Trevor Russell is a Professor of Physiotherapy, the Director of the RECOVER Injury Research Centre and the co-director of the Centre for Research in Telerehabilitation at the University of Queensland (Australia). Trevor was the former head of Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland and his primary research focus surrounds the use of digital technologies for both clinical service provision (telehealth) and teaching and learning in the rehabilitation sciences. His work is amongst the earliest and most extensive and he is internationally recognised as a pioneer and leader in the field of telerehabilitation
University of Queensland
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Telehealth is rapidly expanding as a method of healthcare delivery. While it offers many benefits for patients and practitioners, there are various ethical, legal and practical issues that health professionals must consider before engaging in telehealth. This course will introduce telehealth and these related issues.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic there was a step change in the adoption of telehealth in physiotherapy with a sudden significant increase in its use. However, physiotherapists have been using telehealth successfully for many years in various clinical settings. This programme will focus on different aspects of telehealth including platform selection and related practical issues such as ethics, assessment and management.
Telehealth is the delivery of health-related services and information via electronic communication. Technology is a key aspect of this service delivery but telehealth is not confined to one particular type of technology. While technology enables a clinical interaction to take place over any geographical distance, the choice of technology can determine how these interactions take place. This course covers the types of technology that can be utilised, as well as the considerations when deciding which type of technology to choose. It also provides an overview of suitable platforms that can be utilised for telehealth consultations.