Teaching period

2nd semester

 

Learning outcomes

  • Comprehension of Neurophysiology’s basic concepts,
  • The fundamental distinction of the Nervous System in executive kinetic mechanism, regulatory kinetic mechanism and sensorial part with the sensibilities it serves,
  • Comprehension of the higher cortical functions,
  • Development of verbal presentations skills on subject units.

 

Teaching method

  • Power Point presentations,
  • Interactive sessions.

 

Week by week schedule

Neurophysiology is summarized in 30 teaching hours, organised in 15 2-hour sessions, in which student attendance is mandatory.

 

WeekUnit

1

Introduction to the Nervous System. Neuron. Organisation of the NS in kinetic and sensorial part

2

Synapsis. Tranquility and Action Potentials. Neurotransmitters

3

Sensorial Receptors. Information Processing Neuronic Circuits

4

Pain, Headache and Thermal Sensations

5

Transmission of the above Sensations via Neural Paths

6 - 7

Spinal cord's organisation for the kinetic functions. Muscle Receptors, Muscle Spindles and Golgi's Tendinous organs and their part in Muscle Control. Muscular reflexes

8

Tendinous reflexes, Spinal reflexes, Brain-stem reflexes

9

Movement Control by the Kinetic Cortex and the Parencephalis

10

The main Ganglia

11

Cortex Cerebri and Brain Mental Functions

12

Brain Activation Systems. Limbic System

13

Autonomous Nervous System General Organisation

14

Exam preparation

15

Repetition

 

Textbooks/reference material

In English

  1. Stanfield, Germann. Principles of Human Physiology
  2. Daube J.R. (2002). Clinical Neurophysiology. 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, Oxford
  3. Kandel E.R, Schwartz J.H., Jessell T.M. (2000). Principles of Neural Science. 4th ed. Mc Graw and Hill
  4. Latash M.L. (2008). Neurophysiological Basis of Movement. 2nd ed. Human Kinetics, Illinois

 

In Greek

  1. Κάζης Α.Δ. (1989). Κλινική Νευροφυσιολογία. University Press Studio, Θεσ/νίκη (Clinical Neurophysiology)
  2. Guyton A.J., Hall J.E. (2004). Φυσιολογία του ανθρώπου. (Μετάφραση Αγγλικής Έκδοσης) Ιατρικές εκδόσεις Παρισιάνου, Αθήνα (HumanPhysiology)

 

Assessment

Neurophysiology’s assessment takes place in the end of the semester and has 2 examination periods. In case somebody fails in the 1st exam, they may take the 2nd. If they fail twice, they have to attend the module/subject again. The examination students take is consisted of open and closed type questions. Students have to achieve a result 5 out of 10 or higher to consider the subject passed. The examination’s duration is 2 hours. After passing the subject, the students are awarded with 3 ECTS credits.



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