PURPOSE: This is a basic introduction to the core concepts needed for diagnosis and treatment of the common neurological ailments. This online course will be very valuable for students who might not be able to fit in a clinical neurology rotation because of truncated clinical time when they return to patient care settings.
This course builds upon the clinical science introduced during Block 6 of phase 1. Students will be prepared to interview, examine and present patients with neurological illness whom they will encounter on core clerkships of medicine, surgery, OB-GYN, pediatrics, family medicine and psychiatry


  • Perform an accurate and appropriate neurologic examination;
  • Identify and describe the significance of key neurologic findings on examination;
  • Describe the pathophysiology, clinical course, and management of patients with common neurologic conditions and key neurologic emergencies;
  • Distinguish normal and abnormal CT and MRI scans of the brain;
  • Communicate effectively about neurologic patients—in order to summarize a case to consult a neurologist or sign out to a colleague and counsel caregivers about patients with neurologic terminal illness.

INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS: Videos, case-based online activities, write-ups to submit and more

​Program Number: ELEC 466

Program Director: Yasaman Kianirad, MD
Coordinator: Jeannette Hernandez
Telephone: 312-996-6635
Duration:  2 Weeks
Max Students Accepted: 12

Lectures/Conferences: 4-5 Hours (1-2 hours of student meetings and 2-3 hours of resident conference)
Independent Study: 28 hours
Total Hours /Week: approximately 35

Updated: 6/5/20