NEUROLOGY

Course name and number: Pain Management (LSU-MCLNO) NEUR 420a.

Faculty:

Dr. Harry Gould – Neurology
Dr. Dennis Paul – Pharmacology

Duration: January 2008 – May 2008

Availability: Only offered as noted above

Number of students: 25-30

Objective:

This course is designed to provide a foundation for the understanding, interpretation and management of pain. It is intended for all individuals interested in learning about pain from the basic anatomy, physiology, and psychology underlying its perception, interpretation, and influence on behavior, to the evaluation and treatment of frequently encountered pain states and syndromes. The course will provide basic conceptual approaches to pain management, pain monitoring and assessment, treatment modalities including pharmacotherapy, surgery, psychiatric, and psycho-social therapy, and behavioral and physical therapy, and to approaches for extending our current level of knowledge. It is hoped that the course will provide a framework that will enhance the delivery of pain management to patients at all levels whose pain and pain behaviors are encountered by students of medicine and basic science, nursing and allied health professions and practicing physicians in all specialties.

 

Course name and number: Clinical Neurology (LSU-MCLNO) NEUR 421a.

Faculty:

Staff

Duration: 4 weeks

Availability: Each block

Number of students: Upon request and faculty approval

Objectives:

To provide an in-depth exposure to patients with neurological disease beyond the scope of the Senior neurosciences course.

Means of Implementation:

The student will be assigned to a staff neurologist at the Institute of Neurological Disorders, University Hospital or the Neurology Service at the Medical Center of Louisiana observing and assisting the Neurologist and resident with neurological consultations, consisting of both in-patients and out-patients. An introduction to EEG, EMG and Evoked Potential studies is included in the program. The student will attend the neuropathology, neurosurgery, and neurology conferences, and the neurology journal club.

Method of Evaluation:

The student will be evaluated in the ACGME 6 competencies on the basis of his/her knowledge of neurologic disease processes, proficiency in neurologic diagnosis and his neurological examination. To be considered for honors, a paper with an in-depth review of a neurological topic will be necessary.

 

Course name and number: Neurology/Child Neurology (LSU-MCLNO, Children’s Hospital) NEUR 428a.

Faculty:

Dr. Stephen Deputy
Dr. M. Caroline Duncan
Dr. Ann Henderson-Tilton
Dr. Joaqui Wong

Duration: 4 weeks

Availability: All blocks (Upon request and approval of faculty)

Number of students: 1

Objectives:

To expose the student to acute and chronic neurological diseases of infancy, childhood, and adolescence. To help students make a career choice in child neurology, pediatrics, neurology, or related specialties.

Means of Implementation:

The student will be assigned to Children’s Hospital and/or University Hospital and will participate in all clinical activities.

Method of Evaluation:

The student will demonstrate his or her ability to examine a child, localize the lesion(s), and proceed with a diagnostic and treatment plan. The student will also demonstrate an increase in his/her base of knowledge in Child Neurology.