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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.

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION:

Program Number: ELEC 950
Location:
UICMC
Program Director:
C. Anderson, PhD
E-Mail:
conwell@uic.edu
Telephone:
312-996-3360
Duration:
2 Weeks (Decompressed)
Night Call:
No
Weekends:
No
UIC Students Accepted:
Min. 1 Max. 10
Housestaff Used as Faculty:
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact:
Laboratory/Independent Study:
6 hours
Outpatient:
No
Inpatient:
No
Total Hours /Week:
6

Reporting Instructions:

For orientation and schedule, contact the course director, Dr. C. Anderson (conwell@uic.edu), Room 522 CMW.

KEY WORDS: Brain stem anatomy, vascular supply patterns, pathways, teaching, case presentations, neurological complaints.