At the end of this course, which is delivered by both lectures and practicals, students will be able to describe the anatomy and the functional mechanisms of the human nervous system.
This course aims to provide knowledge about the anatomy, cellular physiology, and normal function of the human nervous system.
This course falls under the subjects of nervous system anatomy and physiology/
This course also includes laboratory-based teaching on the function and regulatory mechanisms of the nervous system.
INTRODUCTION. CEREBRAL HEMISPHERES. SPINAL CORD. NUCLEI – BASAL GANGLIA. BRAIN STEM. CEREBELLUM. CRANIAL NERVES III,IV,V,VI. CRANIAL NERVES VII,IX,X,XI. BRAIN VASCULARISATION – VENTRICULAR SYSTEM – MENINGES. SENSORY SYSTEMS (ORGAN: VISION – CN ΙΙ, ORGAN: SMELL – CN Ι, ORGAN: HEARING – BALANCE – CN VIII). AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM – BASIC FUNCTION ANATOMY
Introduction to nerve cells. Membrane potential. Energy potentials. Synaptic transmission. Reflexes. Autonomic nervous system. Somatosensory system. Vision. Hearing and vestibular system. Chemical senses: Smell and taste. Voluntary movement control ECG: neurophysiological basis. Sleep/wake cycle. Learning and memory. Language and speech. Physiology of cerebrospinal fluid and cerebral blood flow. Blood-brain barrier.
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