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G31 Paediatric Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy (CHLDGC22)7-14 March 2018.

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Physiotherapy ICH
Dates of Event
7th March 2018 – 14th March 2018
Last Booking Date for this Event
13th March 2018

This six-day short course is designed to give you an overview of paediatric cardiorespiratory physiotherapy. You'll look at the development, functioning and treatment of the paediatric cardiorespiratory system in health and disease.

Course content 

Taught lectures and tutorials usually cover:

 the physiology relating to differences between adults and children in terms of the respiratory system and lung growth and development.

Considerations for paediatric intensive care including the evidence for mechanical ventilation, weaning from the ventilator, physiotherapy assessment skills, x-ray interpretation Management of children with chronic respiratory complications (such as cystic fibrosis and neuromuscular conditions) including the role of exercise, non-invasive ventilation and the management of patients receiving long-term ventilation.

Practical workshops

During the practical workshops you'll cover:

emergency physiotherapy scenarios in the intensive care unit.

the theory and practice of airway clearance devices.

case studies relating to patients with a complex social history.

Course structure and certification

This course is delivered as a taught module with supporting tutorials, lectures, and workshops.

You can take it as:

a standalone short course for CPD purposes (with certificate of attendance).

a 'taster module' earning UCL credits.

This course is assessed by a one-hour viva.

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. 


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