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Assessment and Treatment Considerations in Disasters and Conflicts

Online Course: Assessment and Treatment Considerations in Disasters and Conflicts

Understand the guiding principles of patient evaluation and management in emergency settings

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Rehabilitation professionals working in disaster and conflict zones face unique challenges associated with complex trauma, injury surge and resource scarcity that many have never encountered before. This course will examine assessment and treatment considerations and highlight some of the common complications seen in disaster and conflict settings.


This course aims to increase your knowledge of the guiding principles for assessment and treatment in disasters and conflicts while maintaining professional standards of care. It aims to highlight the higher risk of secondary complications in conflicts and disasters due to factors associated with disrupted healthcare systems and issues of access.


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

  1. Guiding Principles for Assessment and Treatment in Disasters and Conflicts
  2. Patient Assessment Considerations in Disasters and Conflicts
  3. Patient Treatment Considerations in Disasters and Conflicts
  4. Complications During Assessment and Treatment in Disasters and Conflicts

Target audience

This course is aimed at rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers. Community Health Workers, Nurses or Medical Doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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