A Multi-disciplinary Approach to the Assessment and Management of Huntington’s Disease

11 Oct 2021 9:00 am - 4:35 pm Online course

This comprehensive and in-depth online course is aimed at Allied Health Professionals (including physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, dietitians, music therapists), nurses, healthcare assistants, and doctors/GPs working in community or inpatient settings.

Huntington’s Disease (HD) is a hugely complex progressive neurological condition. This course will enrich your knowledge of HD, give a thorough overview of multiple aspects of assessment and management, and will provide you with practical ideas to take away.

Led by the specialist multi-disciplinary team from the dedicated HD unit at the RHN, the course will include:

  • An introduction to Huntington’s Disease and medical management
  • Working with cognitive impairments
  • Working with communication impairments
  • Emotional and behavioural aspects of Huntington’s Disease
  • Mobility and postural management
  • Nutrition and swallowing including advanced decision planning
  • Promoting quality of life and independence through participation.

Lead facilitator

Rosanne Tyas, Professional Lead for Music Therapy
Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Cost: £65 (student rate £55)

Registration form

For more information, please call 020 8780 4500 ext 5141/5140 or email institute@rhn.org.uk.