Online Course
An Introduction to Implicit Bias in Healthcare
Learn how your unconscious beliefs and attitudes can influence patient care and how to mitigate this

1-1.5 hours





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Tarina van der Stockt
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Tarina is a Physiotherapist and the Education Director at Physiopedia Plus

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To deliver impartial and equitable access to healthcare, we need to be wary of negative evaluations of people from a specific group or someone with particular characteristics. Implicit biases are those attitudes and beliefs we have about specific people or groups of people at an unconscious level. In this course, you will learn more about implicit bias and how it leads to disparities in healthcare access and delivery. You will also learn ways to identify these biases in your own life and review strategies to address the negative impact of implicit biases.


This course aims to introduce you to implicit bias in healthcare, how it influences patient care and what you, as a healthcare practitioner, can do about it.


This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions 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.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.1 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • select the accurate definitions and descriptions for implicit bias, explicit bias, and stereotyping
  • explain the effects of implicit bias on patient care, healthcare delivery services and patient outcomes
  • correctly identify the individuals most vulnerable to implicit biases in healthcare
  • identify at least five practical strategies for healthcare professionals and administrators to address the negative impact of implicit bias in healthcare

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
This course presented biases very well. I now have a deeper understanding of how they affect my clinical interviewing and decision-making and how they ultimately will affect patient compliance and treatment results.
Vivienne Schulze
South Africa