Neurology - Psychiatry

Understanding the Anatomy of the Nervous System

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Understanding the Anatomy of the Nervous System

Understanding the Anatomy of the Nervous System
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Course Length:

  • 37 topics
  • 50 minutes of seat time

Language:

  • English

Course Features:

  • Audio narration
  • Animations
  • Progress checks
  • Pop quizzes
  • Final assessment

Target Audience:

  • Medical professionals
  • Medical students
  • Pharmaceutical representatives
  • Nurses

Description:

The nervous system is small, yet it is perhaps the most complex of the body’s systems. Its function is to detect and integrate a complex array of sensory information and then respond to this information by sending signals that control both movement and the release of chemical messengers, such as neurotransmitters and hormones, throughout the body. The nervous system is also responsible for the higher mental faculties, such as thought, behavior, and memory. This learning program begins with an introduction to the cells of the nervous system. You will then learn about the main components of neurons and about the classification of neurons and neuroglia. You will also learn about the major structures and components of the central nervous system (CNS) and of the peripheral nervous system (PNS).

Upon completion of this learning program, you will be able to:

  • Identify the cells and cellular components of the nervous system.
  • Identify the major components of the central nervous system.
  • Identify the major components of the peripheral nervous system.
  1. GETTING STARTED
    1. Sound Check
    2. Disclaimer
    3. Welcome
    4. Navigation Instructions
  2. STAYING FOCUSED
    1. Introduction
    2. Learning Objectives
  3. CELLS OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
    1. Overview
      • Popup: Neurons
      • Popup: Neuroglia (Oligodendrocytes)
      • Popup: Neuroglia (Astrocytes)
      • Popup: Neuroglia (Microglia)
    2. Neurons
      • Popup: Cell Body
      • Popup: Dendrites
      • Popup: Axon
      • Side Note: Digging Deeper – Afferent and Efferent Processes
    3. Progress Check
    4. Classification of Neurons
    5. Progress Check
    6. Neuroglia
      • Popup: Astrocytes
      • Popup: Oligodendrocytes
      • Popup: Microglia
      • Popup: Ependymal Cells
      • Popup: Schwann Cells
      • Popup: Satellite Cells
    7. Pop Quiz
  4. THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
    1. Overview
    2. Gray and White Matter
    3. Pop Quiz
    4. Brain Anatomy
    5. Progress Check
    6. Spinal Cord External Anatomy
    7. Spinal Cord External Anatomy
    8. Vasculature of the CNS
      • Side Note: Did You Know?
    9. Pop Quiz
  5. THE PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
    1. Overview
    2. Pop Quiz
    3. Cranial and Spinal Nerves
    4. Pop Quiz
    5. Anatomy of the ANS
    6. Pop Quiz
    7. Sensory Receptors Overview
    8. Progress Check
    9. General Sensory Receptors
    10. Progress Check
    11. Special Sensory Receptors
      • Popup: Vision
      • Popup: Smell
      • Popup: Hearing and Equilibrium
      • Popup: Taste
  6. TEST YOUR ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE
    1. Summary
    2. Final assessment
  7. END OF PROGRAM
  8. GLOSSARY
  9. REFERENCES



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