ENGLISH DIVISION

NEUROLOGY 2022/2023

 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                         

  SEMINARS are conducted in contact form.

Outlines of the seminars and additional materials for self-study are available on the e-learning platform.

 

TOPICS OF SEMINARS:

  • 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 CLASSES: 

 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 weeks, students are divided into subgroups and examine patients under the supervision of designated assistants. In the last week of classes, a practical test of neurological skills and final colloquium take place.

  •  PRELIMINARY TEST

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 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.

  • FINAL COLLOQUIUM

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 must repeat  the entire course of neurology.

  • ATTENDANCE

During the course it is possible to be absent only once .The student makes up for this absence in the form determined by the assistant  (presence on duty, writing a paper etc.)

If a student has 2-3 absences, he/she must make up for them with another group. Only then, the student can take  the colloquium, which he/she passes with another group.

More than 3 absences result in failure to complete  classes.

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, which does not exempt from the obligation to attend classes in another date.

   

ASSESMENT OF STUDENT  PERFORMANCE:

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   

“Lange Clinical Neurology”, Greenberg D,  Aminoff M, Simon R. edition 11, 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.

 

COMPLEMENTARY TEXTBOOKS:

·         “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

 

  EXAM

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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