How to Manage: Recognising neuromuscular disorders - free online course

An online course that will help you develop an approach for early recognition of a wide-range of neuromuscular disorders. This study day will take place via Zoom. Please note this course is not for paediatricians, it is for nurses, health visitors, physiotherapists, GPs and AHPs.
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We recommend that paediatricians attend the ACT course delivered by BPNA. The aim of this course is to improve recognition of initial symptoms of abnormal (high or low) tone and speed-up referral to appropriate specialists. In turn, the course aims to reduce the time to diagnosis and quicken provision of suitable treatment and/or therapy and improve the experience of the child/young person and family. Further details and how to book can be found here.

Children with a muscle disease face a difficult future. Each day their life becomes more difficult as their muscles slowly lose strength. With time they lose mobility, their hearts become weaker and they will need help with breathing.

Despite the severity of these conditions, it often takes a long time before a child is diagnosed, meaning they miss out on early treatments and interventions. Recognising neuromuscular disorders is key to early diagnosis.

Course aim

This study day will help you develop an approach for early recognition of a wide-range of neuromuscular disorders

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Use a clear, structured approach to assessing motor development in children aged 0-5 years
  • Recognise abnormal motor development (i.e. floppy baby, “clumsy” child, abnormal gait)
  • Report your findings in a structured way
  • Recognise the range of neuromuscular disorders in children
  • Explain why

Target audience

  • Nurses
  • Health visitors
  • Physiotherapists
  • General Practitioners
  • AHPs assessing children 0-5 years

This course is not for paediatricians

Course requirements

To participate in this online course, you will need access to:

  • Windows or Mac Computer (laptop/desktop or tablet)
  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE). Minimum bandwidth is 600kbps (up/down) and recommended is 1.5 Mbps (up/down)
  • Microphone and speaker - either using the built-in microphone/speaker or a headset connected to your laptop/desktop or tablet
  • Webcam - either using the built-in webcam or separate webcam connected to your laptop/desktop or tablet

Please note you will be required to download Zoom in order to participate fully in this course.

This course has been made available with an educational grant from PTC Therapeutics, which had no input into the content of this course.