RAIT 303 Neuropathophysiology • 3 Cr.
Presents neurological based pathologies and the related diagnostic/interventional procedures applied in evaluation and treatment. Either RAIT 303 or IMAGE 266 can be taken for credit, not both. Prerequisite: BIOL&241 and BIOL&242 and permission of instructor, or enrollment in the program.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program or permission of instructor.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Identify normal physiology of the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system and relate normal to abnormal processes of each.
- Analyze the physiology of the most common primary tumors of the head and spine including reasons for the primary location and metastatic possibilities.
- Describe the physiology of related structures such as pituitary, orbits, and internal auditory canal—common pathologies and their presenting symptoms.
- Predict presenting symptoms of head and spine trauma and relate them to diagnostic imaging findings.
- Examine the most common pathologies of the neurological system, describing associated symptoms and possible imaging strategies
- Describe lesions of the central nervous system including symptoms and diagnostic evaluations.
- Evaluate possible interventions performed in an imaging department as they relate to the neurological system.
- Debate the advantages and limitations of imaging modalities used singly or in combination as they apply to specific pathologies of the neurological system
- Examine strategies to select appropriate diagnostic and intervention procedures based on the specific pathology