Anatomy Course

Next course: 13th - 15th November 2019

(Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, MALET STREET)

A highly popular and accessible introduction to structural, functional and radiological neuroanatomy


Course Overview

This is our original three-day introduction to human brain anatomy.


  • Highly popular course with five star ratings
  • Comprehensive introduction to human brain anatomy
  • Assumes minimal prior knowledge
  • Emphasises functional, clinical and radiological (MRI) neuroanatomy
  • Summer 2019 course includes optional 'hands on' anatomy practical!


Course director:

Dr Paul Johns, BSc BM MSc FAcadMEd FRSB FRCPath

Consultant Neuropathologist

Reader in Clinical Neuroanatomy

Three-day course: £375 (normal price: £395) **

Includes course handbook.



Suitable for undergraduate / postgraduate students in medicine and biomedical sciences, neuroscience and psychology

This programme is also rated highly as a refresher course and update by junior doctors in neurology, psychiatry and neurosurgery

Mean feedback score (July 2018): 4.9/5.0


Hands-On Brain Anatomy Practical

Our summer 3-day course has an optional half-day brain anatomy practical. The next hands on session will be in July 2020.

This highly popular practical session provides a unique opportunity to get 'hands on' with preserved human brain specimens.


The session follows the main three-day course and will be held in the anatomy dissection room, King's College London.


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[PLEASE NOTE: The practical is an optional addition to the 3-day human brain anatomy course that is only available with the summer course. It cannot be booked as a 'stand-alone' session.]


Read a review

This course has been reviewed by PhD students Anna Jones and Natalie Royle (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh) who won a Neuroresearchers Fund Award to attend in 2011.

"...Excellent teaching from Dr P. Johns... enabled us to gain a large degree of knowledge in a short time period...

The course has been considerably beneficial to our ongoing research and we would highly recommend it..."

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Course Programme

This exciting 3-day programme provides a detailed overview of human brain anatomy presented in a very clear and accessible way.


The approach is unlike traditional neuroanatomy courses, emphasising understanding over rote learning.

The comprehensive lecture programme gives a firm grasp of the three-dimensional structure of the brain with clinical and functional integration. Attendees find this approach enjoyable and a powerful aid to long-term recall.

The timetable for the November 2019 course is provided below and will take place at Birkbeck, University of London, MALET STREET (see venue here).


Wednesday 13th November 2019

09.30 - 10.00:  Registration

10.00 - 11.00:  Overview of the human brain

11.00 - 11.30:  Coffee break

11.30 - 12.30:  Brain development and anatomy

12.30 - 13.30:  Lunch break

13.30 - 14.30:  Cerebral cortex and subcortical white matter

14.30 - 15.00:  Tea break

15.00 - 16.00:  Primary sensory and motor areas

16.00 - 16.15:  Questions / comments

Thursday 14th November 2019

10.00 - 11.00:  Frontal lobe and prefrontal region

11.00 - 11.30:  Coffee break

11.30 - 12.30:  Parieto-occipital, temporal and language areas

12.30 - 13.30:  Lunch break

13.30 - 14.30:  Blood supply to the brain

14.30 - 15.00:  Tea break

15.00 - 16.00:  Brain stem and cerebellum

16.00 - 16.15:  Questions / comments

Friday 15th November 2019

10.00 - 11.00:  Corpus striatum, thalamus and internal capsule

11.00 - 11.30:  Coffee break

11.30 - 12.30:  Basal ganglia loops and ventral striatum

12.30 - 13.30:  Lunch break

13.30 - 14.30:  Limbic lobe and insula

14.30 - 15.00:  Tea break

15.00 - 16.00:  Hippocampus and amygdala

16.00 - 16.15:  Concluding remarks -- and Close





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