Online Course: Overview of Spondyloarthropathies
Delve into the world of rheumatology and learn about the different types of spondyloarthropathies
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Spondyloarthropathy is an umbrella term for a group of inflammatory conditions that are progressive and painful. These conditions affect the axial and peripheral skeletons, tendons and ligaments, as well as other organs such as the skin, gut and eyes. Spondyloarthropathies tend to affect younger people, usually developing before the age of 45. Because they have such wide-ranging effects, it is important to be able to distinguish these inflammatory conditions from each other and from other types of low back pain.
The aim of this course is to provide an overview of spondyloarthropathy and enhance your ability to distinguish between these conditions in clinical practice for a differential diagnosis.
This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
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 hour 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 0.7 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:
- describe the epidemiology of spondyloarthropathy
- discuss the specific features of each of the five types of spondyloarthropathies based on case scenarios
Australian Physiotherapy Council
APC Accredited Continuing Professional Development
South African Society of Physiotherapy
South African Society of Physiotherapy: PPB007/PT000/2021/267 (3 General CEUs Level 1)
Texas Physical Therapy Association
United States - Texas
The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2312053TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT and PTA licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 0.8 CCUs.
Course recognised by
United Kingdom UK (HCPC)
Physioplus meets Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) CPD standards and all activities completed on Physioplus are accepted by the HCPC and can contribute towards your continued professional development.
United States – CCUs not required
Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Washington
The state board of physical therapy either does not require course pre-approval or does not require CEUs for re-licensure. As a result Physioplus courses should fulfil requirements for professional development - please check with your state board.
Great overview of a large topic area with valuable take away points to use in clinical practice straight away
Being a member of Physioplus, I have done a few courses over the last couple of months, which have helped me tremendously in making better decisions for my clients both ethically and clinically.
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