An Introduction to Blood Physiology and Blood Disorders

Online Course: An Introduction to Blood Physiology and Blood Disorders

A physiotherapist's perspective on the types of blood cells and related blood disorders

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Alaa Kora

Alaa Kora is a physiotherapist with a special interest in paediatric disorders and rehabilitation

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Blood is composed of many components including plasma, platelets, white blood cells and red blood cells and an adult has approximately 4-5 litres of blood circulating in their body at any given time. In this course, topic specialist Alaa Kora explains the physiology and function of blood and its components to develop your understanding of the pathophysiology of blood-related diseases in paediatrics and the implications for physiotherapy.


This course aims to review the physiology and function of blood from the perspective of physiotherapy / physical therapy


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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