Study these basics before entering this department:
- VAS pain scale
- Cranial nerve exam
- Central or peripheral? UMN or LMN lesion? (e.g. How do you exclude Bell's palsy using cranial nerve exam?).
- Where is the lesion if abnormal?
- Physiological and pathological reflex examinations.
- What does positive or negative look like and what it means.
- Innervation of the surface of the body.
- Breathing patterns
- Common neurological diseases, how to diagnose them clinically and from lab/radiology results, and risk factors:
- Pain, paresis.
- Hemorrhagic, ischaemic, and TIA.
- CT scan interpretation.
- Paralysis, paresis.
- General anatomy of the cranium, brain, senses, nervous system, and spine.
- DCML, ALS pathways.
- Javanese terms for various types of numbness, pain, dizziness, and other similar feelings.
Purchase and bring this equipment with you:
- Reflex hammer with (slightly dulled) pointy edge on the handle.
- Toothpicks or a dull needle (sometimes comes with the reflex hammer).
- Cotton sticks (q-tips).
- Watch with second-hand.
- Mask, since there are B20 patients and either you may infect them or they may infect you (with TB, for example).
2 students in the ward and 1 student in the Stroke Unit decided by the attendance number.
- Pathological reflex evaluation on Dartmouth.edu.