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ASLS 555-900 Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Communication (3)
Course Overview and Guidelines
It is essential that you read and study all of the required chapters and study the diagrams carefully. The content
of this course is not particularly difficult but you will learn many new neural systems and their relationships with
other systems. Along the way, you will learn at least 1,000 new content-specific vocabulary words. The text is
an important guide in this process, so read it carefully.
After you complete each chapter, you will visit one or more web sites that display either actual photos of, or
improved imaging of, the brain structures or systems discussed at length in the text. The resources on the Web
are incredible. Move back and forth between the web-based presentations and the materials covered in your
text. It's an amazing adventure.
I will provide additional comments for each topic as well as study questions as we go along, both of which will
help you prepare for the exams. While studying for the course exams, I would suggest you try drawing pictures
and diagrams of some of the structures and systems.
Be sure to complete each chapter and all activities. We will not study every portion of every chapter as a class,
but you will need to know all the material covered by the text.
When completing assignments, please use current references from print and web site sources. Complete each
assignment with care. Research the topics well and provide a complete response. Current references are
important. Use APA for your referencing.
There will be three objective exams within the course. In addition you will complete 10 assignments. You can
work at your own rate. Let me know if you have questions. I try to respond to e-mail within 24 hours; however, if
you don't hear back from me right away, be patient; I will answer.
If there is some way I can improve the course, let me know. If you would like to call me rather than using e-
mail, my phone number is (970) 351-1598. Remember, we are in this learning endeavor together. Finally,
probably the most important thing to remember about this course, and life in general, is to have fun and learn a
and page numbers in the following study guides pertain to the 9th edition of the above
mentioned text. Essentials of Clinical Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology. (2003) by S.
Gilman and s. Newman. F.A. Davis and Company.
Note 1: To insure the relevance of the study guides contained within this website to this
course's materials, most of the study guide notes have been taken (all or in part) from the
Neuroanatomy-physiology related to speech, language and hearing; neuropathologies of the
central nervous system and results of neurological insult.
3 semester hours
Students will learn the names and functions of major structures in the central and peripheral
Students will learn major neurological systems and how they are organized and work.
Students will learn the consequences of damage to major neurological systems.
Neuroanatomy-Neurophysiology of Communication
Unit 1 Introduction of the Nervous System
Unit 2 The Physiology of Nerve Cells
Unit 3 The Spinal Nerves
Unit 4 Spinal Reflexes and Muscle Tone
Unit 5 The Autonomic Nervous System
Unit 6 Pain and Temperature
Unit 7 Proprioception, Touch and Tactile Discrimination
Unit 8 The Descending Pathways
Unit 9 Lesions of the Peripheral Nerves, Spinal Roots and Spinal Cord
Unit 10Anatomy of the Brain Stem: Medulla, Pons and Midbrain
Unit 11Overview of the Cranial Nerves
Unit 12Cranial Nerves of the Medulla
Unit 13Cranial Nerves of the Pons and the Midbrain
Unit 14Lesions of the Brain Stem
The Vestibular System
Unit 16The Cerebellum
Unit 17The Basal Ganglia
Unit 19Optic Reflexes and Eye Movement
Unit 20The Cerebral Cortex and Thalamocortical Connections
Unit 21The Limbic System
Unit 23Chemical Neuroanatomy
Unit 24Cerebral Arteries Supplying the Forebrain
Unit 25Cerebral Spinal Fluid
You will have three objective exams of 50 points each, for a maximum of 150 possible points
and ten assignments worth 10 points each. Total for the course is 250: 90%+ = A, 80%+=B,
70%+=C, 60%+=D, <60%=F.
Three examinations are required.
You will have 10 short assignments which you will attach and email me through the course.
You must include references with each assignment. Use APA for format guidelines.
Special Needs/Disability Accommodation Statement
Students who believe that they may need accommodations in this course are encouraged to
contact the Disability Access Center at 970.351.2289 as soon as possible to ensure that
accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion.
Academic Conduct Statement
When you enroll in a UNC course through Independent Study, you become subject to certain
expectations and policies concerning your academic conduct. Definitions and details are
available in the UNC Student Handbook, which can be viewed on the web at
Selected paragraphs from the sections on Academic Expectations Related to Student
Conduct and Disciplinary Actions and Procedures are printed here.
In order to encourage and foster academic excellence, the University expects students to
conduct themselves in accordance with certain generally accepted norms of scholarship and
professional behaviors. Because of this expectation, the University does not condone any
form of academic misconduct. Academic misconduct includes but is not limited to plagiarism,
cheating, fabrication, and knowingly or recklessly encouraging or making possible any act of
plagiarism, cheating, or fabrication. Academic misconduct is an unacceptable activity in
scholarship and is in conflict with academic and professional ethics and morals.
Consequently, students who are judged to have engaged in some form of academic
misconduct may be subject to (1) a zero or an "F" on the work in question, (2) an "F" in the
course, (3) other academic penalties as outlined in the professor's course requirements and
expectations, (4) disciplinary action as specified in the Sanctions for Misconduct section
below [please refer to the handbook], or (5) any combination thereof. Procedural due
process, including the right to appeal, is to be followed in making a determination of whether
academic misconduct has occurred.
Students who violate University Standards of Conduct are subject to disciplinary action. The
administration of this action shall provide procedural fairness to an accused student or
recognized student organization. The procedure will afford appropriate process which will be
educational and developmental in nature. An adversarial relationship between the accused
and the University will be avoided.
Graduate Student Handbook:
Independent Study Online Student Guide
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Library Resources and Services
LIBRARY RESOURCES AND SERVICES:
Library Access and Use
Independent study students who live outside a 50-mile radius of Greeley are extended many
of the same library services available to their on-campus counterparts. These services
include remote access to electronic resources, instruction in the use of libraries and library
resources, reference assistance, and access to/delivery of library materials not available in
local area libraries. See www.unco.edu/library/distance/online.htm for details.
Students who live within the 50-mile radius are expected to visit the UNC Michener Library in
person. To borrow materials from the Michener Library in person, bring positive identification
and your confirmation/receipt from registration for your independent study course.
Use your local area libraries as your primary resource. When there is a choice, you should
use an academic library since it is more likely to have the indexes and other resources you
will need for college-level research. Because many libraries now provide dial-in access, you
can search various library databases from your own home or business, at your own
convenience, if you have access to a computer with a modem.
If the materials you need are not available in your local area libraries or if you need
additional assistance, contact the UNC Michener Library.
When placing requests, please remember to include the complete citation information.
Check the UNC online catalog (for books or journals) or UnCover (for journals) to make sure
that UNC owns an item before you request it. Not only will this speed up the process, it will
ensure that the materials you want are available through UNC.
You may request materials 24x7 by
„X e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
„X faxing 970.351.2540
For other library assistance and instruction, phone 970.351-2562.