Introduction to Telehealth
An introduction to the use of digital communication technology in physiotherapy practice
An online course with Michelle Cottrell & Trevor Russell
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Telehealth is rapidly expanding as a method of healthcare delivery. While it offers many benefits for patients and practitioners, there are various ethical, legal and practical issues that health professionals must consider before engaging in telehealth. This course will introduce telehealth and these related issues.
This course aims to introduce telehealth and discuss its strengths and weaknesses as a mode of healthcare delivery.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading Activities
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 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 - 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 1 Physioplus 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:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- List 5 models of telehealth
- Explain the purpose of telehealth
- Plan how to implement telehealth consultations
- Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of telehealth