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Provides the core anatomical and physiological knowledge required for the clinical identification of neurological conditions. In order to obtain and interpret information regarding the function of the neural systems, clinicians must be able to accurately identify and record findings from a number of neurological structures. This unit describes the methods by which these potential findings are generated, recorded, processed and presented for interpretation. It also examines the concept of pain as it relates to Osteopathic practice.
- Overview of the nervous system: introduction to the basic components and their importance
- Overview of pain pathways and management with consideration of neurobiology and physiological processes
- The cranial nerves and brainstem
- The cerebral cortex and vascular supply
- Spinal cord, peripheral nerves and plexuses
- The motor system and sensory systems
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||demonstrate an understanding of the structural organisation of the human nervous system|
|2||demonstrate an understanding of the functional components of the human nervous system|
|3||explain and identify the effects of damage to functional components of the human nervous system through physical examination|
|4||communicate and demonstrate understanding of core concepts of pain management as it pertains to osteopathic practice|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the structural organisation of the human nervous system
- demonstrate an understanding of the functional components of the human nervous system
- explain and identify the effects of damage to functional components of the human nervous system through physical examination
- communicate and demonstrate understanding of core concepts of pain management as it pertains to osteopathic practice
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