Apr 02, 2020  
Catalog/Bulletin 2017-2018 
Catalog/Bulletin 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


[144 Hours]
Neuroscience and Diseases of the Neurological-Psychiatric Systems is a required course for all second year medical students . The course provides an introduction to the form, function, and dysfunction of the nervous system. The course integrates the anatomy and physiology of the neurological system, along with the pathology, microbiology, and pharmacology relevant to major neurological and psychiatric diseases. In addition to these basic science underpinnings, clinical aspects of neurological and psychiatric diseases are emphasized. These include screening and prevention, history taking , physical examination, radiographic imaging (including MRI) diagnostic testing, clinical reasoning, and management (acute and chronic) . The course employs a variety of teaching modalities. These include lectures, small group laboratory sessions, video demonstrations, patient presentations , computer based cases, and team based learning (TBL) sessions . Small group discussions in the concurrent Clinical Skills Integration course will include content relevant to neurological and psychiatric disease and treatment. The Neuroscience and Diseases of the Neurological-Psychiatric Systems course assesses students based on quiz grades , TBL grades, performance in the skills laboratory, professionalism, and a final exam provided by the National Board of Medical Examiners.