Introduction to Rehabilitation

Online Course: Introduction to Rehabilitation

Enhance your understanding of the theory, benefits and global need for rehabilitation services

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Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems

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This course will focus on developing an understanding of Rehabilitation; what it is, why it is important, and the global need for rehabilitation. It will also examine the health, social and economic benefits of rehabilitation.


The aim of this course is to provide foundational knowledge of rehabilitation, so that you can understand it as a health strategy.


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

  1. Introduction
  2. What is Rehabilitation
  3. Models of Disability and Functioning
  4. Global Needs for Rehabilitation
  5. Benefits of Rehabilitation

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.

This course is aimed at rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy Clinicians, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers, Community Health Workers, Nurses and Medical Doctors.

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