Nervous System - Central Nervous System

This module provides an introductory overview of the Central Nervous System.

Content authors:
  • Victoria Harnik
  • Phillip Smith
Module direction:
  • Victoria Harnik
  • Mel Rosenfeld
  • Gregory Dorsainville

Learning objectives for this Activity:

By the end of this module, you will be able to:
1. Describe and identify the major components of the Central Nervous System

2. Describe the difference between gray matter and white matter

3. Describe the four types of neuroglial cells and their function

4. Describe the organization of tissues in the spinal cord, the cerebrum and the cerebellum

5. Describe the layering of the gray matter of the cerebrum and the cerebellum

6. Describe and be able to locate Purkinje cells and pyramidal cells in appropriate tissue sections

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