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Department: MEPMR-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Course: 509-Brain Injury & Stroke Rehabilitation
Track:

Course Coordinator: Dr. Walter Wade
Course Faculty: Dr. Sunil Kothari,Dr. L. Viviana Tastard,Dr. Monika Shah,Dr. Monica Crump
Elective Location: TIRR
Periods Elective offered: Qtr: 1,2,3,4
Min. Number of Students:Max: 3
Course Level: Clinical Elective: Counts toward 32-credit graduation requirement
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Medicine Core
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: Yes
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:
Students will be given an opportunity to understand the dynamics of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and stroke rehabilitation. A familiarity with medical and functional complications after brain injuries such as spasticity, cognitive deficits and agitation, aphasia, dysphagia, neuropathic pain, and joint contractures will be gained. Furthermore, the student will become familiar with the intervention of spascity, from pharmacological treatments of botulinum toxin injections to implantable devices. Emphasis will also be placed on the roles of various other health care providers in TBI rehabilitation, including the physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech pathologist, neuropsychologist, and social worker. The outpatient clinic experience will provide a strong experience in understanding the barriers and challenges of re-integrating TBI survivors back to their occupation, school, or home.
Learning Activities
Evaluation Methods
Student is evaluated by attendings with input from other team members (therapists, prothetist, nursing) as appropriate.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Tonia Kirven
Contact Phone: 713-799-5033
Contact Fax: 713-797-5982
Contact Location: TIRR, Suite A-220
Address: 1333 Moursund
Email: Tonia.Kirven@bcm.edu
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