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Understanding Rehabilitation as a Health Strategy Programme

Online Course: Understanding Rehabilitation as a Health Strategy Programme

Develop your knowledge to effectively integrate rehabilitation into health systems

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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. 2.41 billion individuals worldwide live with conditions that would benefit from rehabilitation services, with approximately 1 in 3 individuals requiring rehabilitation services throughout the course of their illness or injury. The proportion of the worldwide population aged over 60 years will double in the next 30 years and injuries for people of all ages are becoming more frequent. There are also approximately 150 million children and adolescents who experience disabilities. These changing health and demographic trends are contributing to rapid global increases in the numbers of people experiencing a decline in functioning, resulting in enormous unmet rehabilitation needs. Rehabilitation is a critical health strategy to optimise everyday functioning and ensure the highest possible standard of health and well-being. The role of the health and social care professional is key in the rehabilitation process and this series of courses provides a comprehensive perspective of rehabilitation and the competencies necessary to deliver quality care across the lifespan.


This series of courses aims to equip health and social care professionals with a comprehensive knowledge of rehabilitation within the current global context, so that they can play an effective and proactive role in global and local efforts to increase access to high quality rehabilitation.


This programme will cover the following topics:

  1. Introduction to Rehabilitation
  2. Rehabilitation in Health Systems
  3. Rehabilitation Infrastructure and the Rehabilitation Team
  4. Competent Delivery of Rehabilitation Interventions

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.

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