MS Advanced MasterClass
Previously named MSologists MasterClass, this course is the ultimate in specialism development and requires attendees to have a strong background and experience in MS as a starting point. Ideal for neurologists and healthcare professionals who already have a specialist interest in MS, this course is suited to those who, for example, are currently prescribing or managing patients on disease-modifying treatments (DMTs), are working in a unit that prescribes MS therapies, or are MS nurse specialists who have been practising for at least three years in that role.
Our in-depth and practically-applicable learning tackles specific issues around the management of MS, such as de-risking MS DMTs or tackling the variation in MS care or service access in the UK. Course attendees are already equipped with a strong understanding of MS, including clinical management, patient experience and optimal treatment and service support.
To complete the course: Delegates must complete all aspects of module 1, the inter-module project, and module 2 to gain their certificate. Projects, which should epitomise learning in practice and focus on an unmet need locally, will be presented to their peers and faculty within module 2.
The course is fully funded across both modules including travel allowance for clinicians practising in the UK.
How is the course taught?
The courses are taught through a range of learner-centred methods including formal lectures, interactive workshops, and an intermodule project. Additional seminars and learning opportunities will be undertaken more locally with your mentor and through distance learning. Learners must complete an intermodule workplace service project during the six/eight month break before returning to Module 2 to present their findings.
A note from our Academic Director, Prof Gavin Giovannoni:
‘To cement the learning objectives from your first MasterClass module, it's essential that you complete a project that builds on that learning.
Choose a project that addresses an unmet need in your local service, and find something that sparks your interest. Talk it through with your mentor – or come find me at module 1. We don’t want you to choose something ‘quick and easy’ or to present a proposal or case discussion. Without this project you cannot pass the course or receive your CPD certificate – but we don’t want you to look at it as a ‘tickbox’ to complete. We want to see you putting you’re learning into practice.
Our ambition is for your projects to be the catalyst for change in your practice – to see them improve outcomes for people with MS.’
We will apply for CPD accreditation from the Royal College of Physicians for MS Advanced MasterClass 14 and subject to confirmation of accreditation, CPD will be awarded upon completion of Module 2.
‘Advanced Multiple Sclerosis MasterClass 2019’ has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 30 category 1 (external) CPD credit(s). Full conditions of approval are listed in our guidelines. 12 External credits may be claimed for an MSc or equivalent activity.
Costs and accommodation
The MS MasterClasses are fully funded for delegates working in the UK, which includes accommodation on the nights during both modules and if required the night prior to each module. Your travel grant will be discussed once your application has been approved and is for UK delegates only.
There will be a £100 deposit required to secure your place, this will be invoiced to you upon confirmation. This deposit will be refunded within 30 days of you completing both modules of the course. Failure to attend or if you should cancel less than 8 weeks of the course commencement date this will result in the charge of £100.
We welcome international delegates on the MS MasterClasses, however there is a charge of £1000 (incl. VAT) for each place and you are responsible for your own travel arrangements. Your attendance fee will cover accommodation on the nights during both modules, all meals and course materials. International delegates may be able to obtain funding for the MasterClass from a pharmaceutical company – we suggest that you contact your local pharmaceutical representatives.