ERASMUS PROGRAM 31.05-18.06.2021

The aim of the neurology course is preparing medical students to work as general practitioner (family doctor) and giving them basic neurological knowledge and information about advances in neurology.

Duration of the course: 3 weeks. Number of teaching hours = 100 hours of seminars and practical classes                         



  • Anatomy and physiology of the nervous system - repetition.
  • Ischemic stroke
  • Hemorrhagic strokes
  • Motor neuron disease  and other diseases of the spinal cord
  • Muscle diseases
  • Disorders of the neuromuscular junction
  • Peripheral neuropathies
  • Demyelinating diseases
  • Neoplastic tumors of the nervous system
  •  Autonomic system disorders in neurology
  •  Vertigo
  • Traumatic lesions of the central nervous system
  • Neurocritical care and brain death
  • Headache
  • Back pain
  • Epilepsy
  • Dementia
  • Emergency in neurology
  • Neurological signs and symptoms in systemic diseases

Seminars are conducted  on-line on the e-learning platform. https://e-learning.wum.edu.pl/en/login from 31.05.2021. Additional materials for self-study are also available on the e-learning platform. All Erasmus students were granted  access to the platform.

 In the first week, classes are conducted on-line. During this time, students are required to independently familiarize themselves with the material on the e-learning platform on :

  • neuroanatomy and neurophysiology (seminar 1),
  • the principles of neurological examination (introduction to neurology)
  • seminars  2 and 3 about ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes
  • seminar  4 about  motor neuron diseases and other spinal cord disorders



Practical training includes teaching physical neurological examination, interpretation of diagnostic tests and algorithms of diagnostic procedures, as well as demonstration of patients with selected neurological diseases and basic additional tests  used in neurological diagnostics: Doppler ultrasound examination and EMG / EEG.

Practical classes will start on June 7 (Monday). Erasmus students are requested to arrive at 8.30 am to room 4 (ground floor, block D) of the hospital at  Banacha 1a Str. The first  days of  practical classes are devoted to teaching routine neurological examination . There is a preliminary test on the first day of contact classes. In the following days, students examine patients under the supervision of designated assistant. 

Students are required to comply with the current epidemic recommendations (wearing surgical masks, white coats and shoes for a change).



The preliminary test will take place on Monday, June 07. The test consists of 5 questions and covers the basic knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system. The test questions are in the file at the bottom of this page.  In the event of a negative result of the test, the student must take it again in the second week of classes.


On the last day of the 3-week course students take the final colloquium consisting of 50 open and multiple choice questions. At least 30 correct answers are required to pass the test. The colloquium can be re-passed only twice. If the results of the repetitive tests are negative, the neurology course is not credited.


During a block of classes, a student may have no more than 1 justified absence.                                            Absence from classes due to infection or contact with SARS-CoV-2 (staying in quarantine, isolation, having close contact with the infected (waiting for the test result PCR) is treated as justified, 




To pass the classes, the student must be present at all classes (with the exception of 1 allowed absence) and have at least a satisfactory (3.0) grade with the  preliminary test and final colloquium.


BASIC TEXBOOK                                                                                                                                                      “Clinical Neurology” . ed. by Aminoff M, Greenberg D, Simon R.  Edition 9, Mc Graw Hill Education 2015


  • “Neurology and Neurosurgery Illustrated”  K.W.Lindsay, I.Bone. Churchill Livingstone 2010
  • "Meritt’s Texbook of Neurology".L.P. Rowland ; Williams Wilkins 2005,
  • "Adam's and Victor's Principles of Neurology". A Ropper, R Brown; McGrow-Hill 2005,
  • "Mosby’s Color Atlas and Text of Neurology". Perkin DG; Times Mirrors Int. Publishers Ltd 1998

Questions for the preliminary test

  • 1.Localization of the sensory/motor/autonomic nuclei of the cranial nerves in the brainstem
  • 2. The course of the visual path
  • 3. The course of the path of pupillary reflexes to light (direct and consensual)
  • 4. Taste innervation of the tongue
  • 5. The structure of the ventricular system
  • 6. Circulation of the cerebrospinal fluid
  • 7. Normal composition of the cerebrospinal fluid
  • 8. Pyramid system - structure and functions
  • 9. Extrapyramidal system - structure and functions
  • 10. Cerebellum - structure and functions
  • 11. Sympathetic nervous system - structure and main functions
  • 12. Parasympathetic system - structure and main functions
  • 13. Types and the course of the way of superficial sensation
  • 14. Types and the course of the way of deep feeling
  • 15. Innervation of the urinary bladder
  • 16. Course of the path of the myotatic reflex
  • 17. Vascularization of the brain
  • 18. Vascularization of the spinal cord
  • 19. Anatomical structure of the Willis arterial circle
  • 20. The main venous sinuses of the brain

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