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Advanced Neurological Examination is a Course

Advanced Neurological Examination

Time limit: 30 days

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Release date: June 10, 2020
Expiration date: June 10, 2021


The purpose of this enduring material is to make you comfortable in doing an advanced neurological examination. Exams can be performed anywhere - in a cardiology office, in a primary care setting, or in a hospital. The goal of this enduring material is to teach you the proper techniques and flow of a neurological exam. Once you are familiar with the process, you can practice on your own. Practicing will provide you with confidence seeing patients. Once you get this 5-minute neurological examination right, you can do it without having to think about it. This enduring material is carefully and thoughtfully designed to provide a very similar experience to live face-to-face workshop.


At the end of this enduring material, participants should be better able to:

  1. Discuss various components of an advanced neurological examination.
  2. Develop a logical flow for routine neurological examinations, from one area of the exam to the other.
  3. Describe proper techniques for performing an advanced neurological examination. 


This enduring material is intended for a broad audience including general physicians, primary care providers, specialty physicians, physicians in training (residents and fellows), and medical students. 




Five domains for neurological examination and history taking include:

  1. Approach to obtaining patient history during an advanced neurological exam.
  2. Examination flow for an advanced neurological exam.
  3. Examination techniques for an advanced neurological exam.
  4. Performing an advanced neurological exam.
  5. Presentation of a neurological case.

This enduring material is a clinical skills experience and is intended as an online workshop. For best learning, it is required that you practice the examination along with watching the online videos. Find a study partner or a family member to play the role of the patient while performing the neurological examination techniques. Performing the exam multiple times will develop muscle memory. 


Assessment will consist of several multiple choice questions related to the lectures and videos within the Advanced Neurological Examination modules.    


Click the names to find out more about the faculty.


As a provider accredited by Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education must ensure balance, objectivity, independence, and scientific rigor in its educational activities.  Presenters are encouraged to provide a balanced view of therapeutic options, by utilizing either generic names or the trade names of several, to ensure impartiality. 

All presenters, planners, and others in a position to control continuing medical education content participating in a University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education activity are required to disclose relationships with commercial interests.  A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.  Disclosure of these commitments and/or relationships is included in activity materials so that participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments in interpreting its content and evaluating its recommendations. 

This activity may include presentations in which presenters may discuss off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments not yet FDA-approved.  Participants should note that the use of products outside currently FDA-approved labeling should be considered experimental and are advised to consult current prescribing information for FDA-approved indications. 

All materials are included with the permission of the authors.  The opinions expressed are those of the authors and are not to be construed as those of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education. 

The faculty and planning committee members have no financial relationships to disclose, except for the following: 

Danish Bhatti, MD, FAAN
Advisory Board: Acadia Pharmaceuticals; Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Acorda Pharmaceuticals; Merz; AbbVie
Training/education: Allergan Pakistan; PharmEvo Pakistan; Adamas Pharmaceuticals; Teva Neurosciences

John Bertoni, MD, PhD, FAAN
Consulting/writing:  Kyowa Hakko Bio Co., LTD (Japan)


Danish Bhatti, MD, FAAN
Jackie Farley, CPP


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To obtain continuing education credits (optional)

  1. Click the registration link provided on the last slide of Module 3.
  2. Pay the additional $50.00 registration fee.
  3. Complete the post-test, you will need to correctly answer 2 of the 3 questions.
  4. Complete the evaluation.
  5. Print your certificate and retain it for future documentation.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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