Course # NSM512: The Development and Communication in the Nervous System

Course Description

The objectives of this course are to create a comprehensive understanding of the development of the embryology and malformation of the human system. The student will master the clinically relevant events of human development divided into trimesters of pregnancy. Key to this understanding are clinical applications associated with the development of connections of communication between neurons and associated brain experiences. The relationship between areas of the peripheral and central nervous system are presented specific to the development of the cerebral cortex. Plasticity of the nervous system as a consequence of activation is central to the understanding of maximizing human function. The functional maturity of the brain will be understood as a consequence of the development of communication through synaptic connections in the nervous system. Students will gain a contemporary knowledge of the adaptability of communication through activation and modulation of synapses. An understanding of the development and classification of receptors in the nervous system will promote an understanding of the applications and the contraindications to various pharmaceutical compounds. Students will understand the concepts of long-term potentiation, learning and executive functionality. The functional relationships of the cerebrospinal fluid and the development of the ventricular system of the brain will be presented with clinical applications.

Course Content

  • Development of the central nervous system
  • Clinical relationships of the vertebral column and spinal cord
  • Clinical relationships between the brainstem, cerebellum, thalamus and cerebral cortex
  • Congenital deficits
  • Relationship of the diencephalon and cerebral hemispheres
  • Development of the peripheral nervous system
  • Ganglia of the Peripheral and Cranial Nerves
  • Brain development and the relationship of the ventricular system
  • Clinical conditions involving developmental abnormalities of the ventricular system
John Dewey

“ Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. ”

The Carrick Institute Masters of Science in Clinical Neuroscience Degree is designed to train healthcare professionals to serve as clinical neuroscientists and conduct research into the study and function of the human nervous system.

Contact Info

8910 Astronaut Blvd, Ste 102, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920, USA




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