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In 2018 Physiopedia, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) collaborated to develop and deliver a online programme of courses covering the topic of Wheelchair Service Provision.
The wheelchair is one of the most commonly used assistive devices for enhancing personal mobility, which is a precondition for enjoying human rights and living in dignity. For many people, an appropriate, well-designed and well-fitted wheelchair can be the first step towards integration, participation and inclusion in society. A wheelchair is much more than just an assistive device for many people with impairments; it is the means by which they can exercise their human rights and achieve inclusion and equal participation. A wheelchair provides mobility, ensures better health and quality of life, and assists people with an impairment to live full and active lives in their communities.
This programme of courses aims to provide a comprehensive theoretical understanding of Wheelchair Mobility and to develop an understanding of the theoretical principles, skills and knowledge underlying the management skills and knowledge in the management of wheelchair service delivery.
This programme consists of four separate online courses and an assignment:
- Introduction to Wheelchair Service Provision
- Steps to Appropriate Wheelchair Provision
- Wheelchair Fitting, Skills and Maintenance
- Wheelchair Service Delivery
- Final assignment
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy professionals, clinicians and students.
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 22 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 22 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.
This course is amazingly crafted and well thought out! It is founded not just because they want people to learn, but because the learning itself would influence a lot more people with how something as simple as wheelchair provision can improve somebody's quality of life.
Physiotherapist, United Kingdom
Physioplus is the best learning platform that connects the minds of physios all over the world. It's a great opportunity and pleasure to learn from and with the international physio family. Thank you so much Physioplus team for your generous support.
Jun Sung Kong
This course is an excellent addition to my studies. It is at the appropriate level and gives the necessary knowledge to be a better clinician. I am looking forward to working through this site over the next year.