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Seizures and Epilepsy: Hope Through Research

Author: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Course Created: 2009

Practice Level: Beginner to Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 2 hours
3.8 out of 4.0, Based on: 9 reviews

Course Summary

This course provides information on the symptoms, causes, and treatments of seizures and epilepsy.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • What is Epilepsy?
  • What Causes Epilepsy?
  • What Are the Different Kinds of Seizures?
  • What Are the Different Kinds of Epilepsy?
  • How is Epilepsy Diagnosed?
  • How can Epilepsy be Treated?
  • Medications
  • Surgery
  • How Does Epilepsy Affect Daily Life?
  • Are There Special Risks Associated With Epilepsy?

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the incidence of seizures and epilepsy.
  • Identify a neurotransmitter that plays a role in epilepsy.
  • Identify the most common type of surgery for epilepsy.
  • Describe the number of working-age people with epilepsy who are unemployed.


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