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Brain vs. Spinal Cord
A Directed Case Study in CNS Injury
Patrick R. Field
Thomas A. Cappaert
In this case study, students read about the injuries sustained by a young man hurt in a serious diving accident. To solve the case, they must determine the type of central nervous system injury described using their knowledge of the differences between symptoms and signs of brain and spinal cord injury. The case was developed for upper-level neuroscience courses and rehabilitation courses that cover the neuroanatomy of the central nervous system and the symptoms of different types of central nervous system injury.
|Keywords:||Central nervous system; brain trauma; brain injury; spine; spinal cord injury; peripheral nervous system; cerebral cortex; diagnostic testing|
|Educational Level:||Undergraduate upper division, Graduate|
|Subject Headings:||Anatomy Medicine (General) Sports Science|
|Copyright:||Copyright held by the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Please see our usage guidelines, which outline our policy concerning permissible reproduction of this work.|
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