We learned about the Neurologic system, its structure and functions, cells of the nervous system, major brain structures, pathways in the brain, cranial nerves and the spinal cord. It was interesting to learn how this complex system allows us to perceive, comprehend, and respond to everything around us. We also went over the various terms used in a neurologic physical exam, diagnostic tests and the most common diseases and their respective treatments. The class enjoyed learning about this complex network that relays messages back and forth from the brain to different parts of the body.
Another interesting system covered in class was the endocrine system, a network of glands that produce and release hormones that help control many important body functions. We learned the different structures and functions of the endocrine system, terminologies needed for physical exam, and tests that help diagnose the common endocrine disorders and their treatments.
We ended the week by taking a quiz that covered these 2 interesting and complex systems. It was a good way to test our knowledge and understanding of the topics.