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Vestibular Rehabilitation (Advanced Audiology Masterclass)

This three-day masterclass will help you gain the skills needed to diagnoses and treat dizzy patients. Day one provides an overview for clinicians who are new to the field or who would like a refresher. Days two and three include specialist lectures and workshops on vestibular rehabilitation assessment and the management of patients with vestibular problems. There will be contributions from audiological scientists, audiovestibular physicians and neurologists. You can attend for one, two or three days. The course is run by the UCL Ear Institute. Who this course is for The course is for: audiologists doctors physiotherapists You should have a reasonable knowledge of vestibular assessment and rehabilitation and want to build on this foundation to further develop your expertise. Course content Day 1 - Introductory day (22 April 2020) You'll have lectures on: general causes of dizziness the patient interview (taking a history) clinical and objective tests of balance overview of vestibular rehabilitation (VR) and outcome measures assessment and treatment of basic benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) There will also be workshops on: clinical tests of balance (during the day) objective assessments of balance function (evening) basic positional tests - a refresher (evening) Days 2 and 3 (23 to 24 April 2020) Over these two days you'll have lectures on: assessment and treatment of complex BPPV vestibular rehabilitation a neurologist's view of the dizzy patient medical management of patient's with complex vestibular dysfunction anxiety management for patients with dizziness motion sickness visual vertigo and machine-based therapy optokinetic desensitisation managing patients with hyperventilation syndrome and vestibular migraine There will also be workshops on: developing your VR skills hyperventilation syndrome There may also be additional workshops in the evenings. You can attend for one, two or three days. Teaching and assessment Teaching is through lectures, presentations, discussions and workshops. You'll be encouraged to undertake independent reading to supplement and consolidate what is being taught and to broaden your knowledge and understanding of the subject. Although feedback will be provided during quizzes and workshops, there's no formal assessment. You'll have access to online resources via Moodle (a virtual learning environment) for 12 months after the course. Certificates and accreditation You'll receive a certificate of attendance. CPD points from the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA) are pending. A reflective practice document for the British Academy of Audiology (BAA) will also be available. Learning outcomes By the end of the course you should have knowledge of: the main causes of dizzness and vertigo medical management of vestibular disorders management strategy for adult balance disorders management of elderly patients who fall the role of clinical psychologist and neurologist in the assessment and management of patients with complex balance problems motion sickness use of physiotherapy in managing the dizzy patient visual vertigo and machine-based therapy optokinetic desensitisation management of patients with hyperventilation syndrome You should also be able to: take an appropriate history of the dizzy patient, carry out clinical tests of balance and a vestibular rehabilitation assessment carry out the assessment of patients with basic and complex BPPV use history, clinical tests and VR assessment to chart a path through the complexities of differential diagnoses of dizzy patents and plan an appropriate course of vestibular rehabilitation Preparation and recommended reading You'll be provided with a pre-course reading list to help you get the most from the course.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 8909
Website: ucl.ac.uk/short-courses/search-courses/vestibular-rehabilitation-advanced-audiology-masterclass
Sponsor: UCL


UCL Ear Institute
332 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8EE
Tel: 02034567870
University College London Hospital
235 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BU
Tel: 020 3456 7890