Training Courses

UHB/Bucks New University Course Details

Neuroscience Care (L6)

Location: University Hospitals Birmingham – Queen Elizabeth

Study Mode: Part Time

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  • Integrate knowledge and understanding of pathophysiology associated with neurological dysfunction into discussion of care
  • Critically evaluate and demonstrate understanding of the physical and psychosocial signs and symptoms related to neurological dysfunction.
  • Reflect upon current clinical practice and critically evaluate and appraise the evidence that underpins effective care delivery.

Further information:

Website: https://bucks.ac.uk/courses/short-course/health-and-social-sciences/neuroscience-cart/_nocache

Contact: Clare Lynch (Claire.Lynch@uhb.nhs.uk) – Clinical Educator for Neurosciences (UHB)

 

Neuroscience Management and Care (L7)

Location: University Hospitals Birmingham – Queen Elizabeth

Study Mode: Part Time

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of the module, the student will be able to:

  1. Show a systematic understanding of and integrate evidence based knowledge of altered physiology related to a patient who has experienced neurological dysfunction
  2. Critically appraise the evidence that underpins interventions for the management of patients with neurological conditions demonstrating critical analysis of the benefits and drawbacks of these therapies
  3. Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the professional, ethical and legal aspects of the decision making process for care management, and the effects upon patients with neurological conditions, their families and carers
  4. Critically evaluate the effectiveness of care provision for a patient who has a neurological condition

Further information:

Website: https://bucks.ac.uk/courses/short-course/health-and-social-sciences/neuroscience-management-and-care/_nocache

Contact: Clare Lynch (Claire.Lynch@uhb.nhs.uk) – Clinical Educator for Neurosciences (UHB)

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Paediatric Epilepsy Training Courses

Course Title: Paediatric Epilepsy Training Level 1 (PET1) – Brighton

Start Date: Tuesday 28 November 2017

End Date: Tuesday 28 November 2017

Location: Varley Park Conference Centre
The Hub
Coldean Lane
Brighton
BN1 9GR

Events Website Link: https://www.bpna.org.uk/bpna-courses/index.php

Brief Description of the course: This is a one-day course, which will be delivered by Consultant Paediatric Neurologists, Consultant Paediatricians with expertise in epilepsy, and a specialist epilepsy nurse. The day will consist of short didactic teaching sessions and interactive workshops. By the end of the study day participants will be able to:

  • Define: seizure, epilepsy, epilepsy syndrome and be able to provide a simple classification of epilepsy
  • Describe the different seizure types eg absence, myoclonic, tonic clonic, tonic, atonic, focal motor and focal sensory
  • Give differential diagnosis for seizures, and how to distinguish epilepsy from syncopes (simple faints, reflex anoxic seizure, breath holding) and inattention (day-dreaming, pre-occupation)
  • Manage the first seizure event (not status epilepticus management)
  • Appreciate the contribution made by EEG and neuro-imaging
  • Describe the principles of treatment, the indication for anti-convulsants and the well-known side effects of these drugs
  • Offer practical advice for parents and children with epilepsy

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Course Title: Expert to Expert: Epilepsy (Bristol)

Start Date: Thursday 9 November 2017

End Date: Friday 10 November 2017

Location: Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel
College Green
Bristol
BS1 5TA

Events Website Link: https://www.bpna.org.uk/bpna-courses/index.php

Brief Description of the course: International Expert to Expert has been designed primarily for paediatric neurologists and others who are seeing children with epilepsy at a tertiary level. This meeting provides an excellent opportunity to listen to international expert lectures and then discuss topics and approaches with your peers in small workshops. This course is for all paediatric neurologists, both those for whom epilepsy is not necessarily their area of sub-speciality expertise and for epilepsy specialists.

This meeting brings the expertise of large international meetings to a small friendly forum.  It is especially designed to provide the opportunity to share expertise with your peers in a relaxed productive environment.  The programme also provides time for networking and informal discussions with colleagues.

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Course Title: Paediatric Epilepsy Training Level 3 (2 days) PET3 – Cambridge (Part of PET week)

Start Date: Thursday 14 September 2017

End Date: Friday 15 September 2017

Location: Wolfson College
Chancellor’s Centre
Barton Road
Cambridge
CB3 9BB

Events Website Link: https://www.bpna.org.uk/bpna-courses/index.php

Brief Description of the course: PET3 concentrates on epilepsies presenting in mid childhood, older children and adolescents.  It follows the format of PET2, with an emphasis on interactive sessions including workshops, debates, video and other quizzes and to really excite you we will be getting our actors out for another session of roleplay.  If you haven’t ever met a truculent teenager and petulant parent, I can guarantee you will see one or two during that session!

OBJECTIVES:

  • To understand reflex seizures and photosensitivity
  • To consider common and relevant diagnostic issues regarding episodes with headache and/or visual symptoms
  • To consider common and relevant diagnostic issues regarding nocturnal episodes
  • To consider presentations and differentials of episodes presenting as altered behaviour
  • To appreciate the variety and limitations of the available evidence for making an informed choice of anticonvulsant
  • To consider evidence base and treatment options applied to ‘real life’ scenarios
  • To explore different therapies which help children with ‘drug resistant epilepsy’
  • To improve our knowledge of regulation, risks and reasonable precaution
  • To discuss case studies in which epilepsy presents later in childhood and adolescence
  • To consider the risk of death and AEDs in pregnancy
  • To reflect on a range of strategies regarding risk communication
  • To discuss the importance of recognising common associated conditions in children with epilepsies
  • To consider effective communication strategies with young people and their families about their epilepsy and related issues
  • To explore the role of the clinician and specialist nurse in promoting independence of the young person
  • To be able to discuss risks and benefits of AED withdrawal

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Course Title: Paediatric Epilepsy Training Level 2 (2 days) PET2 – Cambridge (Part of PET week)

Start Date: Tuesday 12 September 2017

End Date: Wednesday 13 September 2017

Location: Wolfson College
Chancellor’s Centre
Barton Road
Cambridge
CB3 9BB

Events Website Link: https://www.bpna.org.uk/bpna-courses/index.php

Brief Description of the course: This course has been developed to improve practice within childhood epilepsies and is delivered by means of didactic teaching sessions and small workshops.

PET2 concentrates on general aspects of the epilepsies (history taking, differential diagnosis, investigation etc) and on epilepsies encountered in younger children. PET3 concentrate on epilepsies presenting in mid childhood, older children and adolescents. This course is approved for 12 CPD points. By the end of PET2, participants will be able to:

  • demonstrate the wide differential diagnosis in paroxysmal events in children and young people
  • improve diagnostic accuracy and gain insight into uncertainty
  • explore the differential diagnosis within epilepsies
  • introduce a structured approach to considering epileptic seizures and epilepsies
  • gain improved understanding of EEG reports
  • understand the association between epilepsy and learning difficulties, autism, and cerebral palsy
  • optimise initial treatment choices
  • consider the wide spectrum of epileptic seizures, electroclinical syndromes and non-epileptic events in infancy
  • review the clinical features and management of West Syndrome
  • understand blank episodes and epilepsies with absence seizures
  • improve knowledge of common ‘focal epilepsy syndromes’
  • know the criteria for involvement of a paediatric neurologist
  • understand the concept of an epileptic encephalopathy
  • establish aims and approach to ‘difficult epilepsies’

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 Course Title: Paediatric Epilepsy Training Level 1 (PET1) Cambridge (Part of PET week)

Start Date: Monday 11 September 2017

End Date: Monday 11 September 2017

Location: Wolfson College
Chancellor’s Centre
Barton Road
Cambridge
CB3 9BB

Events Website Link: https://www.bpna.org.uk/bpna-courses/index.php

Brief Description of the course: This is a one-day course, which will be delivered by Consultant Paediatric Neurologists, Consultant Paediatricians with expertise in epilepsy, and a specialist epilepsy nurse. The day will consist of short didactic teaching sessions and interactive workshops. By the end of the study day participants will be able to:

  • Define: seizure, epilepsy, epilepsy syndrome and be able to provide a simple classification of epilepsy
  • Describe the different seizure types eg absence, myoclonic, tonic clonic, tonic, atonic, focal motor and focal sensory
  • Give differential diagnosis for seizures, and how to distinguish epilepsy from syncopes (simple faints, reflex anoxic seizure, breath holding) and inattention (day-dreaming, pre-occupation)
  • Manage the first seizure event (not status epilepticus management)
  • Appreciate the contribution made by EEG and neuro-imaging
  • Describe the principles of treatment, the indication for anti-convulsants and the well-known side effects of these drugs
  • Offer practical advice for parents and children with epilepsy

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Course Title: Paediatric Epilepsy Training Level 3 (2 days) PET3 – Southampton

Start Date: Thursday 29 June 2017

End Date: Friday 30 June 2017

Location: Jury’s Inn Southampton
1 Charlotte Place
Southampton
SO14 0TB

Events Website Link: https://www.bpna.org.uk/bpna-courses/index.php

Brief Description of the course: PET3 concentrates on epilepsies presenting in mid childhood, older children and adolescents.  It follows the format of PET2, with an emphasis on interactive sessions including workshops, debates, video and other quizzes and to really excite you we will be getting our actors out for another session of roleplay.  If you haven’t ever met a truculent teenager and petulant parent, I can guarantee you will see one or two during that session!

OBJECTIVES:

  • To understand reflex seizures and photosensitivity
  • To consider common and relevant diagnostic issues regarding episodes with headache and/or visual symptoms
  • To consider common and relevant diagnostic issues regarding nocturnal episodes
  • To consider presentations and differentials of episodes presenting as altered behaviour
  • To appreciate the variety and limitations of the available evidence for making an informed choice of anticonvulsant
  • To consider evidence base and treatment options applied to ‘real life’ scenarios
  • To explore different therapies which help children with ‘drug resistant epilepsy’
  • To improve our knowledge of regulation, risks and reasonable precaution
  • To discuss case studies in which epilepsy presents later in childhood and adolescence
  • To consider the risk of death and AEDs in pregnancy
  • To reflect on a range of strategies regarding risk communication
  • To discuss the importance of recognising common associated conditions in children with epilepsies
  • To consider effective communication strategies with young people and their families about their epilepsy and related issues
  • To explore the role of the clinician and specialist nurse in promoting independence of the young person
  • To be able to discuss risks and benefits of AED withdrawal

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Course Title: Paediatric Epilepsy Training Level 2 (2 days) PET2 – Southampton

Start Date: Thursday 29 June 2017

End Date: Friday 30 June 2017

Location: Jury’s Inn Southampton
1 Charlotte Place
Southampton
SO14 0TB

Events Website Link: https://www.bpna.org.uk/bpna-courses/index.php

Brief Description of the course: This course has been developed to improve practice within childhood epilepsies and is delivered by means of didactic teaching sessions and small workshops.

PET2 concentrates on general aspects of the epilepsies (history taking, differential diagnosis, investigation etc) and on epilepsies encountered in younger children. PET3 concentrate on epilepsies presenting in mid childhood, older children and adolescents. This course is approved for 12 CPD points. By the end of PET2, participants will be able to:

  • demonstrate the wide differential diagnosis in paroxysmal events in children and young people
  • improve diagnostic accuracy and gain insight into uncertainty
  • explore the differential diagnosis within epilepsies
  • introduce a structured approach to considering epileptic seizures and epilepsies
  • gain improved understanding of EEG reports
  • understand the association between epilepsy and learning difficulties, autism, and cerebral palsy
  • optimise initial treatment choices
  • consider the wide spectrum of epileptic seizures, electroclinical syndromes and non-epileptic events in infancy
  • review the clinical features and management of West Syndrome
  • understand blank episodes and epilepsies with absence seizures
  • improve knowledge of common ‘focal epilepsy syndromes’
  • know the criteria for involvement of a paediatric neurologist
  • understand the concept of an epileptic encephalopathy
  • establish aims and approach to ‘difficult epilepsies’

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Course Title: Paediatric Epilepsy Training Level 1 (PET1) Reading

Start Date: Monday 26 June 2017

End Date: Monday 26 June 2017

Location: The Trust Education Centre
Royal Berkshire Hospital
Reading
RG1 5AN

Events Website Link: https://www.bpna.org.uk/bpna-courses/index.php

Brief Description of the course: This is a one-day course, which will be delivered by Consultant Paediatric Neurologists, Consultant Paediatricians with expertise in epilepsy, and a specialist epilepsy nurse. The day will consist of short didactic teaching sessions and interactive workshops. By the end of the study day participants will be able to:

  • Define: seizure, epilepsy, epilepsy syndrome and be able to provide a simple classification of epilepsy
  • Describe the different seizure types eg absence, myoclonic, tonic clonic, tonic, atonic, focal motor and focal sensory
  • Give differential diagnosis for seizures, and how to distinguish epilepsy from syncopes (simple faints, reflex anoxic seizure, breath holding) and inattention (day-dreaming, pre-occupation)
  • Manage the first seizure event (not status epilepticus management)
  • Appreciate the contribution made by EEG and neuro-imaging
  • Describe the principles of treatment, the indication for anti-convulsants and the well-known side effects of these drugs
  • Offer practical advice for parents and children with epilepsy