Online Course
Introduction to the General Management of Patients with Burns Programme
Become more confident managing individuals with burn wounds throughout their rehabilitation journey

16-20 hours





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Carin Hunter
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Carin is a physiotherapist with a passion for learning and passing on her knowledge.

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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Burns are a global public health issue, accounting for an estimated 180,000 deaths annually. Burn injuries are among the leading causes of disability in low and middle-income countries. Burn injuries affect many tissues beyond the skin, including our cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, metabolic and immune systems. They can also have significant psychological effects. In order to manage burn wounds effectively, it is essential to understand these effects and the healing process. This programme of courses will introduce you to burns and their impact on body systems. It will then walk you through assessing and managing burns and the three phases of physiotherapy rehabilitation: acute, sub-acute and chronic.


This programme aims to provide a general overview of burn wounds and introduce the assessment and management of burns from the acute phase to the later stages of rehabilitation.


This programme will cover the following topics:

  1. Introduction to Burns
  2. Systemic Response to Burns
  3. General Assessment of a Patient with Burns
  4. Burn Injury Management Considerations for Rehabilitation Professionals
  5. Rehabilitation of a Patient with Burns from Hospital to Home Case Discussion

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.


  • 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 16-20 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 16 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this programme of courses 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. Complete each of the required courses
  5. Submit a written assignment that passes the assessment criteria.
  6. Complete a course evaluation form.

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

Carin Hunter: No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


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