aZLNE0811c Neurology - practice

Faculty of Medicine
spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
doc. MUDr. Eva Vlčková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
prof. MUDr. Blanka Adamová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. MUDr. Štefánia Aulická, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. MUDr. Marek Baláž, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Zdenka Bálintová (seminar tutor)
prof. MUDr. Martin Bareš, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
prof. MUDr. Josef Bednařík, CSc. (seminar tutor)
doc. MUDr. Yvonne Benešová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. MUDr. Martina Bočková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Tomáš Boušek (seminar tutor)
prof. MUDr. Milan Brázdil, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Jiří Búřil, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. MUDr. Pavlína Danhofer, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Barbora Deutschová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. MUDr. Irena Doležalová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Ondřej Havlín (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Magdaléna Hladíková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Ondřej Horák (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Tomáš Horák, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Stanislava Jakubíček, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. René Jura (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Lenka Juříková (seminar tutor)
prof. MUDr. Zdeněk Kadaňka, CSc. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Zdeněk Kadaňka, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. David Kec (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Jan Kočica (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Jan Kolčava, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Mgr. Milena Košťálová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Lenka Krajčovičová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
prof. MUDr. Robert Mikulík, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Eduard Minks, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Ivona Morávková (seminar tutor)
doc. MUDr. Hana Ošlejšková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. MUDr. Martin Pail, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Olesja Parmová, DiS., Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Stanislav Peška, CSc. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Aneta Rajdová (seminar tutor)
prof. MUDr. Ivan Rektor, CSc. (seminar tutor)
prof. MUDr. Irena Rektorová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Michal Ryzí, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Pavel Řehulka, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Jaromíra Saláková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Petra Sedláčková (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Barbora Sklenárová (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Světlana Skutilová (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Ondřej Strýček, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
prof. MUDr. Pavel Štourač, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Jan Vinklárek (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Stanislav Voháňka, CSc., MBA (seminar tutor)
doc. MUDr. Ondřej Volný, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Eva Zatloukalová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Jana Aberlová (assistant)
Mgr. Ladislava Jagošová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. MUDr. Eva Vlčková, Ph.D.
Department of Neurology - Joint workplaces with the University Hospital Brno - workplaces of the Bohunice and Mater. Hospital - Faculty of Medicine
Supplier department: Department of Neurology - Joint workplaces with the University Hospital Brno - workplaces of the Bohunice and Mater. Hospital - Faculty of Medicine
Mon 27. 2. 7:30–12:30 N12190, Tue 28. 2. 7:30–12:30 N12190, Wed 1. 3. 7:30–12:30 N12190, Thu 2. 3. 7:30–12:30 N12190, Fri 3. 3. 7:30–12:30 N12190
Prerequisites (in Czech)
aZLPA0622p Pathology II - lecture && aZLPF0622p Pathophysiology II - lecture && aZLLM0522p Medical Microbiology II-lect. && aZLIP061p Int.Med.-lect. && aZLFA0722c Pharmacology II - pract.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to provide the basic knowledge about: - key principles of clinical neurological examination; - the most important neurological symptoms and syndromes; - topical neurological diagnosis and differential diagnosis in the most important neurological diagnostic units; - indication of the most frequently used paraclinical examinations in neurological patients and the interpretation of their most important results.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course the students should be able to:
- understand and explain the basics and principles of neurology;
- work with information on the medical history and neurological examination to establish the symptoms and to derive syndromes of the neurological disorders;
- make reasoned decisions about the topical diagnosis and differential diagnosis based on the symptomatology;
- make deductions based on acquired knowledge in the field of neurology;
- indicate and interpret basic paraclinical examinations used in neurological patients.
  • Clinical neurological examination, neurological propedeutics, semiology and syndromology. Main focus is put on the examination of cranial nerves. Furthermore, following topics will be adressed:
  • - taking neurological history;
  • - reflexology, palsies, pyramidal signs;
  • - sensory examination;
  • - extrapyramidal and cerebellar signs;
  • - examination of spine and spinal cord;
  • - disorders of the stance and walking;
  • - meningeal syndrome, intracranial hypo- and hypertension;
  • - uncousciousness;
  • - developmental neurology, neurological examination of pediatric patients.
    required literature
  • VIVEKANANDA, Umesh. Crash Course Neurology. Edited by Philip Xiu - Shreelata Datta. 5th edition. [Edinburgh?]: Elsevier, 2019. xi, 278. ISBN 9780702073854.
    recommended literature
  • Greenberg DA, Aminoff MJ, Simon RP. Lange Clinical Neurology, 11th Edition. McGraw Hill, 2020. xiii, 464. ISBN-10: 1260458350, ISBN-13: ‎978-1260458350
  • RŮŽIČKA, Evžen, Karel ŠONKA, Petr MARUSIČ and Robert RUSINA. Neurologie. 1. vydání. Praha: Stanislav Juhaňák - Triton, 2019. xxxix, 541. ISBN 9788075536815. info
  • ŠTOURAČ, Pavel, Josef BEDNAŘÍK, Milan BRÁZDIL, Zdeněk KADAŇKA, Petr KAŇOVSKÝ, Marek MECHL, Jiří PRÁŠEK, Ivan REKTOR, Irena REKTOROVÁ and Radomír ŠLAPAL. Učebnice obecné neurologie (Textbook of General Neurology). 2., přepracované. Brno: Masarykova universita v Brně, 2003. 197 pp. ISBN 80-210-3309-6. info
  • Učebnice speciální neurologie. Edited by Zdeněk Kadaňka. 3., přeprac. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2010. 302 s. ISBN 9788021053205. info
  • ŠPINAR, Jindřich and Ondřej LUDKA. Propedeutika a vyšetřovací metody vnitřních nemocí. 2., přeprac. a dopl. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2013. 336 s. ISBN 9788024743561. info
  • Učebnice speciální dětské neurologie : pro studenty 4. a 5. ročníku LF MU s rozšířenou výukou pediatrie (Special Pediatric Neurology for students of the 4th and 5th years, Medical Faculty, Masaryk University, with extended education in pediatrics). Edited by Hana Ošlejšková. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2011. 123 s. ISBN 9788021056596. info
Teaching methods
Internship + workshops including the practical lectures. Based on the epidemiological situation, interactive synchronous online teaching might be used for the workshops.
Assessment methods
Classified credit (practical exam as an integral part of final exam in Neurology) performed during the last day of the course consisting of: 1. clinical examination of the patient (incl. medical history), syndromological, topical and differential diagnosis; 2. oral exam focused on neurological propedeutics, clinical neurological examination and the indication and interpretation of basic paraclinic examinations used in neurological patients.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught each semester.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 30.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
The course takes place at one of the following neurological clinics according to the timetable: - Neurological clinic of the University hospital Brno (FN Brno) - 1st Department of Neurology of the St. Anne´s University Hospital (FN USA) The course starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. every day. At the beginning of the first day of their course, the students come to secretariat of particular department: - NK FN Brno, Jihlavská 20, 12th floor of the main building (L), Mrs. Saláková (53223 2503) - NK FN USA, Pekařská 53, building C1, 6th floor, Mrs. Aberlová (54318 2658) Students should bring by themselves white coats and neurological hammers. The neurological hammers are available e.g. in the Medical bookstore in A9 building of the University campus Bohunice (Kamenice 753/5, phone number 54949 3619). Students who take their course in NK FN Brno can borrow the hammer at the secretary (only at the time of they course in NK FN Brno, returnable deposit of 300,- czech crowns will be required). During the first day of the course, introduction to neurology propedeutics and neurological examination will be provided and practiced. The knowledge of clinical neurological examination and propedeutics will be checked by brief oral examinations during the latter part of the course. The rest of the lecture consists both from the clinical part and focused workshops with the specialists in patricular fields of neurology. During the last (5th) day of course, the students undergo the practical exam (classified credit), which represents an integral part of final exam in Neurology and consists of: 1. clinical examination of the patient (incl. medical history), syndromological, topical and differential diagnosis; 2. oral exam focused on clinical neurological examination, neurological propedeutics and the indication and interpretation of basic paraclinic examinations used in neurological patients. WE ASK THE STUDENTS FOR KEEPING ON THEIR MINDS THAT THE SCHEDULE OF THEIR COURSE CAN´T BE CHANGED (with the exception of few very serious reasons – stay abroad, long-term disease). More detailed informations (including the timetable of your course) are available on the notice boards at the secretariats of particular departments. For further details, you can also ask the deputy head of patricular clinic: - In FN Brno: asociate professor Pavel Štourač, MD, PhD (štourač - In FN USA: associate professor Marek Baláž, MD, PhD ( - In FDN assistant professor Ondřej Horák, MD (
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2018, spring 2019, spring 2020, spring 2021, spring 2022, spring 2024.
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