Chapter 1

The neurologic method

Master the neurologic exam. In this chapter, you'll learn a step-by-step process that will help you localize disease and define a stellar differential diagnosis.
8 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 2

The cerebral hemispheres

In this chapter, learn about the division of function among the cerebral hemispheres, and glean clinical pearls for localizing pathologies that you’re likely to see in your clinic.
  • Localization in the frontal lobes
  • Recognizing disorders of the temporal lobes
  • Identifying disorders of the parietal lobes
  • Pinpointing lesions to the occipital lobes
  • Assessing cerebral circulation dysfunction
  • The cerebral hemispheres quiz
6 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 3

The cerebellum and basal ganglia

Dive deep into the cerebellum and basal ganglia. You’ll review clinicoanatomic correlations so you can recognize signs of motor control dysfunction stemming from this region.
  • Recognizing dysfunctions of the cerebellum
  • Appreciating the ins and outs of the cerebellum
  • Identifying common cerebellar afflictions
  • Appreciating the extrapyramidal system
  • Identifying extrapyramidal disorders
  • The cerebellum and basal ganglia quiz
6 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 4

The brainstem

Cover important anatomical relationships in the brainstem and the cranial nerves. Learn about common disorders affecting the region and how these manifest in the neurological exam.
  • Mastering the pons and medulla
  • Revealing the mysteries of the midbrain
  • Evaluating the function of cranial nerves I and II
  • Examining extraocular movements
  • Recognizing dysconjugate gaze
  • Assessing cranial nerve V
  • Appreciating the relationship between cranial nerves VII and VIII
  • Examining cranial nerves IX and X
  • Testing cranial nerves XI and XII
  • The brainstem quiz
10 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 5

The spinal cord

Diagnose key spinal cord syndromes and locate lesions. Here, you’ll review the anatomy of the spinal cord so you can recognize and localize a spinal cord pathology.
  • Mastering spinal cord anatomy
  • Organizing by tracts and levels
  • Identifying the spinal cord level
  • Localizing lesions
  • Recognizing key spinal cord syndromes
  • Unlocking the secrets of circulation
  • The spinal cord quiz
7 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 6

The peripheral nervous system

Recognize and locate a peripheral nervous system (PNS) disorder. In this last chapter, we cover the examination process, localizing the lesion, and differential diagnoses.
  • Reviewing the peripheral nervous system
  • Diagnosing peripheral neuropathy
  • Identifying damage of nerve roots and plexuses
  • Performing an upper extremity exam
  • Performing a lower extremity exam
  • Recognizing common peripheral neuropathies
  • Recognizing abnormalities of the neuromuscular junction
  • The peripheral nervous system quiz
  • Clinical Neurology Essentials outro
9 Lessons, 1 Quiz