CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology:
doi: 10.1212/01.CON.0000440654.11180.93
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

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Upon completion of this CONTINUUM Muscle Disease issue, participants will be able to:

▸ Recognize the signs and symptoms of congenital muscular dystrophies and congenital myopathies in infancy and early childhood

▸ Define the clinical features associated with the muscular dystrophies and use these clinical features to diagnose genetic muscle diseases

▸ Describe the clinical presentation, mechanisms, and treatment of metabolic myopathies

▸ Recognize episodic muscle symptoms and signs associated with inherited muscle channelopathies

▸ Identify the clinical, laboratory, histopathology, and pathogenic bases of dermatomyositis, polymyositis, immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy, and inclusion body myositis, as well as methods to treat these disorders

▸ Recognize and treat myopathy caused by prescription medications and other potential myotoxins

▸ Formulate a multidisciplinary approach to the individual with a myopathy that is centered on strength therapies, symptomatic therapies, supportive care, and psychological support

▸ Generate a differential diagnosis in a patient with a suspected myopathy based on his or her specific distribution of weakness and unique clinical signs and symptoms

▸ Discuss some of the ethical considerations involved for families faced with enrolling a minor child in clinical trials of sophisticated, expensive therapies, including the balance of risks versus benefits, proper consent and assent, and potential conflicts of interests on the part of the investigators

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Core Competencies

This CONTINUUM Muscle Disease issue covers the following core competencies:

▸ Patient Care

▸ Medical Knowledge

▸ Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

▸ Interpersonal and Communication Skills

▸ Professionalism

▸ Systems-Based Practice

Copyright © 2013 by the American Academy of Neurology.

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