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HINE assessment (Hammersmith Infant Neurological Examination)

Is this course suitable for you or your organisation?

This course is available

  • for Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees only (Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists) 
  • on the scheduled dates below

Why choose this course?

Target audience:

Medical or allied health clinicians interested in or currently involved in clinical practice for early identification and provision of early intervention for infants at high risk of CP. This course is suitable for any level and there are no prerequisites.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. There is a growing body of evidence that demonstrates the accuracy of this assessment in the diagnosis of cerebral palsy (CP) in high risk newborns (preterm and term). In addition, when used for sequential clinical follow-up the HINE can provide information on the type and severity of CP.

The International Clinical Practice Guideline for the Early Accurate Diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy recommends the use of the HINE, particularly in situations where the most predictive tools (General Movements assessment and MRI) are not able to be used.

This training course will be presented by Dr Cathy Morgan (Cerebral palsy Alliance Research Institute) and will provide standardised training in the HINE. All items of the HINE will be demonstrated with the correct approach to administration and scoring.

For Cerebral Palsy Alliance Employees

  • At Cerebral Palsy Alliance this is a professional development opportunity. 
  • Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees are exempt from the course fee.





What content does the program cover?

1. Outline the current evidence for the use of the HINE for the early detection of infants at high risk of CP.

2. Demonstrate the HINE with case examples and train clinicians how to administer the assessment in infants at risk of CP.

3. Provide an opportunity for participants to score cases of infants at risk of CP on the HINE to determine their risk status.

4. Understand the role of the HINE in prognosis.

Who is presenting this training?

Dr Cathy Morgan, Research Fellow, BAppSc (Physio), PhD

Cathy has been working as a physiotherapist specialising in cerebral palsy for 10 years, and from 2012 as a researcher at the Research Institute of Cerebral Palsy Alliance. As part of her role as a Research Fellow, she is involved in coordinating the development of an international network of researchers focused on cure and prevention of cerebral palsy (IMPACT for CP). In 2016, Cathy was awarded her PhD from The University of Notre Dame Australia and was the recipient of an NHMRC/Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation Doctoral Scholarship. Her doctoral research was in the area of early detection and motor learning interventions for infants at high risk of cerebral palsy. This program of research continues for her postdoctoral research.

What is the cost?

CPA employees are exempt from payment

BYO morning tea and lunch

How long is the course?

Duration: 1 day

Time: Please see scheduled times below

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 11 Dec 2020 at 9:30AM 1 class Ryde Learning Centre Register