Online Course
Considerations for Working with Diverse Displaced Person Populations
Learn about the challenges experienced by displaced children, older adults and the LGBTQIA+ community

4-5 hours





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Displacement and forced migration can significantly impact an individual's health and well-being. Certain groups are at increased risk for abuse, neglect, and violence, including children, young people, older persons, and LGBTQIA+ individuals. These groups may also encounter problems accessing support and services.


This course aims to provide an overview of working with diverse displaced person populations.


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

  1. What Was Left Behind
  2. Working with Displaced Children and Young People
  3. Working with Displaced Older Persons
  4. Working with Displaced LGBTQIA+ Persons

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 4-5 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 - 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 4 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 impact of forced migration on children and adolescents
  • explain the impact of forced migration on older persons
  • describe the impact of forced migration on members of the LGBTQIA+ community
  • discuss strategies to minimise barriers to culturally competent care for LGBTQIA+ displaced persons
Featured reviews
As a physiotherapist in Nigeria, my learnings from this course sparked a motivation to be more intentional about communication for clinical care.
Mary Akinwola
Physical Therapist
Thank you for this knowledge about LGBTQIA+! It is essential to address their concerns!
George Wafula