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What you will learn

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    Learn the gross anatomy of the central and peripheral nervous systems, and the names and functions of the cranial nerves

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    Understand how sensory information enters the brain

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    Understand how the brain and spinal cord control the muscles

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    Understand how the autonomic nervous system activates the fight or flight response

Course 3 of 4 in the

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 8 weeks of study, 3 to 4 hours per week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
5 hours to complete

Gross Anatomy of the Nervous System

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15 videos (Total 94 min), 3 readings, 8 quizzes
15 videos
Introduction to Neuroanatomy8m
Gross Anatomy of the Central Nervous System10m
Gross Anatomy of the Brain11m
Meninges1m
Dura Mater4m
Arachnoid Mater3m
Pia Mater1m
Neurovasculature Pt. 14m
Neurovasculature Pt. 24m
Neurovasculature Pt. 34m
Neurovasculature Pt. 46m
Ventricular System Pt. 15m
Ventricular System Pt. 29m
Ventricular System (Demonstration)16m
3 readings
Welcome Announcement10m
Course Syllabus10m
Help Us Learn More About You!10m
8 practice exercises
CNS Gross Introduction10m
CNS Gross Anatomy6m
Labelling Quiz - CNS Gross Anatomy52m
CNS Meninges10m
Labelling Quiz - CNS Meninges8m
CNS Vasculature8m
Labelling Quiz - CNS Vasculature44m
Labelling Quiz - CNS Ventricular System48m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Spinal Cord

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12 videos (Total 61 min), 7 quizzes
12 videos
Spinal Cord Basics Pt. 27m
Spinal Cord Gray Matter Pt. 13m
Spinal Cord Gray Matter Pt. 24m
Spinal Cord White Matter2m
Spinal Nerves Pt. 14m
Spinal Nerves Pt. 25m
Spinal Nerves Pt. 35m
Cervical Plexus6m
Brachial Plexus4m
Lumbar and Sacral Plexus4m
Reflexes7m
7 practice exercises
Spinal Cord Gross Anatomy10m
Labelling Quiz - Spinal Cord Gross Anatomy8m
SC Gray and White Matter12m
Spinal Cord Peripheral Nerves I10m
Labelling Quiz - Spinal Cord Peripheral Nerves I24m
Spinal Cord Peripheral Nerves II44m
Spinal Cord Reflexes6m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Autonomics

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5 videos (Total 22 min), 3 quizzes
5 videos
Parasympathetic Nervous System Pt. 13m
Parasympathetic Nervous System Pt. 24m
Sympathetic Nervous System Pt. 12m
Sympathetic Nervous System Pt. 27m
3 practice exercises
Autonomics Intro18m
Parasympathetic Nervous System8m
Sympathetic Nervous System8m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Motor Systems

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11 videos (Total 44 min), 6 quizzes
11 videos
Direct Motor Pathways Pt. 15m
Direct Motor Pathways Pt. 23m
Direct Motor Pathways Pt. 37m
Basal Nuclei (Ganglia) Pt. 12m
Basal Nuclei (Ganglia) Pt. 24m
Basal Nuclei (Ganglia) Pt. 34m
Cerebellum Pt. 13m
Cerebellum Pt. 22m
Cerebellum Pt. 32m
Cerebellum Pt. 44m
6 practice exercises
Motor Systems Introduction10m
Motor Systems Direct4m
Labelling Quiz - Motor Systems Direct18m
Motor Systems Basal Ganglia6m
Labelling Quiz - Motor Systems Basal Ganglia16m
Motor Systems Cerebellum12m
Week
5
1 hour to complete

Sensory Systems

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9 videos (Total 34 min), 4 quizzes
9 videos
Gross Touch3m
Gross Touch, Pain and Temperature Pt. 12m
Gross Touch, Pain and Temperature Pt. 23m
Gross Touch, Pain and Temperature Pt. 34m
Fine Touch Pt. 11m
Fine Touch Pt. 25m
Fine Touch Pt. 35m
Neurological Examination of Sensation2m
4 practice exercises
Sensory Systems Intro6m
Sensory Systems Gross Touch10m
Labelling Quiz - Sensory Systems Gross Touch4m
Sensory Systems Fine Touch10m
Week
6
3 hours to complete

Brain Stem and Cranial Nerves

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25 videos (Total 95 min), 7 quizzes
25 videos
Brain Stem: Medulla Oblongata5m
Brain Stem: Pons2m
Brain Stem: Midbrain5m
Brain Stem: Reticular Formation6m
Cranial Nerves Introduction5m
CN I, Olfactory3m
CN II, Optic6m
Special Senses, Taste5m
CN VIII, Vestibulocochlear6m
Cranial Nerves and Extraocular Muscles4m
Neurological Examination of the Eye4m
CN III, Oculomotor3m
CN IV, Trochlear and CN V, Abducens2m
Cranial Nerves of the Face and Oral Cavity1m
CN V, Trigeminal4m
CN VII, Facial5m
Cranial Nerves of the Tongue and Pharynx39s
CN IX, Glossopharyngeal4m
CN XII, Hypoglossal1m
CN XI, Spinal Accessory2m
Cranial Nerves Carrying Parasympathetic Information59s
CN III, VII, IX2m
CN X, Vagus Pt. 14m
CN X, Vagus Pt. 22m
7 practice exercises
Brain Stem12m
Cranial Nerves Intro48m
CN Special Senses8m
CN Extraocular10m
CN Face10m
CN Pharynx and Tongue10m
CN Parasymp Rev10m
Week
7
2 hours to complete

Cortex

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16 videos (Total 68 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
16 videos
Cerebral Cortex Pt. 26m
Cerebral Cortex Pt. 33m
Subcortical White Matter Pt. 11m
Subcortical White Matter Pt. 21m
Subcortical White Matter Pt. 32m
Subcortical White Matter Pt. 42m
Diencephalon Pt. 17m
Diencephalon Pt. 23m
Diencephalon Pt. 31m
Diencephalon Pt. 44m
Hippocampus Pt. 12m
Hippocampus Pt. 26m
Hippocampus Pt. 33m
Amygdala Pt. 15m
Amygdala Pt. 25m
1 reading
Course Feedback10m
2 practice exercises
Labelling Quiz - Subcortical White Matter4m
Labelling Quiz - Diencephalon12m
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By VDJan 25th 2019

Very well taught! An enjoyable and educational experience! Many thanks to everyone involved!

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Kelli Sullivan

Lecturer in the Division of Anatomical Sciences
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About the Anatomy Specialization

In this Specialization you will explore human anatomy using a systems approach, and a vast library of multimedia materials, so you may understand the features of different organ systems in relation to the human body’s form and function. This Specialization covers the following organ systems: Integumentary System Musculoskeletal System Cardiovascular System Respiratory System Urinary System Nervous System Gastrointestinal System Reproductive System Endocrine System This Specialization takes advantage of a highly visual multimedia library of accurate anatomical models and materials to help you better understand the topics....
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