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Introduction to the Human Nervous System


Introduction to the Human Nervous System
Introduction to the Human Nervous System

Learn more about the central and peripheral nervous systems.


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Course Description

This free online anatomy course will be of great interest to healthcare professionals who would like to obtain a greater knowledge and understanding of the human nervous system, and to anyone who would like to know more about the structure and function of the central and peripheral nervous systems.


The human nervous system is made up of two main parts - the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system is made up of the brain and spinal cord, while the peripheral nervous system consists of the nerves that extend to all the other organs in the body. The autonomic nervous system is part of the peripheral nervous system and comprises the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.


In an Introduction To The Human Nervous System you will learn about the structure and function of the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system; the structure and function of the brain and spinal cord, and how these control and coordinate the sensory inputs and movements of the body.


The course also examines the peripheral nervous system and, in particular, the sympathetic and parasympathetic components of the autonomic nervous system. Nerve impulses and synaptic transmission are also explained in detail.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes: - Review the structure and function of the human nervous system; - Explain the role of the central nervous system; - Review the peripheral nervous system; - Understand the role of the autonomic nervous system; - Explain the transmission of neural impulses; - Describe the pathways of the nervous system;


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Module Title
Module 1: Introduction to the Human Nervous System
Module 2: The Central Nervous System
Module 3: The Peripheral and Autonomic Nervous Systems
Module 4: The Transmission of Neural Impluses
Module 5: Pathways of the Human Nervous System
Module 6: Levels of Control in the Human Nervous System
Module 7: Human Nervous System Assessment

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 44 reviews
Course Title: Introduction to the Human Nervous System
Course #: 562
Course Publisher: AMEDD Center and School
Course Category: 13
Content Origin:
Course Description:

This free online anatomy course will be of great interest to healthcare professionals who would like to obtain a greater knowledge and understanding of the human nervous system, and to anyone who would like to know more about the structure and function of the central and peripheral nervous systems.


The human nervous system is made up of two main parts - the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system is made up of the brain and spinal cord, while the peripheral nervous system consists of the nerves that extend to all the other organs in the body. The autonomic nervous system is part of the peripheral nervous system and comprises the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.


In an Introduction To The Human Nervous System you will learn about the structure and function of the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system; the structure and function of the brain and spinal cord, and how these control and coordinate the sensory inputs and movements of the body.


The course also examines the peripheral nervous system and, in particular, the sympathetic and parasympathetic components of the autonomic nervous system. Nerve impulses and synaptic transmission are also explained in detail.

License: This course is available from AMEDD through the Public Domain.
Release Date: 27 June 2013
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 2-3 Hours
Video/Audio: None
Audio Only: None
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Rebecca McNickle
    Rebecca McNickle United Kingdom Very thorough although much of the information that was learnt wasnt tested 2015-01-12 16:01:51
  • Neeke Hurley
    Neeke Hurley United States of America i failed the assessment. i will not take this course assessment again! Too much detail for me. But informative if you have health conditions caused by CNS activity or inactivity. 2014-12-24 17:12:14
  • Felicity Maskell
    Felicity Maskell United Kingdom great course 2014-11-28 13:11:14
  • Roxanne Abbott
    Roxanne Abbott United States of America Loved learning with your course!! 2014-08-25 15:08:21
  • Sara Jane Hammond
    Sara Jane Hammond Canada Great revision course for health practitioners 2014-05-05 00:05:33
  • Dana karem
    Dana karem New Zealand A very useful course. 2013-03-30 10:03:55
  • Kasey Rapmund
    Kasey Rapmund Australia Course Module: Module 2: The Central Nervous System
    Course Topic: The Human Brain
    Comment: this is a really good unit to help you with the bachelors of nursing 2012-12-06 10:12:59
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