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Department of Neurology(Graduate School of Medicine) | Japanese |  Index
 Our mission
The Department of Neurology is dedicated to providing excellent clinical care, support, academic training, and neuroscience research for our patients. We dedicate ourselves to translating scientific discoveries into curative therapy for patients with neurological disorders.
 About us
The Department of Neurology of Juntendo University School of Medicine was founded in 1968 by Hirotaro Narabayashi, who was the pioneer of stereotactic Vim thalamotomy treatment for the tremor in Parkinson disease. During 1989-2006, Yoshikuni Mizuno decoded that a single gene mutation can cause selective nigral neurodegeneration in familial PD. Nobutaka Hattori, the kingpin of our department, discovered the parkin gene and took over Department of Neurology’s crown in July 2006. The department is full of young talent and new breath which overflows helping our department progress.

The motto in 2011 is ‘健やかにそして元気な神経学教室’ That is ‘Challenging yourself and keeping a healthy mind and body for a better daily medical practice’. Juntendo University Hospital’s relatively small university size and spirit, which originated from tempo era (1838), help to retain a warm atmosphere enabling frank correspondence while welcoming every visitor. We will continue to pursue higher goals in order to offer a bright future for patients with neurological diseases.

The department has professors who specialize in movement disorders, stroke, memory disorders, neuroimmunology, neuromuscular diseases, neurophysiology, and pathology. We provide care and consultative services to patients referred throughout the greater Tokyo area, Japan, and even from other south-east Asian countries. Due to the development of Juntendo hospital we now provide a total of 3,200 beds making for a remarkable clinical experience. In the Hongo area main hospital there are a total of 1000 inpatients/year in the clinic, about 600 of the patients are directly admitted to the hospital through the emergency room.

Research in the Department of Neurology covers a wide range of basic neuroscience studies, preclinical studies and clinical trials.
 Lecture for the medical student
A systematic series of lectures starts from the fourth year. The department of neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, pathology, and radiology use one program to teach the nervous system, in about one month. The lectures begin with muscle disease, from here we expand to the peripheral nerve disease, the spinal cord, and the last class ends with the brain. The lecture Acquired anatomical and physiological basics with different aspect of the “nervous system,” enhances the comprehension of the brain’s mysteries.
 Clinical clerkship
Bedside teaching is the next step in the curriculum. We consider this a core practice during the fourth year, taking three weeks to complete. The aim of the clinical training is to understand various neurologic disorders, to acquire basic diagnosis ability (recording of medical histories, conducting physical examinations, and communicating with desirable attitudes) and to apply treatment. Every-day morning conferences and a Friday at ground rounds conference help review student’s record histories, neurological examinations, and laboratory data by using SOAP notes students present their anatomical and etiological diagnosis with their treatment plans. When complete the students will learn the responsibility of physicians and how to cooperate with other staff members to form medical teamwork.
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