How to Manage: Recognising Neuromuscular Disorders: FREE course

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27 March 2018
9.00am - 5.00pm
The New Education and Training Centre, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4LP
Spaces available

This free course is for allied health professionals, nurses and GPs (not paediatricians). 

Refresh your skills with our one-day course. We will take you through all the stages of motor development - from head control to hopping!

Assessment of normal motor development in children is difficult enough; gait in a 1 year old differs from gait in a 2 year old. How do you assess then when gait is abnormal, what do you look for and what do you do if you think it doesn’t look quite right?

We will show you what is normal but also what is abnormal - with lectures, plenty of videos, pictures and workshops. 

This course will provide you with a framework of skills to recognise abnormal motor development and a plan of action for when you come across that child who seems to fall a lot or is a “late walker.”

PTC Therapeutics has provided support to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health by way of an educational grant. PTC Therapeutics has had no input into the development or content of this programme.

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Objectives & learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you will have gained:

  • a clear, structured approach to assessing motor development in children aged 0-5 years
  • skills and knowledge to recognise abnormal motor development (i.e. floppy baby, “clumsy” child, abnormal gait)
  • confidence to report your findings in a structured way
  • understanding of the range of neuromuscular disorders in children
  • insight into why early detection is so important with an update on recent advances in treatment and care.

Health Visitors, Nurses, School Nurses, Community Paediatric Physios, GPs.

(It is not suitable for paediatricians.)