Understanding Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Understanding Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

An exploration of the history, clinical presentation, diagnosis, management and the prevention of this new virus
This was a fantastic course to take to have a better understanding of COVID-19! It covers all the important points about the virus, what people can do to help out, and understanding biology always helps too.
See more testimonials

Introduction

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause illnesses such as respiratory or gastrointestinal diseases. In January 2020 a previously unknown coronavirus was identified in Wuhan China. The group of conditions related with infection by this new virus was named Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Following its rapid spread around the globe, the WHO has declared the COVID-19 a pandemic. It mainly presents with respiratory symptoms, fever and can result in severe acute respiratory distress in high-risk populations.

Aims

This course aims to provide you with an introductory insight into this novel coronavirus and includes its clinical presentation, diagnosis, management and the prevention of transmission

Outline

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 activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

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.

This course can be accessed with a FREE trial account