Clinical Neurology
Reference DHBIOM00000013
Taught in Majors List Master of Biomedical Sciences
Theory (A) 25.0
Exercises (B) 0.0
Training and projects (C) 0.0
Studytime (D) 120.0
Studypoints (E) 4
Credit contract? Access is determined after successful competences assessment
Examination contract? Access is determined after successful competences assessment
Credit contract mandatory if Exam contract? Course included in exam contract
Retake possible in case of permanent evaluation? Yes
Teaching Language Dutch
Lecturer Paul Boon
Department GE01
Key Words

Neurology, neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, neurological diseases

Position of the Course

Neurological diseases represent 30% of the total 'burden of disease' in man. The 'Clinical Neurology' course provides an overview of the most relevant neurological conditions. The aim is both to illustrate the optimal integration of neuroanatomical, neurophysiological and neurobiological knowledge and to provide the necessary context for an optimal current understanding of the pathophysiology, epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases.


The course consists of a series of chapters on the most relevant neurological diseases, illustrated with a wide variety of clinical and imaging case content. During the course, a power-point slide show will be used.

The course consists of the following chapters:

1.: Clinical neurological examination

2.: The major localizing neurological syndromes

3.: Medullar syndromes

4.: Peripheral nerve syndromes

5.: Myopathies

6.: Cerebrovascular disease

7.: Brain tumours

8.: Infections of the central nervous system

9.: Brain trauma

10.: Epilepsy

11.: Parkinson's disease

12.: Multiple Sclerosis

13.: Dementia

14.: Childhood neurological disorders

Starting Competences

Having successfully completed the courses General physiology, Physiology of the organ systems, Embryology and organogenesis, Functional anatomy, Cell biology and Human pathogenesis from the bachelor program biomedical sciences, or having acquired the relevant ending objectives by other means.

Final Competences

The student has an extensive knowledge regarding the most relevant neurological diseases. The student is able to integrate basic knowledge of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology in order to achieve a true insight and understanding of the epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment and recent developments in the field of clinical neuroscience. The acquired knowledge allows the student to understand the current concepts, aims, research questions and innovations in the neurological research and to actively participate in this research effort.

Teaching and Learning Material

Klinische Neurologie, Kuks, Snoek, Fock (Oosterhuis) - ISBN 9789031346042 - dutch handbook - price: 81 euros


Course Content-Related Study Coaching

Permanent opportunity to ask questions via e-mail

Teaching Methods

Classroom lectures

Evaluation Moments

Evaluation during examination period

Evaluation Methods

During examination period: written closed-book exam

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