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Know Your Nerves

Date Location Price
10 - 12 February 2015 London Bridge £395

We often ask what else people want to know about and recently the repetitive voices I was hearing were asking about nerves... nerves... nerves... So here we go... A 3 day course to begin to familiarise you with the names, pathways and patterns of innervation of skin and muscles and see their pathways in the Dissection Room on Day 3.

While 3 days is not a lot, we hope that our varied methods of presentation, interactive approaches and audience participation, not to mention hands on in the dissection lab, will increase your knowledge in leaps and bounds and provide a solid foundation of understanding. Informative yet informal lecture time allows you to get the information down, hear words and pronunciations and repeat them back so you say it too, while the exploratory time in the lab will test and challenge your knowledge, helping you piece together what you already know while expanding your understanding of the whole system and filling in any gaps.

What this course offers:

Two days of theory looking at:

  • the structure and function of neurons: what makes them fire, how they fire and what happens after they have fired
  • interesting aspects of the structure of nerves as they exit and enter the spinal cord
  • what information they are bringing to the central nervous system and from where
  • an outline of the peripheral autonomic system and where these nerves run, especially the origin of parasympathetic supply and the sympathetic chain
  • details of the cervical plexus
  • the coolest way to learn the brachial plexus
  • the major and minor off shoots of the lumbosacral plexus
  • the names of the major peripheral nerves and the pathways they take in the body - what key nerves go next to, under, over and through!
  • which structures are innervated by the major nerves & the pattern of innervations to skin, including myotomes and dematomes

Followed by a day in the Dissection room looking at the nerves and the pathways the main ones take using pre-dissected specimens - in short as much as can be seen and absorbed.

In short, we are fairly confident that by the end of the course you will have filled many gaps in your knowledge of these vital pathways, that is often missing in more basic CAM A&P training, and more likely to feel you Know Your Nerves.

Do I need it?

Well, if you have not studied nerves before then it will be a great foundation for this topic. If you have, then consider the following questions - how many can you answer with ease?

  • What are the roots of the brachial plexus?
  • Where does parasympathetic supply exit the CNS?
  • What does the femoral nerve innervate?
  • Which is the widest nerve in the body?
  • What nerve may have been damaged in foot drop?
  • What will happen in your hand if the ulnar nerve is damaged?
  • Which muscle does the musculocutaneous nerve go through and what does it supply?
  • What is the third main nerve supply to the lower limb that hasn't already been mentioned?
  • How many of these have you been able to answer?
  • How many of these would you like to be able to answer?

If the difference between your answer to the last two questions is more than 3 then you would probably enjoy this course and get a lot out of it!

Do I want it?

Where else can you get this unique mixture of (probably) new information, taught in an accessible manner and made relevant to you. Where else will you find this intensely practical, 3-d, hands on true understanding of our anatomical brilliance? Taught with reference to our work as CAM and health practitioners? With the opportunity to ask as many questions as you like? You will also take away a comprehensive workbook and have future access to online versions of the same course.

Someone said…

‘Just wanted to say a big thank you for such a fantastically interesting weekend…lots of stuff to process, and lots of thoughts on further ways to go! Best ever.’

This course will be presented by Caroline Barrow at the London Bridge, Guy’s campus of King’s College University. Please note the course is not affiliated to the university in any other way.

Want to see how much you know? Have a look at our quiz: Do you Know Your Nerves

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