General movements are the most frequent motor pattern in the fetus and in the young infant. The aim of the course is to provide an introduction to Prechtl General Movement assessment in young infants. 

Main topics of lectures, demonstration and exercises are the ontogeny of spontaneous motor activity; normal and abnormal GMs from birth to 20 weeks post term; practical advice for recording and assessment of GMs; GMs and follow up; individual developmental trajectories and their predictive power for later neurological impairments.
Participants will be required to undertake a final test in order to receive a certificate of reliability in this method of assessment. A certificate of attendance will be available to all participants at the end of the course

Course Programme - Main Topics

  • Development of GMs in the preterm and post-term period
  • Clinical importance of studying GMs
  • Main abnormal features of GMs
  • Practical advice for The GMs neurological assessment
  • GMs and cerebral palsy

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British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) is registered in England & Wales under charity number 1199712 at 5-11 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8SH.
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