NERVE, the Neurological Examination Rehearsal Virtual Environment is a suite of tools designed to give first and second year medical students standardized experience in interviewing, examining and diagnosing patients with cranial nerve disorders. NERVE is completely free to use.
One of the benefits of using NERVE is that it frees up valuable in class time to focus on higher order clinical reasoning skills and clinical variations.
As an instructor, you will receive access to an instructor portal and a personalized link for your students. In the instructor portal, you can specify tasks for your students and login anytime to see when those tasks have been completed. Also, you will receive a weekly report outlining your students' interactions with the system.
Your students will receive access to the NERVE suite of tools which include a Learning Resource Center where they can learn about and test their knowledge of cranial nerve anatomy, physiology, symptoms and pathology. The Learning Center also enables them to see and practice the use of physical examination tools and interviewing techniques for each cranial nerve. They will also receive access to the Exam Room where they can practice and test their ability to interview, examine and diagnose patients with unknown disorders. The virtual patients can be interviewed with two different methods: (a) selecting questions from a menu or (b) forming their own questions through our open chat feature.
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