Online Course
Considerations in the Management of Amputations and Burns
Boost your knowledge and provide precision rehabilitation for persons with burn injuries and amputations

1-1.5 hours





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Alicia White
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Alicia has considerable experience working with individuals with amputations, and is passionate about getting her clients running

Course instructor

SRSHS is a USAID-funded project aiming to improve and increase access to rehabilitation services in Ukraine and Tajikistan

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Limb loss and burn injuries are common causes of disability. Individuals with amputations or burn injuries often have comorbid conditions or injuries that complicate recovery and care. A person-centred care plan is essential to provide holistic and well-coordinated care throughout the rehabilitation process to optimise an individual’s function and quality of life. In this course, considerations specific to the management of persons with amputations and burn injuries are discussed.


This course aims to introduce fundamental principles when working with persons with amputations and / or burn injuries.


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 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.


  • 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:

  • categorise the key surgical, nutritional and rehabilitation considerations that can influence rehabilitation in persons with amputation or burn injury
  • differentiate the effects of contractures, scar formation and limb shaping in persons with an amputation

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

Alicia White: No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


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

Featured reviews
The course is just perfect! In my years of practice, wound healing and scar management have been challenging. With more consultations from my colleagues, all will be history. Thanks, team Physiopeadia Plus.
Zackary Azuruku
Management of Burns and Limbs Trauma course is essential for all members of their rehabilitation team because the knowledge received enables the burns and amputation patients to receive the right treatment from wound, stamp management to proper nutrition during recovery.
Orthopaedic Technologist