The neurology session will examine contrasting clinical cases of headache, seizures and dizziness that may be due to potentially lethal causes such as subarachnoid haemorrhage or more benign causes such as migraine.  lmportant features in the history include establishing the timing of onset of symptoms and using eye witnesses.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the key differential diagnoses for headache
  • Understand use of ABCD2 and ROSIER tools
  • Develop your diagnostic strategy for dizziness
  • Develop your approach to seizures

Recommended pre reading

  • Hughes T & Cruickshank J. Adult Emergency Medicine at a Glance. Chichester, West Sussex, UK : John Wiley & Sons, 2011.  Chapter 41 Headache. Chapter 42 Stroke & Transient Ischaemic Attack. Chapter 43 Seizures.
  • Pre lecture reading: Chapter 41: Headache and Primary Headache 
  • Pre-lecture Quiz:  Primary Headache Quiz (complete on-line) 


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