The unit aims to enable students to make progress towards meeting some of the learning outcomes described in Outcomes for Graduates (2018) relevant to ‘The Doctor as a Scholar and Scientist’ and ‘The Doctor as a Professional’. The specific aims of this sixth term unit are that through a study of the function of the major elements of the nervous system and the anatomy of their connections, students should appreciate nervous system function and dysfunction. In addition students should gain an insight into its testing and imaging as applied to patients' problems, an understanding of the diagnostic importance of concepts such as upper and lower motor neurones and peripheral and central divisions, and finally, an understanding of the global function of the cerebral cortex in terms of brain neurochemistry.
- to study the structures of the head and neck within functional and clinical contexts;
- to apply this knowledge to understand the basis of common clinical head and neck disorders and the procedures used to investigate them
- to integrate the module with a future module (neurobiology) and as the explicator of patho-physiology and disease in clinical domains (particularly ENT and Ophthalmology).
- Lecturer: Hilary Manton
The unit aims to enable students to make progress towards meeting some of the learning outcomes described in 'Outcome for Graduates' (2018) relevant to 'The Doctor as a Scholar and Scientist', 'The Doctor as a Practitioner' and 'The Doctor as a Professional'. The specific aims are to enable students to carry out a patient-centred consultation and interpret the findings to generate appropriate working diagnoses and to enable students to take and record a history from a patient, perform a physical examination of the main systems of the body and understand the importance of the patient perspective in diagnosing and managing patient problems.