Global Health Governance, Health Systems & the Role of the Physiotherapist

Global Health Governance, Health Systems & the Role of the Physiotherapist

Explore international health agencies, healthcare systems and the global role of physiotherapy

Introduction

We have examined some of the biggest challenges to Global Health. Now we will take a look at Global Health Governance and examine Health Care Systems to understand their impact on Global Health Challenges. Finally we will review the historical development of Physiotherapy and consider the Role of the Physiotherapist in Global Health in the 21st Century.

Aims

This course aims to ensure a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the complexity of Global Health Governance and essential components of Health Systems, recognising that they are structured and function differently worldwide. You will also consider the role of the Physiotherapist in Global Health in the 21st Century.

Outline

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

  1. Global Health Governance
  2. The role of the WCPT in Global Health
  3. Health Care Systems
  4. Role of the Physiotherapist in Global Health
  5. Physiotherapy on the Global Stage

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.