PNB 5101: Anatomy and Physiology for Intraoperative Neuromonitoring

Course Title: Anatomy and Physiology for Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (PNB 5101), 4 credits. Instructor of record: Radmila Filipovic, PhD

Time/Place: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu; Beach Hall 335; 9:00 am-1:30 pm (time may be subject for a change).

Email: radmila.filipovic@uconn.eduTelephone:  1-860-486-5976

Alternative summer 1 (duration of session: 6/3-7/12/19; duration of PNB 5101 course: 6/3-6/20/19)

Course Information: The purpose of this course is to provide students knowledge of human anatomy and physiology that is necessary for Intraoperative Neuromonitoring.  At the beginning of the course, we will focus on musculoskeletal anatomy, and for the rest of the course, we will cover in- depth anatomy of the nervous system. In the laboratory part of the course, students will identify major muscles and bones in human models and cadavers, dissect cow spinal cord and sheep brain and identify CNS regions in preserved human brains. Preserved human brains are obtained from the University of Connecticut Health Center. Case studies, online material, and demonstration of videos of dissections of fixed human brains will be used to integrate knowledge about the structure and function of brain regions.

1. Recommended books: Neuroanatomy through clinical cases: Hall Blumenfeld, 2nd Edition, available on Amazon

2. Required software: Draw it to know it: Please buy a license to this software:; Register for University of Connecticut-Neuroanatomy, 1 month subscription