Spinal cord injuries Short Course

Spinal cord injuries Short Course
The workshop aims to develop and update participants’ knowledge and skills whilst ensuring that continuing professional and personal development needs are met. 


Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course


Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:


Delivery Method:


Course Length:

One day workshop

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

2016/17 dates to be confirmed

Entry Requirements:

Who should attend?

Acute care nurses – paramedics, emergency department practitioners, trauma/orthopaedic areas, neurosurgical areas, critical care areas, rehabilitation areas.

Course Content

Course Outline:
Overview of Spinal Cord Injury:

  • Anatomy and physiology 
  • Mechanisms of injury 
  • Pre-hospital to rehabilitation 
  • Moving and handling 
  • Living with SCI – a patients perspective

Who should attend? 

Anyone who is involved in caring for and managing care of the SCI patient, such as Paramedics, Those working in Emergency Departments/Critical Care or Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic units.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Academic Expertise

Sarla Gandhi’s clinical interests are varied from chronic illness/palliative/end of life care and delirium in critical care to practice development, care pathways to neurologic emergencies and living with neurological disease to evaluation at postgraduate level.

Learning outcome & aims

Following the workshop you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate better understanding of anatomy ,physiology and pathophysiology related to SCI –(pre-course reading provided)
  • Critically analyse national SCI policy, relating it to their practice environment
  • Be more confident in moving and handling acute SCI patients
  • Utilise evidence and best practice in caring for patients with SCI


Industry links & professional accreditation

We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


Attendee feedback from last workshop session:

‘Thoroughly enjoyed’

‘Taken away a lot’

‘Really enjoyed presentation’

Progression Routes

From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

Fees & Funding

For further information contact UCLan
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

£90 (catering and car parking are not provided)

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.

These workshops are available as part of the Service Level Agreement which UCLan has with a number of local NHS Trusts. If you wish to apply using this funding please gain the support of your line manager and complete the online application through

Alternatively, self-funding applicants please book online at

If you have any questions about the workshop please contact us:
email or call 01772 893808.


About UCLan

Course Enquiries

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400