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Neuroanatomy Part 1: The Brain

presented by Paddy Garvin-Higgins

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Video Runtime: 31 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 14 Minutes

The comprehensive care of neurologically impaired patients is predicated on the understanding of clinical neuroanatomy. The field of neuroanatomy involves the structure and organization of the nervous system, particularly the central and peripheral nervous system. Normal movement is a complex and precise set of processes for physical activity, functional ability, and productivity. Rehabilitation clinicians must have a good understanding of neuroanatomy in order to understand pathology. This course is most appropriate for clinicians working in neurological inpatient and post-acute care rehabilitation settings. It could also be beneficial for other rehabilitation professionals, such as social workers and dietitians. This introductory course presents an anatomical and functional overview of the brain, one of the two major organs in the central nervous system (CNS) with a major connection to the autonomic nervous system (ANS) and peripheral nervous system (PNS). The other major organ within these systems is the spinal cord, which is discussed in Neuroanatomy Part 2.

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Paddy Garvin-Higgins, MN, RN, CRRN, CNS, PHN

Paddy has been involved in the nursing field since 1968. She received a diploma certificate in registered nursing in 1975 from Lutheran Medical Center School of Nursing in Cleveland, Ohio. She received both her BSN (1993) and MN (1996) degrees from the University of Phoenix. She completed additional postgraduate work at Loma Linda University School…

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1. Introduction to Neuroanatomy of the Brain

The brain is a major organ in the central nervous system (CNS). In this chapter, brain development, cell structure, nerve integration, and fluid and blood supply to and from the brain are discussed as important elements to explore prior to learning about structural and functional neuroanatomy.

2. Structural and Functional Neuroanatomy of the Brain: The Cerebral Cortex, Cerebral Lobes, Cerebellum, and Brain Stem

Protected within the skull, the brain is responsible for controlling voluntary movements, memory, problem-solving, creativity, and speech. It receives its information through the five senses and interprets these messages through relay of nerve impulses out to the spinal cord, muscles, and many organs within the body. This chapter will outline the major functional structures that provide this innervation.

3. Structural and Functional Neuroanatomy of the Brain: Other Parts for Your Consideration

Structures deep within the brain provide important functions of coordination of movement, perception, and vital functions. They also mediate autonomic and endocrine functions while stimulating or inhibiting emotional responses that influence pleasure, pain, and physical movement. This chapter will present an overview of these important brain structures and how they bridge information from the brain back to the spinal cord.

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