OBJECTIVE: Participating students will be helped to develop confidence in the neurological examination of infants and children, become more familiar with clinical signs pointing to neurological localization, more aware of indications for the limitations of clinical diagnostic techniques and more knowledgeable of the neurological disorders of childhood.
OFFERED: All months
STUDENTS: Maximum: 1 visiting medical student for each rotation
REQUIRED: At least a Pediatric or Medicine core clerkship completed
DESCRIPTION: Orientation in Child Neurology will involve clinical instruction and participation. There will be emphasis on the neurologic examination of pediatric patients. The relationship of Pediatric Neurologic diseases to normal physical and physiologic development as well as to basic sciences in neurology will be covered. The program will include consultation, diagnostic evaluation and management of children with neurologic disorders or neurologic programs associated with other pediatric disease. Patients are seen in the Neonatal Intensive Care Division, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Burn Intensive Care Unit, Normal Newborn Nursery and General Pediatric Wards, as well as in several large neurology clinics including the Northern Ohio Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic.
CONDITIONS: Prior consultation with instructor is necessary.
DUTIES: Child Neurology consultations on all divisions are seen initially by student and house staff, and subsequently with the attending Child Neurologist. No night-call schedule is required. Outpatients are also initially seen by the student and supervised by the attending physician.