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May 16, 2016 by Michelle Armstrong (marmstrong)
NEUR 8397 : Introduction to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Mon, 16 May 2016 08:47:18 GMT
Fri, 25 Mar 2016 19:26:09 GMT
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Long Course Title
Introduction to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Short Course Title
Physical Med & Rehab
Number of Credits
Field Work (Internship)
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Credit/No Credit Mode
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This elective course is designed to introduce the medical student to Physical Medicine Rehabilitation (PM&R) also known as Physiatry. The role of a PM&R physician or Physiatrist is to utilize evidence-based medicine to assist those with acute and chronic functional impairment to maximize recovery and independence. Physiatrists lead a multidisciplinary group to achieve the patient's goals of recovery, maximal functional improvement and independence in the community. The student will have exposure to patients on the hospital ward as well as the outpatient clinics. Didactic sessions and clinical guidance will be utilized to give the student understanding of the basics of Physiatry while concentrating on the multi system exam that underlies an individual’s function. The student will be expected to be present Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM. There is no call or weekends.
a) To recognize the functional, medical, psychological, and social aspects of persons with acute and chronic physical and cognitive impairment including the impact on family/support and healthcare system. b) To perform with the musculoskeletal and neurological examination's. c) To describe the roles of the members of the rehabilitation team. d) To recognize and describe the specific collaborative roles the physiatrist holds in the healthcare continuum and future role in population health. e) To explain the approach a physiatrist takes to improve a patient's health, function and quality of life.
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