Medical Neuroscience examines the organization and structure of the human central nervous system. This course is developed for first-year students in graduate-level health professions programs. It builds upon information acquired in prior studies of cellular and molecular biology, general physiology, and human anatomy.
The overall goal is to equip students in the health careers for interpreting impairments of sensation, action and cognition that accompany neurological injury, disease or dysfunction.
Topics covered include:
1. Surface and internal anatomy of the human brain and spinal cord
2. Neural signaling and plasticity
3. Sensory systems
4. Motor systems
5. Brain development across the lifespan
6. Brain basis of cognition
Most careers require at least a bachelor's degree, and many careers require a doctorate degree. Neuroscience is a broad area of study, and employers will require knowledge and experience in a specific area of neuroscience.