CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology:
doi: 10.1212/01.CON.0000436148.93543.f9
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

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Upon completion of this CONTINUUM Movement Disorders issue, participants will be able to:

  • ▸ Recognize the clinical features associated with each of the most common atypical parkinsonian disorders
  • ▸ List the clinical and laboratory features distinguishing essential tremor from dystonic tremor, cerebellar tremor, parkinsonian tremor, and other tremor disorders based on the careful evaluation of resting, postural, and kinetic components of oscillatory behavior
  • ▸ Discuss the clinical, pathophysiologic, and genetic advances in dystonia
  • ▸ Organize the proper workup to identify the etiology in patients with chorea
  • ▸ Identify and classify the expression of myoclonus into cortical, subcortical, and spinal etiologies to assist diagnostic and therapeutic efforts and distinguish from mimickers
  • ▸ List the cognitive, behavioral, and sensory manifestations associated with tics in Tourette syndrome and related disorders
  • ▸ Describe a logical approach to the diagnosis of patients with genetic and secondary cerebellar ataxias▸ Identify the features associated with a variety of gait disorders ranging from secondary impairments of gait to primary progressive freezing of gait, in order to inform their workup and management▸ Recognize the criteria for positive rather than exclusionary diagnosis of psychogenic movement disorders, including recently suggested “laboratory-supported” diagnostic category for psychogenic tremor and psychogenic myoclonus▸ Defi ne therapeutic misconception and describe the ethical principles to consider when a patient asks for an off-label procedure▸ Identify relevant considerations when recording video of patients with movement disorders
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Core Competencies

The CONTINUUM Movement Disorders issue covers the following core competencies:

  • ▸ Patient Care
  • ▸ Medical Knowledge
  • ▸ Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
  • ▸ Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • ▸ Professionalism
  • ▸ Systems-Based Practice

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