BI-325: Neurophysiology

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: BI-325 Neurophysiology

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3 lecture hours

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): BI-301 and BI-302, or BI-235 & BI-421

Course Description in college catalog:

The human nervous system is studied as a major regulatory system of the body. The curriculum includes a review of the neuron, impulse, CNS and PNS, ANA, and special senses. Emphasis is placed on the major spinal nerve plexi, neurological- endocrine relationships and current data supporting neuro-immune relationships. 

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

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General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

  1. Integrate understanding of cellular and molecular mechanisms in neurons with functions of the nervous system as a whole.

  2. Understand and explain experimental procedures that have established information about neurophysiology.

  3. Understand basic neurophysiology of sensory systems, with emphasis on the somatosensory system.

  4. Be critical of information provided by various sources.

  5. Understand different mechanisms that lead to the development of the normal nervous system and consider cases of abnormalities.

  6. Become fluent in discussing issues of normal and pathological neurophysiology.

Program-specific outcomes

  1. Apply knowledge of normal neuronal pathways of the somatosensory system to understanding of disorders or dysfunctions, such as pain and movement disorders.

  2. Correlate knowledge of normal and pathological neuronal pathways with treatment options.

Other program outcomes (if applicable).

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

  2. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

In class written exams will be used to assess student learning. In addition, a number of homework assignments will be given, online via Blackboard or as hard copies. Group projects and in-class oral presentations may be employed occasionally.

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

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