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Department: MEPED-Pediatrics
Course: 511B-Pediatric Neurology (Outpatient)
Track:

Course Coordinator:
Course Faculty: Dr. Jim Owens
Elective Location:
Periods Elective offered:
Min. Number of Students:Max: 1
Course Level: Clinical Elective: Counts toward 32-credit graduation requirement
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Pediatric Core
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: No
Grading: H,HP, P, MP, F Narrative Evaluation
Faculty Approval: No

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Surgery:
    Laboratory
  Didactic:
  Other:
Statement of Goals:
Outpatient experience in a busy general pediatric neurology clinic staffed by three pediatric neurologists, a neuropsychologist, an educational psychologist, social workers, and a nurse practitioner. Emphasis is on an approach that includes the child's social, emotional educational problems as well as the medical issues. Clinic evaluates a variety of pediatric neurological problems (newborn to 17 years of age) including intractable epilepsy, neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental syndromes including Rett Syndrome, cerebral palsy, headaches, tic syndromes, and mental retardation.
Learning Activities
The student is given the opportunity to develop expertise in performing the neuroogical examination and learn strategies for the evaluation and treatment of patients with neurological disorders commonly seen in a pediatric practice. Students work-up new patients independently under faculty supervision and participate in all conferences of the Division of Pediatric Neurology.
Evaluation Methods
When and Where to report on first day of service:
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Dr. James Owens/ Diane Jensen
Contact Phone: 832-824-3967
Contact Fax: 832-825-4217
Contact Location: Diane: 713-798-3679
Address: BCM 320
Email: jowens@bcm.edu
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