European core curriculum in neurorehabilitation

Giorgio Sandrini*, Heinrich Binder, Volker Hömberg, Leopold Saltuari, Ina Tarkka, Nicola Smania, Claudio Corradini, Alessandro Giustini, Christian Kätterer, Ledina Picari, Karin Diserens, Eberhard Koenig, Alexander Geurts, Aurelian Anghelescu, Józef Opara, Paolo Tonin, Gert Kwakkel, Volodymyr Golyk, Gelu Onose, Dominique PérennouAlessandro Picelli

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Abstract

To date, medical education lacks Europe-wide standards on neurorehabilitation. To address this, the European Federation of NeuroRehabilitation Societies (EFNR) here proposes a postgraduate neurorehabilitation training scheme. In particular, the European medical core curriculum in neurorehabilitation should include a two-year residency in a neurorehabilitation setting where trainees can gain practical experience. Furthermore, it should comprise six modules of classroom training organized as weekend seminars or summer/winter schools. In conclusion, after defining the European medical core curriculum in neurorehabilitation, the next activities of the EFNR will be to try and reach the largest possible consensus on its content among all national societies across Europe in order to further validate it and try to extend it to the other, non-medical, professionals on the neurorehabilitation team in line with their core curricula defined by each professional association.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-68
Number of pages6
JournalFunctional neurology
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2017

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Sandrini, G., Binder, H., Hömberg, V., Saltuari, L., Tarkka, I., Smania, N., ... Picelli, A. (2017). European core curriculum in neurorehabilitation. Functional neurology, 32(2), 63-68. https://doi.org/10.11138/FNeur/2017.32.2.063