VTMED 6618

VTMED 6618

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

The Neurology/Neurosurgery (NNS) clinical rotation at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine is a 2 week time period in which the student is directly involved in the diagnosis, management and treatment of animals with a diverse array of neurologic disorders. Gait evaluation and the neurological examination are skills that can be applied to any species and these are emphasized over the rotation. During the rotation students will have multiple opportunities to practice and get feedback on their neurological examinations as we are often busy. This allows students time and practice so that they can apply what they have learned to whichever species they intend to work with following graduation. We have previously discussed other species with neurological conditions and examinations when students have made their interests known. Although clinics is primarily devoted to dogs and cats, we occasionally consult with other services such as large animal medicine and surgery and exotics. The student is expected to assist in all aspects of the rotation, including case rounds, patient receiving, medical and surgical treatments, client communication, and record-keeping. In addition to learning through clinical exposure, the student will be taught principles of clinical neurology during "sit-down" topic rounds. The primary goal of the rotation for the student is for the student to become comfortable and confident in performing and correctly interpreting the neurologic examination in a clinical setting.  A secondary goal is the accumulation and application of practical clinical knowledge pertaining to neurologic diseases of companion animals. To do this effectively we discuss our clinical approach to cases so that students can practice their clinical decision making skills and approach to neurological patients.

When Offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: third- and fourth-year veterinary students. 
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: VTMED 5510.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Graded

  •  1066VTMED 6618  CLN 301

    • TBA
    • Dec 21, 2020 - Jan 24, 2021
    • Davies, E

      Dewey, C

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Graded

  •  1067VTMED 6618  CLN 302

    • TBA
    • Dec 21, 2020 - Jan 24, 2021
    • Davies, E

      Dewey, C