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Code: MI201     Acronym: NANAT

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Medicine

Instance: 2012/2013 - 1S Ícone do Moodle

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Departamento de Anatomia
Course/CS Responsible: Master Degree in Medicine

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
MIMED 543 Mestrado Integrado em Medicina 2007 2 - 7 75 189

Teaching language



Learn the structural organization of the central nervous system, cranial nerves and peripheral apparatus of the special senses, applying respective anatomical terminology. Form an interdisciplinary view on the functioning of the nervous system by integrating knowledge from different sciences including neuroanatomy, physiology, biochemistry, psychology, etc.


General anatomy of the central nervous system and its ontogenesis.
Membrane potentials. Intracellular signalling.
Neuron and neurites. Synapses.
Spinal cord.
Medulla oblongata.
Reticular formation.
Dorsal thalamus. Epithalamus.
Hypothalamus. Hypophysis.
Subthalamus. Basal nuclei.
Limbic system.
Learning and memory.
Afferent pathways. Efferent pathways.
Autonomic nervous system and stress.
Blood supply of the brain.
Ventricular system and dura-mater venous sinuses.
Olfactory nerve. Olfactory pathway and rhynencephalon.
Eye and visual pathways. Orbital content.
Oculomotor, trochlear and abducens nerves.
External ear and medium ear. Internal ear. Auditory and vestibular pathways.
Trigeminal and facial nerves.
Glossopharyngeal and vagus nerves.
Accessory and hypoglossal nerves.

Mandatory literature

J. Nolte; The Human Brain. An Introduction to its Functional Anatomy. 6th Edition., Mosby – Elsevier
Gray's Anatomy. The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. 40th Edition, Churchill Livingstone – Elsevier, Susan Standring et al., 2008

Complementary Bibliography

R. S. Snell; Clinical Neuroanatomy. 7th Edition., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009
Fundamental Neuroscience. Academic Press, Elsevier Science, Larry R Squire et al.

Teaching methods and learning activities

Lectures = 2 h/week;
Practical sessions = 3 h/week.
Elaboration of a monograph (voluntary).


Não aplicavel. Not aplicable.


Health sciences > Medical sciences > Medicine > Human anatomy
Health sciences > Neuroscience

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation without final exam

Assessment Components

Description Type Time (hours) Weight (%) End date
Attendance (estimated) Participação presencial 0,00
Total: - 0,00

Eligibility for exams

According to the regulations of the FMUP.

Examinations or Special Assignments

Monographs (voluntary).

Special assessment (TE, DA, ...)

According to the regulations of the FMUP.

Classification improvement

According to the regulations of the FMUP.
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