Neurology has a reputation as a difficult area in the MRCP examinations, with the clinical neurology stations (PACES and traditional short cases) being especially feared by candidates. This book aims to demystify the subject, and help candidates avoid becoming bogged down in unnecessary detail and to clarify their thoughts and expression. The book is divided into three major sections covering areas of the body, each organised according to the possible instructions that candidates are likely to encounter in the exam. They include summaries of essential examination steps to be undertaken, possible clinical findings, brief discussions in question and answer format, and tips and pitfalls. Concise, clear and engaging, this is an essential aid for candidates preparing for the MRCP clinical neurology stations.
Table of Contents
Section I: Examination of the head and neck. Instruction A. Examine the cranial nerves. Instruction B. Examine the eyes. Instruction C. Examine the face. Instruction D. Examine the speech. Pitfalls. Section II: Examination of the upper limbs. Instruction A. Examine the upper limbs. Pitfalls. Section III: Examination of the lower limbs and gait. Instruction A. Examine the lower limbs. Instruction B. Examine the gait. Pitfalls.
After graduating from Al-Fatah University, Tripoli, Libya in 1990, Hani came to the UK in 1991 to farther his training in medicine. He obtained the MRCP in 1994 and trained in neurology at the Institute of Neurological Sciences in Glasgow. He obtained a PhD and CCST (Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training) in neurology in 2000, and was appointed a consultant neurologist in Wolverhampton and Birmingham the same year. He has been the lead neurologist at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton since 2006. Hani has an interest in medical education, and obtained a postgraduate certificate in the field from Keele University in 2007. He has published more than 30 papers, and is currently one of the editors of the Libyan Journal of Medicine. He was also an examiner for the MRCP Diploma from 2005 to 2009.