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Brain and Spinal Cord: Motor and Sensory Functional Systems

Brain and Spinal Cord: Motor and Sensory Functional Systems

Online
Subject Area
Course Number
ANAT 5190 900
Course Code
ANAT5190900
Course Key
77726
Primary Program
Course Description
This 1.0 CU human anatomy course will cover the anatomy of the central nervous system, including a detailed examination of the brainstem, cerebellum, diencephalon, visual system, auditory system and cerebral cortex. The objectives are to: 1) describe the cerebellar connectional anatomy that permits the right side of the cerebellum to promote fine-tuning of skeletal muscles on the right side of the body; 2) describe the major components of the Direct and Indirect Basal Ganglia Pathways, the neurotransmitters that they use and their roles in initiating movement or suppressing unwanted movement; 3) discuss how motor and sensory nuclei of brainstem cranial nerves are organized into functional longitudinal columns in the brainstem; 4) trace the path of a visual stimulus from the nasal and temporal parts of the retina to the cuneus and temporal gyrus of visual cortex; 5) describe the three components of the ear and how the organ of Corti transduces mechanical energy into generator potentials; 6) differentiate the major nuclei of the thalamus and their functions; 7) describe the different embryonic origins of the pituitary and the nuclei in the hypothalamus that control or contribute to the functional activity of each pituitary component; 8) name the lobes that make up the cortex and distinguish the vascular territories of the anterior, middle and posterior cerebral arteries; 9) describe how the dominant hemisphere differs functionally from the non-dominant hemisphere; and 10) list the signs and symptoms of lesions to each of the cranial nerves. This course is open to LPS Pre-Health, Post-Baccalaureate, Alumni, and Non-degree Undergraduate students only.
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