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Von Willebrand Disease (VWD) is a common bleeding disorder linked to defects in the Von Willebrand factor within blood. It can either be inherited or acquired and affects up to 1% of the population. In the more severe cases of Von Willebrand Disease, physiotherapy plays an important role in managing joint and muscle bleeds in order to achieve functional rehabilitation and the return to activities of daily living.
This course aims to explain the pathophysiology of Von Willebrand Disease and describe the evidence based role of Physiotherapy in the management of this condition
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts 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 1-1.5 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 - 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 1.1 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:
- describe the disease and the function of the Von Willebrand Factor
- categorise the different types of Inherited Von Willebrand Disease
- correctly identify the most common manifestations of Von Willebrand Disease in the adult and paediatric populations
- discuss the major body parts affected by Von Willebrand Disease and the related medical and physiotherapy management
Great course, extremely informative and useful yet explained in a simplified manner.
Physiotherapist, United Kingdom
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