Functional Neuroanatomy

Functional Neuroanatomy
Function, assessment, and rehabilitation of sensory and motor systems.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPDBIO 220 & EXSC 390
 ProgramsContaining EXSC 470
Course Outcomes


Describe the functional unit of the nervous system.

Describe the pathways of three different messenger neurons.

Explain glia.

List the 4 regions of the nervous system.

List the structures that make up the brain stem.

Identify and label the circle of Willis and associated arterial supply

Explain the composition of white vs. gray matter.

Describe and identify spinal cord anatomy and explain the DRG (dorsal root ganglion) and ventral rami

Describe and draw the gray and white matter in the spinal cord.

List and identify the cranial nerves attached to the Pons

List and identify all cranial nerves and explain which are sensory, motor or mixed.

Describe the function of the cerebellum.

Neuroanatomical Terms

Upon completion of this class students will be able to accomplish the following:

Be familiar with the neuroanatomical terms and their meanings for the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system in relation to systems and function.

Be familiar with terminology of specific diseases and dysfunctions in relation to signs/symptoms and classic descriptions

Be familiar with the terminology of electrophysiologic testing of the peripheral nervous system as it relates to normal and abnormal function.

Somatosensory & Motor Microanatomy

Students will be able to identify and discuss the structures, pathways and functions of independent somatosensory and motor tracts as they relate to motor function, coordination, movement and sensory integration.