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Current Clinical Topic: Infant Motor Profile - hybrid

This course imparts the necessary knowledge for you on the Infant Motor Profile (IMP), a modern video-based instrument to assess the motor development of infants aged 3 to 18 months. IMP provides information about the range of motor achievement and about the way in which the infant accomplishes his/her achievements.

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Qualification:

course certificate, Infant Motor Profile

Start:

02.05.2023

Duration:

2 days contact teaching (live or online)

Costs:

CHF 480.00

Location: 

  • ZHAW, Campus Stadt-Mitte, Building MG, Katharina-Sulzer-Platz 9, Winterthur
  • hybrid course design - online participation is possible

Language of instruction:

English

Objectives and content

Target audience

Physiotherapists or occupational therapist with experience in the treatment of infants and young children

Objectives

Graduates

  • know and understand the current leading theory of neuromotor development.
  • understand the structure of the Infant Motor Profile.
  • know the different IMP domains and can distinguish them.
  • can perform the Infant Motor Profile correctly in practice.
  • can evaluate and interpret the Infant Motor Profile.

Content

The Infant Motor Profile (IMP) is a new video-based instrument to assess the motor development of infants aged 3 to 18 months based on video-recordings of spontaneous motor behaviour in supine, prone, sitting, standing, walking and during reaching and grasping. The IMP provides information about the infant's motor repertoire, its abilities to select adaptive motor strategies and about gross and fine motor achievement. It consists of five domains: movement variation, adaptability, performance, symmetry and fluency. Initial studies have shown good reliability and promising validity.

Subjects

  • Theoretical background of the Infant Motor Profile
  • Principles of motor development on the basis of the Neural Group Selection Theory
  • Evaluation of the IMP based on video examples
  • Implementation and evaluation of an IMP assessment with a child

Option
The course can be followed as part of the continuing education course focus on infants or CAS Specialities in Paediatric Physiotherapy.

Methodology

Teaching will usually take the form of hybrid learning where participants can choose whether to attend the course on site or online via video conference tool. Traditional and modern learning methods and media are used to ensure the best possible transfer of knowledge into professional practice: presentations, videos, joint assessment of IMP videos, practical presentation of the IMP on a child on site, discussions.

Syllabus outline
Knowledge:
●●○○○ (theoretical and scientific expertise)
Application: ○○●●● (practical knowledge, transfer, linking)

Enquiries and contact

Provider

  • Institute of Physiotherapy
  • Institute of Occupational Therapy

Instructors

Mijna Hadders-Algra, MD, PhD, Professor of Developmental Neurology at the Beatrix Children's Hospital of the University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG), the Netherlands
Dr. Schirin Akhbari Ziegler
Patrizia Sonderer

Application

Admission requirements

  • Physiotherapist or occupational therapist from a university of applied sciences or with a college degree
  • Experience in  treating infants and young children
  • Knowledge of German is an advantage (the language of instruction is English)

Information for applicants

  • Course dates 2023: 02./03.05.2023
  • General teaching hours: 09.15am - 16.30pm (exceptions are possible)
  • List of low cost accomodation(PDF 188,9 KB)
  • Note: definitive course implementation with a sufficiently large number of registrations

Start Application deadline Registration link
02.05.2023 02.04.2023 Application

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