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This six-day course for physiotherapists covers all aspects of managing and caring for patients with chronic respiratory diseases.
It draws on the evidence base to provide you with theoretical understanding, as well as some practical experience.
You'll learn how to prescribe and deliver safe and effective pulmonary rehabilitation for individuals with respiratory disease. This includes the role of evaluating efficacy of interventions and disease progression or stasis.
You'll be encouraged to reflect critically on your own practice and scope of practice within the multidisciplinary team.
This course is run by UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (GOS ICH).
You'll learn about:
- components and elements of effective pulmonary rehabilitation programmes
- designing exercise programmes for pulmonary disease patients
- evaluating the efficacy of interventions in terms of disease progression or stasis
You'll also explore how self-management and self-efficacy may affect rehabilitation of patients with chronic respiratory disease.
You'll critically consider strategies to improve adherence with pulmonary rehabilitation and facilitate long-term behaviour change for such patients.
There's an emphasis on advanced and evidence-based practice, as well as a focus on the use of validated and sensitive outcome measures.
Who this course is for
You'll need to be a qualified physiotherapist, with a degree in physiotherapy at least equivalent to a lower second class Bachelor's degree in the UK.
Teaching, structure and assessment
This course runs over six days (Tuesday to Tuesday, with no teaching on Saturday or Sunday).
There'll be a combination of face-to-face lectures, workshops and seminars. There’ll also be online learning activities which you’ll need to complete.
You'll use Moodle, the UCL virtual learning platform, to communicate with tutors and other learners, access learning resources, and receive feedback.
You can take it as:
- a standalone short course for CPD purposes (with certificate of attendance)
- a 'taster module' that allows you to earn UCL credits towards an MSc or diploma
The taster module will be assessed by a 2,500 word case study assignment.
Find out more about the difference between advanced physiotherapy short courses and taster modules on the GOS ICH website.
The fees are:
- £900 - short course
- £950 - taster module
How to apply
You can download the application form from the GOS ICH website.
By the end of the course, you should be able to:
- critically evaluate the literature on pulmonary rehabilitation
- identify components and elements of effective pulmonary rehabilitation programme and the design of exercise programmes for pulmonary disease patients
- critically analyse theory underpinning rehabilitation for patients with pulmonary disease
- debate the use of respiratory muscle training in patients with pulmonary disease
- critically appraise outcome measures and their use in the assessment of patients with respiratory disease
- reflect on the way in which issues of self-management and self-efficacy affect rehabilitation of patients with chronic respiratory disease
- critically consider strategies to improve adherence with pulmonary rehabilitation and facilitate long term behaviour change for patients with chronic respiratory disease
- deliver, evaluate and critique practical pulmonary rehabilitation strategies and apply clinical reasoning to problems with exercise programmes for pulmonary disease patients
Professor Eleanor Main
Eleanor is Professor of Physiotherapy at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, and Course Director for the Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and MSc in Physiotherapy. She’s also Honorary Clinical Scientist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust and on the European Respiratory Society's physiotherapy task force 'Harmonised Education in Respiratory Medicine for European Specialists (HERMES)'.
Her research interests include paediatric physiotherapy interventions and clinical outcome measures, cardiorespiratory physiotherapy (including ICU and on-call services), and cystic fibrosis (including airway clearance and exercise, bronchiectasis, gait analysis and haemophilia).
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Course information last modified: 28 Mar 2022, 10:52