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POM: Unravelling the Nervous System Part 1: Introduction & Presenting Complaints

It was Sir Jay Holder, who once said, “The nervous system holds the key to the body’s incredible potential to heal itself.” This is clarified by Dr. Hahnemann himself in §16 of the Organon of Medicine, where he says, “… spirit-like alternative powers of the serviceable medicines acting upon our spirit-like vital force, which perceives them through the medium of the sentient faculty of the nerves everywhere present in the organism …” So, these two quotes must tell you the role played by the human nervous system in healing the sick. But, the human nervous system is not only important, it is also very complex. So, this course aims to unravel the nervous system – each and every part of it. We will try to deconstruct the whole machinery of the nervous system in an attempt to study it in detail. Beginning with detailed discussion on the functional anatomy and physiology of the nervous system, we will go through the Clinical Examination and Investigations for neurological disorders, and finally, we will study the common presenting complaints that patients with neurological disorder present with.

Author : Dr. Ria Thukral,Dr. Chaturanana Metlapalli
Course Duration: 7.2 hours

The course will begin with a revision of the functional anatomy and physiology of the nervous system. Over a few modules, the functional anatomy of all the components of the Nervous System including Cerebral Hemispheres, Basal Ganglia, Limbic System, Thalamus, Hypothalamus, Internal Capsule, Brainstem, Cerebellum, Spinal Cord & it’s Tracts, CSF, Sensory and Motor Peripheral Nervous System and Autonomic Nervous System will be discussed. Physiology of Pain, Sphincter Control, Vision, Speech and Sleep follows after that. Cranial Nerves, Reflexes & Higher Intellectual Functions will then be discussed separately owing to the vastness of these topics. After being acquainted with the functional anatomy and physiology, we will discuss the clinical examination and latest investigations that are used for neurological disorders. The next few modules will deal with the presenting complaints in extreme detail. These modules will discuss headache, delirium, amnesia, weakness, paralysis, altered balance and vertigo, disorders of perception, sleep disorders, disorders of movement and gait, to name a few.

  • 1. Introduction to the Nervous System   FREE 43 min

    This module is an introduction to neurology. This will deal with a common overview of the nervous system, specifically its anatomy and physiology. This module will go into detail on the same, as anatomy and physiology of the system are essential in furthering our study of this huge and complex system. The functional anatomy of some of the components of the Nervous System including Cerebral Hemispheres, Basal Ganglia, Limbic System, Thalamus, Hypothalamus, Internal Capsule, Brainstem, and Cerebellum are discussed

  • 2. Functional Anatomy & Physiology of the Nervous System 46 min

    This module will continue the discussion of anatomy and physiology of nervous system. In this module, the functional anatomy of the remaining components of the Nervous System including Spinal Cord & its Tracts, CSF, Sensory and Motor Peripheral Nervous System and Autonomic Nervous System will be discussed. Following that is the Physiology of Pain, Sphincter Control, Vision, Speech and Sleep. In the end, there is a brief discussion on localizing brainstem lesions.

  • 3. Cranial Nerves, Reflexes & Higher Intellectual Functions 49 min

    In this module, the 12 cranial nerves along with their, origin, course, supply and branches will be discussed in detail. Then, the Reflexes will be discussed in detail including the reflex arc, classification of reflexes and postural reflex. Then, Higher Intellectual Functions of the nervous system, including learning and memory will be discussed separately.

  • 4. Clinical Examination & Investigations 52 min

    This module will begin with a detailed discussion on the process of taking neurological history followed by the key diagnostic questions to be asked in a neurological case. After that, this module will specifically discuss the latest investigations for neurological diseases.

  • 5. Presenting Complaints - Part 1 53 min

    This module begins the discussion of presenting complaints. In Part I of the presenting complaints, disorders of perception, sensory disturbance, sleep disturbance, personality disorders, weakness, paralysis and convulsions are discussed.

  • 6. Presenting Complaints - Part 2 44 min

    In this module, continuing the discussion of the presenting complaints of neurological disorders, the complaints of dizziness, blackouts & funny turns, fainting & syncope, delirium, amnesia, dementia, and altered balance & vertigo are discussed in detail.

  • 7. Presenting Complaints - Part 3 45 min

    This module will discuss the very important presenting complaint of headache including the primary and secondary headache syndromes, ocular pain and facial pain. Visual disturbances including Visual Loss, Positive Visual Phenomena, Double Vision or Diplopia, Nystagmus, Ptosis or Blepharoptosis, Abnormal Pupillary Responses, Papilloedema and Optic Atrophy are taken up one by one.

  • 8. Presenting Complaints - Part 4 31 min

    In this module on presenting complaints, hearing disturbance, smell disorders, and speech & language disorders will be covered along with the bulbar symptoms including dysphagia & dysarthria.

  • 9. Presenting Complaints - Part 5 32 min

    This module deals with the presenting complaints of bladder, bowel & sexual disturbances along with the disorders of movement & the disorders of gait will be discussed.

  • 10. Presenting Complaints - Part 6 36 min

    In the last part of the module on presenting complaints, disorders of consciousness will be discussed including Confusion, Drowsiness & Stupor, Coma, Vegetative State, Minimally Conscious State, Locked In Syndrome, Akinetic Mutism, Catatonia and Brain Death. Finally, this module will also cover the functional symptoms of nervous system disorders and the acute focal neurological syndromes.

Dr. Ria Thukral

Dr. Ria Thukral

Dr. Ria Thukral holds an MD in Materia Medica from Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Agra, an ...Read More

Dr. Chaturanana Metlapalli

Dr. Chaturanana Metlapalli

Dr. Chaturanana Metlapalli is MD in Homeopathy (Repertory) from Dr.Gururaju Govt Homoeopathic M ...Read More

Importance:

When it comes to the importance of nervous system, there is another great quote by Alfred Korzybski, which says, “God may forgive your sins, but your nervous system won’t.” It’s already understood that nervous system has an important role in the healing process. But, our lifestyle changes and other harmful activities we undertake knowingly, damage this nervous system in ways unimaginable. So, in an era, when lifestyle disorders and unhealthy habits are on the rise, with no hopes of coming down, as physicians, we should be well aware of the impact these have on the nervous system. And, as already explained in §16 by our founding father, Dr. Hahnemann, our medicines act quickly through the medium of nervous system, regardless of the mode of administration. So, for the sake of humanity and for the perfect cure, we have to find ways to keep our nervous system in as pristine a condition as possible.

Beneficiaries: UG/PG Students

Course Benefit

A. The course primarily deals with the presenting complaints of neurological disorders and all other related features. But, it also discusses the functional anatomy and physiology to give the learners a revision, helping them grab the content of the course better and faster.

B. This course also delves into the clinical examination and investigations for neurological disorders and complaints, which helps the learner make faster diagnosis and give correct advice to the patients

POM: Unravelling the Nervous System Part 1: Introduction & Presenting Complaints
This course includes:

  10 Modules      

  10 Quizes          

   Certificate Of Completion

   Course Validity : 365 days


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