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Crash Course Neurology Updated Print + eBook edition, 4th Edition

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The (printed) ‘Updated Edition’ now comes with added value access to the complete, downloadable eBook version via Student Consult.  Search, read and revise whilst on the move and use the interactive self-assessment to test your understanding.  Crash Course - a more flexible, practical learning package than ever before.

Crash Course – your effective everyday study companion PLUS the perfect antidote for exam stress! Save time and be assured you have all the core information you need in one place to excel on your course and achieve exam success.

A winning formula now for over 15 years, each volume has been fine-tuned and fully updated, with an improved layout tailored to make your life easier. Especially written by junior doctors – those who understand what is essential for exam success – with all information thoroughly checked and quality assured by expert Faculty Advisors, the result is a series of books which exactly meets your needs and you know you can trust.

Neurology remains an integral area within the medical curriculum and clinical practice. This volume provides a logical approach to understanding the fundamental concepts that underlie common neurological conditions and reflects the exciting advances in their diagnosis and management. It offers concise coverage of the history, examination and investigations relevant to neurology; the analysis and differential diagnosis of common presenting symptoms as well as the clinical features and management of important neurological disorders.

Crash Course Neurology will provide a solid foundation not only for medical students preparing for exams and postgraduates working towards MRCP, but is also an excellent reference for those working in hospital medicine and general practice.

  • More than 200 tables and illustrations present clinical, diagnostic and practical information in an easy-to-follow manner

  • Friendly and accessible approach to the subject makes learning especially easy

  • Written by junior doctors for students - authors who understand exam pressures

  • Contains ‘Hints and Tips’ boxes, and other useful aide-mémoires

  • Succinct coverage of the subject enables ‘sharp focus’ and efficient use of time during exam preparation

  • Contains a fully updated self-assessment section - ideal for honing exam skills and self-testing
  • Self-assessment section fully updated to reflect current exam requirements

  • Contains ‘common exam pitfalls’ as advised by faculty

  • Crash Courses also available electronically!

  • Online self-assessment bank also available - content edited by Dan Horton-Szar!
Part 1: The Patient Presents With…

1. Disorders of higher cerebral function
2. Disturbances of consciousness
3. Headache
4. Disorders of smell and taste
5. Visual impairment
6. Disorders of the pupils and eye
movements
7. Facial sensory loss and weakness
8. Deafness, tinnitus, dizziness and
vertigo
9. Dysarthria, dysphonia and dysphagia
10. Cerebellar dysphonia and dysphagia
11. Movement disorders
12. Limb weakness
13. Limb sensory symptoms
14. Disorders of gait

Part 11: Diseases and Disorders
15. Dementia
16. Epilepsy
17. Headache and cranial facial pain
18. Parkinson’s disease, other
extrapyramidal disorders, and myoclonus
19. Cranial nerve lesions
20. Diseases affecting the spinal cord
(myelopathy)
21. Motor neuron disease
22. Radiculopathy and plexopathy
23. Disorders of the peripheral nerves
24. Disorders of the neuromuscular junction
25. Disorders of skeletal muscle
26. Vascular diseases of the nervous system
27. Intracranial tumours
28. Infections of the nervous system
29. Multiple sclerosis
30. Systemic disease and the nervous system
31. The effects of vitamin deficiencies and
toxins on the nervous system
32. Hereditary conditions affecting the
nervous system

Part 111: History, Examination and Common
Investigations
33. Taking a history
34. The neurological examination
35. How to write a clerking
36. Further investigations

Part IV: Self-assessment
Multiple-choice questions (MCQs)
Short-answer questions (SAQs)
Extended-matching questions (EMQs)
Patient-management problems (PMPs)
MCQ answers
SAQ answers
EMQ answers
PMP answers
Mahinda Yogarajah, PhD MRCP MBBS BSc, Clinical Research Fellow, Institute of Neurology (University College London) and National Society for Epilepsy (NSE)

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