Clinical Course at a Specialized Headache Center
Meet real life patients and learn how to obtain correct diagnosis, how to interview and inform patients, how to make an optimal management plan, and how to follow up on these patients.
All aspects including the role of physiotherapists, nurses, secretaries and psychologists will be covered and you will get hands on experience with injections of botulinum toxin and greater occipital nerve blockades.
The course is organized as a combination of hands on management of patients and lectures, which will be mainly cased based. The course will include homework, where you will have to prepare clinically oriented presentations. At the end you will have learned how a multidisciplinary tertiary headache centre managing complex headache patients is organized and how to put previously acquired theory into practice.
3 weeks of blended learning
The first week is a part-time online course with online lessons, discussions and quizzes and self-study activities.
The two following weeks are a clinical stay at the Danish Headache Center, in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The course covers the following topics :
- Participation in patient interviews, examinations, follow up-visits and prevention strategies
- Interdisciplinary treatments as well as patient communication
- Instructions and strategic discussions with patients and relatives
- Case demonstrations, lectures and clinical training in a pediatric headache center
- Hands-on demonstration and practise of injections of botulinum toxin, and hands-on demonstration and practise of greater occipital nerve blockades
The course will give insight into work at an internationally recognized headache centre, and will strengthen your knowledge about rare types of headache and patients with severe symptoms accompanied by marked comorbidity or treatment resistance.
You will acquire data, knowledge about invasive treatment strategies, and knowledge about communicating and teaching about headache disorders. You will be able to evaluate treatment strategies and make the optimal diagnoses of patients with rare and difficult to treat headache disorders.
During the course, you will learn to initiate follow up programs, suggest treatment adjustment over time and assess and critically present cases and scientific articles about treatment and multidisciplinary intervention. You will be able to initiate and administer GON-blocks and treatment with Botulinum toxin in relevant patients.
On completion of the course, you should be able to optimize the diagnostic and therapeutic process of rare headache disorders and patients with severe symptoms, and contribute to future teaching, communication and research in interdisciplinary treatment. Lastly, you should be able to initiate new organizational measures and to develop national and international treatment guidelines on scientific basis.
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:||3 weeks; 15 days of clinical stay|
|Dates:||Group 1: 16-20 October 2023 (e-learning) and 23 October - 10 November 2023 (clinical)
Group 2: 8-12 January 2024 (e-learning) and 15 January - 2 February 2024 (clinical)
Only available every second year
|Place:||The Danish Headache Center, Copenhagen, Denmark|
EU/EEA citizens: 15,000 DKK
Non-EU/EEA citizens: 22,000 DKK
|Level and credit:||Master's course; 10 ECTS|
21 August 2023
|Admission:||To be admitted, you must meet the admission criteria for Master of Headache Disorders|