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PTRM 6003 Neuroscience (Fall and Spring)


Credits: 4

Course Description:

This course presents a study of the structure and function of the central nervous system including embryology, circulation, nuclei, tracts, and functional connections. Lectures focus on basic principles of neural organization as well as the consequences of damage to the nervous systems. Laboratories provide an opportunity for students to visualize the three-dimensional structure of the brain, as well as to learn structure-function relationships in an interactive fashion. In a sub-component of the course titled ‘Neurological Examination and Evaluation’ students learn to conduct and interpret the findings of clinical tests that are used to identify neurologic pathology in patients and clients.