Student Selected Components (SSC)

We are delighted to have 4th year students undertaking SSCs in neurology.

It doesn’t matter whether you are passionate about neuro, think it might be your weak spot, and want to remedy that, or are just plain curious – we would love to hear from you.

All our SSCs involve seeing general neurology patients, both on the ward and in clinic. Outpatient neurology is worlds apart from inpatient work, and is where you will see the most interesting, and useful, cases – headache, MS, PD, MND, functional, epilepsy, neuropathy, muscle disease, young-onset dementia, sleep disorders – you name it, we got it!

There are 3 consulant-led teaching sessions in the week:

  • Tuesday morning ward round/clinical meeting – where interesting cases are seen and discussed. This is a great opportunity to flex your little grey cells and develop a simple approach to clinical neurology.
  • Friday morning bedside teaching round – to brush up on clinical examination techniques
  • Friday lunchtime coffee and cake – covering core neurology topics in more detail

We are an audit-active department, so will always have something for SSC one students to do. SSC two, with its focus on interesting cases/conditions, is made to measure for our speciality. We look to try and get publications and poster presentations for you, wherever possible. Lastly, SSC three is the ideal opportunity to buff up your portfolio with whatever you are lacking.

On top of this, you can sprinkle a speciality flavour to your SSC, if you fancy, to allow you to explore one area in a little more depth. Your options include:

  • Movement disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Epilepsy
  • MND
  • Sleep disorders
  • Cognitive neurology
  • Functional neurology
  • Neurovascular
  • Neuro-diagnostics

More information is available on the TSE.

If you fancy making up your own SSC recipe, then feel free to contact me directly – neil.archibald@stees.nhs.uk

 

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