The goal of this course is to develop an understanding of the basic pathological processes of the central nervous system. It will enable students to recognize and interpret evidence of gross and microscopic changes to develop during a pathological process of the CNS. The course will also provide an overview of important stains used in neuropathology to enhance the visualization of a pathological specimen. Although this course will provide an overview of ischemia, stroke, demyelinating diseases, degenerative and metabolic disorders, particular attention will be given to CNS infections and tumours.
This course provides a review of neuroradiology focusing on the diagnosis and characterization of abnormalities of the central and peripheral nervous system. Head and spine imaging will be covered, including basic neuroanatomy, traumatic, infectious, neoplastic, vascular, and demyelinating diseases.
This course focuses on the fine details of neuroanatomy and the organization of the human nervous system. The integral role of neuroanatomy and its importance to the surgical application will be of focus. Residents will partake in case discussions to integrate their knowledge from practice and relate them to course material.
In the last 20 years, endoscopic approaches have revolutionized the treatment of skull base tumors. Currently, endoscopic transphenoidal surgery has become the standard approach for resection of pituitary adenomas in most centers, allowing for improved visualization and resection of lesions with supra- and parasellar extension. Understanding of the anatomy of the sella and parasellar regions and comprehension of surgical techniques for endoscopic approaches are mandatory for successful application of this approach. In this course, we aim to discuss the anatomy related to the transphenoidal approaches to the skull base, surgical indications and review of clinical cases. The curriculum will focus on education and training of residents in endoscopic transphenoidal surgery.