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VSPN CE Course TECH272-1017: Neuroanatomy/Neurophysiology
Audio and Text: The lectures for this course will be presented in a text format. Audio will be used to answer questions and augment the lecture.
Please come prepared to listen.

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Instructor: Carissa Reese, BS, CVT, VTS (Neurology)
Course Open: October 9-November 16, 2017
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Mondays, October 16, 23, 30 and November 6, 2017; 8:30- 10pm EDT (USA)
Course RTS Times in Your Area: World Clock Converter

Practice Sessions: In order to prepare you for a successful experience in your CE course, we request you attend a Practice Session prior to the first Real Time Session. Please arrive promptly at the start time; each Practice Session is up to 1 hour in length. For more information, please visit the CE Practice Area.

*The instructors for this course will be using audio which will require you to have a headset or speakers to listen. If you have any concerns regarding your computer's audio capabilities, please be sure to attend one of the Practice Sessions.

Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate course is focused towards all veterinary support staff and concentrates on neuroanatomy. A basic understanding of canine and feline anatomy is required.

VSPN CE Course: Open to VIN and VSPN members.
This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists.(22-30525)

Course Description:
This course will touch on several facets of the nervous system ranging from the anatomy of the nerve cell to the various functions of the central and peripheral nervous systems. Pathways of the cranial nerves as well as the peripheral nerves to the limbs and the neuromuscular junction will be explained. Components of the cerebrum, brainstem, cerebellum and vestibular system will also be discussed.

Week 1 (Real Time Session October 16): The Nervous System
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session October 23): The Cranial Nerves
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 3 (Real Time Session October 30): Neuroanatomy of the Brain
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 4 (Real Time Session November 6): Neuroanatomy of the Spinal Column and Peripheral Nervous System
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course.

*The lecture portion of this course will be text with audio used to enhance the presentation, please be prepared to listen. ##

*To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate.

Course Materials: Course materials will be available in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.

Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.

About the Instructor:
Carissa Reese, BS, CVT, VTS (Neurology) obtained her Bachelor of Science degree at Purdue University and became a registered veterinary technologist in 2003. She worked in general practice for 4 years, and then returned to academia at Purdue University in 2007. She was integral in developing the neurology service at Purdue University as the senior neurology technologist. Carissa pursued advanced education and training in neurology, and achieved board certification in 2011 by the Academy of Internal Medicine Veterinary Technicians as a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Neurology. In 2014, Carissa and her husband moved to South Florida and currently work at a neurology exclusive specialty practice; Southeast Veterinary Neurology. She has a strong interest in advanced imaging, neurosurgery, and teaching.

Total CE Credit: 6

Tuition: $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by September 25, 2017)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

* Students currently enrolled in and taking at least 2 classes or 5 units at an AVMA accredited or CAAHT approved Veterinary Technician Program may be eligible to receive a 50% discount off the regular rate for this course (upon verification of student status).
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close at 5pm ET on October 16, 2017, or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

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  1. Enrollment qualifications: VIN CE courses are open to VIN member and non-member veterinarians. Veterinarians enrolling in a VSPN CE course must be a VIN member. Veterinary support staff must be a VSPN member to enroll in a VSPN CE or a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from @vspn.org and @vin.com addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  3. Each person is individually responsible for his/her own registration. To ensure that all information received is secure and correct, please do not enroll for a course on behalf of another individual.
  4. For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 792 or email VSPNCE@vspn.org. Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
*Note: "This program 22-30525 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 0.00 CE Credits (0.00 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 6.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (6.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Category One: Scientific using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements. RACE does not "accredit" or "endorse" or "certify" any program or person, nor does RACE approval validate the content of the program."

Course withdrawal and refund policy: A complete refund of the paid course price will be issued when your withdrawal request is received prior to the listed start date of the course. If you wish to withdraw after the start date please contact the VSPN office 800-846-0028 ext. 792 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.
* Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VSPN office at 800-846-0028 ext. 792.

*For more information on VSPN's upcoming CE courses, check the VSPN Course Catalog.

Charlotte Waack, RVT, CVT
VSPN Director/VSPN CE Director

VSPN CE Services: VSPNCE@vspn.org
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 792
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from the United Kingdom: 01 45 222 6154
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from Australia: 02 6145 2357


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