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Biobehavioral Health (BB H)

BB H 468 Neuroanatomical Bases for Disorders of Behavior and Health (3) An examination of the anatomical/cellular/molecular bases for human central nervous system disorders and their impacts on victims/families/caregivers.

BB H 468 Neuroanatomical Bases for Disorders of Behavior and Health (3)

This course will examine in detail and in depth the neuroanatomical and cellular/molecular/genetic bases for selected disorders of the human central nervous system (e.g. Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, stroke, etc.) and their impacts on the victim, his/her daily life and his/her family and care givers. Damage to, or malfunctions of, any part of the central nervous system causes specific and characteristic disruptions of normal processes, which manifest as abnormal and/or absent behaviors. Current research on the anatomical, cellular, molecular, and genetic bases for the disorders and the current/future trends in prevention/treatment of the disorders will be studied. Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to: a) describe the physical signs, symptoms, causes, effects on the patient and his/her family & care givers, prognoses, treatments, and support systems available to these patients, of the neurological disorders covered in this course; b) describe the neuroanatomical, cellular, and molecular bases for these conditions; c) describe the current research on these disorders and the new prevention/treatment approaches being developed. The evaluation of students' performances in the course will be typically based on multiple choice examinations and a library research paper. This course will count toward fulfilling the BB H major requirement, "Take 15 credits in Biobehavioral Health."

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: BB H 368, BB H 469 orPSYCH 260

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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