School of Medicine
University of Patras
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Undergraduate Courses


Semester 7th ()

Code MED_721

Hours Teaching 0 hours, Laboratory 0 hours, Tutorial 0 hours , Clinical Training 35 hours (per week)



  1. Introduction, basic concepts, specific investigations

  2. Neurological symptoms (N & N/S)

  3. Neurological clinical examination

  4. Headaches

  5. Epilepsies

  6. Dementia

  7. Cerebrovascular diseases

  8. Movement disorders

  9. Demyelinating diseases of CNS

  10. Head injury – impairment of consciousness – subarachnoid hemorrhage (aneurysms, agiomas) (N/S)

  11. Intracranial tumors –intracranial hypertension (N/S)

  12. Cerebellar ataxias

  13. Spinal disease (N & N/S)

  14. Cranial nerve syndromes

  15. Peripheral neuropathies (diseases of neurons, nerves and roots)

  16. Diseases of muscles and neuromuscular junction

  17. Infections of CNS

  18. Neurological complications of medical disorders


The course provides basic knowledge for the examination of the nervous system and the recognition of relevant diseases.

The aim of this course is to describe the clinical picture, investigations and therapeutic intervention of the main categories of neurological and neuromuscular diseases and syndromes. To achieve this goal, firstly, the common terms, the signs and symptoms are explained. Consequently, the basic laboratory investigations are discussed; these include CSF analysis, CT/MRI of brain and spinal cord, electroencephalography, electromyography, ultrasound and biopsy of muscle/nerve. Particular emphasis is given in differential diagnosis of common diseases and the description of certain typical pathognomonic features which could eventually lead through the diagnostic reasoning from the symptom to the disease. Finally, the core disorders, the most common and the treatable ones are emphasized.

Many examples are provided from real life help understand the concepts. Students are encouraged to actively participate in the lesson by posing questions.

In the context of the integration teaching, professors from departments and laboratories other than Neurology and Neurosurgery also intervene with short lectures that either recall knowledge of neuroanatomy, physiology, or provide specialized knowledge such as neuro-radiology in order to gain a holistic understanding of the subject.

Given the recent developments in the fields of neuroimmunology and genetics of neurological diseases, each year, the subject curriculum is enriched with new information on both novel categories of drugs (such as for multiple sclerosis) and gene treatment (such as for muscular dystrophies).

Reading Material

1. NEUROLOGY "Vasilopoulos"

Scientific Editor: Ioannis Evdokimidis, Konstantinos Potagas

ISBN: 978-9963-258-67-3

CODE. EYDOXOU: 50659046

Pages: 631

Publisher: Ρ. PASHALIDIS


AUTHORS: Kenneth Lindsay-Ian Bone-Geraint Fuller

Scientific Editing: D. Konstantinou - Th. Birbilis

ISBN: 978-960-394-9336

KOD. ΕΥΔOΞΟΥ: 33155295

Pages: 589

Publisher: Parisianos S.A.

3. e-class lectures