Daphne is a physiotherapist who specialises in orthopaedic and musculoskeletal practice
Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems
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The global need for rehabilitation continues to grow. Many people who require rehabilitation are not receiving it, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Barriers include ineffective and underutilised referral pathways to rehabilitation with poor integration of rehabilitation services at the primary health care level. Doctors are in a unique position to help facilitate referrals and integration of rehabilitation at this level. This course discusses what rehabilitation is, who is involved, and the role that doctors can play in interdisciplinary rehabilitation.
This course aims to provide doctors with an overview of rehabilitation and discuss the role doctors can play as members of the interdisciplinary rehabilitation team.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed primarily at medical doctors. Rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietitians, Social Workers, as well as Community Health Workers, or Nurses interested in this subject are also invited to participate.