Nov 30, 2023
CSD 4130 - Clinical Neuroanatomy for Communication Sciences and Disorders
Presents basic structure and function of the human nervous system as it relates to clinical applications in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Provides students in speech language pathology and audiology with foundational knowledge of the central and peripheral nervous systems as well as their relations to neurological disorders, such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, developmental disorders and underlying symptoms, like aphasia, dysphagia, and apraxia.
Requisites: CSD 2130
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will be able to outline the developmental origin of the human nervous system, emphasizing the neural plate, neural tube and neural crest cells.
- Students will be able to describe both the anatomical and physiological characteristics of electrical signaling and chemical transmission.
- Students will be able to categorize basic neural subdivisions in terms of both anatomical and functional relationships as well as histological and morphological neural subtypes.
- Students will be able to explain how the human brain is sectioned both anatomically and functionally.
- Students will be able to identify surface anatomies of the brain, brainstem and spinal cord.
- Students will be able to describe major sources and patterns of vascular supply to the central nervous system.
- Students will be able to discuss the anatomical and functional components of the peripheral nervous system.
- Students will be able to articulate characteristics of sensory detection and motor control/behavior for peripheral stimuli, including pain responses.
- Students will be able to describe specific pathological processes associated with both the central and peripheral nervous systems.
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