Neurology for the Non-Neurologist

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Full Course:  33 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD; (EXPIRES 06/30/21)

Course(s) are appropriate for:  The activity was designed for internists, family physicians, emergency physicians, psychiatrists, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, obstetricians/gynecologists (who act as primary care physicians), adolescent medicine physicians, geriatricians, resident and fellows in the above specialties and nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the above specialties.

Series 1 (NEUNN1): Explore the Field of Clinical Neurology

This CME program delves into topics in clinical neurology that non-neurologists commonly face in their daily practice. Lectures delivered by acknowledged experts will enhance and improve your ability to take a neurological history, perform a neurological exam, and recognize and treat neurological problems. Neurology for Non-Neurologists will also help you know when it’s appropriate to order imaging and laboratory tests, or to recommend referrals.

This course is strictly ONLINE with no download – an internet connection is critical in order to do this course.  Do not complete testing prior to the end of your chosen date period or your dates will be adjusted.

To view topic outline of the full course, see below:

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Only Available Option: Full

Course Topics

Approach to the Patient

Taking a Neurological History; The Mental Status Examination; and The Neurological Examination: Cranial Nerves, Motor, Sensory, Coordination, and Reflexes -

Sensory Complaints

Approach to the Patient with Dizziness; Treatment of Dizziness; Approach to the Patient with Spells; Fatigue; Migraine and Other Headache Syndromes; Headache as a Symptom of Systemic Disease; Neck and Arm Pain; Low Back and Leg Pain; Spinal Cord Neurology; and Approach to the Problem of Chronic Pain


Epilepsy and Seizures as a Symptom of Systemic Disease


Visual Disturbances and Eye Movement, Lid, and Pupil Abnormalities.

Movement Disorders

Parkinsonism; Tremor; Hypokinetic Movement Disorders (Other than Parkinson Disease); and Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders.


Prevention of Stroke; Impact of Social Networks in Stroke; and Treatment of Acute Stroke

Cancer Neurology

Primary Brain Tumors and Neurological Aspects of Systemic Cancer.

Neurological Infections

Encephalitis; Meningitis; and HIV Neurology

Neuromuscular Disorders

Neuropathies and Muscle, Motor Neuron Diseases and Neuromuscular Junction Disorders.

Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Disorders

Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Neurology

Behavioral Neurology

Evaluation of Cognitive Impairment; Alzheimer Disease; Delirium and Confusion; and Neuropsychiatry.


Principles of Neuroimaging

Borderlands of Medicine and Neurology

Neuro-Rheumatology; The Neurology of Acid-Base Disturbances; Neurocardiology; and Neurohematology

Sleep Disorders

Insomnia; Excessive Sleepiness; and Sleep Problems in Neurological Diseases.

Brain Injury and Toxins

Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion; Metabolic Encephalopathy; Coma and Brain Death; The Neurology of Alcohol; Neurotoxicology: Central Nervous System Toxins, and Neurotoxicology: Peripheral Nervous System Toxins

Special Topics

Neurorehabilitation; Autonomic Neurology; Women's Neurology; Palliative Neurology; Neurology in Global Context; and What My Mistakes Taught Me

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
  • Recognize and name the most common neurological signs and symptoms, for example, fatigue, tremor, dizziness
  • Differentiate between common neurological conditions and those conditions that are more serious in order to determine optimal care
  • Perform a thorough neurological examination and take a complete history
  • Apply the American Academy of Neurology guidelines for the management of common neurological disorders
  • Assess relevant treatment options and apply them as appropriate
  • Analyze appropriate and cost-effective imaging and laboratory studies and their indications and contraindications when evaluating a patient
  • Predict and manage patient expectations regarding prognosis and rehabilitation
  • Identify methods, support, and resources for patient self-management for those patients with chronic neurological conditions, for example multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease
  • Identify the social networks of interpersonal connections that influence positive outcomes in post-stroke patients



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Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 33 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 33 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
Updated for Rerelease: June 30, 2018
Date of Original Release: June 30, 2016
Date Credits Expire: June 30, 2021
Contact Hours: 33
Estimated Time to Complete: 33 hours
CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of a course evaluation and post-test.

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