The Neurological Disorders (ND) Module is organized around five key questions. These questions guide our investigation of the nervous system from the building blocks of our brains to how our brains control behavior. The students will explore each of these questions and then, for a final project, use what they have learned to describe how the different choices we make can change our brains.
To supplement the Neurological Disorders curriculum, we offer case studies to provide students the opportunity to experience how science is practiced. Students are asked to develop scientific questions, design experiments, analyze data, predict results, evaluate data, communicate, and develop models. The Great Diseases case studies are based on actual data obtained from primary research papers. This type of activity provides students with evidence in increments, mimicking the process of research.
The case studies work best when used in recommended sequence with their corresponding Great Diseases module(s); however, each can also be used as a “standalone” lesson.