The human nervous system is the body's control center and communications network; it controls all biological processes and movement in the body. The nervous system can also receive information and interpret it via electrical signals used in the system. This course provides an overview of the nervous system including a discussion of the major diseases that can affect it. To successfully complete this course, you must attain a minimum score of 80 percent on the final exam and complete the course training survey. Learning objectives: 1. Identify the two divisions of the nervous system and their relationship: 2. Explain the functions of the nervous system including its regulatory and coordinating functions; 3. Identify the four divisions of the brain and their purposes; 4. Describe the two parts of the peripheral nervous system and communication between the peripheral nervous system and the external and internal environment; 5. Identify the major medical conditions and diseases that affect the nervous system. Continuing education: 1.0 Scientific (S) PCEs by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC) will be granted to those certified in the disciplines of: Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants, Orthotic Technicians, Orthotic Fitters, Prosthetists, Prosthetic Assistants, Prosthetic Technicians, Mastectomy Fitters, Pedorthists and Therapeutic Shoe Fitters; 1.0 Category I CPE credits by the Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification (BOC); 1.0 contact hour by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC); VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.
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