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Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

Course Date

Start: 15th February 2020 @ 09:00am
End: 15th February 2020 @ 17:00pm

Course Location

AECC University College
13-15 Parkwood Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, England


Course Description

BPPV is caused by calcium carbonate crystals (otoconia) becoming dislodged and floating freely within the ear. The crystals move with changes of head position causing vertigo. Patients most commonly complain of short duration vertigo when moving, such as rolling over in bed, bending forward and looking up.

Presented by Richard O’Hara MCSP, HPC, BSc

The course includes:

  • Anatomy, physiology and pathology
  • Red flags/subjective assessment
  • Clinical oculomotor examination
  • BPPV assessment
  • Treatment techniques
  • References

After the course, delegates should be able to:

  • Understand the pathophysiology of BPPV
  • Identify red flags
  • Identify central neurological/atypical presentations
  • Carry out diagnostic manoeuvres and interpret findings
  • Identify and carry out the appropriate treatment manoeuvres for the posterior, anterior and horizontal canals


09:00   Start, Vestibular anatomy and physiology

09:45    Vestibular subjective examination

10:00-10:15   Coffee

10:15    Clinical oculomotor exam

11:00  BPPV theory and demonstration (anterior and posterior canal)

12:15    Nystagmus

12:30-13:00  Lunch

13:00    BPPV Practical (anterior and posterior canal)

14:00    Vestibular pathologies

14:30-14:45   Coffee (please hand out evaluations forms for completion)

14:45    BPPV theory and demonstration (horizontal canal)

15:00    BPPV practical (horizontal canal)

15:30   Case Studies

17:00    Finish


Course Credits


Course Contact Name

Carleen Coombes

Course Contact Email