Online Course
Challenges in Delivering Rehabilitation in Disasters and Conflicts
Overcoming key rehabilitation challenges amidst catastrophic situations

3-4 hours





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Conflicts and disasters create multiple challenges that vary according to the context, severity and acuity of the emergency. Health services can be overwhelmed and are often unable to deliver safe and effective rehabilitation care. This course will explore some of the key challenges when delivering rehabilitation in disasters and conflicts.


This course aims to increase your knowledge of the key challenges faced in delivering early rehabilitation in disasters and conflicts, while maintaining professional standards of care, identifying and protecting the most vulnerable and ensuring you keep yourself safe and well.


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

  1. Challenges for Rehabilitation Professionals in Disasters and Conflicts
  2. Maintaining Professional Standards in Disasters and Conflicts
  3. Protecting the Most Vulnerable in Disasters and Conflicts
  4. Safety, Security and Self Care 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.


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 3-4 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 - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. 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 3.2 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:

  • describe the key challenges for early rehabilitation in disasters and conflicts
  • compare two professional or humanitarian standards for use in disasters and conflicts
  • identify who might be more vulnerable in disasters and conflicts
  • design a self-care strategy to keep yourself safe and well in disasters and conflicts
Featured reviews
Physioplus courses have always been thorough and impactful. Thank you!
I enjoyed learning about the different challenges both patients and healthcare professionals face. I found the videos highlighting Physios working to help patients in crisis with limited resources very heartwarming. This course will help me become even more compassionate and unbiased while treating patients. It was a very informative course that appealed to the emotional aspect of patient care.
Deanna McCallum
Physical Therapist
Great course! It teaches me how to differentiate between an emergency and a disaster.
Ahmed Diab
Thank you so much for the course on rehabilitation in the zone of conflicts and disasters. All rehabilitation specialists in Ukraine need knowledge on this issue now!
Anton Bilostotskiy
Physical Rehabilitation Doctor
This course is very good! I advise early rehabilitation physiotherapists I work with to take this course!