The Transmission of Neuron Impulses - Learning Outcomes
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Module 15: The Transmission of Neural Impluses

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After completing this module you will be able to:

Outline the electrochemical transmission of neuron impulses in the human nervous system.

Describe the synapse and the neuromuscular junction and distinguish between them.

Describe the general reflex arc.

Define a pathway in the human nervous system.

Distinguish between a general sensory pathway and a motor pathway.

List the steps in a general sensory pathway.

List the steps in a motor pathway.

Outline how the human nervous system governs pain, touch, temperature and body sense.

Distinguish between the pathways for light touch and deep touch.

Distinguish between pyramidal and extrapyramidal motor pathways.


Identify the different levels of control in the human nervous system.

Outline the functions of each level.

Define the term 'dominance'.

Define the term 'memory'.

Distinguish between short-term memory and long-term memory.

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