Curriculum | Master of Physiotherapy (Neurology) | Assessment & Diagnosis In Neurology

MPT IIND YEAR

Assessment & Diagnosis In Neurology

PAPER CODE- 03010201

TEACHING HOURS: 120 

THEORY: 80 MARKS

TIME: 3 HOURS

S. NO TOPIC LEARNING OBJECTIVES (At the end of the course the student shall be able to) Teaching Guidelines Methodology Time
1.        Neurological History To learn the basic assessment techniques for various neurological conditions. To Cover

·         General Observation and order of procedure.

·         Mental functions examination. mental status examination

·         Language and motor speech

·         Central nervous examination

·         Tone, coordination. Abnormal involuntary movement. Gait. Muscle eyes, Response to muscle percussion examination. Reflexes (Superficial and deep & developmental). posture

·         Sensory examination.

·         Autonomic examination

·         Cerebella function examination

·         Neuro developmental assessment

·         Limb length testing

·         Balance assessment

·         Nerve tension testing

·         Functional assessment

·         Pain assessment

Lecture Discussion

Students seminars

Case discussion

OPD and IPD visits

SIS

30
2.        Clinical Examination of all Neurological Conditions To examine different neurological conditions clinically. To  Cover

·         Degenerative and movement Disorders: Parkinsonism, tremors, chorea, dystonia, ballismus, athetosis etc

·         Infections Disorders: meningitis, encephalitis, brain abscess, transverse myelitis, , poliomyelitis etc

·         Deficiency Disorder & Nutritional Disorders

·         Epilepsy

·         Tumors of cranial bones, brain, tumors in spinal cord and other space occupying lesions

·         Congenital & heredity disorders: cerebral palsy,cerebral malformations,spinal malformation , hydrocephalous etc

·          Head Injury: Comatose patient, closed skull fractures, haematomas-sub-dural, epidural and intra-cerebral and re-construction

·         operations in head injuries

·          Spinal Cord injury: Acute cord injury, slow progressive compression of spinal cord

·         Disorders of muscle: muscular dystrophy, inflammatory disorders of muscle, myotonic disorders, , endocrine and metabolic myopathies.

·         Cranial & peripheral nerve disorder: neuropathies, reflex sympathetic dystrophy

·         Disorder of cerebral circulation: Stroke

·         Disorders of Vestibular system

·         Ataxia : types and its management

·         Cerebellar disorders

·         Demyelinating disorders

·         Autoimmune disorders : MND, Myaesthenia gravis

Lecture Discussion

Students seminars

Case discussion

OPD and IPD visits

SIS

50
3.        Radio diagnosis & Investigation in Neurological Conditions To describe and interpret the different diagnostic tests used in neurological conditions. To Cover

·         Myelography

·         Computer tomography

·         MRI

·         Neurophysiology – EEG, EMG and NCV

·         Lumber Puncture

·         Intra cranial pressure monitoring

·         Radiography

Lecture Discussion

Students seminars

Case discussion

OPD and IPD visits

SIS

20
4.        Differential diagnosis in Neurological Conditions To identify various simulating conditions To Cover

·         Various simulating conditions

Lecture Discussion

Students seminars

Case discussion

OPD and IPD visits

SIS

20

 

Book References:

  • Physical Rehabilitation: Sullivan
  • Neurological Assessment: Bickerstuff
  • Neurological Investigations: RAC Hughes
  • Clinical disorders of balance, posture and gait : Adolfo M Bronstein, Thomas Brandt and Marjorie Wollacot
Admission 2017