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Hammersmith Infant Neurological Examination (HINE) Training

This course is for Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees, unless other individual arrangements are made

Who is this course for? 

This training is available for Medical or Allied Health clinicians interested in or currently involved in clinical practice for early identification and intervention for infants at high risk of CP.
If this course is relevant to your role, please discuss with and get approval from your manager.

What content does the course cover?  

The Hammersmith Infant Neurological Examination (HINE) is a standardised and score-able clinical neurological examination that can be used to assess infants from 2-24 months of age. 
This training course will be presented by Dr Michelle Jackman, and Monica Toohey, and will provide standardised training in the HINE. All items of the HINE will be demonstrated with the correct approach to administration and scoring.
This includes:

  • Current evidence for using the HINE for the early detection of infants at high risk of CP.
  • Demonstrating the HINE with case examples.
  • How to use the HINE to assess infants at risk of CP.
  • Score cases of infants at risk of CP on the HINE to determine their risk status.
  • Understanding the role of the HINE in prognosis.

Who is presenting this training?

Monica Toohey (Senior Research Physiotherapist)
Monica works as a research therapist with the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Institute, and in the multi-disciplinary CP Early Diagnosis Clinics delivered in conjunction with neurologists from NSW Health. She has spent 10 years working with children with CP, and has a broad range of skills and experience across tertiary paediatric hospital, community health, disability and humanitarian settings in metropolitan, regional and international locations. As a clinician and trainer, Monica is passionate about using the available clinical assessment tools accurately and appropriately, while remaining kind and responsive to the needs of the infant and family.

Dr Michelle Jackman
Michelle has been working with infants for over 15 years.  Michelle combines a clinical position within the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at John Hunter Children’s Hospital in Newcastle, with a research fellow position two days a week with the Cerebral Palsy Research Institute, The University of Sydney.  Michelle is really passionate about making a difference in the lives of the children and families we work with, and really strongly believes that evidence based and family-centred care are the keys to making this happen. Michelle completed her PhD in 2018 and her research has primarily been in field of cerebral palsy. Michelle often presents her research and carries out education for health professionals both nationally and internationally.

What other details do I need to know? 

Attendance type: In person (face to face)
Duration: 1 day 
Times: Please select a course date below or if there are no dates, please click Enquire 
Refreshments: A light lunch will be provided 
If you need to cancel: Cancellation guidelines

Where can I get more information?

Contact: The Training Alliance team
Email: training@cerebralpalsy.org.au
Phone: +61 2 9975 8715 


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Course Dates

Please select your course date.

Start DateLocationCost
Fri 03 May 2024 at 9:00AM 1 class Child Development Service Holder ACT (CPA employees exempt) $250.00 Register
Fri 26 Jul 2024 at 9:00AM 1 class Ryde Register