Updated on May 15, 2023. 

NEURO*801. Neuro & Rehab Med Clerkship. At the conclusion of this rotation students should be able to obtain a neurological history, competently perform the neurological examination, and formulate the diagnostic and treatment plan for neurological disorders. Students are assigned to two clinical sites where they participate actively in daily patient care. (Inpatient and Outpatient) Students will present cases seen to the attending physician and will work closely with neurology house staff in patient care matters. Students may express a preference for assignment to do an adult or pediatric rotation, but actual assignment will be based on a balanced allocation of students to the various sites. In addition, students will be assigned to one week of rehabilitation experiences. Each student must take one night of overnight call on the neurology clerkship. Students also participate in lectures and simulation lab activities. 8 s.h.

NEURO*801K. Intro to Gen Adult Neurology. This 1-week rotation will allow students to participate in patient care and perform clinically while under close supervision. The experience occurs on a hospital inpatient service where students will be expected to work-up and evaluate patients with general neurologic diseases, present cases to attending physicians, and participate in all aspects of the patient’s care. Teaching will emphasize clinical and anatomical correlations, as well as other aspects of professionalism in patient care. 1 s.h.

NEURO*841. Neurovascular Outpatient. The outpatient clinical stroke rotation is designed to give fourth year medical students an opportunity to interact with the Department of Neurology stroke faculty in a clinical setting. They will have the opportunity to learn stroke etiologies, diagnosis, treatment and management, secondary stroke prevention and stroke recovery, and management of post-stroke complications. In addition, students will have the chance to learn about the MUSC REACH tele-stroke network. 5 s.h.

NEURO*845. Neuro-Ophthalmology. The goals of the course are for the student to learn and apply neurology to the ophthalmologic system. The student will be able to identify, and reasonably recognize and determine objective indications for visual concerns in patients. The student will learn to use common ophthalmologic tools. 2.5 or 5.0 Variable credit hours.

NEURO*851. Pediatric Neurology. This elective focuses on commonly seen pediatric neurology problems seen in an outpatient setting. Students are first to evaluate the patient and their families as they work in a daily partnership with one of more pediatric neurology faculty attendings. Emphasis is on mastering the fundamentals of history-taking and patient assessment and on learning patient care approaches for common neuro-developmental disorders. Examples include seizures, migraine, motor or language delay, cerebral palsy, head injuries, tic disorders and sleep disorders. Hours are approximately 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM. 2.5 or 5.0 Variable credit hours.

NEURO*854. Vascular Neurology (stroke). Students will be exposed to clinical neurovascular (stroke) patients to acquire a basic knowledge of the clinical examination and patient interviewing, vascular risk factors for stroke and neuro-imaging (CT, MRI, TCD, etc.). Academic opportunities will be presented from shadowing the attending on wards, stroke clinic, research meetings/conferences, as well as at least two (but more if possible) open or endovascular surgical procedures arranged by the course director. Student will learn about evidence-based clinical study design and journal article review. Student will be introduced to the REACH-MUSC telemedicine program. 2.5 or 5.0 Variable credit hours.

NEURO*859. General Adult Neuro Externship. Exposes the student to intern level responsibilities for patient care. Allows the student to perform clinically while under close supervision. Experience occurs on a hospital inpatient service. Students will be expected to work-up and evaluate patients, present cases to an attending physician, and participate fully in all aspects of patient care. Teaching will emphasize clinical/anatomical correlations as well as other aspects of professionalism in patient care. The Clinical Core Neurology Shelf exam will be offered to those who have not previously taken it. 5 s.h.

NEURO*900A. Neurology Elective. This rotation includes all non-MUSC pre-approved electives for 4th year students. 2.5 or 5.0 Variable credit hours.

NEURO*970E. Neurology Research. Individualized research. 2.5 or 5.0 Variable credit hours.