NEUROLOGY 2023/2024

 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 (5 ECTs creditis)

Classes start at from 8 a.m.  On the first day of classes, students come to room no. 4, building D, ground floor.



Seminars are conducted in contact form.Outlines of the seminars and additional materials for self-study are available on the e-learning platform.


  • 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



 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.

The first week of  classes is devoted to teaching neurological examination and demonstrations of clinical cases. There is a preliminary test on the first day of classes. In the following two weeks, students are divided into subgroups and examine patients under the supervision of designated assistants. In the last week of classes, place, there is a practical test of neurological examination skills and a final colloquium.


The preliminary test takes place on the first day of the course. The test consists of 5 questions and covers the basic knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system. The preliminary 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 at the end of the first 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 colloquium. The colloquium can be re-passed only twice. If the results of the repetitive tests are negative, the student is not allowed to take the exam and must repeat the entire neurology course next year.


During a block of classes, a student may have no more than 1 excused absence. In the case of 2 excused absences, the student makes up for the missed days of classes with another group and may take the final test only after making up for the absences. More than 2 absences result in failure to complete a block of classes.



To credit the course, you must be present at all classes (except 1 excused permitted absence) and have at least a satisfactory grade (3.0) in the preliminary and final tests.


“Lange Clinical Neurology”, Greenberg D,  Aminoff M, Simon R. edition 10, Mc Graw Hill Education 2020

The manual has not been updated since 2020. In the event of discrepancies, the information from the annually updated seminars shall apply.


  • ·         “Neurology and Neurosurgery Illustrated”  K.W.Lindsay, I.Bone. Churchill Livingstone 2010
  • ·         “Clinical neuroanatomy“ R.S Snell, 8 edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a Wolters-Kluwer 2022
  • ·         "Mosby’s Color Atlas and Text of Neurology". Perkin DG; Times Mirrors Int. Publishers Ltd 1998



Students who have completed the course may take the final exam during the winter examination session. The final exam is the MCQ test consisting of 100 questions. To pass the final exam you need at least 56 good answers.Thresholds for individual grades:

  •  grade 3.0 = 56-64 good answers 
  •  grade 3.5 = 65-73
  •  grade 4.0 = 74-82
  •  grade 4.5 = 83-91
  •  grade 5.0 = 92-100


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