Clinical Rotation Neurosciences - 20 Weeks
Full course description
The rotation centres on gathering clinical experience in neurosciences and focuses on improving and integrating clinical knowledge about and experience in problems that originate from the nervous system, the senses, and the psyche. The focus on problems offers the possibility to integrate knowledge and clinical practice with aspects of basic neurosciences, but also with aspects of social influences, patient’s personal experience and consequences of disease in daily living.
Communication is key in the doctor- patient relationship. Communication will be increasingly complex in patients with hearing impairments and/or neurological speech problems and visually disabled patients as well as communication with psychiatric patients. Nonetheless, the remaining roles of the CANMEDS domains will all be met during the rotation at the different workplaces. communicationThe second main goal of the rotation Neurosciences is to emphasize on
The rotation will take 20 weeks and is organized around 4 clinical specialties (in alphabetical order): 1) Ear, nose and throat medicine (ENT), 2) Neurology, 3) Ophthalmology and 4) Psychiatry. The rotation will start with a preparation phase of 4 weeks in which the students are presented with the opportunity to acquire knowledge about the anatomy and (patho-)physiology, clinical reasoning, differential diagnoses and treatment methods in the fields of ENT, Neurology, Ophthalmology and Psychiatry. In addition, students will practise skills. This provides the basis for the clinical part (14 weeks) of the rotation. The rotation will be concluded with an integration phase of two weeks during in which clinical problems will be discussed and deepened in aspects of basic neurosciences, social influences, patient’s personal experiences and consequences of disease in daily living.
Basic goals of the rotation Neuroscience are:
- Clinical assessment of the ear, nose and throat
- Clinical assessment of the eye
- Neurological assessment
- Mental state examination
- Communication skills with disabled and complex or mentally ill patients.
- Consequences of chronic disease from a patient’s and environmental perspective
- Legal aspects of the health care systemespecially for mental health care.
- Basic neuro- and psychopharmacology.
- Behavioral based aspects of interaction and intervention.