Department of Pediatric Neurology
Department of Pediatric Neurology was founded in 1980. From the time of its creation and until 2010, the department was headed by professor, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Honored Scientist of the Republic of Belarus, G.G.Shanko, and since 2010 until present, the department has been headed by L.V.Shalkevich, Candidate of Medical Sciences, associate professor. At different times, the staff was represented by the following specialists: associate professors A.M.Shevchenko, N.M.Charukhina, Z.A.Chuiko, assistants S.V.Khodosovskaya, V.V.Shevtsova and L.I.Yasinskaya.
The department has two clinical bases: Republican Scientific and Practical Center «Mother and Child» and the 3rd Minsk City Clinical Hospital. Republican Scientific and Practical Center «Mother and Child» is a leading establishment of the Republic of Belarus in the field of pediatrics, hereditary and congenital diseases. It has a huge medical and diagnostic base, which helps to study pediatric neurology on a high-technology level. At the 3rd Pediatric Clinical Hospital, there is City Pediatric Neurology Center, which consists of a city advisory room and Neurology Division for children from the first months of life to 18 years. Lectures are also given at Minsk City Center for Medical Rehabilitation of Children with Psychoneurological Diseases and Republican Scientific and Practical Center of Neurology and Neurosurgery.
At different times, specialists of the Department of Pediatric Neurology have published more than 2000 scientific works, including 14 monographs, 7 clinical guidelines, 4 manuals on pediatrics and neurology, 5 popular science books and encyclopaedia and etc. They have received 30 certificates for rationalization proposals, and published more than 100 methodological recommendations, teaching aids and etc. Specialists of the department have developed qualification requirements for pediatric neurologists, and more than 1000 diagnostics tasks of the computer attestation of pediatric neurologists.
Specialists of the department give consultations to complicated neurology patients from all parts of the Republic of Belarus.
The main aims of the Department of Pediatric Neurology:
Advanced training courses at the Department of Pediatric Neurology in 2020:
The target of the courses for the trainees is to get acquainted with new researches in the field of neurology, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, genetics and epidemiology of nervous diseases in children.
The lectures are given according to the approved educational programs, which cover the main issues of etiology, pathogenesis, clinics and therapy of nervous diseases in children. The lecturers and the trainees discuss the latest achievements in pediatric neurology and the problems of the teaching methodology.
For better academic results, mastering of practical and theoretical skills and knowledge of trainees, before each lecture there are reviews in a form of quiz, also trainees write academic medical case histories, actively participate in doing rounds, consultations and consilia; during the classes there are basic, midterm and final assessment.
Academic research work is dedicated to the study of different neurological disorders of children: nervous system pathology of newborns and infants, paroxysmal states (epilepsy), headaches (browache, tension headache, symptomatic headaches), cerebrovascular pathology.