Ch 5: Nervous System Injury Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Nervous System Injury chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach types of nervous system injuries and treatments 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 Nervous System Injury 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.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Functions of the nervous system
Structure and function of neurons
What the nervous system does, sensory organs, motor neurons, thermoreceptors, autonomic nervous system, somatic nervous system
Structure of neurons and how they work, dendrites, axons, depolarization, synapses, neurotransmitters
Tuesday Pain
Head injuries
Types, mechanisms and treatment of pain, nociception, congenital analgesia, glutamate, hypothalamus
Blunt trauma, penetrating trauma, perforating trauma, hematoma, craniofacial trauma
Wednesday Epidural hematomaDefinition of epidural hematoma, signs, diagnostics, treatments, dura mater
Thursday Spinal cord traumaDefinition of spinal cord trauma, how it affects reflexes, autonomic dysreflexia
Friday Vascular abnormalities of the nervous systemConditions that can affect the brain's vascular system including aneurysm, stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, transient ischemic attack, treatments

8 Lessons in Chapter 5: Nervous System Injury Lesson Plans
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Functions of the Nervous System

1. Functions of the Nervous System

In this lesson, we'll watch Timmy as he plays in his backyard. Watch what happens when he tries to catch a butterfly, hears a mean dog bark, and scrapes his knee. All of Timmy's reactions are tied to his nervous system. For a full explanation of what goes on in the human nervous system, check out the video!

The Structure and Function of Neurons

2. The Structure and Function of Neurons

In this video lesson, you'll learn about neurons, which are specialized cells in the nervous system. Check out how far neurons can send signals throughout the body and how depolarization is much like 'the wave' at a football game.

Pain: Types, Mechanisms, and Treatment

3. Pain: Types, Mechanisms, and Treatment

This lesson will cover the basics of pain. We'll discuss the different types of pain, the basic mechanism of pain, what structures are involved, and how your own body or drugs try to stop it.

Dangerous Injuries to the Head

4. Dangerous Injuries to the Head

This lesson will underscore the different types of traumas that can occur to your head. We will go over blunt, penetrating, perforating, and craniofacial trauma, as well as some of their unique components.

Epidural Hematoma: What it is and Where it Occurs

5. Epidural Hematoma: What it is and Where it Occurs

We'll go over something known as an epidural hematoma. This lesson will explain what it is, what may predispose an individual to get one, and how it is best avoided. We'll also explore the signs and symptoms, diagnostics, and treatments involved in this event.

The Mechanism of Spinal Cord Trauma

6. The Mechanism of Spinal Cord Trauma

This lesson will go over the things that can traumatize your spinal cord, what spinal cord trauma may result in, and why that may occur. We'll also focus in on some of the specifics of spinal shock and autonomic dysreflexia.

Epilepsy: Causes, Types, and Treatments

7. Epilepsy: Causes, Types, and Treatments

This lesson will go over seizures and epilepsy. We'll define the difference, go over why it may occur, how it is diagnosed, and how some treatments work to stop the seizures that cause epilepsy.

Vascular Abnormalities of the Nervous System

8. Vascular Abnormalities of the Nervous System

This lesson will discuss a lot of different yet similar conditions that affect the brain's vasculature. Namely, we'll cover strokes, transient ischemic attacks, and aneurysms. We'll also discuss why they may occur, how they can be diagnosed, and how they may be treated.

Chapter Practice Exam
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