APCP Neonatal Physiotherapy Foundation Course

Course/Conference Details

09:00 - 17:00
£90 APCP members £135 non-members
Edinburgh Holyrood Hotel, 81 Holyrood Road Edinburgh, EH8 8AU

55.378051, -3.435973

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The Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists

PO Box 99


Devon EX20 9AT

FAO admin@apcp.org.uk


Neonatal Specialist Committee

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APCP Neonatal Specialist Committee are hosting a Neonatal Foundation Course in Scotland. This will be the first time they have run the course in Scotland since it’s re-design to the new format. This course will not run again in England or Scotland until 2025.  Prior to attending the face to face day, the e-learning for health modules need to be completed.  It is recommended to allow at least one full study day as the modules are comprehensive.  There is an accompanying workbook, please note that this requires some time spent on a neonatal unit.  Please get in touch if this is not possible.   Participants are required to complete 3 modules located on the HEE platform prior to attendance and access information is provided in booking confirmation.

This course is aimed at therapists and OT's starting out in the world of Neonatal Care, looking to seek opportunities in Neonatal Care or for more experienced staff looking for a refresher of basic principles. 

The course will cover the impact of prematurity and the pathologies associated with maturing body systems.  It will also cover preterm development and the impact on parents, along with the principles of family integrated care,  the medical vulnerability of the preterm infant in addition to information about preparation for discharge home.

Learning Outcomes: 

  • To consolidate learning from online HEE modules 

  • To practice and demonstrate basic strategies for handling and positioning in the neonatal population 

  • To gain a basic understanding of typical and atypical movements and responses 

  • Develop basic strategies to promote normal development 

  • To apply existing knowledge and skill to basic respiratory and neurodevelopmental case studies 

  • To network with other neonatal physiotherapists and gain an understanding of career progression within neonatal physiotherapy.