Brain, behaviour and gerontological care
|Course code module||SP-VPLVR019|
|Study load (hours)||140|
Ann De Mey
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 2nd semester|
|Contract restriction information:||faculty decision|
Students should have a bacholor in Nursing and Midwifery
Bachelor's degree in nursing
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
Improved knowledge of and insight in the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying common (neurological) disorders, which is indispensable for the development and application of evidence based nursing and evidence based care.
To be able to integrate clinical and scientific knowledge in view of the application, development and coordination of nursery and midwifery care programs.
Coordination and organisation of patient care in a multidisciplinary environment, in view of an improved quality of care.
3. Course content
I. Behavioural neurology
This part deals with the physiology of human behaviour and how it's related to the functional anatomy of the brain.
II. Pathophysiology of neurological disorders
The epidemiology, clinical symptomatology, pathophysiology, differential diagnosis and treatment of several neurological disorders is discussed and will be illustrated with case reports.
III. The geriatric patient
The specific characteristics of the geriatric patient will be studied. Attention will be paid to specific symptoms and syndrome like confusion and delirium as well as to health care system facilities for elderly.
IV. Treatment: evidence-based care
Clinical research and clinical trials can lead to the development of evidence-based medicine and evidence-based care as will be demonstrated by examples from neuropsychopharmacology and physical revalidation following brain injury.
Presentation of clinical nursing research in gerontology and neurology
Presentation of case reports by students - discussion with experts in evidence based nursing
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: LecturesExercise sessions
Personal work: Assignments - individualAssignments - in groupCase studies - in groupPortfolioProject-based work - in group
5. Assessment method
Exam: Written, without oral presentationClosed bookMultiple choice
6. Compulsory reading – study material
The powerpoint presentations will be available on blackboard. Handouts will as well be distributed.
7. Recommended reading - study material
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine (16th Edition), ISBN: 0071391401DOI: 10.1036/0071391401
Neurologie (Hijdra, Koudstaal, Roos). Maarssen: Elsevier/Bunge. ISBN 90 6348 2701. Beschikbaar in Bibliotheek CDE (T) (GEN 616.8 G HIJD 99).
Sesam Atlas van de Anatomie - Deel 3 Zenuwstelsel en Zintuigen (W. Kahle). Baarn: Bosch & Keuning. ISBN 90 414 0230 8.
On an individual basis
laatste aanpassing: last update: 02/07/2009 17:20 sebastiaan.engelborghs