Online Course
Rehabilitation in Health Systems
Gain insight into the complexity of rehabilitation governance

4.5-5 hours





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This course will consider concepts and frameworks for strengthening rehabilitation in relation to current and future health priorities and health system challenges.


This course aims to ensure a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the complexity of rehabilitation governance and essential components of health systems, recognising that they are structured and function differently worldwide.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Rehabilitation Governance
  2. Rehabilitation and Inclusion
  3. Health Care Systems
  4. Access to Rehabilitation
  5. Universal Health Care
  6. Foundations and Principles of Person Centred Rehabilitation

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.

This course is aimed at rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy Clinicians, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers, Community Health Workers, Nurses and Medical Doctors.


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 4.5-5 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 - 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 4.6 Plus 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:

  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. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • discuss Rehabilitation 2030 and three recommendations
  • describe health equity through a disability and intersectionality lens
  • identify three factors leading to exclusion and inequities in health care
  • explain the key components of inclusion
  • correctly describe the concept of Universal Health Coverage


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

Featured reviews
I will say thank you, Physioplus, for a great course and thank Humanity & Inclusion for providing this learning opportunity for me. I can apply my knowledge to my day-to-day practice.
Bhatta Krishna Raj
This course has come forth in time and shows the reality of the rising global need for rehabilitation. It looks at the current state of wars such as the War in Ukraine which leaves many civilians including children and young soldiers who will need rehabilitation service when the war ends. My plan is to recap this course shortly if I can.
Charles Nyangusi
This course should be taken by every person involved in the rehabilitation field
Ewa Jaraczewska
The Rehabilitation in Health Systems is a comprehensive course about health systems. I really enjoyed it because it was informative, instructive and engaging. I particularly enjoyed and you can look forward to a very interesting activity that gives a chronological overview of the global movement of health for all from ancient times to date. I thoroughly enjoyed and recommend this course!
Kasonde Konie
United Kingdom
This course has allowed me to have a much broader vision of the importance of rehabilitation and the scope that can be achieved through new policies and changes in each of our realities towards Universal Health Coverage. Focusing on PREVENTION as our own main objective, Community-based Rehabilitation and Person-Centered Attention.
Maribel Gutiérrez Rivas
Due to the knowledge, I gained through this course, I feel I am more equipped to promote rehabilitation to patients, among peers and with management in the setting I work in. If more people promoted rehabilitation to be a part of our health systems at all levels then our patients and the people in our communities will reap the benefits. This course is a confidence booster for any rehabilitation health professional.
Indunil Liyanage
Fun, interesting, interactive, informative, easy to use, up to date learning course. Allowing reflections on yourself your practice & the greater community. Try it for yourself. Highly recommended!
Jacquita Phillips
Sports Therapist
United Kingdom
Great course! It gave me a better understanding of how health systems affect the delivery of health services and what governments can do to help improve health systems.
Claron O' Neale
I found this course to be well structured and provided further depth into understanding the challenges facing Universal Health Care and the need for political will and good governance.
Valance Humphrey
United Kingdom
This is an awesome course that everyone should go through to improve the rehabilitation in their working area.