What you will learn

Gain contemporary skills and knowledge.

Early detection of cerebral palsy in young infants is essential for their wellbeing, and the wellbeing of their families.

Prechtl’s Method of the Qualitative Assessment of General Movements is reputedly the most effective predictor of cerebral palsy, and therefore a crucial tool for healthcare professionals wanting to minimise the impact of this neurological condition.

This course will introduce you to Prechtl’s assessment method through face-to-face lectures, demonstrations and exercises.

The University of Melbourne has partnered with the internationally acclaimed General Movements Trust to offer both a Basic and Advanced General Movements Assessment short course.

Both courses fulfil the standards specified by the General Movements Trust and you will receive up to 22.75 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) with industry experts.

Gain a strong grounding in Precthl's method

In the Basic course, you'll understand the ontogeny of spontaneous motor activity, and how to differentiate between normal and abnormal General Movements (GMs) from birth to 20 weeks post-term.

Learn to record and assess General Movements

You'll gain practical instructions for recording and assessing GMs, and learn to comprehend individual developmental trajectories and their predictive power for later neurological impairments.

Deepen your knowledge of assessment

The Advanced course will provide additional intensive treatment in correct judgement, dealing with details of assessment, correct terminology and technique, and application of individual developmental trajectories.

The Basic course needs to be successfully completed before you can progress to the Advanced.


For individuals

To take Prechtl's General Movements Assessment as a stand-alone course, you'll pay the normal price.

Please contact Student Support to pay by invoice.


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