Course Catalog » Course Listing for Neurosurgery

130.01  Neurosurgery Elective at the VA  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): P. Larson       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 have opportunities to recognize common diagnoses in neurosurgery practice, observe common procedures, and compose treatment plans for these common conditions. Students will serve as part of the patient care team.

140.01  Advanced Neurosurgery Clerkship  (1.5 - 18 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): M. Aghi

The student will become a member of the housestaff, attending ward rounds, working up patients, assisting at operations, and taking night call on rotation with a resident. Limited to one student per hospital.

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

Instructor(s): M. Aghi       Prerequisite(s): Neurology 110

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

140.05  Clinical Neurosurgery  (1.5 - 3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): M. Aghi       Prerequisite(s): MS3 or MS4 standing.

Restrictions: MS3, MS4       Activities: Conference, Clinical Clerkship

Students will shadow a resident and interact with faculty accordingly in the operating room, inpatient setting and outpatient clinic. Student experiences will differ by site but may include treatment of movement disorders, epilepsy, pediatric and adult brain tumors, head and spinal trauma (operative and non-operative management), hydrocephalus, aneurysms, peripheral nerve disorders and disc disease.

140.16  Clinical Neurosurgery - Fresno  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Y. Kuo, I. Johnson       Prerequisite(s): Surgery 110

Restrictions: N/A       Activities: Clinical Clerkship

Students will be part of the UCSF-Fresno Neurological Surgery team at Community Regional Medical Center Neurosurgery consisting of faculty and physician assistants. Students will participate in all aspects of care for neurosurgical patients and will interact with faculty and PA's accordingly in the operating room, neurocritical care ICU, inpatient floors and outpatient clinics.

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

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

Activities: Field Work, Laboratory, Project

Research project under the direction of a member of the faculty. Extensive background reading will be required and discussion of important topics will be held at weekly laboratory and program project research conferences.