Introduction to Neuroanatomy

Week 1: Introduction to Neuroanatomy

 
Assignment: Short Answer Assessment
 
As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, before you can recommend potential pharmacotherapeutics to address a patient’s condition or disorder, you must understand the basic function and structure of the neuron and central nervous system. For this Assignment, you will review and apply your understanding of neuroanatomy by addressing a set of short answer prompts.
To Prepare:
Review the Learning Resources for this week in preparation to complete this Assignment.
Reflect on the basic function and structure of the neuron in relation to the central nervous system.
Reflect on the inter-connectedness between neurons and the central nervous system, including the pathway and distribution of electrical impulses.
Reflect on how neurons communicate with each other and review the concept of neuroplasticity.
 
Assignment:
 
Address the following Short Answer prompts for your Assignment.
 
1. In 4 or 5 sentences, describe the anatomy of the basic unit of the nervous system, the neuron. Include each part of the neuron and a general overview of electrical impulse conduction, the pathway it travels, and the net result at the termination of the impulse. Be specific and provide examples.
2. Answer the following (listing is acceptable for these questions):
· What are the major components that make up the subcortical structures?
· Which component plays a role in learning, memory, and addiction?
· What are the two key neurotransmitters located in the nigra striatal region of the brain that play a major role in motor control?
3. In 3 or 4 sentences, explain how glia cells function in the central nervous system. Be specific and provide examples.
4. The synapse is an area between two neurons that allows for chemical communication. In 3 or 4 sentences, explain what part of the neurons are communicating with each other and in which direction does this communication occur? Be specific.
5. In 3–5 sentences, explain the concept of “neuroplasticity.” Be specific and provide examples.
6. APA 7
7. At least 5 references
 
 
8. Resources from School
 
Camprodon, J. A., & Roffman, J. L. (2016). Psychiatric neuroscience: Incorporating pathophysiology into clinical case formulation. In T. A. Stern, M. Favo, T. E. Wilens, & J. F. Rosenbaum. (Eds.), Massachusetts General Hospital psychopharmacology and neurotherapeutics (pp. 1–19). Elsevier.

Week 1: Intr
oduction to Neuroanatomy
 
 
Assignment: Short Answer Assessment
 
 
As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, before you can recommend potential pharmacotherapeutics to
address a patient’s condition or disorder, you must understand the basic function and structure of the
neuron and central ner
vous system. For this Assignment, you will review and apply your understanding
of neuroanatomy by addressing a set of short answer prompts.
 
To Prepare:
 
Review the Learning Resources for this week in preparation to complete this Assignment.
 
Reflect on the b
asic function and structure of the neuron in relation to the central nervous system.
 
Reflect on the inter

connectedness between neurons and the central nervous system, including the
pathway and distribution of electrical impulses.
 
Reflect on how neurons co
mmunicate with each other and review the concept of neuroplasticity.
 
 
Assignment
:
 
 
Address the following Short Answer prompts for your Assignment.
 
 
1.
 
In 4 or 5 sentences, describe the anatomy of the basic unit of the nervous system, the neuron.
Include each part of the neuron and a general overview of electrical impulse conduction, the
pathway it travels, and the net result at the termination
 
of the impulse. Be specific and provide
examples.
 
2.
 
Answer the following (listing is acceptable for these questions):
 
·
 
What are the major components that make up the subcortical structures?
 
·
 
Which component plays a role in learning, memory, and addiction?
 
·
 
What are the two key neurotransmitters located in the nigra striatal region of the brain that
play a major role in motor
 
control?
 
3.
 
In 3 or 4 sentences, explain how glia cells function in the central nervous system. Be specific and
provide examples.
 
4.
 
The synapse is an area between two neurons that allows for chemical communication. In 3 or 4
sentences, explain what part of the
 
neurons are communicating with each other and in which
direction does this communication occur? Be specific.
 
5.
 
In 3

5 sentences, explain the concept of “neuroplasticity.” Be specific and provide examples.
 
6.
 
APA
 
7
 
7.
 
At least 5 references
 
 
 
8.
 
Resources from
School
 
 
Camprodon, J. A., & Roffman, J. L. (2016). Psychiat
ric neuroscience: Incorporating pathophysiology into
clinical case formulation. In T. A. Stern, M. Favo, T. E. Wilens, & J. F. Rosenbaum. (Eds.),
 
Massachusetts
General Hospital psychopharmacology and neurotherapeutic
s
 
(pp. 1

19). Elsevier.
 
 
 
Week 1: Introduction to Neuroanatomy
 
Assignment: Short Answer Assessment
 
As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, before you can recommend potential pharmacotherapeutics to
address a patient’s condition or disorder, you must understand the basic function and structure of the
neuron and central nervous system. For this Assignment, you will review and apply your understanding
of neuroanatomy by addressing a set of short answer prompts.
To Prepare:
Review the Learning Resources for this week in preparation to complete this Assignment.
Reflect on the basic function and structure of the neuron in relation to the central nervous system.
Reflect on the inter-connectedness between neurons and the central nervous system, including the
pathway and distribution of electrical impulses.
Reflect on how neurons communicate with each other and review the concept of neuroplasticity.
 
Assignment:
 
Address the following Short Answer prompts for your Assignment.
 
1. In 4 or 5 sentences, describe the anatomy of the basic unit of the nervous system, the neuron.
Include each part of the neuron and a general overview of electrical impulse conduction, the
pathway it travels, and the net result at the termination of the impulse. Be specific and provide
examples.
2. Answer the following (listing is acceptable for these questions):
 What are the major components that make up the subcortical structures?
 Which component plays a role in learning, memory, and addiction?
 What are the two key neurotransmitters located in the nigra striatal region of the brain that
play a major role in motor control?
3. In 3 or 4 sentences, explain how glia cells function in the central nervous system. Be specific and
provide examples.
4. The synapse is an area between two neurons that allows for chemical communication. In 3 or 4
sentences, explain what part of the neurons are communicating with each other and in which
direction does this communication occur? Be specific.
5. In 3–5 sentences, explain the concept of “neuroplasticity.” Be specific and provide examples.
6. APA 7
7. At least 5 references
 
 
8. Resources from School
 
Camprodon, J. A., & Roffman, J. L. (2016). Psychiatric neuroscience: Incorporating pathophysiology into
clinical case formulation. In T. A. Stern, M. Favo, T. E. Wilens, & J. F. Rosenbaum. (Eds.), Massachusetts
General Hospital psychopharmacology and neurotherapeutics (pp. 1–19). Elsevier.