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Please contact the BACPR Education Office for further details and application forms for any of the listed courses below

BACPR Education, Suite 8, The Granary, 1 Waverley Lane, Farnham, Surrey GU9 8BB
01252 854510

education@bacpr.com

www.bacpr.com


 

BACPR: A Practical Approach to Physical Activity and Exercise in the Management of Cardiovascular Disease (PART I)

 

Open to exercise and health professionals advising on or delivering physical activity and exercise to cardiac patients in primary/secondary health care setting.

This 2-day course previously titled ‘An Introduction to Exercise for Health Professionals Working with Cardiac Patients’ aims to explore the principles of exercise and physical activity in cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation and apply these principles to design and delivery, using an evidence-based approach. It has a practical emphasis and aims to assist health professionals with useful tips and suggestions regarding physical activity and exercise advice, exercise prescription, planning and delivery that can be implemented in future service developments.

 

Duration 2 days


BACPR: Advanced Application to Physical Activity and Exercise in the Management of Cardiovascular Disease (PART II)

Provides an excellent follow on from the ‘A Practical approach to Physical Activity and Exercise in the management of Cardiovascular Disease’ course.

 

This course aims to encourage all professionals delivering the exercise component of cardiac rehabilitation to explore current practice and guidelines. Clinical reasoning skills will be encouraged through facilitated workshops to enable practitioners to interpret and adapt evidence in order to manage patients whose status falls outside the recommended guidelines. The exercise implications and practicalities of the more complex patient groups will be explored. Consolidation of existing knowledge and further understanding will give confidence in future practice.

 
Duration 2 days


 

Resistance training for the cardiac population

Resistance training is an important element of exercise training for the cardiac population as it has many benefits. UK physical activity guidelines recommend strength training on two days of the week for the adult population.  Do you have the appropriate knowledge and skills to be able to prescribe strength training to people with cardiac disease? If the answer is no then this is the course for you!

The course covers the following topics:

  • Theory and principles of resistance training
  • Assessment, prescription and programming
  • Instruction, progression and regression
  • Evidence, guidelines and specific considerations for the cardiovascular population
  • Strength testing; theory and practice

 Practical sessions include:

  • Determining repetition maximum
  • Case study approach to prescribing resistance training 

 

"I would thoroughly recommend this course to healthcare professionals working in cardiac rehabilitation to introduce the importance of including resistance training (RT) as either an adjunct to cardio-vascular training or as an alternative in low functioning or low mobility patients.

As an experienced physiotherapist the course provided a welcome update regarding the evidence-base, terminology and the benefits of RT. The delivery of the course material provided plenty of discussion regarding the practical design of highly individualised programmes of RT exercise."

Fiona Green

 

For futher details and future course dates, or if you are interested in hosting this course please contact: campbell.mark@sky.com

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BACPR: Assessing Functional Capacity: How to administer and interpret submaximal tests in clinical populations

Open to exercise and health professionals advising on or delivering physical activity and exercise to cardiac patients in primary/secondary health care setting.

This one-day practical study day aims to increase the knowledge and skills in implementing a number of functional capacity tests used in population groups such as cardiac and respiratory patients (e.g. Incremental Shuttle Walk Test, 6-Minute Walk Test, Chester Step Test, Cycle Ergometry) as well as practically apply the results to exercise prescription.

Duration 1 day


BACPR: Physical Activity and Exercise in Heart Failure: Assessment Prescription and Delivery

Open to exercise and health professionals advising on or delivering physical activity and exercise to cardiac patients in primary/secondary health care setting.

This course focuses on heart failure pathology and relates exercise physiology, medications and devices to the principles of exercise training in this population group. The day will include a case study approach to discuss physical activity and exercise management and prescription. 

Duration 1 day

 


BACPR: Adapting Exercise: Enhancing skills to accommodate all abilities from seated to high level activity within a group setting

Open to exercise and health professionals advising on or delivering physical activity and exercise to cardiac patients in primary/secondary health care setting.

This one-day practical study day aims to develop practical exercise delivery skills and competences for delivery of group based cardiac rehabilitation.

 

Duration 1 day


BACPR: Rating of Perceived Exertion Study Day

Open to exercise and health professionals advising on or delivering physical activity and exercise to cardiac patients in primary/secondary health care setting.

This one day course is aimed at all health and exercise professionals working in cardiac rehabilitation to ensure the appropriate, consistent and valid use of Borg's RPE scales. An evidence based approach is used in a day that mainly involves practical workshops of exercise assessment and prescription.

Duration 1 day


BACPR: Monitoring Exercise Intensity (HR, RPE & METS) 

This one day course is aimed at all health and exercise professionals working in cardiac rehabilitation to ensure the appropriate, consistent and valid use of Borg's RPE scales.

An evidence based approach is used in a day that mainly involves practical workshops of exercise assessment and prescription.

The day will consist of carrying out small group data collection activities during exercise and then discussing the data within the theoretical and evidence base of perceived exertion.

 

Duration 1 day


BACPR: Dietary Approaches in the Management of Cardiovascular Disease

The study day is aimed at all health professionals and BACPR Exercise instructors from Primary and Secondary Care.

The course integrates behavioural change strategies to support people with CVD around diet and weight issues and thus reflects the ethos in the latest BACPR Standards and Core Components.  This one day course aims to explore the assessment and prescription of dietary and weight management advice for the CVD group.  It focuses on assessing dietary intake, translating dietary evidence into practical and usable strategies for helping patients and their families to make appropriate dietary changes; to reduce their CVD risk and help with weight management. The practical focus of the day will provide useful tips and suggestions that can be implemented into clinical practice.

 

Duration 1 day


BACPR: Health Behaviour Change and Psychosocial Support in Cardiovascular Disease

The study day is aimed at all health professionals and BACPR Exercise instructors from Primary and Secondary Care.

This two day course aims to explore psychological issues that are relevant to cardiac rehabilitation and, using an evidence-based approach, apply a psychological perspective to the design and delivery of programmes. It has a practical emphasis and aims to assist health professionals to gain an understanding of how psychological principles could be incorporated into future service developments. It is interactive and draws directly from delegates’ own experience in cardiac rehabilitation. There is a strong emphasis on exploring the ways in which psychological factors (a) impact upon a person’s response to their cardiac event and (b) underpin processes of health behaviour change that can lead to cardiac risk factor reduction.

 

Duration 2 days


BACPR: How to ensure your cardiac rehabilitation programme meets BACPR standards

Open to all health professionals who are interested in the service delivery of all components of cardiac rehabilitation.

The aim of this one day is to explore the latest trends for all components of cardiac rehabilitation including service delivery. Reflection on practise will be encouraged allowing practitioners to assess how their service maps to current national guidelines including BACPR Standards.

Duration 1 day


BACPR EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

Specialist training for exercise professionals who want to prescribe and deliver exercise programmes as part of the overall long term management of individuals with heart disease. This is an assessed course and therefore has strict qualification and experience entry criteria – For REPS L3 exercise instructors.  Please contact BACPR Education for further details and course dates.

 

 

 

 

MSC COURSES AND MODULES
The following institutions host post graduate courses related to Cardiovascular Rehabilitation:
 
 
 
 
Please note : ACPICR does not endorse any courses and it is each individuals responsibilty to find out more about each course and whether it is suitable for your needs.