Closed for 2017. Expressions of interest available for 2018.
Multi-Disciplinary Team Approach to the Dizzy Patient:
Competency and Evidence-Based Vestibular Training and Certification Course
Certificate of Attendance and/or Achievement
Experience and learn from internationally acclaimed professionals about medical, surgical, psychological, musculoskeletal (upper cervical and temporo-mandibular dysfunction) and vestibular rehabilitation and consider the evaluation, treatment and management of the dizzy patient in the Australian context of health service delivery.
- An overview of applied vestibular anatomy and physiology with emphasis on the ageing human vestibular system and the consequences related to postural control, gait, gaze stabilisation, and pathophysiology of common peripheral and central vestibular disorders.
- A basic understanding of the auditory system in health and disease and its relevance, as well as a basic understanding of tinnitus including pulsatile tinnitus and its relevance to the vestibular physiotherapist.
- Competency testing, interpretation of findings, normal and abnormal oculomotor movements and common types of nystagmus (videos and patients) on course.
- Clinical videos, patients with a vestibular disorder, and time to practice your assessment and treatment skills and ask questions.
- The causes of dizziness – such as anxiety/depression, peripheral vestibular, vestibular migraine, upper cervical dysfunction (cervicogenic) and drug related and how to differentiate between them.
- Acute care of the vestibular patient and post surgery.
- The role of the vestibular physiotherapist in the emergency unit in the Australian context.
- Diagnosis is mandatory for appropriate intervention and requires a multi-disciplinary team approach. Vestibular physiotherapists need to refer patients to the appropriate health professional, and seek a second opinion.
- Clinical decision making with comprehensive case studies.
- Vestibular asymmetries in the age-related process.
- Role of vestibular disorders and vestibular asymmetries in falls.
All participants must attend the full 5 days of the Course and are required to demonstrate evaluation and treatment techniques correctly with an understanding of their purpose, interpret the findings, and contraindications.
Participants will be given a written take home exam. You will have 2 weeks to complete and return. The pass mark will be 60%. If unsuccessful the first time, you will be given a second chance.
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded for attending the 5-day Course full-time and completing competency testing. A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to those who pass the video and written examination.
Length: 5-days full time
Location: Dizziness Balance Disorders Centre
Course pre-requisites: It is preferable but not essential to have undertaken the Level 1 course offered by the Dizziness & Balance Disorders Centre, or an equivalent introductory VRT Course. Pre-course readings with study guides will be provided to all participants to complete prior to the Course and submitted on the first day of the Course.
Course: Materials provided electronically, please bring own laptop or iPad for access to materials and note taking etc
For further information, please contact E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 08 70872141