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Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems
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The need for physical rehabilitation services is an urgent and growing global issue. There are unmet rehabilitation needs amongst the poorest and most vulnerable populations in low- and middle-income countries and conflict-affected settings. There is also a global increase in the number of people experiencing a decline in functioning and living with chronic diseases, and many countries are unable to meet these needs.
Specialised rehabilitation services are required to help address these issues. These services must address impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions. They must consider an individual’s personal and environmental factors, including assistive technology, that impact functioning. Accurate measuring and monitoring using basic rehabilitation techniques enable clinicians to select and provide appropriate interventions. Rehabilitation professionals must be confident in basic assessment techniques to ensure efficient and proper care. This programme of courses presents fundamental assessment techniques and discusses principles guiding the selection of rehabilitation techniques to achieve high-quality rehabilitation and the best possible health outcomes.
This programme aims to equip healthcare professionals with a comprehensive knowledge of basic rehabilitation assessment techniques and the principles guiding the selection of rehabilitation techniques and interventions.
This programme is made up of the following courses followed by a written assignment. Each course has a separate completion certificate, and completing the assignment is optional:
- Course 1: Introduction to Rehabilitation Interventions
- Course 2: Assessment Before Moving and Handling
- Course 3: Assessing Range of Motion
- Course 4: Assessing Muscle Strength
- Course 5: Assessing Muscle Length
- Course 6: Neurological Screening
- Course 7: Exploring Positioning
- Course 8: Exploring Transfers
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.