Functional Neuroanatomy (PTR207) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Functional Neuroanatomy PTR207 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To teach neurological examination and neurological diseases. Establish the necessary infrastructure for clinical practice. Nervous system structures, their relationship with each other and to inform about the clinical situations that occur in case of damage.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Gain essential information about adult neurological diseases.
  • Gain basic information about the diseases they will encounter in the pediatric rehabilitation clinics.
  • Learn neurological examination methods.
  • Learn the stages of mental and motor development.
  • It has information about the functions of the nervous system, its clinical significance, and its functional significance.
  • This knowledge is based on the understanding of the clinical situations that they will encounter in Neurology, Neurosurgery and Pediatric Rehabilitation courses and unit internships.
Course Content Introduction to the nervous system, membranes of the brain and medulla spinalis, ventricular system and void circulation, functional areas of the brain, basal ganglia, diencephalon, brainstem, cranial nerves, CNS circulation, medulla spinalis, descending pathways, peripheral nervous system, cerebellum, limbic system, autonomic nervous system.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to nervous system Membranes of brain and medulla spinalis, ventricular system and CSF circulation Reading related topic from sources
2 Functional domains of the brain Neurological Examination Reading related topic from sources
3 Medulla spinalis Ascending and descending tracts Medulla spinalis diseases Reading related topic from sources
4 Peripheral nervous system Peripheric neuropathies Trap Neuropathies Reading related topic from sources
5 CNS Circulation Cerebrovascular diseases Reading related topic from sources
6 Basal ganglia The diencephalon Brainstem Reading related topic from sources
7 Spasticity Mental and motor development steps Reading related topic from sources
8 Cerebellum, Limbic system Cerebral palsy Reading related topic from sources
9 Semester Midterm Exam Week
10 Neurodegenerative diseases Reading related topic from sources
11 Neuromuscular Diseases Reading related topic from sources
12 Cranial nerves Methods of neurosurgery - aneurysm surgery Reading related topic from sources
13 Autonomic nervous system Disc herniation operations Reading related topic from sources
14 Operations after head trauma Reading related topic from sources
15 Overview Reading related topic from sources
16 Final Exam


Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 50
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 2 100
Percentage of Semester Work 50
Percentage of Final Work 50
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having knowledge about biomedical concepts and principles related to physiotherapy and rehabilitation (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, biomechanics, motor control, medical imaging, pharmacokinetics). X
2 Having knowledge about concepts and principles related to personality characteristics, psychosocial and cognitive factors affecting behavior and illness. X
3 Develop research methods including clinical practice, evaluate publications, gain the ability to practice research results in practice. X
4 To be able to use information resources in health services, to collect data, to report, to have knowledge and competence level of clinical organization. X
5 Having knowledge about the fields of physiotherapy and rehabilitation (Neurological rehabilitation, musculoskeletal system diseases and rehabilitation, pediatric rehabilitation, orthopedic rehabilitation, geriatric rehabilitation, orthosis rehabilitation, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, hand rehabilitation, urogynecologic and obstetric rehabilitation, physiotherapy in rheumatologic diseases) and their evaluation and treatment theories. X
6 To have access to scientific knowledge in the fields of physiotherapy and rehabilitation, to have the knowledge of monitoring, evaluating and applying current literature. X
7 Having knowledge about movement sciences (biomechanics, kinesiology, exercise principles) and neurophysiology, sense-perception-motor integration, motor learning, biopsychosocial, body mechanics, ergonomics and treatment theories. X
8 To have knowledge of evidence-based physiotherapy and rehabilitation practices to protect and improve the health of patients and healthy people in different environmental areas (hospital, rehabilitation center, nursing home, industry, home, school, work, sports, recreation area) X
9 To acquire the ability to analyze, synthesize and interpret accumulated information that leads to one or more useful hypotheses, to develop recommendations for solving clinical problems based on research and evidence, and to be able to make a diagnosis of physiotherapy. X
10 Respect for deontological characteristics in the gathering of knowledge and having a critical scientific hold in interpreting knowledge. X
11 To be able to apply physiotherapy techniques, methods and ability to determine intervention strategies. X
12 Be able to develop the attitude of being creative, determined, patient-oriented, having teamwork understanding. X
13 To be able to acquire inter-agency relations, communication and common service development skills. X
14 Considering the indications, contraindications, risks and precautions to be taken in relation to physiotherapy interventions, gain the ability to independently plan and apply therapy in the direction of cooperation with physicians. X
15 Taking responsibility as an individual and team member to solve complex and unforeseen problems encountered in the fields of physiotherapy and rehabilitation. X
16 To be able to produce knowledge and compatible for development in direction of lifelong learning and effective interdisciplinary working principle. X
17 Developing research methods involving clinical practice, evaluating publications, gaining the ability to practice research results in practice. X
18 Having the ability to learn basic principles of evidence-based practices, to identify learning objectives and resources, to access resources efficiently /quickly. X
19 Having the ability to communicate with patients or healthy individuals, their families, different social groups and other health professionals. X
20 Using information resources in health services, collecting data, reporting, managing the clinical organization. X
21 To be able to use information and communication technologies, to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. X
22 To be able to be role model for colleagues and society with knowledge,skills,values and attitudes. X
23 To be able to determine the tasks, rights and responsibilities related to the physiotherapy profession, to be able to behave in accordance with professional ethics, principles and standards. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 4 56
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 10 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 11 11
Total Workload 125