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Beginner Level
Approx. 28 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Catalan

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

The Nervous System

2 hours to complete
17 videos (Total 85 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
17 videos
Ethics and Brain Science1m
I Am a Patient1m
The Four Functions6m
Central Anatomy6m
Meet the Stars: Neurons2m
Parts of the Neuron3m
Neuronal Uniqueness: Stars of the Sky8m
Glial Cells6m
Myelin5m
Demyelinating Diseases3m
Meninges5m
Peripheral Diseases6m
Brain Tumors5m
The Brain and the Spinal Cord2m
Meninges7m
Brain Tumors4m
3 readings
In-Video Quiz Questions and Answers10m
Clinical Vignette: Brain Tumor10m
Additional Resources10m
1 practice exercise
The Nervous System22m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Neural Communication + Embodied Emotion

3 hours to complete
17 videos (Total 99 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
17 videos
Electricity Review4m
Action Potential5m
Neurotransmitter Synthesis5m
Neurotransmitter Release5m
Clostridial Toxins: Botox6m
Signal Termination7m
Receptors7m
Metabotropic Receptors7m
Wrap-Up: Neurocommunication2m
Introduction to Embodied Emotion3m
Enteric Nervous System5m
Parasympathetics & Sympathetics6m
Parasympathetic/Sympathetic Balance3m
Autonomic Pharmacology: Adjusting the PS/S System7m
Spinal Cord Injury7m
Wrap-Up: Embodied Emotion5m
3 readings
In-Video Quiz Questions and Answers10m
Additional Resources10m
Optional Survey on MOOCs10m
1 practice exercise
Neurocommunications30m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Neuroanatomy

4 hours to complete
26 videos (Total 206 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
26 videos
Neural Tube Formation5m
Neural Tube Defects10m
Brain Vesicles8m
Expansion of the Cerebral Cortex12m
Two Forebrain Tracts8m
Cerebral Palsy9m
Nerves10m
CNS Regional Functions12m
Hemisphere Functions4m
Aphasia8m
Language Circuits9m
Making a Flat Schematic of the Brain5m
Oxygen and Cerebral Blood Flow6m
Blood Supply6m
Strokes and Tumors7m
Bleeds7m
Spinal Cord7m
Inside the Cranium6m
Telencephalon4m
Cortex7m
Cerebellum5m
Visual Pathway6m
Pituitary Tumors5m
Blood Supply9m
Hippocampus & Alzheimer's Disease10m
2 readings
In-Video Quiz Questions and Answers10m
Additional Resource10m
1 practice exercise
Neuroanatomy20m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Perception and Vision

4 hours to complete
26 videos (Total 159 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
26 videos
Sensory Interpretation: Optical Illusions3m
Sensory Interpretation: Auditory Illusions3m
Sensory Interpretation: Weber's Law4m
Stimulus Set7m
The Road to Perception5m
Name the Senses4m
The Visual Pathway4m
Distance Vision4m
Near Vision + Near Triad7m
Emmetropization6m
Light Path5m
Rods and Cones9m
Central Vision9m
Color Vision8m
Visual Fields8m
The Importance of Edges5m
Visual Perception8m
Learning to See6m
Sheep Brain vs Human Brain4m
Sheep Cerebellum2m
Sheep Brain Parts5m
Sheep Brainstem5m
Sheep Ventricles, pt.13m
Sheep Ventricles, pt.211m
Sheep Spinal Cord & Cauda Equina8m
3 readings
In-Video Quiz Questions and Answers10m
Clinical Vignette: Albinism10m
Additional Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Perception and Vision22m

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