PART I: Neuroanatomy and neuroanatomical localization1. Diagnostic reasoning in neurology2. General overview of the nervous system and internal and external structures of the brain3. Motor and somatosensory pathways and approach to weakness and sensory changes4. Disorders of the spinal cord (myelopathy)5. The visual pathway and approach to visual loss6. The rest of the cortex, the deep gray matter, and the vascular supply of the hemispheres7. The cerebellum and approach to ataxia8. Introduction to the brainstem and cranial nerves 9. The pupillary light response and approach to anisocoria10. Control of eye movements and approach to diplopia 11. Auditory and vestibular pathways (CN VIII) and approach to hearing loss and verTIGO12. Facial sensation (CN V) and motor control (CN VII)13. The rest of the cranial nerves: CN I (olfactory), CN IX (glossopharyngeal), CN X (vagus), CN XI (spinal accessory), CN XII (hypoglossal), and cranial nerve summary tables14. Anatomy and diseases of the peripheral nervous system (radiculopathy, ganglionopathy, neuropathy) and introduction to EMG/nerve conduction studies15. Anatomy and peripheral nervous system disorders of the upper extremity: radiculopathy, plexopathy, and mononeuropathies16. Anatomy and peripheral nervous system disorders of the lower extremity: radiculopathy, plexopathy, and mononeuropathiesPART II: Diseases of the nervous system17. Seizures and epilepsy18. Vascular diseases of the brain and spinal cord19. Infectious diseases of the nervous system20. Demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system21. Delirium, dementia, and rapidly progressive dementia22. Movement disorders23. Neoplastic and paraneoplastic disorders of nervous system, and neurologic complications of radiation therapy and chemotherapy24. Disorders of Intracranial pressure25. Headache26. Peripheral polyneuropathy 27. Motor neuron disease28. Disorders of the neuromuscular junction29. Diseases of muscle30. Leukodystrophies and mitochondrial disoders
Aaron Berkowitz, MD, PhD (Boston, MA) Director, Global Neurology Program, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School.