Course Description for Neuroscience II: Motor Control and Learning
Neuroscience II: Motor Control and Learning
Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous courses in the DPT curriculum
Basic neurophysiological and neuropsychological constructs regarding the function of the nervous system are explored. An in-depth review of the cellular level functions are provided. Analyses of normal systems are contrasted with abnormal systems. In depth review of theories and constructs of motor control and motor learning are provided. Particular emphasis is placed on the systems and mechanisms involved in human motor control, function and learning, assessment of the same, and the basis for diagnosis and treatment selection by physical therapists.