With the succesfulL completion of this course, students will have a working knowledge of the basic neuroanatomic structures of the central nervous system and their functions. After each major system, structure, or anatomical pathway is presented, the consequences of damage to that system will be presented. Furthermore, clinical cases will be presented to help solidify the anatomical facts. In this fashion, the neuroanatomical details will take on clinical relevance, and thus a deeper appreciation of how the central nervous system operates will hopefully be attained.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Organization of the central nervous system, basic neuroanatomy-neurophysiology. Neuropsychology of language, memory, attention, perception, emotions/normal aspects. Examples of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders through presentation of case studies. Neuropsychological assessment and recovery of functions / rehabilitation.
neuropsychology, human brain, neuronal basis of cognitive function, recovery of function/rehabilitation