Multiple sclerosis – evidence informed decision making

Who should attend this course?

This Multiple sclerosis: evidence informed decision making short course day is designed for all allied health professionals and nurses who wish to extend and enhance their knowledge to help underpin their decision making when working with those with Multiple Sclerosis.

It can be taken as a stand-alone day or as part of the Evidence informed decision making within neurological rehabilitation short course series.

You should be a qualified healthcare professional with experience of practice that involves the assessment and management of physical functioning in those with Multiple Sclerosis.

Course content

This course will review and explore the current evidence base that underpins and guides decision making within the physical rehabilitation and management of those with Multiple Sclerosis.

In reviewing the current evidence base, decision making involving the management and rehabilitation of patients who have Multiple Sclerosis will be explored.

A brief overview will initially be given to the current understanding of the disease process and how this links to recent developments in medical and therapy management.

Consideration will then be given to the evidence related to the physical rehabilitation and management of patients at different stages of the disease progression.

Download a printable version of the leaflet for the Multiple sclerosis – evidence informed decision making course

How does this course map the NHS KSF?

This course contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF:

  • Core dimensions 1, 2 and 5
  • Health and Wellbeing 4, 5, 6 and 7
  • General 1 and 2

Why choose this course?

How to apply

Apply for the Multiple sclerosis – evidence informed decision making course

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Entry requirements...

None.

Course fees

£134 for self-funding students

Contract funding for NHS staff

The University is contracted by the NHS to provide post-registration education/CPD and training for its health professionals.  If you are an NHS employee contact the senior manager responsible for post-registration education/CPD in your Trust to check if the course you wish to attend can be supported by the Trust's contract with our University.

Teaching methods

Where is the course taught and by whom?

The day will be facilitated by Sally Davenport MSc, MSCP and Linda Knight MSc, MCSP.

Sally is a senior lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire. Her areas of teaching include motor control, motor learning and the neuroscience of human movement, with concepts considered and applied to both normals and patients with dysfunction either primarily to their nervous system or to other body systems. Research interests involve upper limb function in patients with neurological impairment and dance of as a form of exercise for those with Parkinson’s.

Lisa is a chartered physiotherapist who has specialised in the treatment of adult neurological dysfunction since 1991. She has worked in a variety of settings in the NHS up to the grade of clinical specialist. She completed an MSc in Advancing Practice (Physiotherapy) at the University of Hertfordshire in 2011, passing with distinction. She now has a small private practice based in Essex and also acts as a physiotherapy expert in medico-legal cases involving catastrophic brain injury. Her particular areas of interest are balance dysfunction, rehabilitation of the hemiplegic upper limb and traumatic brain injury.

Sessions will be held at the Fielder Centre, Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield Avenue, Hatfield, Herts AL10 9TP

Study routes

  • Part Time