Mental Health: Depression
Clinical depression is a serious illness which leads to persistent low mood, loss of energy and motivation, and a reduced ability to feel pleasure. It interferes with day-to-day life by producing negative thoughts and a variety of physical symptoms. Indeed physical symptoms are so important that it is more usual for patients with depression to go to their doctor with a bodily complaint than with a complaint about their mood, so it is vital that doctors understand that depression may be a “hidd
Sensory Exam: Anatomy: Trigeminal Crossing (Localizing Lesions)
The descending trigeminal tract is ipsilateral to its origin and axons from the 2nd order neurons cross at the lower medulla-upper cervical spinal cord level. The first principle of neurologic diagnosis is regional or anatomical localization. In order to become skillful the student must understand how structure relates to function of the nervous system. The neurologic examination permits "dissection" of the nervous system and localizes the disease when present. Instead of simply memorizing the c
Gait Exam: Abnormal Examples: Ataxic Gait
This woman's gait is wide-based and unsteady. She has to use a walker or hold on to someone in order to maintain her balance (note how hard she has to work with the hand that she's holding on with in order to maintain her balance). Her ataxia is even more apparent when she tries to turn. The first principle of neurologic diagnosis is regional or anatomical localization. In order to become skillful the student must understand how structure relates to function of the nervous system. The neurologic
Voluntary Control of Facial Muscles
Animation illustrating voluntary control of facial muscles in normal and disease processes, including tumor in cortex, infection of mastoid process, and vascular occlusion in pons.
Main Meals with Mince
Student worksheet to be completed after a practical lesson to reinforce the key features of minced meat as an ingredient in main meals.
How it's Made: Snowboards
The making of a snowboard, from a piece of wood to the high-performance final product.