Melanie has considerable experience in spinal cord rehabilitation, both as a clinician and a tutor
Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems
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Spinal cord injury results in the loss of a muscle's ability to generate power, sensation, and the ability to control the bowel and bladder. Rehabilitation efforts concentrate on preventing secondary complications due to mobility loss. State-of-the-art technology provides mechanical assistance for patients to relearn walking or moving their arms. This course is an introduction to the topic of spinal cord injury. It aims to cover the history of spinal cord rehabilitation, the aetiology, epidemiology, and the complications of spinal cord injuries, as well as their classification, spinal cord injury syndromes, prognosis, and factors that affect outcomes.
This course aims to provide you with a foundational knowledge of the complexity of spinal cord injuries.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers. Community Health Workers, Nurses or Medical Doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.