Course Description: Functional systems and circuits of the human brain and spinal cord.
Course Objectives: This course is designed to introduce the basic structure and functions of the human nervous system. Students will gain an understanding of the various tests that comprise the neurologic examination, and learn sufficient vocabulary to read and understand clinical and basic research literature in neuroscience. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to locate sites of neurological abnormalities in patients (simulated or real case histories) with structural nervous system disorders.
Prerequisites: BMS 300
Format: 4 credits - 3 hours lecture and 2 hours laboratory per week
Semesters Offered: Spring
Coordinator: N. Reist
The Human Brain, 5th Ed. (2002), John Nolte
Neuroanatomy: An Atlas of Structures, Sections, and Systems, 6th Ed. (2004), Duane Haines --OR-- 5th Ed. (2000)
Note: 5th edition is spiral bound and better for lab if you can get it!
AY345 Functional Neuroanatomy Laboratory Guide (2006), Noreen Reist and Gary Pickard
|Week 1:||Overview; neuronal integration|
|Week 2:||Cerebrovascular system; meninges; ventricles and CSF|
|Week 3:||Ventricles and CSF; spinal cord|
|Week 4:||Intro. to brainstem; anatomy of somatosensory systems|
|Week 5:||Somatosensory systems; taste; anatomy of auditory/vestibular|
|Week 6:||Auditory system; vestibular system|
|Week 7:||Anatomy of visual system; visual system|
|Week 8:||Visual system; anatomy of motor systems|
|Week 9:||Anatomy of motor systems; autonomic nervous system; cranial nerves|
|Week 10:||Cranial nerves|
|Week 11:||Visual motor; motor system I|
|Week 12:||Motor systems II; motor diseases; anatomy of motor systems|
|Week 13:||Basal ganglia; cerebellum|
|Week 14:||Cerebellum; hypothalamus; limbic|