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Autoimmune Disease & Multiple Sclerosis

Generally characterizes the causes and types of autoimmune disease. Identifies common symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Addresses the issues in diagnosing multiple sclerosis. Identifies possible courses of multiple sclerosis disease progression. Identifies available therapeutic options, including disease-modifying drugs, therapeutic agents for alleviating symptoms, and behavior modifications that may benefit a multiple sclerosis patient.
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Hour 1

  1.    Overview of Autoimmune Disease
    1.    Causes and symptoms of different autoimmune diseases
    2.    Diagnosis and treatment of some autoimmune diseases
  2.    Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    1.    MS biology and pathology
    2.    Epidemiology of MS
    3.    Possible causative and risk factors of MS

Hour 2

  1.    Symptoms of MS
    1.    Vision impairment
    2.    Cognitive symptoms
    3.    Impaired muscle function
    4.    Spasticity, ataxia, and paresthesia
  2.    MS Fatigue
    1.    Temperature dependence
    2.    Classifications of MS fatigue

Hour 3

  1.    Diagnosis and Prognosis of MS
    1.    Physical examination
    2.    Lab tests
    3.    Course and development of the major forms of MS
  2.    Treatment Options
    1.    Disease-modifying pharmacological therapies
    2.    Treatment of symptoms and rehabilitation
    3.    Importance of physical and occupational therapists, and psychologists
    4.    Assistive devices for daily activities of MS patients

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Generally characterize the causes and types of autoimmune disease.
  2. Identify common symptoms of multiple sclerosis.
  3. Address the issues in diagnosing multiple sclerosis.
  4. Identify possible courses of multiple sclerosis disease progression.
  5. Identify available therapeutic options, including disease-modifying drugs, therapeutic agents for alleviating symptoms, and behavior modifications that may benefit a multiple sclerosis patient.
Products specifications
Instructor M. O'Brien, M.D.
Contact Hours: 3
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