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An increasing body of evidence indicates that mental health issues are responsible for a large proportion of the burden of disability experienced by people across the world. As healthcare practitioners involved in ongoing close personal interaction with clients, physiotherapists need to be aware of the impact of mental health on the conditions experienced and on how their management can positively influence this aspect of their patient's well being. In this programme of courses we will explore a range of relevant topics and explore how physical therapists can tackle this important and complex issue.
To provide a comprehensive overview of the topic of mental health and how this relates to the role of physiotherapists and physical therapists.
This programme is made up of four courses, reading activities and a written assignment. The programme content is split into the following courses:
- Foundations of Mental Health
- Physical Activity as EBP in Mental Health
- Factors Impacting Mental Health
- The Impact of Trauma on Mental and Physical Health
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 17-18 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 17.8 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this programme and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Complete all the courses in the programme.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Submit a written assignment which meets the required standard.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
Physiotherapist, United Kingdom
Great insight and practical information about how physiotherapy can be used in the prevention and treatment of mental health conditions
Physiotherapist, United States
This is an absolutely superb course. It was certainly challenging, and I feel that I have an 'introduction' to Mental Health. It has stimulated me to study more on the subject, and will definitely change the way I practice. I highly recommend it to all PT's, not only those in Mental Health: holistic means dealing with the physical, which we do well, but we cannot, comfortably, separate physical, mental and emotional symptoms