Course Catalog » Course Listing for Neurology

110  Neurology Core Clerkship  (1.5 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): V. Douglas       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: UCSF 3rd year medical students.       Activities: Clinical Clerkship

Students are assigned patients for study under the supervision of attending and resident staffs. They attend work rounds, attending rounds, clinic, grand rounds, conferences and lecture-seminars, emphasizing diagnosis and management of core clinical problems in neurology. This course is taught in conjunction with the 4-week Psychiatry 110 clerkship, resulting in an 8-week long continuity clinic and a combined psychiatry and neurology conference.

130.01  Clinical Behavioral Neurology  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): D. Perry       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Medical Students in Foundations 2       Activities: Clinical Clerkship

This is a Bridges Curriculum Clinical Immersive Experience (CIEx), which provide medical students in Foundations 2 opportunities to broaden and enhance their professional development in health care settings different from those of their core clerkships. Students will explore the clinical evaluation and treatment of neurodegenerative disorders. Instruction on dementia subtypes, brain-behavior relationships, cognitive assessment, psychopharmacology and neuropathology will be offfered.

140.01A  Advanced Clinical Clerkship  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): J. Engstrom, R. Price       Prerequisite(s): Neurology 110 and fourth year standing, or Neurology 110 and completion of core clerkships in Medicine, Surgery and Pediatrics.

Students serve as acting interns on the inpatient service. Attendance at departmental clinical rounds, seminars and conferences is required.

140.02  Off-Campus Clerkship  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): V. Douglas       Prerequisite(s): Neurology 110

Restrictions: unk      

Clinical clerkship in approved hospitals by special arrangement and approval of the dean and the chairperson of the department.

140.04  Child Neurology  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): A. Foster-Barber       Prerequisite(s): Pediatrics 110, Medicine 110, and Neurology 110.

Activities: Conference

Participation in child neurology activities, both inpatient and outpatient, and all regularly scheduled conferences of the Child Neurology Division. Study of the developing nervous system and diseases of the nervous system affecting infants, children and adolescents.

140.07  Advanced Clinical Neurology - Fresno  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Akhtar       Prerequisite(s): Neurology 110

Restrictions: UCSF medical students       Activities: Block Elective

Students will serve as acting interns on the neurology consultation service. Duties will include the evaluation of newly hospitalized patients with neurological diseases as well as participating in the neurology clinics. Opportunities exist for more detailed learning about neuro-oncology, movement disorders and cerebrovascular diseases.

140.10  Advanced Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology - SFGH  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): E. Brown       Prerequisite(s): Neurology 110 and fourth-year standing

Restrictions: UCSF STUDENTS ONLY       Activities: Clinical Clerkship

Students will spend a total of 4 weeks at SFGH, San Francisco’s only trauma center, where they will develop advanced neurological skills in the care of emergent neurological patients through triage, evaluation, and neurocritical care management. Students spend two weeks on the neurology consultation service under the supervision of the consultation resident and attending neurologist. The other two weeks are spent caring for patients in the neurocritical care unit with the neuro-ICU team.

140.12  Neuro Critical Care  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): W. Smith       Prerequisite(s): Fourth-year standing. Neurology 110. Consent of instructor.

Restrictions: Limited to 1 student per block.       Activities: Lecture

This advanced clerkship concentrates on the fundamentals of critical care with an emphasis placed on neurological illness. Essential skills and concepts related to the management of critically-ill neurological/neurosurgical patients will be introduced during lectures, conferences, daily rounds and night-calls.

140.13  Clinical Behavioral Neurology  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): D. Perry, B. Miller, H. Rosen, K. Rankin, M. De May, M. Geschwind, W. Seeley       Prerequisite(s): Neurology 110

Restrictions: None      

The Neurobehavioral rotation will explore brain-behavior relationships in neurodegenerative disorders. Instruction on dementia subtypes, cognitive assessment, psychopharmacology, and neuropathology will be offered. To apply this knowledge, students will participate in multi-disciplinary clinics, during which they will observe and perform neurobehavioral histories and examinations. Clinicians will provide feedback and guidance, supplementing differential diagnoses and plans for intervention.

140.17  Dementia in the Outpatient Setting - Fresno  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): L. Alving       Prerequisite(s): Neurology 110 and/or 4th year standing.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Clinical Clerkship

This is a 2 or 4 week elective at the UCSF Fresno Alzheimer & Memory Center for 4th year medical students. Students will spend time seeing patients at the Alzheimer Center and will participate in our multidisciplinary team meetings. Other experiences may include a home visit, elder abuse conference involving local social workers and law enforcement. A short project is required during rotation.

150.01  Research in Neurology  (3 - 24 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): V. Douglas       Prerequisite(s): Consent of faculty member in charge of student's research project and approval of third and fourth year coordinator.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Field Work, Laboratory, Project

Opportunities for clinical or laboratory research under the guidance of department faculty.

170.10  Training the Mind  (1 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): D. Lowenstein       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: 1st year medical students.      

This course was developed as a way to integrate mind-body medicine content into the Brain, Mind, and Behavior block for first year medical students. The overall objective of this elective is to provide students with an overview of practices that have been shown to enhance the abilities of the normal, healthy mind, with an emphasis on meditation.

170.30  Intro to Neuro Subspecialties  (1 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): A. Nelson       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture

This course is intended for medical students interested in Neuroscience-related subspecialties, including Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neuropathology, Neuroradiology, and Psychiatry. Through weekly lectures by different physicians and physician-scientists, it will provide an overview of clinical and research opportunities in each presented field. There will be emphasis on evaluation and treatment of patients, relevant research, training/residency, subspecialty fellowships, and career development.

198  Supervised Study  (1 - 5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Library research and directed reading under supervision of a member of the faculty with the approval of the chairperson of the department.