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Date Updated: October 18, 2017

Clinical Science: Clinical Neurology

The Clinical Science Clinical Neurology content outline includes:

Outline
System  
General Principles, Including Normal Age-Related Findings and Care of the Well Patient
1%–5%
Behavioral Health
3%–7%
Nervous System & Special Senses
60%–65%
  Infectious, immunologic, and inflammatory disorders
  Neoplasms (cerebral, spinal, and peripheral)
  Cerebrovascular disease
  Disorders related to the spine, spinal cord, and spinal nerve roots
  Cranial and peripheral nerve disorders
  Neurologic pain syndromes
  Degenerative disorders/amnestic syndromes
  Global cerebral dysfunction
  Neuromuscular disorders
  Movement disorders
  Paroxysmal disorders
  Sleep disorders
  Traumatic and mechanical disorders and disorders of increased intracranial pressure
  Congenital disorders
  Adverse effects of drugs on the nervous system
  Disorders of the eye and ear
Musculoskeletal System
10%–15%
Other Systems, Including Multisystem Processes & Disorders
15%–20%
Social Sciences, Including Death and Dying and Palliative Care
1%–5%
Physician Task  
Applying Foundational Science Concepts
10%–15%
Diagnosis: Knowledge Pertaining to History, Exam, Diagnostic Studies, & Patient Outcomes
55%–60%
Health Maintenance, Pharmacotherapy, Intervention & Management
25%–30%
Site of Care  
Ambulatory
60%–65%
Emergency Department
25%–30%
Inpatient
5%–15%
Patient Age  
Birth to 17
10%–15%
18 to 65
55%–65%
66 and older
20%–25%

 

 

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