SAMS 533 Advanced Topics in Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
This course begins by ensuring that all topics covered in SAMS 529 arc understood. Open discussion on several topics will be initiated and encouraged, There will be approximately 6 formal, didactic presentations covering various topics. “Advanced Clinical Neuroanatomy” will stress the application of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology (cg. brachial plexus anatomy and dysfunction). “Electrophysiology” will cover the principles and use of electromyography, nerve conduction studies, and evoked potentials. “Common Neurosurgical Procedures” will cover the most common surgical procedures that will be encountered in the student’s clinical year and beyond. In “Advanced Imaging in Neurologic Diseases,” students will learn more detail regarding routine magnetic resonance imaging sequences, diffusion–weighted imaging, perfusion–weighted imaging, magnetic resonance angiography, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and positron emission tomography. “Nursing Care and Rehabilitation: Complimentary and Alternative Therapies” is a two-part lecture which will discuss proper ways to manage pre or post-operative patients with severe neurologic (brain and/or spinal cord) disease. A brief introduction and discussion of alternative therapies (including acupuncture, chiropractics. and laser-light therapy) will follow. In “Human Neurologic Diseases and Comparative Veterinary Diseases” students will receive a basic exposure to common human neurologic diseases (cg. amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease). Similarities will be drawn between these and specific veterinary syndromes.