Mike Glynn (Ireland), IBE President and Anthony Zimba (Zambia), IBE Vice President Africa, were recently conferred with a Masters Degree in Epilepsy Care and a Professional Diploma in Clinical Epilepsy Care respectively. Both graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK.
The Professional Diploma in Epilepsy Care, in which Anthony Zimba graduated, is an innovative distance learning course designed to meet the everyday practice and continuing professional development needs of health and social care professionals.
The course has been written and developed by active practitioners involved in care, education and research, in association with Epilepsy Action and York Teaching Hospital (NHS) Foundation Trust’s specialist NeuroEducation unit.
Established in 1996, over 500 health, social care and voluntary sector professionals have now obtained this Diploma. A principal aim of the course is to enable participants to gain knowledge and skills in epilepsy practice.
The course is suitable for qualified health professionals working with people who have epilepsy and for those working in care support services and the voluntary sector.
Having completed the Diploma course some years ago, Mike Glynn went on to undertake more advanced studies in Epilepsy Practice, resulting in a Masters Degree.
IBE sends it congratulations to both Mike and Anthony on their great achievements.