Courses and Education
- PhD studentships in support of Neglected Tropical Diseases
- Lymphoedema Courses
- Best Practice Documents
- Medical Lymphatic Drainage Training 2009
PhD studentships in support of Neglected Tropical Diseases (Call for Applications)
The Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases (CNTD), Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), is pleased to announce funding for six (6) PhD fellowships (University of Liverpool registered). Applications are invited from nationals of lymphatic filariasis (LF) endemic countries in the Africa and Asia-Pacific regions.
It is expected that during the fellowship period (between 2010-2014), students will develop skills to work in new and promising areas of research targeted at addressing key gaps in knowledge regarding the most effective means for achieving elimination of lymphatic filariasis by 2020.
The outcome of these studentships is to have trained individuals in endemic countries who can support national programmes to further enhance in-country knowledge and skills. On completing their studentships, the individuals return to their home institutes to add to the institutional and regional capacity.
Applicants should be nationals of LF endemic countries and be employees of national Ministries of Health or other public health and/or research/academic institutions involved in neglected disease control of these countries. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed a period of post-graduate training (MSc or MD). Candidates should demonstrate how the fellowship will be utilised upon return to their home country. Two awards are available for the Asia-Pacific region (for female candidates only) and four in the Africa region. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
For more information and full details on how to apply, please download this PDF (48Kb).
University of Glasgow
The University of Glasgow offers a number of specialist lymphoedema courses, including:
- Lymphoedema: Diagnosis, Assessment & Risk Reduction
- Lymphoedema: Assessment and Management
- Managing Complicated Lymphoedema
- Managing Oedema Due to Advanced Disease
- Lymphoedema: Specialist Service Development
- Lymphoedema: Casley-Smith Update Course
For more information, visit the University of Glasgow's lymphoedema courses section or download the flyer.
Medical Lymphatic Drainage Training 2009
The Complete Package
(to be held at the Barns, Cannock, Staffordshire - www.thebarnshotel.co.uk)
1-5th March and 22nd-26th March
10 day course training in the ‘Leduc Method’ of MLD and Multi layer Lymphoedema Bandaging
(Must be HCP or MLD therapist)
All essential lymphoedema management including;
Multi Layer Bandaging and MLD;
Anatomy and physiology, assessment and differential diagnosis, skincare, exercise, garments, IPC, laser, theory and practice of multi layer bandaging, psycho-social care, exercise, medical lymphatic drainage, substitution pathways, MLD head and neck, genital etc..
For further information visit the website - http://www.lymph.org.uk/
Training for Support WorkersAvailable for the first time!
(Physio/OT assistants, Auxillaries, HCA’s, other AHP’s, volunteers)
4 day lymphoedema training
15-16th March and 30th and 31st March
The basics, A&P, Skincare, hosiery fitting, measuring, simplified MLD and other treatments
Authorised Co-ordinator and trainer of Medical Lymphatic Drainage: Leduc method