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PEDIATRIC AND ADULT EPILEPTOLOGY (2022-2023)

General information

This course may undergo changes in the calendar, teaching methodology or assessment procedure depending on the course of events and the guidelines of health authorities in relation to the COVID-19 crisis. Notwithstanding, the quality of the training and the achievement of objectives are guaranteed in all cases.
Qualification awarded: Master (Degree Universitat Barcelona)
Management:
  • Campistol Plana, Jaume
  • Fons Estupiña, Maria del Carmen
  • Arzimanoglou , Alexis
Number of credits: 60,00
Length of course (in academic years): 1
Mode of delivery (face-to-face/ blended/ distance): Face-to-face
Centre responsible : Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
In-company placement(s): No
Enrolment fee:
  • 3.000,00 €
  • An increase of 10% is applied to the price, up to a maximum of € 70, as administration fee
Classes begin: 10/3/2022

Objectives and admission

Learning objectives:
- Gain knowledge to diagnose epilepsy in children, adolescents and adults.
- To gain knowledge of the main causes of epilepsies.
- To know how to interpret the symptoms of a fit, the EEG and neuroimaging techniques.
- To know how to classify crises and epilepsies.
- Learn the treatment options for epilepsies.
- To gain knowledge to assess patients and families with epilepsy and to provide information on the cause, treatment, prognosis, implications and precautions at the different stages in life.
- Gain knowledge of drug treatment of epilepsies in children, adolescents and adults.
- To learn the mechanisms of action, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of anti-epileptic drugs.
- Gain knowledge of the interactions, adverse effects and choice of anti-epileptic drug depending on the type of epilepsy or epileptic syndrome and the characteristics of the patient, dietary treatments and discontinuation of treatment with anti-epileptic drugs.
- To gain knowledge of epilepsies that can undergo surgical treatment.
- To learn how to interpret the indications of pre-surgical assessment, prolonged video-EEG monitoring, neuropsychological assessment and neuroimaging or nuclear medicine tests.
- To learn the available techniques.
- To know how to interpret the results of surgery by etiology.
- To be able to follow-up the patient and manage drugs after surgery and palliative surgery.
- To know how to manage emergencies in situations of epilepsy, including handling of the child, adolescent and adult who is having an epileptic fit outside of the hospital, and know how to diagnose and treat convulsive and non-convulsive epileptic status.
- Learn the comorbidities of epilepsies, including mood and emotional regulation disorders and developmental and learning disorders.

Recommended applicant profiles and admission requirements:
Graduates in medicine, specializing in pediatrics or neurology.

Date on which pre-enrolment begins: 7/2/2022
Date on which pre-enrolment ends: 6/30/2022

Further information

FACULTY OR SCHOOL WHERE THE COURSE IS TAUGHT

Name of individual or institution: Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona
Address: Passeig Sant Joan de Déu 2 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat Espanya

Webpage: http://www.sjdhospitalbarcelona.org/es
Telephone: +34 93 280 32 29
Fax: +34 93 600 97 85
Observations: Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 00 p.m.


FOR FURTHER ENQUIRIES

Name of individual or institution: Servei de Neurología, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu
Address: Passeig Sant Joan de Déu 2 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat Espanya

Webpage: http://www.sjdhospitalbarcelona.org
Telephone: +34 93 280 32 29
Fax: +34 93 600 97 85
Observations: Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (if you want more information, write to campistol@sjdhospitalbarcelona.org, sparraga@sjdhospitalbarcelona.org and mcarreno@clinic.ub.es).

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