Online Course: Telehealth for Physiotherapy Programme
An exploration of using digital communication technology in physiotherapy
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As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic there was a step change in the adoption of telehealth in physiotherapy with a sudden significant increase in its use. However, physiotherapists have been using telehealth successfully for many years in various clinical settings. This programme will focus on different aspects of telehealth including platform selection and related practical issues such as ethics, assessment and management.
The aim of this programme is to widen your understanding of telehealth and enable you to implement telehealth appropriately in physiotherapy.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Introduction to Telehealth
- Clinical Triaging and Practical Considerations in Telehealth
- Telehealth Technology Selection
- General Patient Assessment and Management in Telehealth
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 8-10 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 8.5 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.
I found the course Telehealth for Physiotherapy very interesting, practical, innovative and very appropriate for our times, especially towards the delivery of effective health care to our patients who are in helpless conditions due to the lockdown policies as a result of the novel covid-19 virus pandemic and also for patients in remote and rural areas who have the adequate technology to undertake telehealth consultation.
I appreciate everything about this course as it gives a better understanding of telehealth and its application in clinical practice
Samah Khalil Al Alawi
With the knowledge gained from this course, I have been able to assist the outpatient physiotherapy clinic I work with in effectively setting up the process for telehealth consultations.