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This highly accessible volume provides a strong foundation in understanding the essential basic neurosciences and the clinical investigation of the nervous system. Commencing with 'Learning Objectives', every chapter guides you succinctly through the topic, giving full coverage of the curriculum whilst avoiding unnecessary and often confusing detail.
Part I: Basic Medical Science of the Nervous System- Overview of the nervous system, cellular Physiology of the nervous system, Pharmacology of the central nervous system, The spinal cord, Somatosensation and the perception of pain, Motor control, Vision, Hearing, Olfaction and taste (gustation), The brainstem, Neuroendocrinology, The autonomic nervous system, The anatomy of higher function, Introduction to neuropsychology, Functional aspects of higher functions, Basic pathology, Pathology of the peripheral nerves and muscle, Neurogenetics;
Part II: Clinical Assessment- Common presentations of neurological disease, The neurological assessment, Further investigations;
Part III: Self-assessment- MCQs, SAQs, EMQs