How to recognise the most likely diagnosis – clinical reasoning in neurology

Key Information

CPD Hours: 1 hours

Course Length: One hour

Course Format: Recorded webinar with a copy of the webinar slides provided

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Course Information

Key Areas
  • Pattern recognition
  • Problem based approach
  • Clinical reasoning
  • Neurological diagnosis
About this course

How to perform neurology without MRI? 

It is wrongly assumed that all neurology patients require advanced and expensive diagnostics, such as MRI. Although neurology is often considered a complex and challenging topic, breaking down the clinical presentation in easy-to-answer questions, makes these cases more manageable. We will learn how information from the clinical presentation of neurology patients can be used to recognise the most likely differential diagnosis. 

Why do this course?
Even if you are not confident in neurology, easy-to-identify clinical characteristics can be used to recognise the most likely differential diagnoses. This will allow you to have a specific discussion with your clients about further diagnostics, treatment, and outcome.

This webinar is part of a series called: Neurology for the Clinical Practitioner

This series of webinars is aimed at those who feel uncomfortable and overwhelmed by neurology patients. We will discuss the basic principles and how to get started with neurology in practice.

Other webinars in this series are:

What is the nervous system and what happens if it doesn’t work?

How to perform a neuro exam in practice?

Further diagnostics in general practice: Spinal radiographs, myelography and cerebrospinal fluid analysis

A convenient and flexible way to earn some CPD hours without leaving home is to select webinars to view from our extensive library of recorded webinars. They are great value for busy practitioners seeking quality CPD at a time of their choice. Participants will receive a handout (slides and/or notes) to support their viewing session and a CPD certificate.
Participants gain access to the webinar for two weeks which allows them to view it at their leisure and convenience as well as review aspects as needed to enhance their learning.

Members of the BVA Young Vets Network receive a 50% discount on our recorded webinars (subject to availability – ten discounted places available per webinar per year).


Steven De Decker, DVM PhD MVetMed DipECVN FHEA MRCVS
Professor in Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery
The Royal Veterinary College