The course is designed to give the student an opportunity to develop basic skills in the analysis and management of common neurological problems. Emphasis is placed on a problem-solving approach to diseases of the nervous system.
Under the supervision of members of the neurology staff, the student will obtain detailed neurologic histories, perform neurologic examinations and participate in the diagnostic and therapeutic management of ambulatory and hospitalized patients with neurologic problems.
At the end of the course, the student will be able to elicit a detailed, reproducible and temporally organized neurologic history; to perform a reproducible neurologic examination; to derive neuroanatomic and general neuropathologic differential diagnosis; to perform and interpret the results of a lumbar puncture; to identify and to analyze significant neurologic symptoms and physical findings in patients presented live, on video tape or in written protocols.
MS3 must contact course coordinator before registering.
Prerequisite: MS3 or MS4 (this course is a graduation requirement)