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10th-12th November 2022

University course "Clinical Autonomic Neuroscience''

The aim of the university course “Clinical Autonomic Neuroscience” is to convey clinical and instrumental functional diagnostics in the field of clinical autonomic nervous system; specific therapy strategies based on scientific knowledge of pathophysiological mechanisms of autonomic nervous system disorders. A high degree of specific knowledge in the clinical management of autonomic functional disorders ensures targeted and individualized care in both the acute and the chronic phase.

Application Requirements:

completion of an Austrian or equivalent foreign degree of human medicine.

 

Learning outcomes

After completing the "Autonomic Neuroscience" university course, students can use clinical and neurophysiology diagnostics to differentiate between pathologies of the autonomic nervous system on the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms, and to quantify and monitor them. Furthermore, the students can evaluate all conventional and innovative therapy strategies. With the completion of the course, no professional qualifications are acquired that are not already provided by the corresponding primary qualification of the student.

Subjects:

Clinical manifestation and laboratory

1. clinical and experimental  basics for diseases of autonomic nervous system

2. clinical manifestations and syndromes

3. autonomous functional diagnostics including bedside tests

Basics of diseases of the autonomic nervous system, clinical pictures and clinical manifestations, instruments of the autonomous medical history, bedside tests, autonomous functional diagnostics

Treatment

1. Treatment concepts,

2. clinical studies and registries

3. guidelines

4. experimental applications

basics of clinical autonomous research

3. internship: performing a clinical history, bedside tests, applying autonomous cardiovascular functional diagnostics in clinical cases. Finding functional and laboratory testing in further cases, preferably from one`s own personal clinical experience or from direct clinical observation.

 

Courses

(1) The courses are to be defined by the course management for each course before it begins in the form of lectures, exercises, seminars, or distance learning units and published in an information brochure.

(2) Courses can be offered as distance learning units if they are pedagogically and didactically proper. The achievement of the teaching goal is to be ensured by the planned sequence of teaching support and self-study of the students using suitable teaching materials. The separation of distance learning units into teaching support and self-study, the timetable and the provided learning materials must be made known to the students in a suitable manner for the start of the course.

 Examination regulations

(1) The course "Clinical Autonomic Neuroscience" must be completed with a final exam.

(2) The final exam consists of

      a) two written or oral subject exams on subjects mentioned above

      b) a positive assessment of the internship by written evidence of 50                  documented cases of evaluation of cardiovascular functional                        diagnostics and 30 cases of evaluation of sudomotor functional                    diagnostics.

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