NEUR 7511

Essentials of Clinical Neurology


Dr. Abby Metzler
Asst. Course Director


Patrick Puskala
Course Coordinator

Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered



Note: This course has an enrollment minimum of five . We will be in touch with enrolled prior to the start of the period as to whether this course will run.

Catalog Description: The goals of the neurology clerkship are to increase clinical skills in diagnosing and treating neurologic illnesses, to stimulate interest in clinical neurosciences, and to increase awareness of the role of the neurologist. Upon completion of the course, the student will be familiar with common neurological disorders and will have a sense for when neurologic consultation is appropriate

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Phillips-Wangensteen Building

All students, regardless of site placement, go here for an education session

Required session attendance: Orientation; Neuro Exam; Shelf

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode:  M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm

Direct patient care:  No

Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling

Course Objectives:  

  1. Appraise neurological patients through history and physical examination and describe clinical profiles of common neurological disorders.
  2. Analyze the value, limitations, indications, and contraindications of common diagnostic procedures (LP, EEG, EMG, and neuroimaging techniques).
  3. Develop differential diagnosis and management plan informed by the history, general physical exam, neurological exam, laboratory and specialized diagnostic procedures.
  4. Identify, assess, and formulate management plans for neurological disorders: CVA/TIA (stroke), dementia, meningitis/encephalitis, movement disorders, peripheral nerve/ neuromuscular disorders, and seizure disorder.
  5. Differentiate situations appropriate for neurologic consultation, determine the urgency of the consultation, and define the role of the consultant.

Graded Components:

  • Small Group Project
  • Attesting to completion of online modules
  • Shelf

Grading Scale: P/N


Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

Limited to Student Type:  No

Course equivalency: INMD 7403 (EPAC), INMD 7323 (VALUE), INMD 7359 (HeLIX)

Related curricular experience:

Secure Exam:

Course evaluation:  MedHub