Online Course
The Role of Rehabilitation Professionals in Camps for Displaced Persons
Learn about the challenges of supporting and caring for displaced persons

1.5-2 hours





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Stanley Malonza
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Physiotherapist, Stanley Malonza, has varied clinical experience and is interested in enhancing rehabilitation worker capacity

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Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems

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The United Nations High Commission for Refugees reported that at the end of 2021, 89.3 million people were forced to flee their homes due to conflict, violence, fear of persecution and human rights violations. This included 27.1 million refugees and 4.6 million asylum seekers across the globe, and 53.2 million internally displaced people. People living in camps for displaced persons face a range of health, social and environmental hazards that can impact their well-being, including an increased risk for abuse, neglect, and violence.

Rehabilitation professionals working in camps for displaced persons often find their work extremely challenging and rewarding. This course will explore the experience of working with displaced people and refugees.


The aim of this course is to provide knowledge on working with individuals living in camps for displaced persons.


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
  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.


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 1.5-2 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 1.3 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:

  • discuss the role of rehabilitation professionals in a camp for displaced persons
  • identify the challenges for provision of rehabilitation services in camps for displaced persons