The content of the course has been chosen and structured to develop your understanding of the diagnosis and clinical features of headache disorders. The course will provide you with an introduction to headache as a collection of complex neurological disorders that impact significantly as a patient and societal burden.
It also discusses guidelines and classification systems such as the ICHD-3 and their use in the clinical setting. Illustrated with case studies throughout, the course would be of benefit to any healthcare professional presented with patients suffering from headache. This includes manual therapists, pharmacists, nurses, family physicians, physician assistants etc. The course is fully online and runs for five weeks.
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The material will examine the following:
- Primary and secondary conditions
- Episodic, intermediate and chronic headache
- Identity warning signs of secondary headaches
- Classification according to the ICHD-III
- The clinical features, diagnostic criteria, and differential diagnosis of the episodic forms of tension-type and migraine headaches
- The spectrum of migraine
- Recognise that headache symptoms and headache classification can change with time and should be monitored
- Interaction with patients to discuss clearly and concisely the clinical features of commonly presented headache subtypes including, episodic tension type headaches, episodic migraine, chronic migraine, medication overuse headache and cluster headaches
- Use of simple diagnostic tools to identify different headache subtypes and also to assess the impact of headache on patients’ lives
- The need for referral if sinister headaches are suspected
- Medication overuse
- Terminology used by patients when describing headache