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Neuroanatomy for Imagers

Key information

Subject area:

Life Sciences & Medicine

Course type:

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Course delivery mode:


Credit level:

Not for credit


1 day

Available course dates:

From: 03 February 2022 To: 03 February 2022
Application deadline: 24 January 2022

Course overview

The online course will be delivered via MS Teams, using a combination of live and interactive sessions.

The course has been designed for people working in imaging but with no neuroanatomical background. It will introduce participants to the basic principles of the anatomy, the function of the nervous system, the major anatomical constituents and parts of the brain. Professor Alexander Hammers has been running the course since 2015.

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The content of the course has been certified by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to continuing professional development principles.

What does this course cover?

  • The basics: (Re)sources; Definitions; Finding your way; Surroundings; Cell types;
  • Tissue types: GM, WM; Tissue: CSF; Blood supply and drainage;
  • Development; The parts: Overview of structure and function; Frontal lobes;
  • Occipital lobes; Temporal lobes; Limbic system; Diencephalon; Basal ganglia; Brainstem and cerebellum; Chemoarchitecture;
  • How to tell right from left; Do it yourself

The course will include lectures, it is based on 180 slides but is highly interactive. Expect to be involved!

What will I achieve?

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand rationale in naming & apply conventions correctly
  • Understand the gross anatomy of the human CNS, its parts and major connective principles
  • Describe the vascular supply of the brain, and CSF production and circulation
  • Name the major functions of the different constituents of the brain
  • Understand some basic developmental principles to help memorise brain structure
  • Find help and devise ways to identify and name parts of the brain or define ROIs

Who will I learn with?

Alexander  Hammers

Alexander Hammers

Head of the PET Centre and Professor of Imaging and Neuroscience 

Who is this for?

It will be ideal for statisticians, physicists, chemists, radiographers, mathematicians, computer scientists, psychologists and research fellows/PhD students. Based upon 180 slides but with a highly interactive nature, the course aims to further imaging and neuroscience research by enhancing neuroanatomical knowledge among participants.

What is the teaching schedule?

Details on the training schedule can be found in the programme document.

Fees and discounts

The fees includes a course handbook.

  • Full fee: £275
  • University staff ,Hospital staff or PhD student: £175. Please apply with discount code Neuro175
  • King's College London staff: £160 , please apply with discount code Neuro160
  • Undergraduate and Masters students: £95 (only full time students are eligible. Please send details of your student status to to get the student discount code.

Further information

Payment by invoice

This option is only available if your course fee is being paid for by your employer or company. If you are eligible for any discounts, you will be able to select this during the checkout process.

Please note you will need to provide the following information during checkout:

  • full name of the company
  • web URL address of the company
  • company finance department address to which the course fee invoice will be posted to
  • email address where the invoice can be sent
  • purchase order reference (if needed) – this is a reference which your company may need to be shown on the invoice in order to make payment to King’s
  • the name of the individual at the company, responsible for approving the invoice from King’s
  • the contact details of this individual, including their job title, department; email and telephone number

Please note that King’s College London payment terms are 30 days from the date of the invoice.

Course status:


Full fee £275

University / Hospital staff or PhD student £175

Undergraduate / Masters student £95

Internal £160

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