Host a course
If you would like to consider hosting a CBIA course, the following provides some helpful information.
What is the benefit of hosting a CBIA course?
When you host a CBIA course you have the luxury of the convenience of the course being run close to home so you don’t have to worry about travel costs, travel time or accommodation costs. Also, the Host Facility can either receive a free place on the course, or alternatively, can receive the funds equal to one course registration to share among a number of colleagues to reduce their registration cost.
What is the process to host a course?
– Decide which type of course (Introductory/Basic/Advanced)
– Decide approximately which time of year
– Provide your proposed course venue information
– Send in your request to firstname.lastname@example.org and one of the CBIA Instructors will get back to you
What course would you like to host?
CBIA provides a number of different course formats, including:
1. Introductory/short courses:
These are typically 2-3 days in length (but can be longer if requested) and have no pre-requisite for attendance. Therefore, introductory courses are a good place to start if you want to learn more about the Bobath concept and how it applies to your clinical practice. Introductory courses provide an introduction to the theory relevant to the title of the course, patient demonstrations and practical sessions. The maximum number of course participants on an introductory/short course is dependent upon the venue size and subject, but generally it ranges from 14-20 participants per course. Some titles of introductory/short courses are:
– An Introduction to Human Movement
– An Introduction to Functional Recovery of the Upper Limb
– Specific Training to Improve Locomotion – The Bobath Concept.
– Body-Weight Support Treadmill Training and the Bobath Concept: The Facilitation of Postural Control and Stepping at Speed
– Developing Core Control in persons with a Neurological Condition
– The relationship of activation of the core and the limbs
– An Introduction to the assessment and treatment of persons with an incomplete Spinal Cord Injury
– An Introduction to the assessment and treatment of persons with an Acquired Brain Injury
– A Neurological Approach to the assessment and treatment of persons with a musculoskeletal condition
CBIA also responds to requests for short courses, so if there is a topic or title that you would like to gain an understanding of with respect to the Bobath concept, send your thoughts to email@example.com and one of the CBIA instructors will be pleased to discuss further with you.
2. Basic Bobath course:
This is the not so Basic course! This course is 15 days in length, and is certified by the International Bobath Instructors Training Association (IBITA). The 15 days are either split into four sessions, or two weeks and one week, over a period of approximately 6 months. The course is designed to provide not only a theoretical basis but also provide the opportunity to gain hands-on clinical experience through instructor-supervised patient treatment sessions as well as practical sessions. The course is spread over 4-6 months to allow for completion of a case report assignment and also to provide the opportunity to gain clinical skills over an extended period. This course is limited to a maximum of 12 course participants/instructor.
Basic Course description, objectives, and core curriculum
3. Advanced Bobath course:
This course is open only to those therapists who have completed a Basic Bobath course (IBITA certified or NDTA). Advanced Bobath courses are 5 days in length and are certified by the International Bobath Instructors Training Association (IBITA). Advanced courses provide an opportunity for in-depth theoretical and clinical learning through lecture presentations, patient demonstrations, patient treatment sessions and practical sessions. Therapists have the opportunity to treat the same patient over 5 days to enable the development of their clinical reasoning and handling skills.
Advanced courses are generally run with a specific theme, so if you have a specific wish for a course, send in your request and we will be sure to give it our full consideration.
Advanced Course description, objectives, and core curriculum
How much time is needed to plan a course?
CBIA generally plans courses approximately 9-12+ months in advance due to instructor availability, as well as ensuring sufficient time for course advertising and organization. It is therefore a good idea to decide when would be a good time for your facility to host a course and let us know your time frame when you submit your request.
Who takes care of course advertisement and registration?
CBIA takes care of all course advertisement, registration, evaluation, tax receipts, certificates and any required correspondence with course registrants. Once a signed Memorandum of Agreement between the Host Facility and CBIA is received, the course will be advertised on the CBIA website as well as additional advertising with provincial PT and OT organizations. CBIA encourages the Host Facility to also advertise the course within their facility and locally.
Course registration is completed online through the CBIA website. CPA/CAOT and NSD members receive a discounted registration.
All course materials will be made available online on a password protected course webpage that each registrant must download before attending the course.
What does the Host Facility have to do?
The Host Facility is responsible to provide a suitable venue for lectures, patient demonstrations and practical sessions. Appropriate seating with a data projector and screen is required for lectures.
CBIA suggests the following clinical equipment:
– For practicals: 1 treatment plinth per 2-3 course participants
– For patient demonstration sessions: 2 treatment plinths (ideally 1 wide when possible) with pillows, a stool and an assortment of treatment equipment such as towels, gym balls, walking aids etc.
– For Basic and Advanced course treatment sessions: 1 treatment bed per pair of course participants and adequate pillows, stools, and an assortment of treatment equipment such as towels, gym balls, walking aids etc.
CBIA will request that information be provided on local accommodation, restaurant/cafes for lunch, directions to the course venue and any other useful information that can be posted on the CBIA course webpage.
It is suggested that the Host Facility provide a welcome package with any relevant information on the facility or surrounding area especially if there are participants from out of town attending the course.
It is the responsibility of the Host Facility Course Coordinator to organize the patient volunteers for the course. The number of patients required is dependent upon the type of course and the number of participants. This will be specified in the Memorandum of Agreement that CBIA develops for each course once dates and the title of the course have been determined.
Lastly, it is the responsibility of the Host Facility Course Coordinator to organize the daily morning and afternoon refreshments for the duration of the course.
What does CBIA provide to the Host Facility?
Qualified course instructors.
All documentation related to recruitment of patient volunteers for the course. These documents will be emailed by the CBIA Administrator to the Host Facility Course Coordinator one month in advance of the course.
All course materials will be posted to the password protected CBIA course webpage.
A refreshment allowance of $6/day/participant including instructors and instructor trainees for morning and afternoon refreshment breaks.
We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions – firstname.lastname@example.org