01 May 2019

Organization of Headache Care and Clinical Practice

Participants attending lecture

The course will cover the background for the present global organization of headache service. It will discuss pro- et con for the various service models and its 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.


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.

Teaching and learning methods

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.

What do you gain?

During the course, you will gain insight into existing interdisciplinary treatment options for both inpatients 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.

Course details
Duration: 5 days at campus

17 May - 11 June 2021 (e-learning) and 
14-18 June 2021 (campus)

Course fee:

EU/EEA citizens: 10,000 DKK
Non-EU/EEA citizens: 15,100 DKK

Credit: 7,5 ECTS
Examination: Exam date 
Application deadline:

Master of Headache Disorders: 1 May 2020
Course: 8 weeks prior to course start

Important: Admission criteria 

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