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Global Health Programme
A series of courses that explore global health and it's meaning to physiotherapy

16-18 hours





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Improving the health and quality of life of the people of the world is a high level aim identified by the WCPT for the profession of physical therapy / physiotherapy. The concept of Global Health provides the perspectives and tools necessary to ensure the activities of the profession are optimised in order to strive most effectively towards this goal. This comprehensive programme of online courses will examine the emergence of the global health discipline and explore how this perspective is relevant to the profession as a whole and is also relevant to each of us in our daily practice as individual clinicians.


The aim of this programme of courses is to develop and consolidate your knowledge of the term global health and the meaning of this term to health care practice in all contexts and in particular in relation to physiotherapy.


This programme consists of four separate online courses and a written assignment:

  • Introduction to Global Health
  • Trends and Challenges in Global Health
  • Governance, Health Systems & the Role of the Physiotherapist
  • Meeting Future Global Health Needs
  • Final assignment
  • 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.


    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 16-18 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 17 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.
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