rodents and humans.