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Yoga in Specific Health Conditions: Looking for Clinical Evidence on the Internet

9th June 2018
at In your home – a BWY Distance Learning Course


Yoga in Specific Health Conditions: Looking for Clinical Evidence on the Internet

Tutor: Felicity Leigh

Date: 9th June 2018

Time: 09:00 - 17:00

Location: In your home – a BWY Distance Learning Course

Type of Event: Distance learning

Places Available: 5


Yoga in Specific Health Conditions: Looking for Clinical Evidence on the Internet

 

This course explores some sources of reliable, evidence-based information on health benefits of yoga that can be found on the Internet. These include the NHS Choices website (UK), the NCCIH website (USA), and PubMed. The course materials include an information and instructions booklet (with supplementary audio files), and two worksheets on which to record your findings and comments. In the course booklet there are links to articles and videos, and questions to be completed on two worksheets. The questions on Worksheet 1 are based on a published clinical paper on the effects of yoga in chronic low back pain. The first two of three questions on Worksheet 2 look at (1) a review paper and (2) a clinical study paper of choice on the effects of yoga in one of three common health conditions (hypertension, diabetes and cancer). The third question invites you to use information in another published clinical paper on yoga in low back pain, together with your own knowledge and experience, to consider what yoga practices might be suitable for individuals with low back pain. The completed worksheets are sent to the Tutor by email for comment/advice. (N.B. Basic computer skills and access to the Internet are essential to be able to complete this course.)

 

 

AIMS

  • To introduce two websites offering evidence-based information on health benefits of yoga: NHS Choices (NHS, UK) and National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH, US)
  • To introduce PubMed and explain how it can be used to search the medical literature for information about effects of yoga in different health conditions
  • To highlight the usefulness of different types of publications, including reviews and reports of individual clinical studies
  • To offer a selection of published clinical studies of yoga in different health conditions, that can be used as a basis for developing suitable yoga practices for students with hypertension, diabetes or cancer
  • To provide details of a published clinical study of yoga that is discussed on the NCCIH site, which includes detailed information on postures and sequences used in the study, to be used as a resource for developing suitable yoga practices for students with a specific health condition (low back pain)

OBJECTIVES those who complete the course will/should be able to:

  • Be able to use the search facilities on the NHS Choices, NCCIH and other websites to find information about health benefits of yoga
  • Be able to use PubMed to carry out searches of the medical literature to identify published papers reporting effects of yoga practice in specific health conditions
  • Appreciate how information reported in published papers can be used to help to develop suitable yoga practices for themselves and their students
  • Have considered ways to use the postures and sequences described in a published clinical study of yoga for low back pain (discussed on NCCIH website) as a starting point for developing an outline practice for students with low back issues

 

Teaching material used on the course.

Course information and instruction booklet (approx. 15 pages), two worksheets, and audio files to highlight key points outlined in the written materials

 

 

Methods of presenting the subject

The course materials offer information and guidance for exploring sources of evidence-based information on the health benefits of yoga found on the Internet. These include the NHS Choices website (UK), the NCCIH website (USA), and PubMed. The course materials provide links to articles and videos, and there are some questions to be completed on two worksheets. The questions on Worksheet 1 are based on a published clinical paper on the effects of yoga in chronic low back pain. On Worksheet 2, the first two of three questions look at (1) a review paper and (2) a clinical study paper of choice on the effects of yoga in one of three common health conditions (hypertension, diabetes and cancer). The third question invites you to use information in another published clinical paper on yoga in low back pain, together with own knowledge and experience, to consider what yoga practices might be suitable for individuals with low back pain. 

The completed worksheets are sent to Tutor for comment/advice, by email (and optional phone contact).

Please note: basic computer skills and access to the Internet are essential to complete this course.


About the tutor: Felicity Leigh

Felicity attended her first yoga classes while in the 6th Form at school and few years later she was introduced by her BWY Diploma Course Tutor to the teachings of Professor T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar. Since then, this approach has been the principal influence on her practice and teaching. She has tutored both Route 1 and Route 2 (Distance Learning) BWY Diploma Courses and is also a Diploma Course Verifier (IQA).

Felicity was the BWY County Rep for Greater Manchester for several years and also served on the Education Committee. With 30 years' experience as a pharmacist and with a PhD in pharmacology, Felicity now works as a freelance medical writer and is particularly interested in the therapeutic effects of yoga and ayurveda.

 

Outline plan for the running of the course

  • You will register and pay online for your course. Print out these two pages to keep track.
  • Your tutor will be informed through the web site that you have been registered and will receive confirmation of all your contact details which you have filled in on line at 1. above.
  • Your tutor will send you a welcome letter with all their own contact details (by email) confirming to you within a few days, unless away on holiday.
  • At the same time, your tutor will give you a date for when you can expect to receive your material. This may be within 2 weeks or six months depending upon the course start date you have chosen
  • Confirm to your tutor, when you receive your course material, and also contact by email or phone should you have any queries.
  • There will be 2 CDs. CD 1 will be the audio practice and information CD.  CD2 will contain the course material files.
  • You can download CD 2 onto your computer and print off to give you a clearer overall view.
  • You will complete the worksheets onscreen so that they may be returned by email to your tutor. 
  • Begin your course.
  • You will have all the dates for completion in the letter you have had at 4. Above.
  • Follow the dates carefully and let your Tutor know, should there be any holdup due to health, life event etc.
  • You will submit your work to your Tutor as required and your Tutor will return it to you with their comments.  you should confirm that you have received it.
  • Finally, to complete the course, you will go back on line into your membership number and your original password chosen when at 1. above. Bring up the course evaluation page and fill in on line.
  • You will only be registered as completed when have completed the online Evaluation.  Once this is submitted, you will gain the 7.5 CPD points and receive your Certificate. If you do not complete the Evaluation, your work on the course will not be officially recognised
  • You have the opportunity to feed back any comments at this time.

The course is expected to take between 5 to 6 hours of your time, but you can take longer if you wish. If you miss the completion dates without an agreed reason, then you may keep the material but not have a refund. 

I hope you will find the study useful and satisfying and I look forward to working with you.
Felicity.

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Venue

In your home – a BWY Distance Learning Course
BWY Central Office
NG34 7RU

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