G31 Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy Skills (CHLDGC16) 8-18 Jan2018
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Administrator for Short and Taster Courses
UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
30 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH
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Topics covered vary from year to year, but generally include:
patient examination and assessment techniques, including thoracic imaging.
advanced physiotherapy skills, techniques and adjuncts.
clinical reasoning, integration of evidence.
use of manual, mechanical and exercise techniques, including positioning
the cardiopulmonary system in the context of neurological pathology, for example head or spinal cord injury.
medical and surgical problems including chronic lung disease, acute lung injury, sepsis and multi-organ failure, physiological effects of anaesthesia.
physiological basis for excess bronchial secretions, mucociliary clearance and the properties of sputum, airway clearance techniques.
breathing strategies, breathlessness and dysfunctional breathing, including management.
cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, including exercise in the critically ill thoracic and cardiac surgery, including transplantation.
ventilatory support, sleep and positive pressure ventilation, including lung protection strategies non-invasive ventilation.
extended scope practice.
clinical cases and problems.
the cardiopulmonary system in the context of musculoskeletal problems, for example musculoskeletal thoracic pain, or problems resulting from chronic cardiorespiratory conditions.
Who this course is for
You'll need to be a qualified physiotherapist, with a degree in physiotherapy at least equivalent to 2:2 BSc qualification in the UK.
The course is made up of two week-long blocks of lectures and tutorials. It will run from 9 January to 19 January 2016.
You can take it as:
a standalone short course for CPD purposes (with certificate of attendance)
a 'taster module' earning UCL credits
The taster module will be assessed by an unseen three-hour written exam (6 March 2017).