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Rehabilitation Infrastructure and the Rehabilitation Team
Clearly understand the different types of rehab services and how they function

4-4.5 hours





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In this course we will examine rehabilitation infrastructures. There is no single way to develop a rehabilitation service and the physical base, team, structure, scope and range of services provided will vary. We will consider the range of rehabilitation infrastructures within the global context and consider the rehabilitation team, their individual roles and how they come together to work as a team. This course will outline some of the possibilities for the organisation of services and discuss the merits and drawbacks of different structures. 


The aim of this course is to understand the different types of rehabilitation services, recognising how they are structured and function differently both in terms of teams, phases, settings and range of services provided.


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

  1. The Rehabilitation Team
  2. Levels of Care
  3. Rehabilitation Phases and Settings
  4. Rehabilitation Contexts
  5. Adapting Rehabilitation Service

Target audience

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.


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 4-4.5 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 4.2 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:

  • describe the scope of rehabilitation in a health system
  • explain the role of the interdisciplinary team in rehabilitation services
  • describe the roles of five common team members within the rehabilitation team
  • describe the actions rehabilitation providers can take to manage and improve services
  • discuss the general impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on rehabilitation services
Featured reviews
The whole course was extremely insightful! There are many terms that we often use interchangeably. But, in this course, each term is defined and demonstrated with clarity using examples to understand various levels of care, health settings, types of teams etc. Also, beneficial strategies to deal with challenges in providing effective rehabilitation during the Pandemic were provided. Loads of information are relatable, and at the same time great to reflect upon so that together we can bring on /promote positive change.
South Africa
This course has been a mind changing experience in how I see the whole rehabilitation process and how important it is to not only stay up to date in techniques but in human/social relationships. Everyone should take the time for participating here too, no matter your profession, we all are part of the team and our goal is the same.
Karla Mendoza
I really liked this course! There was a lot to learn, especially about rehabilitation teams, types of rehabilitation care, and the application to Covid-19. This will definitely help me in the future.
Kapil Narale
Thanks Physioplus for the opportunity to do this online course which has added value to my qualification
Yiga Robert
This has been an illuminating course and the value of this should not be under-estimated. The diversity and yet core fundamentals of rehabilitation mean that deepening and widening your perspective through this course will assist everyone even those who feel they work in a well resourced and supported environment.
Anne Stewart
United Kingdom
It is a great course! I learned about the different types of teams in health care and what attributes foster good health teams. Also learned about the different infrastructure that makes up the health care system. What really stood out to me is the relevance to the pandemic. This course touched on how COVID has affected the delivery of rehab and ways in which health care professionals can continue to assist and deliver rehab services in new and innovative ways.
Claron O' Neale
This course has really given me in-depth knowledge to what rehabilitation is and the best way to deliver rehabilitation services
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