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Certificate in Urodynamics Course

This is a 3-day course (3½ days in Newcastle) for nurses, doctors and all professions supplementary to medicine who have some basic knowledge and experience of urodynamics but who are not experts.

Course Overview

This is a 3-day course (3½ days in Newcastle) for nurses, doctors and all professions supplementary to medicine, has been running successfully for many years. It is aimed for those who have some basic knowledge and experience of urodynamics but who are not experts.

This course is a combination of lectures using slides, videos, PowerPoint or overheads, interactive discussion and practical demonstrations. Time is spent discussing the basic principles of urodynamics, setting up equipment, urodynamic techniques, interpretation of results and writing reports. Most of the relevant topics are covered but this is not a specialised course and neither does it cover the advanced application of urodynamics to management. There are usually 18 delegates (20 in Newcastle) attending the course and the small numbers mean that it is possible to discuss ideas and problems individually.

At the close of the course there is a short optional multiple choice test. Those who achieve satisfactory marks are awarded the Certificate of Urodynamics of the Bristol Urological Institute. Others who do not reach the required standard, or who choose not to participate, are awarded a Certificate of Attendance.

Topics Include:

  • Introduction
  • An overview of Urodynamics
  • Basic principles of Urodynamics
  • Getting started - 'How to set up and use the equipment'
  • Flow Studies
  • Urodynamic Studies - Video transmission
  • Urodynamic and Video Urodynamic Studies - male and female
  • Paediatric and Neurological cases
  • Ambulatory monitoring
  • Interpretation of traces
  • Misinterpretation and artefacts of Urodynamic traces
  • Interactive discussion

Venues

Bristol Certificate Course
The course directors are Paul Abrams, Professor of Urology, Professor Marcus Drake, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Hashim Hashim, Urologist and Clinical Director of the Urodynamic Unit, Southmead Hospital Bristol.

London Certificate Course
The course director is Mr Vikram Khullar, Consultant Gynaecologist & Obstetrician. The course is held in Imperial College, St. Mary's Hospital, London.

Manchester Certificate Course
 The course director is Dr Fiona Reid, Consultant Urogynaecologist, St Mary's Hospital, Manchester.

Newcastle Certificate Course
The course director is Mr Tahseen Hasan, Consultant Urologist at the Freeman Hospital. The course is held in Department of Urology, The Freeman Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Birmingham
The course director is Mr Mohammed Belal, Consultant Urologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

Costs

The course fee of £495 includes a copy of Paul Abrams' book 'Urodynamics' (3rd Edition). Delegates are limited to 18 (20 in Newcastle) and demand for the course is very high.

Accommodation

The course fee does not include the cost of accommodation, delegates will be responsible for finding their own accommodation.

Booking

Please note before making your application. This course is specifically designed for those who have basic knowledge and experience of urodynamics. Is it not suitable for those with no practical urodynamic experience. To apply please download and complete a course application form and return it.