Online Course: Physiotherapy Management of Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell Anaemia
Improve the symptoms and quality of life for your patients with these blood disorders
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Thalassaemia and sickle cell anaemia are common blood disorders affecting children worldwide. The symptoms and complications have significant impacts on the individual’s health and quality of life resulting in an increased burden on the healthcare system. Physiotherapy has an important role in helping patients with thalassaemia and sickle cell anaemia manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. This course discusses the two conditions and the role of physiotherapy management in each case.
The course introduces thalassaemia and sickle cell anaemia manifestations, classifications and how physiotherapists can be involved in the related management
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 1-1.5 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:
- identify 2 types of Thalassaemia
- compare the major manifestations and complications of Sickle Cell Anaemia and Thalassaemia
- discuss the role of physiotherapy in the management of Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell Anaemia
Physiotherapist, United States
Physioplus is an extremely helpful resource. I have been out of ‘hands on’ Physiotherapy for a few years (doing humanitarian work abroad), and this has given me up to date, evidence based research and guidelines. I wish I’d discovered it earlier: it would have saved me a lot of trawling around the Internet for high quality articles.
What a wonderful experience! Time well spent.