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2018-2019 Academic Bulletin (Catalog) (Jan 2019 Ed) 
2018-2019 Academic Bulletin (Catalog) (Jan 2019 Ed) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NES 45010 - Neurosurgery

Cr Hrs: 3, 6
Session Length: 2 and 4 weeks

This is a face to face clinical rotation receiving 3 or 6 credit hours. The student should function with increased autonomy in patient care and must demonstrate competency in several of the Entrustable Professional Activities required for graduation. This elective will involve a four-week exposure to the neurosurgical patient and all aspects of clinical care and research, including pre-operative evaluation, indications for surgical and non- surgical management, discussion of neurosurgery techniques, management of neurosurgical and neurological emergencies, and management of post-operative problems. The course will be combined with Neuropathology and Neuroradiology to ensure a broad basic understanding of the neurosurgical approach to disease. The rotation will refine the student’s ability to perform pertinent history and neurological examinations, interpret neurodiagnostic studies, produce a differential diagnosis, and formulate a treatment plan. Opportunities for student participation in operations are abundant. The student will be expected to attend regular educational conferences and seminars held during this time. Faculty members are available to mentor students in basic short-term neurosurgical research projects within the Department.

Grade Mode: Standard
Max per section: 2
Instructional Method: Clinical-Elective
Location offered: Memphis
Hospital: Variable
Prerequisites: Completion of 5 CORE Clerkships inclusive of NEU-30000 and SUR-30000

Term offered: Spring/Fall

Fall - Instructor of Record: L Madison Michael II - imichael@uthsc.edu
Spring - Instructor of Record: L Madison Michael II - imichael@uthsc.edu
Course Coordinator: Wendy Elliott - welliot3@uthsc.edu - 901-448-6375

Website: Link: https://www.uthsc.edu/neurosurgery/
Prior Authorization: No
Blocks Not Offered: None
Off-cycle timing allowed: Negotiable
Deadline for Excused Absence: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Deadline for Cancellation: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Time off for interviews: Yes-Students may be allowed some time off provided they contact the administrator at least 2 weeks prior to the onset of the rotation.

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