Online Course: The Evidence Base for Occupational Health Interventions
Explore the research that supports the techniques used in occupational health
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Assistant Professor of Physiotherapy. She has a special interest in Occupational health and musculoskeletal conditions.
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Occupational Health serves a vital function in supporting workers to remain in and return to work and it is an area of healthcare that is constantly evolving. However, there is currently no clear definition of Occupational Health research and there are limited high quality studies related to this field of activity. This course, which is the second in a series of courses from The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics (ACPOHE), examines the evidence base for Occupational Health and explores these issues in detail.
This course examines the evidence base for the field of Occupational Health
This course is made up of videos, reading, 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 hour 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:
- Summarise the history of Occupational Health research
- List the two key limitations of Occupational Health research
- Evaluate the strength of the recent findings of Occupational Health research in relation to musculoskeletal disorders
Physiotherapist, United Kingdom
This is a fantastic course that opens and sharpens a physiotherapist's vision from a "sky-view" perspective so that the workers that he/she manages gets the best outcome. The course also invigorates one's desire to do research
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