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INTER 108 - Medical Neuroscience and Special Senses

4.50 Credits

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to understand and evaluate normal central nervous system (CNS) function, neurophysiology, brain and spinal cord lesions, bacterial/viral infections and CNS disease processes, and acquired injuries of the human nervous system. The course will cover diagnostic methods and criteria, anesthesia, pain management and analgesia, disease pathophysiology, and treatments for prevalent neurologic disorders. In addition, the course will explore specialized sensory organ structures in the head and neck, emphasizing the intimate relationship between these structures and support of brain activity and control mechanisms. Special attention will be given to the senses of vision, hearing, balance, taste, smell, and cognition.