Nervous System: Anatomy and Physiology.

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  • Approver: AHRA®
  • ARRT®: Accepted
  • Expiration Date: 5/31/26
  • Credit Hours: 3.75 Category A Credits

Course Acceptance List

  • ARRT: Accepted
  • California: Accepted
  • Florida: Technical
  • Texas: Direct



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Course Description And Objectives:


  • Name the major divisions of the nervous system, both anatomical and functional
  • Describe the functional and structural differences between gray matter and white matter structures
  • Name the parts of the multipolar neuron in order of polarity
  • List the types of glial cells and assign each to the proper division of the nervous system, along with their function(s)
  • Distinguish the major functions of the nervous system: sensation, integration, and response
  • Describe the components of the membrane that establish the resting membrane potential
  • Describe the changes that occur to the membrane that result in the action potential
  • Explain the differences between types of graded potentials
  • Categorize the major neurotransmitters by chemical type and effect

Course Description

In this chapter, you will explore our incredible nervous system that is responsible for all our senses, thoughts, feelings, body movements and the automatic body functions that sustain life, such as heartbeat and breathing.  Refresh your knowledge with the interworking’s of the different parts of the nervous system and how it all works together to allow us to experience our life and enjoy the world around us. Our incredible central hub (The Brain) provides us the ability to remember experiences that bring us both joy and pleasure, as well as protect us from harm. 

This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. A self-learning activity can be completed only once per biennium

Nervous System: Anatomy and Physiology Course