New Primary Care Curriculum

The ILAE recognizes that training of non-specialist health care providers can help reduce the epilepsy treatment gap as this is the entry point of most people with epilepsy. To improve the quality of epilepsy care in primary care services, we need to bridge the primary care epilepsy education gap.

The ILAE envisages a common competency-based primary care educational curriculum that cuts across diverse health care systems and socio-economic settings. The Primary Care Task Force has developed a draft for a Body of Knowledge for the Primary Care Epilepsy Educational Curriculum. Similar to the Epilepsy Specialist Competency-based Educational Curriculum (see Roadmap for a competency-based educational curriculum in epileptology/ Guía para un currículo educativo en epileptología- Spanish translation), this primary care curriculum is organized into domains, competencies and learning objectives. This body of knowledge represents a complete summation of elements essential for effective management of epilepsy within the primary health care systems.

Input from around the world has been sought on the curriculum and is currently being reviewed by the Primary Care Task Force.

View the draft curriculum

Our translators

French: Chahnez Triki and Marielle Provost
Spanish: Jaime Carrizosa and Patricia Braga
Russian: Olga Bordizhenko and Ilija Komotsev
Chinese: Ding Ding and Lili
Arabic: Mohammed Ashkanani and Najib Kissane