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Understanding Neurology
A Problem-Oriented Approach

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ISBN 9781840760613
Published December 21, 2007 by CRC Press
240 Pages 183 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

This book takes a problem-oriented approach to the evaluation of common symptoms presenting to medical students. It begins with guidance in history taking and examination leading the student on to neurological examination. The following sections outline all the common presenting symptoms, such as forgetfulness, dizziness or pain, and relate them to the spectrum of neurological conditions and diseases. Some case histories are used to illustrate problems and the book ends with a section of MCQ’s.

This is the second in a new series which aims to help medical students to think like doctors. By combining a symptom and problem-based approach with systematic coverage, the book appeals to instructors and students on traditional and integrated courses.

Table of Contents

History taking and Physical Examination
Neurological Investigations

The Problems:
Acute Confusional States
Forgetfulness (memory)
Speech and Language Problems
Loss of Vision and Double Vision
Dizziness and Vertigo
Tremor and Other Involuntary Movements
Poor Coordination
Neck Pain and Back Ache
Numbness and Tingling


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Winner of the 2008 BMA Medical Book Competition for neurology

…well written…demystifying neurology remains an urgent necessity among trainees…skills cannot exist without a solid grounding of neurological knowledge…this book strives with some success to achieve this educational balance
Advances in Clinical Neuroscience & Rehabilitation