Epilepsy Education Program for Residents, Medical Students, and Faculty


Epilepsy Education Program for Residents, Medical Students, and Faculty


This education program is designed for use by medical students and faculty as either a resource on epilepsy or a stand-alone learning tool. Each of the four sections has accompanying PowerPoint slides.

This tool contains the following sections:

  • Basic science of epilepsy
    • Neurophysiology of the cerebral cortex
    • Physiological basis of the electroencephalogram (EEG)
    • Pathophysiology of seizures
  • Clinical epilepsy section
    • Definitions and epidemiology
    • Evaluation after the first seizure
    • Treatment
    • Non-drug treatments
    • Epilepsy surgery
    • Status epilepticus
    • Neonatal seizures
    • Selected pediatric epilepsy syndromes
    • Managing pediatric epilepsy
    • Nonepileptic seizures and imitators of epilepsy
    • Pregnancy and epilepsy – medical management
  • Neuropharmacology
    • Mechanisms of antiepileptic drug (AED) activity
    • AED pharmacokinetics
    • Additional pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic aspects
    • Adverse effects
  • Neurosurgical aspects of epilepsy
    • Epileptic presurgical evaluation
    • Surgical treatment of epilepsy
    • Vagus nerve stimulation as a treatment for epileptic seizures
    • Head injury, seizures, and epilepsy


American Epilepsy Society

Funding Sources:

American Epilepsy Society


Release Date: 2004
Review Date: 2008
Recent Summary: March 2008
Original Summary: March 2007
Last Updated: 05/07/14

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