Ch 6: Major Nervous System Disorders Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Major Nervous System Disorders chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about the diagnoses procedures and treatment recommendations for these severe ailments in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Major Nervous System Disorders chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Major Nervous System Disorders: Part I Discuss the symptoms, causes, types, and treatment options for the following disorders: epilepsy, lysosomal storage diseases, meningitis, nervous system tumors, and encephalitis
Tuesday Major Nervous System Disorders: Part II Identify the treatments, history, warning signs, and progression of the following disorders: polio, Parkinson's disease, Reye's syndrome, and Alzheimer's
Wednesday Major Nervous System Disorders: Part III Define the following disorders and go over care options: multiple sclerosis, Tay-Sachs disease, Lou Gehrig's disease, and the autoimmune disorder Myasthenia Gravis
Thursday Major Nervous System Disorders: Part IV Review genetic factors, causes, management strategies, and treatments for the following: Down syndrome, autism, Huntington's disease, and spina bifida
Friday Major Nervous System Disorders: Part V Investigate factors of sudden paralysis in relationship to Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and compare diagnoses and treatment options for both psychotic and non-psychotic disorders

18 Lessons in Chapter 6: Major Nervous System Disorders Lesson Plans
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Meningitis and Encephalitis: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

1. Meningitis and Encephalitis: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

This lesson will go over a lot of cool things. We'll detail meningitis and encephalitis, what causes them, how your immune system plays a role, how to diagnose these conditions, and how to treat them.

Polio: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

2. Polio: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

This lesson will describe a crippling disease known as polio. We will discuss its history, signs, symptoms, treatment, prevention strategies, who is most likely to get this disease and why this may be the case.

Reye's Syndrome: Why Aspirin Can Kill

3. Reye's Syndrome: Why Aspirin Can Kill

We'll discuss how aspirin relates to a condition known as Reye's syndrome. You'll find out if we really know what causes it to occur, what age group is most at risk, and why if you're sick with the flu you might want to watch out for this condition.

Alzheimer's: History, Causes, and Treatments

4. Alzheimer's: History, Causes, and Treatments

We will learn about Alzheimer's in this lesson, which is a devastating disease of the brain. We'll discuss whom it affects most, why it occurs, what can be done about it, and much more.

Parkinson's Disease: Causes, Progression, and Treatments

5. Parkinson's Disease: Causes, Progression, and Treatments

This lesson will cover Parkinson's disease. It will inform you of what it is, what symptoms it causes, whom it affects most, why it occurs, and what treatment options exist. We'll explore everything from Lewy bodies to the substantia nigra.

Multiple Sclerosis: Why it Occurs and What Can Be Done

6. Multiple Sclerosis: Why it Occurs and What Can Be Done

This lesson explores multiple sclerosis, a disease that affects many people around the world. We will look into why it may occur, what the common signs and symptoms are, how it may be diagnosed, and the treatments that may be employed.

Myasthenia Gravis: An Autoimmune Disorder

7. Myasthenia Gravis: An Autoimmune Disorder

This lesson will go over a condition called myasthenia gravis. We'll talk about why it occurs, how your immune system is involved, how it can be treated, if it's curable, and what typical signs it produces in a person.

Lou Gehrig's Disease: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

8. Lou Gehrig's Disease: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

In this lesson, we will cover a deadly condition known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. We'll learn its alternative name, what occurs in your body as a result of this disease, and if there is any way to treat it.

What Is Tay-Sachs Disease? - Symptoms and Genetic Cause

9. What Is Tay-Sachs Disease? - Symptoms and Genetic Cause

Tay-Sachs is a devastating genetic disorder that is seen in infants starting when they are only three to six months old. Children who suffer from this disease usually die by the age of four. Learn more about the symptoms and genetic causes of this autosomal recessive disorder.

Spina Bifida:  Causes, Signs, and Treatment

10. Spina Bifida: Causes, Signs, and Treatment

We will examine a condition known as spina bifida. It's a condition that develops during pregnancy and has three major types. You'll learn what they are, how they can be diagnosed, and how they can be treated.

Lysosomal Storage Diseases: Mannosidosis

11. Lysosomal Storage Diseases: Mannosidosis

This lesson will discuss a lysosomal storage disease known as mannosidosis. We'll go over why it's called that, what it does to the body, and why it occurs. You'll also learn if there is a cure for this disorder.

Psychotic Disorders of the Nervous System

12. Psychotic Disorders of the Nervous System

This lesson will discuss some psychotic disorders and their general causes. We will go over schizophrenia, delusional disorders, and mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder.

Non-Psychotic Disorders of the Nervous System

13. Non-Psychotic Disorders of the Nervous System

In this lesson, we'll go over three main classes of non-psychotic disorders that affect the mind. We'll cover mood, anxiety, and personality disorders such as OCD, depression, SAD, and more.

Nervous System Tumors: Gliomas, Meningiomas, and More

14. Nervous System Tumors: Gliomas, Meningiomas, and More

This lesson will go over some of the most common nervous system tumors and how it is they may cause harm to the person, how they may be diagnosed, and treated. Find out as we explore meningiomas, gliomas, and schwannomas.

Autism: Causes, Signs, and Management

15. Autism: Causes, Signs, and Management

In this lesson, we'll go over a well-known neurodevelopmental condition called autism, its symptoms, and possible treatments. We'll also discuss a huge controversy that erupted regarding autism and its link to vaccines and whether that link is valid or not.

What Is Huntington's Disease? - Symptoms, Genetic Cause & Treatment

16. What Is Huntington's Disease? - Symptoms, Genetic Cause & Treatment

In this lesson, you'll learn about a neurodegenerative disorder called Huntington's disease. You'll learn what a CAG repeat is, and how the number of these repeats can be used to predict whether or not a person will get Huntington's disease.

Down Syndrome: Cause, Progression, and Treatment

17. Down Syndrome: Cause, Progression, and Treatment

This lesson will discuss a condition called Down syndrome. You'll learn why it occurs, how genetics may play a role, how the brain may be affected, and what other problems this disorder may cause. We'll also discuss how this condition may be diagnosed.

Guillain-Barre Syndrome: Sudden Paralysis

18. Guillain-Barre Syndrome: Sudden Paralysis

In this lesson, we'll go over one very interesting condition known as Guillain-Barre syndrome. We'll review the odd reason why it may occur, the terrible things it causes, and the really cool ways by which it is treated.

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