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Non‑Credit Courses

Here are a list of non-credit courses that are offered through the Health Institute and the School of Occupational Therapy:

Anatomy of the Hand and Wrist

Audience/Prerequisites
This non-credit course is aimed at physiotherapists, physiotherapy students, physiotherapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy students, occupational therapy assistants and medical students. It is intended for novice - intermediate levels of learning, or as a refresher to prior knowledge.


Course Description
Using an innovative approach, this course builds on and strengthens knowledge about the anatomical structures of the hand and wrist. Participants will wear a stretchy glove, printed with an anatomically correct design, and draw on the glove to develop a 3D understanding of hand anatomy. This course uses the Anatomy Glove Learning System, developed at the University of Toronto. common diseases and injuries of the hand and wrist will be integrated with anatomical relevance. At the end of the session, participants can take the glove home to use as a teaching aid with clients.


Dates offered
June 17, 2017
8:30 - 12:30  

Format
In person


Instructor
The course instructor is Karen Landry, BScOT, MSc, past-President of the Canadian Society of Hand Therapists (CSHT) and Scientific Chair for the CSHT Annual Conference.  Karen works in private practice and holds a faculty position at Dalhousie’s School of Occupational Therapy. She has 31 years of clinical experience in hand and arm rehabilitation, and does research in the area of functional recovery and returning to work.


Cost

Early Bird (by June 1) - $150

Regular - $175

Registration and further information
Please complete registration form [PDF - 153kB] and submit to occupational.therapy@dal.ca

Assessment of the Hand and Wrist

Audience/Prerequisites
This non-credit course is aimed at physiotherapists, physiotherapy students, physiotherapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy students, occupational therapy assistants and medical students. It is intended for novice - intermediate levels of learning, or as a refresher to prior knowledge.


Course Description
This interactive course will focus on evaluation of the structures of the hand and wrist. A systematic approach will be used to assess ligamentous stability, muscle-tendon integrity and functioning, and neurovascular status. Pathological implications will be integrated and discussed. Special tests will also be studied to guide the participants in their clinical decision-making process for therapeutic interventions. Demonstrations and biomechanical examples will provide an exceptional learning experience

Dates offered
September 9, 2017
8:30 - 12:30  

Format
In person


Instructor
The course instructor is Karen Landry, BScOT, MSc, past-President of the Canadian Society of Hand Therapists (CSHT) and Scientific Chair for the CSHT Annual Conference.  Karen works in private practice and holds a faculty position at Dalhousie’s School of Occupational Therapy. She has 31 years of clinical experience in hand and arm rehabilitation, and does research in the area of functional recovery and returning to work.


Cost

Early Bird (by September 1) - $170

Regular - $200


Registration and further information
Please complete registration form [PDF - 153kB] and submit to occupational.therapy@dal.ca

Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS)

Audience/Prerequisites
This non-credit course is restricted to occupational therapists and occupational therapy students.

Course Description
The Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) is an internationally recognized occupational therapy assessment, used to evaluate a person's quality of performance of personal or instrumental activities of daily living. Upon registering for the course, you will receive current AMPS manuals, a personal copy of the AMPS computer scoring software and the assessment of compared qualities - occupational performance toolkit.

Dates offered
July 10 - 14, 2017
8:00 - 5:30 each day.

Format
In person


Instructor
Brenda Merritt is an Associate Professor in the Dalhousie School of Occupational Therapy and is currently serving as the Associate Dean (Academic) for the Faculty of Health Professions.  Brenda also holds cross appointments in the School of Nursing and International Development Studies at Dalhousie University.  Brenda’s key research interest include investigating how chronic health conditions (e.g., HIV), injury, and/or key determinants of health (e.g., gender, sexuality, age) impact a person’s ability to participate in chosen and necessary daily life activities.  Brenda also conducts research within the areas of curriculum design and evaluation, interprofessional health education, and developing innovative educational strategies to cultivate professional behaviour and clinical decision making skills.


Cost

Students $1100
Preceptors (active within the last 12 months) $1100
Occupational Therapists $1300

Registration and further information [PDF - 231kB]
Please complete registration form [PDF - 410kB] and submit to occupational.therapy@dal.ca by June 5, 2017.