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Oxford Centre for Enablement (OCE)

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Education and training

Oxford Centre for Enablement offers a range of courses to professionals working in the field of rehabilitation.

Updated 05 August 2021

Training courses

These have been developed over many years and are based on the extensive clinical practice of the experienced teaching teams.

You will find below our currently available courses. To apply please email the Course Administrator for an information pack.

If you have been on one of our courses and know of a colleague who would similarly benefit from our training, please pass on the link to this web page.

Posture Management For Adults And Children With Complex Disabilities

Four day course

Theoretical and applied sessions provide a background to posture management for people with complex physical disabilities. Management is essential to optimise remaining functional ability and minimise secondary complications associated with this client group.

This course is suitable for allied health professionals, therapy assistants, healthcare scientists and nurses working in neurological and neuromuscular disability.

This specialist field encompasses a wide range of issues. As new developments occur in the social, medical, and environmental paradigms, so the depth and complexity of knowledge and skills required to be able to adequately define and manage the therapeutic needs of the client group must expand.

This is a short course, which can only provide an introduction to the issues pertaining to the physical management of children and adults who have profound and complex physical disability.

For further information and to apply please email the Course Administrator.

Course dates available

  • Monday to Thursday 4-7 October 2021
  • Monday to Thursday 25-28 October 2021
  • Monday to Thursday 6-9 December 2021

Posture Management For People With Complex Disabilities

Postgraduate Certificate Course (Course Code PGC-PMP)

Oxford Centre for Enablement in Association with Oxford Brookes University.

The course aims to give students the opportunity to:

  • expand their knowledge of biomechanics, anatomy and physiology in respect of the neuro-motor system
  • develop an understanding of the multifaceted aspects of posture
  • carry out assessments of posture for people with complex disabilities
  • explore and develop a variety of approaches to the management of posture
  • critically analyse alternative courses of action and justify chosen interventions.

This is a nine month course comprising four separate taught three day blocks, plus a viva three months after completion of the fourth teaching block.

This will be an intensive course of study. Theoretical learning will be delivered online before and between the taught blocks. Applied learning during the taught weeks will be augmented by clinical practice in the workplace.

In addition, participants will be expected to spend considerable time reading and undertaking written work. Self-directed learning is a critical aspect of the course.

A total of 600 hours of student effort is required. Of this, 100 hours are spent in the three taught weeks, leaving 500 hours to be spent by students over nine months, i.e. approximately 13 hours per week. Some of the latter will be taken up by practical work conducted in the workplace.

For further information and to apply please email the Course Administrator.

Contact us

Course Administrator: 01865 227879

Email: OCEcourseadmin@ouh.nhs.uk