PREREQUISITES : Must be in good academic standing. Must be approved by the course director. Satisfactory completion of M1 Neuroanatomy course.
NOTE: WHILE COUNTED AS A TWO-WEEK ELECTIVE, THIS IS A DECOMPRESSED ELECTIVE MEETING ON TUESDAY AND/OR THURSDAY AFTERNOONS, IN THE MONTHS OF JANUARY AND FEBRUARY.
PURPOSE: Students will refresh their neuroanatomy knowledge, and correlate impact of tumors and vascular accidents with the tracts and nuclei involved
COMPETENCIES: After completing this elective students will be able to do the following: Describe major path ways and their neighborhood; Know the vascular supply patterns in spinal cord, brainstem and cerebral hemisphere; Know clinical signs associated with the most frequently occurring incidents; Can work successfully with a small group of M1 students in a manner that enhances the learning experience and environment for both; Improve skills the student will need as a resident to teach junior residents and students; Improve case presentation skills required throughout the students’ residency.
INSTRUCTIONAL METHOD: Students learning activities are as follows: Discussion with course director for orientation to laboratory instruction; Assignment to present basic anatomy of CNS in laboratory; Assignment to present a case to the M-1 class; Assignment to research two of the most frequently occurring neurological complaints; Faculty discussion session of brain stem anatomy.
ASSESSMENT: Students’ grade will be based upon the following: Participation in teaching-based upon instructor feedback; Midterm feedback by course director at a preview session for the 4th laboratory; Presentation of a case to the M -1 class; Exit interview by course director.
Program Number: ELEC 950
Program Director: C. Anderson, PhD
Duration: 2 Weeks (Decompressed)
Night Call: No
UIC Students Accepted: Min. 1 Max. 10
Housestaff Used as Faculty:
Laboratory/Independent Study: 6 hours
Total Hours /Week: 6
For orientation and schedule, contact the course director, Dr. C. Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org), Room 522 CMW.
KEY WORDS: Brain stem anatomy, vascular supply patterns, pathways, teaching, case presentations, neurological complaints.