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Launching today, our new, free Massive Open Online Course will equip health care professionals with comprehensive knowledge of rehabilitation. We are proud to work with Physiopedia to deliver this cutting-edge and unique resource for the global health community. Sign up and take part during September and October.

Don’t delay, sign up today on the Physiopedia site.

ReLAB-HS is working to support the development of health systems that are responsive to growing needs for rehabilitation across the lifespan. As part of this portfolio of work we are co-creating evidence-based tools and resources for rehabilitation and assistive technology and translating rehabilitation knowledge so that it can be integrated into the core function of health systems around the world. Support to clinical education and professional development to increase the number of skilled rehabilitation professionals and elevate standards of practice across all levels of care is a core part of this work.

We are delighted to launch the first of our educational outputs, in partnership with Physiopedia – the Understanding rehabilitation as a health strategy course.

This course is free, online and aimed at health care professionals, clinicians, students and assistants and rehabilitation related health systems stakeholders. It will run from the 13 September 2021 – 10 October 2021. The course will take approximately 16 hours over four weeks.

When you finalise the course you will receive a course completion certificate and Continuous Professional Development points and the course is accredited in the USA, Australia and South Africa and is formally accepted without accreditation as a professional development activity by many other countries.

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the term rehabilitation
  • Understand the demographic trends triggering the growing need for rehabilitation.
  • Describe two models of functioning
  • Discuss the Rehabilitation 2030 in terms of the eight barriers and their implications
  • Describe health equity through a disability lens
  • Identify three barriers to accessing rehabilitation and within health systems
  • Correctly describe the concept of Universal Health Coverage and top priorities within this political commitment
  • Explain key components of inclusion
  • Describe the scope of rehabilitation in a health system, across levels and the continuum of care
  • Explain the role of interdisciplinary teams in rehabilitation services
  • Describe the roles of five common team members within a Rehabilitation Health Team
  • Describe the actions rehabilitation service providers can take to manage and improve services
  • Summarise four factors that should be considered when planning rehabilitation in a low-income setting
  • Describe the different ways competency frameworks are used and the design features associated with different competency framework applications
  • Justify use of different therapeutic interventions based on patients’ treatment goals
  • Choose an appropriate set of interventions for a rehabilitation management plan

Don’t delay, sign up today on the Physiopedia site.