1st degree (Bachelor)
Dr. Ravid Doron
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Sunday, By appointment
Dr. Ravid Doron
Understanding the principles of the health and illness brain in psychology and psychiatric. Moreover Understanding the nervous system – sensation, conduction and processing of sensory information; the influence of medication and drugs on the nervous system; sensory systems in the body: transduction and information processing principles; the autonomous system and hormonal mechanisms controlled by the brain
Understand the brain function in the normal and abnormal and how we can rehabilitate the brain.
Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Describe the different cells of the nervous system – neurons and glial cells.
2. State the nervous system's protections, meninges, CSF
3. Describe the development of the nervous system
4. Describe the anatomic structure of the cerebral cortex and the function of its lobes.
5. Identify the brain structure in various sections (coronal, horizontal, sagittal).
6. Describe the function of the various sub-cortical areas and their role
7. Explain what will happen in case of various types of injuries in brain areas such as the cortex or sub-cortical areas.
8. Define sleep and why the body needs it.
9. Identify brain mechanisms responsible for sleep and wakefulness
10. Identify the most common sleep disorders prevalent in SWS and REM sleep.
11. Describe the biological basis of psychiatric disorders: schizophrenia ,depression and drug addiction
Teaching arrangement and method of instruction:
1. The chemical synapse as a data processing source
2. Functional anatomy: development of the nervous system
3. Functional anatomy: the functions of cortical and sub-cortical regions in the brain
4. Structure and function of the peripheral nervous system
5. Transmitters, medication, drugs and toxins in the nervous system
6. Sleep and wakefulness: brain areas and the neurotransmitters involved in these mechanisms
7. Sleep disorders and their treatment
8. Psychopathological disorders: schizophrenia, depression and addictions
PRINCIPLES OF NEURAL SCIENCE E.R. Kandel & J.H. Schwartz (fifth edition, 2013)
Additional Reading Material:
End of year written/oral examination 100 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 0 %
Project work 0 %
Assignments 0 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %
the final grade is calculated as follows:
Final exam: 100%