Introduction to Clinical Neurology

开始时间: 02/09/2015 持续时间: 6 weeks

所在平台: Coursera

课程类别: 医学

大学或机构: University of California, San Francisco(美国加州大学旧金山分校)

授课老师: Daniel Lowenstein

   

课程主页: https://www.coursera.org/course/clinicalneurology

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Neurologic diseases are common and costly. According to estimates by the World Health Organization, neurologic disorders affect over 1 billion people worldwide, constitute 12% of the global burden of disease, and cause 14% of global deaths.  Furthermore, the number of deaths caused by neurological diseases have more than doubled in the past 10 years, and this number will undoubtedly substantially increase in the coming years as the average age of the world’s population increase.

This course will provide a basic overview of the most common and important neurological diseases and conditions affecting people worldwide: stroke, epilepsy, headache, back pain, neurodegenerative diseases, movement disorders, alterations of consciousness, nervous system infections, traumatic brain injury, and neuromuscular diseases.  For each topic, a neurology professor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) who has specialized knowledge about the subject area, and who teaches this material to UCSF medical students and other health professional students, will focus on the fundamentals of the clinical presentation and evaluation of people with these disorders, as well as some of the additional diagnostic approaches and options for treatment.  Although not a primary focus of the course, the faculty will also touch on some of the most pertinent disease mechanisms to help students appreciate the rationale for current therapies and the many questions that need to be answered to achieve effective treatments and cures.

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This six-week course includes the following eleven modules:

Module 1: Overview of basic anatomy and functions of the nervous system.
Module 2: Stroke
Module 3: Epilepsy
Module 4: Neurodegenerative diseases
Module 5: Alterations of consciousness and brain death
Module 6: Nervous system infections
Module 7: Traumatic brain injury
Module 8: Movement disorders
Module 9: Headache
Module 10: Back pain
Module 11: Neuromuscular diseases

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An overview of the relevant aspects of the epidemiology, clinical presentation, basic disease mechanisms, diagnostic approaches and treatment options of the most common neurological diseases.

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