Neuroscience   [Archived Catalog]
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

PT 8431 - Neuroscience

This course provides students with a fundamental understanding of the functions and pathologies of the central nervous system (CNS) as a basic science course in the neuro-rehabilitation curriculum. The emphasis will be on "systems-level neuroanatomy," i.e., functional neuroanatomy (e.g., motor and sensory pathways) and regional neuroanatomy (e.g., organization of spinal cord, brainstem, cerebral cortex, etc.). In addition, information processing by neurons will be addressed by coverage of axon physiology, synaptic neurotransmission and plasticity. The course will first survey the anatomical organization of the CNS, then sensory and motor functions of the CNS, and finish with a description of a number of neurological disorders that have clinical relevance to Physical Therapists.  

Credit Hours: 3

Term Offered: Fall