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Learning Objectives

doi: 10.1212/01.CON.0000511066.76264.3d
Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology Muscle and Neuromuscular Junction Disorders issue, participants will be able to:

▸ Utilize electrodiagnostic tests in the assessment of patients with suspected muscle disease, describe the uses of imaging to distinguish different forms of muscle disease and exclude mimics, and recognize the various indications for muscle biopsy

▸ Demonstrate a focused approach to the clinical assessment and investigation of the patient with hyperCKemia by considering common etiologies, including those that are potentially life limiting or may change management

▸ Recognize and describe the clinical features and management of endocrine myopathies and of myopathies due to medications or other toxins

▸ Develop a diagnostic and treatment algorithm for the metabolic myopathies

▸ Diagnose and treat different subtypes of autoimmune myopathy

▸ Recognize the clinical features and discuss the pathogenesis of inclusion body myositis

▸ Diagnose and manage the dystrophic and nondystrophic myotonias

▸ Diagnose and manage patients with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy

▸ Recognize the key features and classification of congenital myopathies, understand recent advances in molecular genetics and the use of muscle imaging for the diagnosis of congenital myopathies, and develop a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of congenital myopathies

▸ Recognize the phenotypic presentation and approach to the evaluation of the various limb-girdle muscular dystrophies

▸ Describe the neurophysiology of neuromuscular transmission and the pathophysiology of its disorders, and diagnose and manage acquired disorders of neuromuscular transmission, including autoimmune myasthenia gravis and the Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome

▸ Apply ethical principles in providing genetic counseling for asymptomatic individuals at risk for progressive neuromuscular disorders

▸ Recognize the strengths and limitations of patient registries while reviewing strategies to discuss patient registries with patients

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Core Competencies

This Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology Muscle and Neuromuscular Junction Disorders issue covers the following core competencies:

▸ Patient Care and Procedural Skills

▸ Medical Knowledge

▸ Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

▸ Interpersonal and Communication Skills

▸ Professionalism

▸ Systems-Based Practice

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