OM 1014: Neuroscience System I

Class Program
Credits 7

The Neuroscience System presents the student with an intensive introduction to the: 1) Central Nervous System (Brain and Spinal Cord) and 2) Head and Neck anatomy. The central nervous system portion of this course addresses the following topics in integrated fashion: Neuroanatomy, Neurophysiology, Neurohistology, Neuroembryology, Neuroradiology and Behavioral Neuroscience. The studies of Neuroscience and of Head and Neck anatomy are bridged by the cranial nerves which begin in the central nervous system and distribute throughout the head and neck. Although concepts in this course are presented utilizing traditional/clinical lectures, human cadaver/brain dissection laboratories and reading assignments, these concepts are reinforced by numerous clinically based lectures and Clinical Integrative Sessions (CIS) which emphasize the importance of integrating basic neuroscientific knowledge with the clinical symptoms presented by a neurological deficit.