Online Learning

This website contains 5 formal talks on history taking, the hemispheres, brainstem, upper and lower limbs. Each talk contains Professor Gates' unique rules. There are lectures on common neurological problems There are more than 60 videos demonstrating neurological problems A new feature is cases from everyday clinical practice in the form of multiple choice questions


Peter’s book is now available

Clinical Neurology - a primer. An introduction to neurological diagnosis and treatment.
The creator of the rule of 4 of the brainstem.
Described as a cure for neurophobia and a classic neurological textbook


Test Your Knowledge

Take the quiz based on experiences and encounters from Professor Gates' time in private practice. Learn about the more interesting and unorthadox cases from throughout Peter's career.


Teaching Videos

If you learn the basic skills of history taking and examination on this website you can then consult pictures and tables to establish what part of the nervous system is affected. This will then lead to appropriate investigations. The aim is NOT to teach facts these are readily available on the internet.

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OUT OF PRINT 2nd Edition end of 2021

A unique and very different textbook on Clinical Neurology for students and non neurologists.

A good teacher tells students where to look NOT what to look for.

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Book Reviews

View reviews on Clinical Neurology – a primer.

Described as a cure for “neurophobia”.

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I hesitantly suggest we may be seeing the birth of a new classic educational and training neurology textbook. I recommend it highly.

Neil Scolding - Burdon Professor of Clinical Neurosciences, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol UK.

It makes neurology highly accessible and allows any reader to integrate clinically relevant neuroanatomy with clinical neurological presentations in order to make diagnoses confidently

Internal Medicine Journal © 2010

Associate Professor Peter Gates, neurologist at Geelong Hospital and the University of Melbourne, Victoria, has come up with a gem... The book is aimed at medical students, young doctors and general practitioners; however, clinicians and neurologists should also find it useful.

Medical Journal of Australia, 21 February 2011

The strength of this book is the perspective of experience brought to each topic, driven by clinical problem solving. Instead of bland lists that can be got from anywhere, the approach is to prioritize differential diagnosis, and encourage lateral thinking about the primary complaint.

Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 2011

Unbelievable resource! Thank you! The concepts of latitude and longitude are ingenious and you explain them at the appropriate pace using language which makes it really easy to break down and conceptualise. That alone was incredibly helpful, but the rest of the videos are also fantastic. I have not had better Neurology teaching in my MBBS or my undergrad (B. Clin. Sc.)

Amy Davies Medical Student and inaugural subscriber