Manual Lymphatic Drainage: Leduc Method
|Who is it for
||Nurses and allied health professionals|
||6 taught days plus 1 assessment day|
||15, 16, 17 January, 5, 6, 7 and 27 February 2014|
||Places on this course are sponsored by Katie’s Lymphoedema Fund – see entry criteria below|
|Academic credits and assessment
||There are no written assignment requirements and no academic credits associated with this course|
This course will integrate theory and practice on the Leduc method of manual lymphatic drainage. Participants are expected to involve themselves fully in the practice workshops in order to acquaint themselves with the movements and techniques used within this method. Participants will practice techniques on fellow students in the classroom.
The course will be led by Jane Wigg, who is the only authorised trainer of the Leduc method of manual lymphatic drainage in the UK. Jane will be supported by Mary Woods, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Head of Lymphoedema Service at The Royal Marsden.
This course is open to healthcare professionals who have attended the School’s Lymphoedema in Cancer Care module or an equivalent course. This course assumes a previous knowledge of lymphoedema.
Katie’s Lymphoedema Fund will be supporting 12 places on this course. Bursaries will cover course fees only. To be eligible for sponsorship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- nurses and allied health professionals only
- working in cancer care
- use their skills to offer services that patients do not pay for.
How to apply
Those who meet the criteria and would like to apply should complete a School application form and attach an additional personal statement. This personal statement should outline, in no more than one side of A4, why they should receive sponsorship to undertake this course. The statement should address the following questions:
- What benefits will this opportunity provide in terms of patient care?
- How will the training support the development needs of the service?
- How will the training support the development needs of the practitioner?
Further study opportunities
The School of Cancer Nursing and Rehabilitation will offer a two-day annual update to those who have completed this course. Participants will be contacted with these dates.