Sensory Integration

Apply now

This course is aimed at nurses and health care professionals working in clinical areas with patients receiving care for sensory and cognitive issues.

Download an application form


This is a non-accredited update which is available to Health Care Professionals who are band 5 or above. It is a multi-professional course which is relevant for both primary and secondary care.

The programme enables you to learn about the implementation of sensory integration and bi-hemispheric brain principles. It looks at concepts of eye-hand coordination and visual discrimination, vestibular engagement and ocular-motor fatigue.

Why us?

  • The sessions are created and delivered by practitioners who specialise in their area of nursing. Years of experience and knowledge has provided a great interest from practitioners in wanting to attend such sessions. 
  • This update has been commissioned by Health Education North East and funded places are available, subject to conditions

Course structure

This course runs for two consecutive days:

  • 21 June 2018
  • 22 June 2018

Topics covered on this course include:

  • Introduction to sensory processing disorder
  • Brain benefits
  • Techniques
  • Brain loads
  • Cognitive development
  • Our Clinical Skills Suite is equipped with a range of clinical equipment for training health professionals. The cutting-edge equipment is backed up with excellent IT facilities and helpful IT support staff.

    Clinical Skills Suite
  • We’ve got thousands of relevant books and e-books, with many more titles available through the inter-library loan service. We also subscribe to a comprehensive range of print and electronic journals so you can access the most reliable and up-to- date academic and industry articles. There are nearly 9,000 journal titles, mostly in electronic format.

    Library Services - general
  • Map and directions


This update will take place in the Sciences Complex which contains the Living Lab, an integrated facility, supported by IT connectivity that enables a range of patient journeys and scenarios to be modelled. 

Entry requirements

We usually require applicants to be health care professionals. You should be working in a clinical setting where your work involves working with patients receiving care for sensory and cognitive issues.

Please contact the CaPE team for information on start dates:

Fees and finance

The fee for this course is £110 – this may be covered by HEENE funding.

This information was correct at the time of publication.

Meet the team

Sign up to receive more information

Sign up to receive emails about your subject area.

Keep me up to date relating to my interest in the University of Sunderland via:

You may unsubscribe at any time.

Oops! You've not opted in to receiving other useful information about the University of Sunderland.

Using Your Personal Information
The University of Sunderland is collecting this data in order for you to receive information on your chosen subject(s). Your information will be stored securely in our Customer Relationship Management system which is provided by a 3rd party and used only for the administration and provision of this information. Should you choose to opt in to further communications we will also use your information to facilitate other useful marketing information based on your preferences. Further information on how your data is stored and used can be found in our Privacy notice - marketing.