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Epilepsy course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Healthy Child, eLH, NHS

This more advanced session will give you an understanding of childhood epilepsies and epilepsy care, so you will have the knowledge and confidence to make a positive difference to a child living with the condition and understand your role in the child’s ongoing care.

Learning objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Explain what epilepsy, seizures and epileptic seizures are
  • Identify the different types of epileptic seizures and how they are diagnosed
  • Describe the epidemiology of epilepsy and its impact on school-age children
  • Outline the care pathway for the treatment of undiagnosed epilepsies

This session uses self assessments that help you check what you have learnt. You do not have to use them and your answers are not seen by anyone else.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should complete:

  • HSC session Non-epileptic Attack Disorders (411-017)
Instructors / Speakers
Kirsten Johnson,
Epilepsy Nurse Specialist

Kirsten is the Roald Dahl Sapphire Epilepsy Nurse Specialist at King’s Mill Hospital, Mansfield, where she has worked since 2007.

She has 25 years’ experience in paediatric nursing, a Diploma in Child Nursing (Nottingham University, 1992) and a Diploma in Epilepsy Care (Leeds Metropolitan University, 2006).

Kirsten enjoys being part of the paediatric service at KMH and is committed to continuing to provide high quality care for children and young people with epilepsy and their families.

Colin Dunkley,
Consultant Paediatrician

Dr Colin Dunkley was appointed as consultant paediatrician in 2005. He trained in Leeds and Nottinghamshire and completed an epilepsy fellowship in 2004 at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. He works at King’s Mill and Newark hospitals and holds monthly teenage clinics at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham.

Colin maintains his expertise in general paediatrics, neurodisability and epilepsy. He is the paediatric lead for audit, guidelines and clinical governance and chair of the Children’s Epilepsy Workstream in Trent and Epilepsy12 National Audit. He is also content development manager for the British Paediatric Neurology Association Paediatric Epilepsy Training Courses.

Epilepsy course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Child and family health, Child health/paediatrics/immunisation, Children and young peoples health
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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