BPNA distance learning unit 4 - Central Motor Deficit

This unit from the British Paediatric Neurology Associatio should familiarise you with the commonest motor disorders of childhood and will take you through neural tube disorders, cerebral palsy and acquired motor dysfunction.

The design, content and management of these courses are the responsibility of the individual specialty groups.

For each disorder you will be taken through the case of a child, or several children, and you should try to identify similar cases in your own practice with which you have had personal involvement.

In addition, one section from the ‘Metabolic, Nutritional and Systemic Disease’ unit is provided. This covers the movement disorders determined by primary metabolic disorders, and concentrates on the more common presentations of these, their biochemical and central nervous system substrate basis, a rational approach to investigation and how best to inform the families involved of their nature. With this addition, Unit 4 becomes a comprehensive resource for learning about the spectrum of paediatric movement disorders.

  • Section 1 –  Anatomy and physiology of central motor pathways, basal ganglia and cerebellum
  • Section 2 – Normal Development
  • Section 3 – Epidemiology, co-morbidity and natural history of the cerebral palsies
  • Section 4 – The assessment and management of disorders of walking and hypertonus in cerebral palsy: a physiological atlas
  • Section 5 - Dystonia and dystonic cerebral palsy
  • Section 6 – Total body involvement cerebral palsy - Part I: Feeding
  • Section 7 – Total body involvement cerebral palsy - Part II: Assessment of Communication Difficulties
  • Section 8 - Neural Tube Disorders
  • Section 9 – Acquired Spinal Disorders
  • Section 10 – Movement Disorders