BASIC NEUROLOGY - Weekend Course Oct 2024 & MCQ Course Jan 2025

THE ESSENTIALS FOR THE RACP EXAM

 

Weekend Lecture Series (Hybrid in-person/Virtual) and MCQ Course (Virtual)

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Prashanth

About Basic Neurology

 

Prashanth completed his neurology training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Darwin Hospital and St.Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne. He completed his fellowship in neuroinfectious diseases and neuroimmunology at UCSF. After completing his fellowship he stayed on as a consultant at UCSF working in the field of neuroinflammation, as well as the general neurology clinic and inpatient service at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. After returning to Australia, he is currently a clinical neurologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and St. Vincent’s Hospital and a clinical research fellow at The Peter Doherty Institute for Immunology and Infection. 

Prashanth has been heavily involved in teaching medical students and BPTs for many years and strongly believes that neurology can be demystified. He has co-authored several book chapters in textbooks including Merritt’s Neurology, Aminoff’s Neurology and General Medicine, Clinical Neurovirology and the upcoming edition of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine.

“Neurophobia” is an affliction (Jozefowicz, 1994) that results in many doctors actively avoiding neurology. Neurology has a daunting reputation due to hundreds of rare syndromes and overly detailed neuroanatomy. Prashanth believes that most neurology is actually simple, elegant, straightforward and even pretty fun when you understand the basics. 

The weekend course will ensure a thorough understanding of basic neurology in addition to relevant and complex concepts, taught in an un-complicated manner that is easy to understand and remember for the exam and ongoing medical practice. Recent landmark studies and research in the neurological field will also be integrated into the presentations. 

A keen teacher and poor comedian, Prashanth deconstructs complex topics into easy-to-understand schemas to make neurology understandable to students of his Dark Art. His still-lingering fear from his own written exam allows him to focus on the most relevant and high yield parts of the specialty, allowing candidates to get the most out of the weekend.  

Due to popular demand, Basic Neurology will also be running an MCQ course to help cement your neurology knowledge just before the RACP written exam.  The course will focus on building foundational neurology knowledge, improving pattern recognition skills, and finally learning how to tackle tricky questions. Questions will be linked to important areas covered in the original Basic Neurology course that we will discuss and cover once again.

The course will be a unique MCQ course based on work done in other fields of education.

 

COURSE CONTENT

The Essentials 

The Basic Neurology  Weekend course will take place on the 19th & 20th of October 2024 and will be a hybrid in-person/virtual course. The course will take place at the Ella Latham Theatre, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. There will be a limited 200 seats for in-person attendance. The course will begin with the basics of neuroanatomy and lesion localisation before progressing on to core subjects. There will be numerous questions throughout the course as well as a trial exam at the end of day 2.

Saturday  8:30am to 6 pm. Sunday  8:00 am to 6pm

 

DAY 1

Introduction to neurology

CNS neuroanatomy

Neuroradiology

Stroke

MS/Neuroimmunology

Movement disorders

Encephalitis

 

DAY 2

Peripheral nervous system neuroanatomy

Peripheral neuropathy and NCS

Neuromuscular and EMG

Vertigo

Epilepsy and EEG

Headache

The MCQ course will be virtual on the 18th of January 2025 and will take place from 8:30 am to 5pm. Essential areas such as lesion localization neuroanatomy will be covered as well as making fundamental and difficult diagnoses. Building on this, we will follow the core syllabus from the original Basic Neurology course with questions from all key areas of neurology. This would include: Stroke, Neuroimmunology, Movement Disorders, Encephalitis, Neuromuscular, Vertigo, Epilepsy and Headache. 

Testimonials

From previous students

RF, BPT

Prashanth is a wonderful teacher, fantastic storyteller and pretty good artist. His course made me wonder what all the fuss was about with neurology – the way he explains it demystifies the complicated parts and makes it all seem fascinating and simple. Most revision lectures are just a cold transfer of information to the audience but Prashanth explained everything so well and actively tried to make us understand the “why”, often using multiple different approaches to explain difficult concepts. His diagrams in particular led to many aha moments. The teaching was peppered with clinical anecdotes which helps give us something to anchor our new knowledge to. I started the weekend with neurology being one of my weaknesses and I’ve come out of the course feeling confident that neurology is now one of my strengths. For two days that’s pretty remarkable.

KT, BPT

I rate the course 20/10!! Absolutely fantastic! Thank you so much! Not only has this helped me identify my gaps in my knowledge and fill them in, but also I felt it will make me a better registrar. I have never had such a fantastic teacher as Prashanth. He was fantastic at explaining, very engaging, approachable and above all excellent clinical examples that makes the theory more memorable. 

RP, BPT

Thanks so much for the course- it was the best prep course I’ve been to so far for exams, as I’ve heard from other people from previous and this year also. Not only useful from an exam perspective, but gave a really easily understood, memorable and simplified but still clinically valid approach to common neurological presentations that can be daunting to confront as a non-neurology inclined BPT. 

TB, BPT

Brilliant!! I both hate and never understood neurology for years and have been petrified of neurology in the exam. Now I both understand the material covered and feel the exam will be manageable. Loved your teaching style, I think you have a gift for holding our interest and highlighting what is relevent. 

ME, BPT

Refreshing to have such a non-judgemental, humble, humorous teaching style. Prashanth is well spoken and an engaging presenter clearly passionate about the topics and teaching.

RP, BPT

Prashanth is an amazing teacher who is really interesting, charismatic and genuinely passionate about neurology. This was the best course I’ve been to, I wouldn’t change a thing!

DETAILS & COST

 

Basic Neurology Weekend Lecture Series 19th and 20th October 2024

In-person – only 200 seats available

$451 (inclusive of $41 GST)

VENUE

Ella Latham Theatre, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. 

Bookings for the in person weekend course will be open till midnight 17th October.

All attendees to in person course will receive a colour textbook covering the course lectures and high yield material for the exams provided at the venue. 

Cancellation of Physical course booking

If a cancelation is requested before 11th October 2014, a refund of $426 will be made.

If a cancellation is requested after 11th October but before 17th October a refund of $376 will be made.

Basic Neurology Weekend Lecture Series 19th and 20th October 2024

Virtual

$396 (inclusive of $36 GST)

Bookings for the Virtual weekend course will be open till 6PM 18th October 2024. 

All attendees to virtual course will receive a colour textbook covering the course lectures and high yield material for the exams mailed to them prior to the course. Please register early, before 25th September 2024 to avoid mail delays.  For bookings made after this date, course books will be mailed as soon as practicable.

 However, if the course book has not been received before Friday the 18th October, registrants will be provided with online PDF access during the course.

Cancellation of online course booking 

If a cancelation is requested before 25th September 2014 a refund of $371 will be made.

If a cancellation is requested after 25th September but before 17th October a refund of $321 will be made.

Weekend Course Recordings

Recordings of the weekend course will be available for all participants, attending physical or online, for a period of 4 weeks after the course

 

MCQ Course (Virtual) 18th January 2025

$198 (inclusive of $18 GST)

Recordings of the MCQ course will be available for all participants till the day of the RACP exam

Bookings will be open till 9:00 pm January 17 

Click below to Register. At the next screen, if you have previously attended a Basic Neurology course then you can book your place through the Basic Neurology Portal with your prior username and password. If you have not attended a Basic Neurology course, simply click the “Don’t have an account” link at the bottom of the page. 

Cancellation of MCQ course booking 

If a cancelation is requested before January 16th, a refund of $183 will be made.

 

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Basic Neurology Weekend Course – Hybrid In-person/virtual

19th & 20th October 2024

Basic Neurology MCQ Course – Virtual

18th January 2025

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