Catalog Description: Provides foundational information about cellular and systems neuroscience needed to understand how diseases that affect the nervous system disrupt function and the mechanisms by which treatments restore function for patients. Emphasis is placed on clinical relevance of the material and students learn to apply basic principles of neuroscience to diagnose nervous system disease based on presenting symptoms in small group exercises. Functional neuroanatomy is taught to support clinical reasoning and aid in diagnosis. Neurology content relevant to USMLE Step 1 exams is highlighted.
Prior to Fall 2019, this course was 3 credit hours.