Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
200005051994NEUROLOGY-PSYCHOLOGYCompulsory5101
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle and Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Learning objectives of this course includes the epidemiology, etiopathogenesis, physiopathogenetic mechanisms as well as diagnostic tools, differential diagnosisi, medical and surgical treatment principles, prognosis and precautions of central and peripheral nervous system disorders and muscle disease.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Lecturers of Medical School
Learning Outcomes
1Can perform neurological examination.
2Can recognise cranial neuropathies at primary health care.
3Knows the management of patients in coma.
4Can differentiate epilepy from other non-epileptic disorders.
5Can recognise seep disorders at primary health care.
6Knows the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of headaches.
7Knows the management of ischemic and hemorrhagic serebrovascular disorders.
8Knows the neurologic complications of systemic disorders.
9Can recognise the epileptic patient in childhood and adult.
10Can recognise neuromuscular transmission disorders and refers.
11Can recognise extrapyramidal system disorders and refers.
12Can recognise the diseases of skeletal muscle and refers.
13Can recognise demyelinating diseases of central nervous system and refers.
14Knows the necessary radiological investigations for each patient.
15Can recognise main neurological disorders in childhood and refers.
16Can recognise congenital malformations.
17Knows main neuro-oncologic themes.
18Can refer the patients with spinal trauma or tumors secondary health centers.
19Knows indications for hypophyseal skull base surgery.
20Knows surgery indications for hydrocephalus, epilepsy and endoscopic surgery.
21Knows surgery indications for head and peripheral nerve trauma.
22Knows indications for functional neurosurger, stereotactic and pain surgery.
23Knows minimally invazive surgery indications for raised intracranial hypertension.
24Knows intracranial hemorrhage and surgery indications for vascular surgery.
25Knows radicular diseases and indications for disc surgery.
26Knows peripheral nervous system diseases and the treatment.
27Knows higher cortical functions and dementia.
28Knows medulla spinalis diseases and can refer patients to secondary centers.
29Knows necessary laboratory investigations for underlying neurological disorders and refers.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Neurolological examination in adult and childhood age, taking mediacal history, clinical evaluation, cranial neuropathies, conscioussness disorders,stupor and coma,critical neurological disorders,pyramidal, extrapyramidal and serebellar system disorders,primary and secondary headache sendromes, neurodegenerative, metabolic and toxic disorders of CNS, ischemic serebrovascular disorders, suaracnoid and intrapcerebral hemorrhagic diseases, disorders of medullaspinalis,peripheral nerves, neuromuscular junction and skeletal muscle, cognitive disorders and dementia, demyelinating diseases of central nervous system, Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, epilepsies in adult and childood, chlid neurology, neuro-oncology, primary ans secondary tumors of CNS,basic neuroscience and neurosurgery of spinal cord and peripheral nerve trauma,neurosurgery of cerebrovascular disorders,radicular syndromes and their surgery,neurosurgery of spinal cord,kongenital malformations of CNS, hydrocephaly, surgery for increased intracranial pressure, surgery for epilepsy,sterotactic surgery,neurosurgery of pain, neuroradiologic and other diagnostic investigations.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to neurology
2Cranial Neuropathies Cranial neuralgias
3Sleep Disorders Headaches
4Serebrovascular Diseases Neurological complications of systemic diseases Epilepsi and teratment
5Neuromuscular transmission disorders Extrapyramidal system diseases
6Muscle Disease Demyelinating diseases of CNS
7Neuroradiology
8Intracerbral hemorrhage
9Midterm exam
10Child neurology Epilepsies in childhood
11Congenital malformations Neuro-oncology
12Ischemic serebravascular disease
13Hydocephalus, endoscopic surgery and surgery of epilepsies
14Peripheral nervous system diseases Diagnostic tests
15Dementia and evaluation of higher cortical functions Diseases of medulla spinalis
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Bradley WG, Daroff RB, Fenichel GM, Marsden CD, “Neurology in Clinical Practice”,5th edition, Butterworth Heineman, (2008) Rowland LP. “Merritt’s Neurology”, 11th edition, Lippincott Williams& Wilkins, (2006)
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures28128
Individual Study for Mid term Examination155
Individual Study for Final Examination155
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)40
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