Nervous system microscopic anatomy, CNS cell types, and reaction patterns to injury will be discussed with emphasis on the parallels between the CNS and other organs. It will include a review of the pathology and pathophysiology of nervous system infectious and vascular diseases.
Describe the H&E and immunohistochemical properties of neurons, glia, and microglia.
Discuss the pathophysiologic and microscopic features of neuronal, astrocytic, and microglial reaction to injury.
Review the structure of the blood brain barrier and its role in cerebral edema and herniation.
Identify the differentiating features of bacterial and viral infections of the nervous system.
Identify the pathologic features of ischemic, occlusive, and embolic cerebral vascular disease.