M2 Sequence Overview
Sequence Directors

Douglas J. Gelb, Ph.D., M.D.
Professor, Neurology

Special Senses:
Jonathan Trobe, M.D.
Professor, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Email: jdtrobe@umich.edu

H. Alexander Arts, M.D.
Professor, Otorhinolaryngology
Professor, Surgery
Email: aarts@umich.edu

Sequence Description

The purpose of this sequence is to teach the pathophysiology of common diseases of the nervous system (including visual, auditory, and vestibular systems), and the general principles underlying diagnosis and management. The specific goals for students are listed below.

  1. To review clinically relevant neuroanatomy and neurophysiology.
  2. To learn a systematic approach to the localization of neurologic lesions.
  3. To learn a systematic approach for determining the likely general category of disease process responsible for a patient’s symptoms and signs, based primarily on localization and time course.
  4. To learn about some common symptom complexes and diseases of the nervous system, (including visual, auditory, and vestibular systems) with respect to
    • clinical features,
    • pathology,
    • pathophysiology,
    • approach to diagnosis, and
    • approach to management.