Learning Objectives for Individual Lectures please go to Course Schedule


Course Objectives

General Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the surgical anatomy associated with neurosurgical conditions
  • Discuss the physiology of brain metabolism and pathophysiology of cerebral ischemia and brain swelling
  • Discuss the neurosurgical approach to the management of cerebrovascular diseases
  • Discuss the molecular biology, diagnosis and management of neurosurgical neoplasms in both children and adults
  • Recognize and apply the principles of critical care in neurosurgical patients
  • Discuss an approach to the prevention, identification and management of neurosurgical complications
  • Diagnose and manage the traumatic, degenerative, congenital and vascular lesions of the spine and spinal cord
  • Describe the anatomy and principles involved in functional neurosurgery
  • Explain the anatomic pathology of neurosurgical conditions
  • Prepare and find the correct answers to the questions related to the course topics at the Final Board examination.