Neurology is as much a verbal, as it is a visual, specialty. Whilst the history is the bedrock of the neurological diagnosis, some conditions are only diagnosed by observation. Epilepsy and movement disorders are classical examples. Neurologists are therefore trained to observe the subtle nuances that distinguish between many of the diseases they see.
Neurology is however a very broad specialty, and it is unlikely that any neurologist or medical student would have personal experience of the vast number of neurological conditions. For this reason the video is an important contributor to neurological experience and expertise. The video is also a great educational resource for teaching the fairly complex neurological examination, no easy feat.
Where then can we get the best neurological videos? Here is a selection.
YouTube-based video channels
Youtube is the veritable ‘go-to’ site for most videos. Many patients post their own interesting video clips, but there is no guarantee that these clips reflect the diseases attributed to them. YouTube however has a selection of creditable video channels and here are some credible ones.
- JAMA Neurology Channel. This is the video channel of the Journal of the American Medical Association. It is an excellent collection of neurological examination videos, very good for basic neurological skills.
- University of Denver Neurology Department Channel. This channel, with about 650 subscribers, provides a variety of neurology related videos covering basic clinical topics and recent advances. The videos are typically in the form of lectures.
- Johns Hopkins Neurology and Neurosurgery Channel. With more than 18,000 subscribers, this is a very clinically oriented neurology and neurosurgery channel from Johns Hopkins.
- Brain Journal Channel. This is the video site of Brain, a foremost neurology journal. It currently has just over 80 subscribers and has its focus on cutting-edge neuroscience.
- AAN Channel. This is the video site of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). This has more than 2,000 subscribers and is fairly regularly updated. It however doesn’t have a lot of clinical material for learning.
Neurology-specific video sites
- Clinical Neurology Videos. This site has an extensive library of very interesting educational videos. It covers the wide spectrum of neurology and worth bookmarking.
- Utah Medical School Neurology Videos. This large selection of neurology educational videos focuses on the neurological examination. It shows a lot of abnormal cases to augment learning.
- Continuum Neurology Video Gallery. This has a good collection of videos demonstrating important neurological signs.
- The Neuroophthalmology Virtual Education Library (NOVEL). This is a wide collection of educational and experiential neuroophthalmology videos from the Neuroophthalmology Society of North America. It has several sub-collections by different specialists, and it’s a very useful guide to a complex territory.
- Brigham and Women’s Hospital Neurology Videos. This is a small collection of videos but all rather useful.
- Neurology Now Video Gallery. This is a small collection of videos typically in the form of discussions and explanations, and not oriented to clinical examination.
General medicine video sites with neurology sections
- The Doctor’s Channel This has a large selection of neurology videos sourced from other sites. It covers the wide range of neurology topics. Many videos are not clinical, but nevertheless interesting.
- Medical Videos. This is a general medical video site but with a rather strong selection of diverse neurology videos
- University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine videos. This is an excellent collection of teaching videos covering all aspects of the neurological examination.
Miscellaneous video sites
- Veterinary Neurology Videos. This is an interesting archive of animal neurology videos from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.
- Video Journal of Neurology. This seems to be in its infancy but promises a lot-watch this space.
Looking for more? Then visit Internetmedicine.com i-Neurology-Videos page for more links to neurology video sites
Please leave a comment if you have any suggestions of helpful neurology video channels.