Human Nervous System - Introduction

Learn about the central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral nervous system (PNS) with this free online course.

Publisher: MEDCoE
This free online course on the Human Nervous System will teach you about the control system of the body as well as how it regulates our responses to internal and external stimuli. You will also learn about the organization of the nervous system, the brain and spinal cord as well as how neural impulses are transmitted through the body. Start learning today to improve your knowledge on the human body and its nervous system.
Human Nervous System - Introduction
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    1.5-3 Hours
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Have you ever wondered why you quickly react when you touch a hot surface? This is because the central nervous system (CNS) transmits neural impulses to the brain which in turn sends a message to your muscles. In this interesting and easy to understand course, you will learn about the human nervous system and how it regulates our reactions to stimuli - both from internal and external sources.

This free online course begins by teaching you about the main features of the human nervous system and how the nervous system is organized. Then you will learn about the brain and the role it plays, before examining the cerebrum and its anatomy. Furthermore, you will be learning about the spinal cord and the peripheral nerves - which are part of the peripheral nervous system (PNS) of the body as well as about the the autonomic nervous system, which is concerned with commands for muscle tissue and glands.

Finally, this free online course will teach you how the body transmits neural impulses, pain, temperature and touch as well as about motor pathways in the nervous system throughout the body. This online course is ideal for students of medicine, biology and science in general as well as individuals who want to learn about the nerves, brain and spinal cord, what the nervous system consists of and other details of human nervous systems. Enroll in this online course today and improve your understanding of the human body.

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