Essentials of Clinical Neurology
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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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
- Appraise neurological patients through history and physical examination and describe clinical profiles of common neurological disorders.
- Analyze the value, limitations, indications, and contraindications of common diagnostic procedures (LP, EEG, EMG, and neuroimaging techniques).
- Develop differential diagnosis and management plan informed by the history, general physical exam, neurological exam, laboratory and specialized diagnostic procedures.
- Identify, assess, and formulate management plans for neurological disorders: CVA/TIA (stroke), dementia, meningitis/encephalitis, movement disorders, peripheral nerve/ neuromuscular disorders, and seizure disorder.
- Differentiate situations appropriate for neurologic consultation, determine the urgency of the consultation, and define the role of the consultant.
- Small Group Project
- Attesting to completion of online modules
Grading Scale: P/N