Faculty: Dr. Frederick Carrick
The diagnosis, etiology, epidemiology and treatment of dystonia
Dystonia imprisons patients in a clinical cage. This knowledge module will introduce primary and secondary dystonia through their phenotype and physiological origins. A paradigm based upon patient applications will enable a comprehensive understanding of generalized dystonia as well as conditions of writer’s cramp’s, spasmodic torticollis, cerebral palsy and other inherited dystonia.
The diagnosis, etiology, epidemiology and treatment of myoclonic syndromes
This clinical learning module will explore the etiology, epidemiology, phenomenology and clinical approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of jerky movement disorders. An understanding of muscle physiology and central nervous system integration of the sensorimotor system will enable and facilitate a clinical approach to difficult disorder presentations.
The diagnosis, etiology, epidemiology and treatment of Restlessness
Restlessness is problematic for patients throughout the world. The learner will be exposed to conditions from akathisia to restless leg syndrome. The relationship of restlessness to sleep, pain and integration other movement disorders and diseases will be central to this clinical module. The goal of the module is to promote an opportunity of treatment that is novel and efficacious.
Credit Hours: This course is part of the 100 hours Movement Disorders program and is worth 25 Credit hours.