Organization of Headache Care and Clinical Practice
Learn about the present global organization of headache service, the pro- et con for the various service models, and the models applicability in the clinic and in various health care systems.
The service for specific groups as children, the elderly and patients with severe comorbid conditions will also be covered. The strategies and existing evidence for the individual elements of a multidisciplinary headache clinic will be presented and discussed.
Research methods, study planning and organization of new clinical studies and protocols for clinical trials will be presented in lectures and discussed in groups. The students will be encouraged to present and plan new studies and will be assisted with feed back to their protocols and strategies from the other students and the lecturers.
5 weeks of blended learning
The first 4 weeks is a part-time online course with online lessons, discussions and quizzes and self-study activities.
The fifth week is full-time, on campus lectures, discussions, group work, and exercises at University of Copenhagen, in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The teaching methods will include a combination of interactive lectures, group exercises, case studies, journal clubs, essay and computer-based (electronic) learning exercises (WIKIs). Using the Canvass platform or similar for upload of learning materials will allow team work for reading, interpreting and discussing selected scientific articles and cases.
The course covers the following topics :
- multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary treatment and the care of hospitalised headache patients
- outpatient treatment, biofeedback, psychological treatment strategies and physical therapy
- organising and participating in clinical treatment trials, research projects and strategies
- establish research networks.
During the course, you will gain insight into existing interdisciplinary treatment options for both in patients and outpatients. You will gain knowledge about the present organization of headache treatment, research strategies and international network groups.
You will be able to make an optimal assessment and selection of treatment options for the individual patient, to choose a correct combination of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment and to select the right patients for neuromodulation treatment.
The course give you the ability to assess and critically discuss scientific articles on multidisciplinary and non-pharmacological treatment. Moreover, you will learn to initiate or contribute to establishing new research networks and collaborations.
On completion of the course, you should be able to make relevant selections and optimize the available treatment process, contribute to the future development of new treatments on a scientific basis, as well as initiate new treatment studies.
Continuing professional development for health care professionals working in the field of headaches
You must meet the following criteria to be admitted to this course:
- Hold a relevant bachelor degree or equivalent
- Have a minimum 2 years of relevant job experience
- Be proficient in English
Find detailed information about the current admission criteria.
This course is offered as a compulsory part of the Master of Headache Disorders.
Priority is given to students enrolled on Master of Headache Disorders. Once the enrolled students have been admitted to the course, the remaining seats are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
|Duration:||5 weeks; 5 days on campus|
|Dates:||17 May - 11 June 2021 (e-learning) and
14-18 June 2021 (campus)
Only available every second year
|Place:||University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark|
EU/EEA citizens: 10,000 DKK
Non-EU/EEA citizens: 15,100 DKK
|Level and credit:||Master's course; 7.5 ECTS|
Course: 8 weeks prior to course start
Master of Headache Disorders: 1 May 2020
|Admission:||To be admitted, you must meet the admission criteria for Master of Headache Disorders|