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Short Course in the Clinical Management of Epilepsy - Contact Tuition

Interests: Epilepsy / Management / Clinical Management


Introduction

Epilepsy is the most common serious brain disorder worldwide, with no age, racial, social, national or geographic boundaries: There are 40-50 million sufferers in the world today, 85% of whom live in developing countries. An estimated 2 million new cases occur each year globally At least 50% of cases begin at childhood or adolescence 70-80% of people with epilepsy could lead normal lives if properly treated in developing countries 60-90% of people with epilepsy receive no treatment due to inadequacies in healthcare resources and delivery and due to social stigma Epilepsy has serious physical, psychological and social consequences. It has a significant excess mortality (four times the expected rate in young adults). There is a further hidden burden associated with stigma and discrimination in the community, school, workplace and home.

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Who Should Enrol

General practitioners and specialists other than neurologists who have an interest in epilepsy.

Course Design

Distance education through a comprehensive self-study guide developed by experts in the field supported by an interactive contact session.

Course Content

This course will cover the following modules:

  • Introduction to Epilepsy
  • Clinical features
  • Treatment & control
  • Complications
  • Patient education
  • Special situations
  • Epilepsy and pregnancy

Assessment

Participants are assessed through means of a multiple-choice questionnaire. Participants have 3 months to complete the assessment.

Accreditation

Accredited according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for Healthcare Professionals for 8 CEU’s on Level 2

Certification

To qualify for a certificate of completion for this short course, participants should fully attend the workshop and successfully complete the Assessment process.

Fees


R 2 470.00 (Inclusive of all VAT and Taxes where applicable)

Course dates and venue to be confirmed. For more information please see contact details below.

Contact Details

Dr. Margot Uys

Tel: 012 816 9000
Fax: 086 502 5688
E-mail: healthscience@foundation.co.za
Address: PO Box 75324, Lynnwood Ridge, 0040
Website: www.foundation.co.za