Online Course
An Overview of Rehabilitation for Nurses
Extend your understanding of rehabilitation and how you can integrate it into your nursing practice

1-1.5 hours





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Daphne Xuan
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Daphne is a physiotherapist who specialises in orthopaedic and musculoskeletal practice

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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. Nurses are uniquely positioned to advocate for rehabilitation referral pathways and facilitate the rehabilitation process. This course discusses what rehabilitation is, who is involved, and the role that nurses can play in interdisciplinary rehabilitation.


This course aims to provide nurses with an overview of rehabilitation and discuss the role nurses 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:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed primarily at nurses. Rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietitians, Social Workers, as well as Community Health Workers, 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:

  • discuss rehabilitation and its role
  • select at least one other appropriate rehabilitation team member to involve in a given case scenario
  • compare interdisciplinary with multidisciplinary team approaches
  • offer at least two examples of a nurse’s role in the interdisciplinary team

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

Daphne Xuan: No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


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