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Short course in the Clinical Management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Contact Tuition

Interests: Management / Clinical Management / ADHD


Introduction

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common psychiatric disorder of the neurodevelopment type, in which there are significant problems of attention, hyperactivity, or acting impulsively that are not appropriate for a person's age1, 2, 3. However, ADHD is no longer a condition that only presents in childhood. About 30–50% of people diagnosed in childhood continue to have symptoms into adulthood and between 2–5% of adults have the condition4. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately 4.4 million children aged 4 to 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD in the USA by a Health Care Professional. It is therefore, very vital to make sure that Health Care professionals are exposed to this condition and are able to manage it appropriately.

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  2. Lange, Klaus W.; Reichl, Susanne; Lange, Katharina M.; Tucha, Lara; Tucha, Oliver (December 2010). "The history of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder". ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders
  3. Sroubek, A; Kelly, M; Li, X (February 2013). "Inattentiveness in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder”.
  4. Bálint S, Czobor P, Mészáros A, Simon V, Bitter I (2008). "[Neuropsychological impairments in adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a literature review]"

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Who Should Enrol

All healthcare professionals

Course Design

This course is offered as a 1 - day interactive contact session supported by distance education through a comprehensive self-study guide developed by experts in the field.

Learning Outcomes

The 1 day course will enable Health care professionals to:

  • Understand the introduction and background of ADHD
  • Discuss the symptoms of ADHD in both children and adults
  • Clarify and explain the causes of ADHD
  • Discuss and understand the screening and assessment of ADHD
  • Describe the clinical presentation and how to evaluation patients with ADHD
  • Improve and understand their knowledge on ADHD and co morbidities
  • Discus the different treatment options (non-pharmacological and pharmacological)
  • Understand the psycho-social issues affecting children, adolescents and adults

Course Content

  1. Introduction and Prevalence
  2. Pathophysiology of ADHD
  3. Screening and assessment of ADHD
  4. Diagnosis and Diagnostic Criteria for ADHD
  5. Symptoms, Clinical Presentation and Evaluation
  6. ADHD and Co-morbidities
  7. Treatment - non pharmacological and pharmacological -newly revised treatment guidelines
  8. Psycho social issues affecting children, adolescents and adults (e.g. work, school, socializing, relationships, extramural activities, professional and academic performance, effects on health)

Accreditation

Accredited according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for Healthcare Professionals for 8 CEU’s on Level 2.

Certification

To qualify for the certificate of completion for this short course, participants should fully attend the workshop as well as successfully complete the assessment process

Fees


R 1 700.00 (Inclusive of all VAT and Taxes where applicable)

Course dates and venue to be confirmed. For more information please see contact details below.

Contact Details

Dr. Margot Uys

Tel: 012 816 9000
Fax: 086 502 5688
E-mail: healthscience@foundation.co.za
Address: PO Box 75324, Lynnwood Ridge, 0040
Website: www.foundation.co.za