Become an Advanced Lymphoedema Practitioner – Level 2

Prerequisites

This course is open to registered health professionals only (Division 1 Nurses, Medical Practitioners, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists). Participants must have successfully completed a Level 1 (Basic) lymphoedema course or equivalent that meets the ALA Level 1 course guidelines and had a minimum of 1 year experience (half time) of treating clients with lymphoedema. Participants must have successfully completed a basic Coban 2 workshop. If the participant hasn’t completed a Coban 2 basic workshop please contact Ruth Timmins at 3M ratimmins@mmm.com to check availability to complete this prior to the course.

Please note if you have had treatment for cancer, have lymphoedema or are pregnant please indicate this on the registration form as it may affect your suitability to attend the course.

There are minimum and maximum numbers for this course.

Course Themes

The course is developed around four themes.

Theme 1

The role of the lymphoedema practitioner and its development.

Theme 2

Lymphoedema knowledge and skill development for:

    • Head and neck lymphoedema;
    • Breast lymphoedema;
    • Upper and lower limb lymphoedema;
    • Genital lymphoedema;
    • Vascular lymphoedema;
    • Complex lymphoedema.

Theme 3

Applied practice. The focus of this theme is in developing skills that are required for clinical practice. It integrates elements from the other 4 themes.

Theme 4

Research and its impact on treatment decision making. This theme will be developed around the topic of electrophysical agents and their role in lymphoedema management.

Course Characteristics

The key characteristics of the advanced lymphoedema course curriculum are:

Continuum of lymphoedema management education

This course provides opportunities for continuing your development as a lymphoedema practitioner from the basic (level1) lymphoedema course to an advanced lymphoedema practitioner. It also acknowledges that practitioners will bring to the course expertise and knowledge in various aspects of lymphoedema management.

Cased based learning

The course is underpinned by the exploration of lymphoedema management through case studies that will facilitate integration of information and skills to specific lymphoedema conditions. This will facilitate an authentic learning experience.

Interdisciplinary care

The course fosters an appreciation of interdisciplinary teamwork and explores the roles and the development of lymphoedema practitioners across professions.

Integrated curriculum

The goal of the integrated curriculum of this course is to bring the learner beyond skill and concept acquisition to creativity and evidence based decision making and implementation in practice.

Course Structure

The level 2 (advanced) lymphoedema management course comprises of a distance learning module and a face to face module.

Distance Learning Module

The distance learning component is included via the Lymphoedema Educations Solutions (LES) online management system and via the e-learning modules provided by Klose Training www.klosetraining.com and 3M. It includes readings, online presentations and activities to assist you in developing knowledge on various topics. Your prior learning will influence how much time you will need to spend on each section. There are some activities that will require you to participate in an online discussion with other course participants. The distance learning component is compulsory and will prepare you for the face to face study days. It must be completed 1 week prior to the face to face study days. It is estimated that the Klose online training can take up to 10 hours to complete and the 3M online modules 4 hours. The 3M modules include:

      • Introduction to Wound Healing
      • Introduction to Venous Leg Ulcers and Compression
      • Coban2 Compression Systems for Lymphoedema – Advanced eLearning Course

There are approximately another 20 hours of learning via the manual.

The Klose and 3M e- learning component will also include formative online quizzes which you must achieve 80% and you have three chances at achieving this.

The Les Online Learning Mamagement System has numerous articles and resources. Some will be used as you progress through the modules. Others are for you to access if you would like to deepen your knowledge on various topics.

Face-to-Face Module

This consists of 5.5 days. There will be a variety of short quizzes, pair and share and activities at the beginning of various sessions on the study days to formatively evaluate the practitioner’s learning from the distance learning component.

Dissemination of information and skills is via lectures, activities, practical workshops and group discussion. It is an excellent opportunity for therapists to share their knowledge, skills, ideas and have a forum to troubleshoot difficult aspects of lymphoedema management.

Participants are required to have 100% attendance throughout the face-to-face component.

Learning Activities

Learning activities are developed around the learning objectives for each of the four themes. They are to assist the course participant in gaining the best possible learning experience. Some of the activities will make up part of the assessment of the course. This course provides you with an opportunity to complete learning activities in various ways.

Course Assessment

The assessment is to assist the learner in integrating what has been taught. The assessment includes both formative and summative components. There will be a number of opportunities for formative assessment (feedback) both in the distance learning and face to face components. The following tasks make up the course assessment:

    • Klose training and Coban 2 modules quizzes
    • Explore your role as a lymphoedema practitioner and how it can be developed.
    • Critically appraise research articles in relation to electrophysical agents for lymphoedema.
    • Provide evidence of your clinical reasoning for your chosen case study. The first assignment is to be submitted 4 weeks prior to the face to face days and the second assignment 4 weeks after the last day of the face to face study days.
    • Demonstrate the ability to perform manual lymphatic drainage for head and neck lymphoedema.

Demonstrate effective skills in Coban 2 bandaging and compression garments for a complex lymphoedema case study.

Lymphoedema Resources

There will be an opportunity to look at various resources relevant to lymphoedema and its management these may include books, DVD’s, posters, policy documents etc. Practitioners may have resources that they have found useful and are willing to share with other participants please feel free to bring these along.

Course Inclusions

    • Access to the comprehensive LES online Learning Management System which provides an interactive and collaborative environment;
    • Klose Training online modules (www.klosetraining.com):
        • Head and neck lymphoedema management course
        • Elastic taping for lymphoedema
    • Course handouts for the face to face component;
    • Advanced Coban 2 techniques (including an online module)
    • Sample roll of kinesiotape;
    • All morning / afternoon teas and lunches.

Lymphoedema Education Solutions Participant Agreement Terms and Conditions

The following agreement is made between the participant registering for the course (as indicated on this registration form) and Lymphoedema Education Solutions (LES).

Course Payment and Refund Policy 

On receipt of full payment each participant will receive a confirmation email and a receipt for payment. A tax invoice will be provided on complete payment of the full course amount.

The total tuition for the course is $1991.00. The deposit of $991.00 is due when registering and is required to secure your place. You will receive an email with details confirming when the balance payment is due.  The total amount is due four (4) weeks prior to the distance learning component beginning. A place will not be held in the course without confirmation of receipt of a deposit. You will receive the distance learning log in details approximately six (6) weeks prior to the face-to-face study days. Please note that $90.00 (GST inclusive) is non-refundable. After receipt of the distance learning log on details $700.00 will become non-refundable. Withdrawal of a course participant after the face-to-face study days have started, but prior to 50% completion of the study days, will result in a refund of 50% of the entire tuition. The total amount of$ 1991.00 will become non-refundable after 50% of the class is completed regardless of the reason for withdrawal.

Cancellations

Notification of cancellations must be sent by post or email info@lymphoedemaeducation.com.au. All cancellations incur an administration fee of $90 (GST inclusive).

Places are limited and minimum and maximum course numbers apply. In the unlikely event of a course being cancelled due to the minimum course numbers not being met, all course fees, including the deposit, will be refunded.

Scope of Practice

The applicant acknowledges and understands that the course is designed for practitioners with suitable existing health professional qualifications.  The course description identifies which types of health professional qualifications are required.  The applicant undertakes to the course provider that it is suitably qualified in accordance with the course prerequisites and holds a current registration.

Course Materials

All materials provided in courses and workshops are protected by Copyright and intellectual property laws.

Reproduction and re-transmission of the materials, in whole or part, in any manner, without prior consent of the copyright holder, is a violation of copyright law. Individuals must preserve any copyright or other notices contained in or associated with the materials. Users may not distribute copies to others, whether or not in electronic form, whether or not for charge or consideration, without prior written consent of the copyright holder of the materials.

Privacy Policy

We respect your personal information and your privacy is important to us. We will use our best efforts to protect your personal information from unauthorised access.  We may use your personal information to contact you from time to time about products and services we think you may be interested in.  Part of the course involves communicating via email with other course participants and for this reason you agree that your email address may be shared with other course participants.  We may give your details to course sponsors and exhibitors unless you ask us not to.  Please ask us if you have any queries about providing your personal information.

Upcoming dates

Melbourne 2018

Distance learning: starts 4 September 2018 (6 weeks prior to the first face-to-face block)

Face-to-face dates: 16 – 21 October 2018 inclusive

Registration: Tuesday 16 October between 8.00 – 8.30am

Course times: 8.15am – 5.30 pm approximately except the final day which will finish at approximately 12.30pm

Location: The Tudor, Box Hill

Cost: $1991.00 inc GST

Registration for the September/October 2018 course is now closed. Please email us your interest in this course via the form below and we will let you know if any places become available.

Expression of interest

Other workshop locations may be organised depending on demand. If you are interested in a workshop in your state, its essential you register your interest. Let you colleagues know about the possibility of these workshops. There are minimum numbers that need to be reached before a workshop will proceed.

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