This is a 1-day course, which will be delivered by Consultant Paediatric Neurologists, Consultant Paediatricians with expertise in epilepsy, and a specialist epilepsy nurse. The day will consist of lectures and interactive workshops.
Please download and complete the PET1 precourse workbook (see link above) before attending the course. The workbook contains essential learning material.
By the end of the of PET1, attendees will be able to:
- Define: seizure, epilepsy, epilepsy syndrome and be able to provide a simple classification of epilepsy
- Describe the different seizure types eg absence, myoclonic, tonic clonic, tonic, atonic, focal motor and focal sensory
- Give differential diagnosis for seizures, and how to distinguish epilepsy from syncopes (simple faints, reflex anoxic seizure, breath holding) and inattention (day-dreaming, pre-occupation)
- Manage the first seizure event (not status epilepticus management)
- Appreciate the contribution made by EEG and neuro-imaging
- Describe the principles of treatment, the indication for anti-convulsants and the well-known side effects of these drugs
- Offer practical advice for parents and children with epilepsy