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*Syllabus - OT441::Neuroscience MondayFriday(8:30am12:30pm...

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Division of Occupational Science and Therapy  at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC OT 441: Foundations of Occupation: Neuroscience Monday - Friday (8:30am - 12:30pm) Summer 2010 Instructor :  Leah Stein, MA, OTR/L, PhD student Office : CHP G33K (1 st  week), CHP 107 (2 nd  – 4 th  week) Office Hours :  Monday - Friday: 12:30p.m. – 1:30p.m. or by appointment E-mail [email protected] Classroom Assistants : Pierre Clay ( [email protected] ) Jen Craft ( [email protected] )   Elyse Peterson ( [email protected] ) Maytal Shvartz ( [email protected] ) April Yabiku ( [email protected] ) Classroom Assistant office hours Location             CHP 139 (Kitchen and/or classroom) Monday - Friday :      12:30p.m. – 1:30p.m. Morning of exams :    7:30a.m. – 8:30a.m. Course Description  This course will provide students with the foundation of neuroscience that is  necessary for a beginning to understanding of basic neural functions involved in the  performance of daily occupations.  The course will cover basic concepts related to the  structure and function of the nervous system as well as pathological conditions that  affect the individual’s ability to engage in occupation.  This course is loosely organized into six units: (1) Basics of the Nervous System,  (2) Peripheral Nervous System, (3) Sensory Systems, (4) Motor Systems, (5) Cognition  and Behavior, and (6) Vascularization and Related Pathology.  Course Objectives Identify the basic structures of the nervous system and their functions. Articulate how neuroanatomical structures underlie and enable human occupation. Identify clinical signs and symptoms of various neurological conditions. 1
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Describe how different neurological conditions impact participation in occupation for  individuals, given other life circumstances. Hypothesize about how occupational therapists might assist individuals with  neurological conditions to participate in meaningful occupations. ***Please bring colored pencils to class each day.  It is also  recommended that you bring your text with you to class and to lab. Learning Process
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