Online Course
Self Care Assistive Technology
Discover a range of assistive devices to facilitate self-care for all patients

1-1.5 hours





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Ana Gugrenidze
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Ana is an experienced paediatric occupational therapist with advanced training in seating and mobility

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MAC Georgia
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Timely access to appropriate assistive technology (AT) for individuals with disabilities, older individuals or individuals with health conditions allows them to maintain and improve their function, health, and well-being. Assistive technology can facilitate active engagement in many aspects of life, including school, work, and social activities. Many different assistive technology devices and products can assist with self-care, from grooming, bathing and toileting aids to dressing and feeding aids. However, healthcare providers must ensure that an assistive technology device is suitable for the user, considering their environment and functional requirements. This course explores considerations for assistive technology provision and introduces types of assistive devices that are commonly used for self-care.


The course aims to explore the role of assistive technology in promoting functional independence and identifies specific types of assistive technology that can aid in self-care.


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

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

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.


  • 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 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 - 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 1 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:

  • identify at least three factors that influence assistive technology use and at least three barriers to accessing assistive technology
  • list the key steps that can facilitate the provision of assistive technology
  • select an appropriate self-care assistive technology device for individuals in simple case scenarios

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

Ana Gugrenidze: No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


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

Featured reviews
In the course video, the instructor discusses and shows images and videos of different self-care assistive technology. This gave me a broader understanding of the devices available to recommend to patients and family members.
Tarina van der Stockt
Physical Therapist
United States