This a lecture presentation of the components of a complete neurological assessment with illustrative photograph demonstrating clearly placement of reflex hammer or other examination devices, including hands. Clinical tips and medical pearls are highlighted in blue text contrasted against the normal black. They present the information logically with the reader able to choose the item to review
Type of Material:
Lecture presentation and review
Instruction in a health assessment class.
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Identify Major Learning Goals:
This is a introduction to the neurological exam. This module instructs medical students and post graduate trainees on how to perform a thorough neurological examination. It stresses examination technique, so that the student may perform the exam in a real clinical setting with authority and confidence. Each examining maneuver is photographed clearly, with a concise, relevant discussion. An organizational overview of the examination is provided early in the module to facilitate memorization and overall comprehension. Furthermore, the neurological terminology pertaining to the examination is fully explained, allowing one to communicate the results of the exam to fellow medical personnel or to the medicolegal record. The objective of a neurological exam is threefold. 1. To identify an abnormality in the nervous system. 2. To differentiated peripheral from central nervous system lesions. 3. To establish internal consistency, i.e. does the patient cooperate fully? and are the findings in a specific patient only a variant of normality?
Target Student Population:
Mid level practitioners as well as Medical Students.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and phsyiology would be helpful.
Quality information, key concepts highlighted for ease of memory work and understanding. Logical, step wise progression
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The description of the technique with a picture and explaination of possible abnormal causes of a response are addressed.
The site could improve to include more pictures of ?abnormal findings. Could incorporate video in demonstrating the various parts of the exam.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Clear, clean design, excellent navigation, linear structure, division into manageable segments.
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