Current Timetable

Courses Available:

Dementia Study Day

Sadly the number of people being diagnosed with dementia is set to triple by 2050 in New Zealand placing significant stress on health services, carers and families in our communities so there is a great need to further our understanding of how to identify and manage the challenges of dementia.

This one day course is for professionals and carers working with those with dementia. This course investigates the causes, classifications, stages of progression, clinical treatments and practical care strategies.

Date: 1st March 2019
Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm

Venue: Room LG15 Bryant Education Centre, Waikato Hospital, Hamilton

Cost: $190 (includes resource manual and morning and afternoon tea)

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Date: 9th May 2019
Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm

Venue: Break out room 1&2 Education Centre Hastings Hospital Hastings

Cost: $190 (includes resource manual and morning and afternoon tea)

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Stroke Study Day

This is a one day course for professionals and carers working with those who have experienced a stroke. This course promotes a better understanding of the varied clinical presentations and common functional challenges linked with Stroke. Mechanisms of neural damage and repair will be explored as well as neuro-rehabilitation concepts to maximise recovery.

Date: 28th February 2019
Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm

Venue: Room LG15 Bryant Education Centre, Waikato Hospital, Hamilton

Cost: $190 (includes resource manual and morning and afternoon tea)

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Visual Dysfunction and Brain Injury

Research indicates that up to 90% of all clients with acquired brain injury experience visual dysfunction, therefore this course is an essential one for therapists working within neurological rehabilitation. It is designed to increase awareness of the impact of brain injury on effective visual processing, review level of incidence of visual impairments, increase knowledge of the functional implications, learn how to screen for visual dysfunction and incorporate concepts of vision therapy into rehabilitation programmes.

Date: 8th February 2019
Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm

Venue: Barcelona Room, St John of God Hauora Trust, Nash Rd, Aidanfiled, Christchurch

Cost: $230 (includes resource manual and lunch)

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Date: 1oth May 2019
Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm

Venue: Break out room 3 Education centre, Hastings Hospital Hastings

Cost: $225 (includes resource manual and morning and afternoon tea)

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Principles of Assessment in Neurological Rehabilitation – A Foundation Course (limited to 18 places)

This is a two-day course suitable for rehabilitation therapists/ health practitioners new to neuro-rehabilitation or physical rehabilitation settings. This course promotes the development of core assessment skills utilised whilst working with clients with neurological and physical impairments in a variety of therapeutic settings.

Date: 25th & 26th February 2019
Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm

Venue: Conference Hall, Clinical School Whakatane Hospital, Stewart St Whakatane

Cost: $450 (includes resource manual and morning and afternoon tea)

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Managing Progressive Neurological Disorders

This two-day course is designed for health professionals and carers working with individuals who have progressive neurological disorders such as Parkinsons Disease, Motor Neuron Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Huntington’s Disease and Dementia. This course reviews important theory and promotes practical solutions to aid daily care and maximise independence through case studies and practical workshops.

Date: 22nd & 23rd March 2019
Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm

Venue: Cashmere Club, 50 Cashmere Rd, Cashmere Christchurch

Cost: $450 (includes resource manual and morning and afternoon tea)

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Vocational Rehabilitation and Brain Injury Study Day

This one-day study day focuses on the impact that brain injury has on successful engagement in vocational activities and aims to increase awareness of the prevalence of brain injury in the workplace.

Content will explore common impairments and functional challenges that impact on occupational performance in vocational settings and will discuss strategies for assessment, education and management to promote successful outcomes for both client and employer.

Who should attend?

Any rehabilitation professional or case manager working within specialist vocational rehabilitation services or is involved in general rehabilitation provision where obtaining employment or returning to employment is a goal for their neurological client.

Date: 5th August 2019
Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm

Venue: Sydenham room, South Library  66 Colombo st Cashmere Christchurch

Cost: $220 (includes resource manual and morning and afternoon tea)

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Cognition and Brain Injury – Facilitating rehabilitation from acute to community settings

This two-day course is aimed at the intermediate to advanced level rehabilitation practitioner. The course explores the neurobiology and neuropsychology of learning and effective cognitive functions in application to the field of brain injury.

Objectives include: To understand the impact of brain injury on cognition and consequently function. To become more confident in the assessment of cognition using standardised and functional measures. Explore the role of functional activities in cognitive rehabilitation and expand practical skills. Explore directions for cognitive rehabilitation in different settings and stages of recovery.

Date: 27th & 28th June 2019
Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm

Venue: Barcelona Room, Granada Centre, St John of God Trust, Nash Rd, Aidanfield, Christchurch

Cost: $460 (includes resource manual and lunch)

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Date: 13th & 14th June 2019
Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm (limited places available)

Venue: Conference Hall, Clinical School Whakatane Hospital, Stewart St Whakatane

Cost: $405 (includes resource manual and morning and afternoon tea)

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