Plus Instructors – Preparing Your Course(s)

Decide if you want to create a stand-alone course, a series, or a programme

Short courses generally consist of a video presentation of 20-30 minutes long, a reading page and a 15 question quiz.  (The quiz and the reading are created by the Plus course creation team using the information provided by the instructor.)

Short courses can either be stand-alone, part of a series of 2-4 courses, or a programme of 4 or more courses. A programme also includes a final assignment. Participants get a certificate after successfully completing each course. In a series or programme the Plus team uses multiple methods to guide the participant to complete the courses in order, however, this cannot be guaranteed and participants might choose to only do the courses they are interested in.

  • An example of a stand-alone course is the Cervical Risk Assessment course by Roger Kerry. This is perfect for topics where you only need to spend 20-30 minutes covering the content.
  • An example of a course series is the Sporting Hand and Wrist Series by Ian Gatt. In this series, the 3 courses follow each other, with a prompt at the end of each course to do the next course. This is ideal for topics that relate to each other.
  • An example of a course programme is the Sacroiliac and Pelvic Girdle Dysfunction – PGM Method Programme by Deborah Riczo. Plus programmes are designed to cover complete topic areas for instance from anatomy, pathology, conditions, to assessment and management. Some programmes also include case studies. Once a participant has successfully completed all the required courses they are eligible to submit a written assignment.


This video will show you the different types of courses on the Plus Platform

An Overview of The Course Creation Process

Planning your course(s)

  • Prepare your outline for each course. If you are creating a programme, the first course should already include learning. The introduction should remain short.
  • Consider what is essential to include in your video and guide the team to which aspects should be included in the reading page(s).
  • Use evidence-based resources when creating your courses.
  • Do a practice run reading through your content to estimate the time it will take to present.
  • If the presentation is longer than 35-40 minutes consider splitting the content to produce more than one video.
  • Avoid referring to module 1 or course 1 and rather say in the previous course or mention the course by topic.


For each course please email us or upload to your our shared Google folder, the following

  • Powerpoint Presentation slides/notes that you used to prepare your presentation – the media team will use this to add slides to your video and the course creation team will use it to create the reading for the course
  • At least 5 peer-reviewed references from the last 5 years for each course. The recent references are a requirement for course accreditation and showing evidence-based practice


Please take note of the following important information

  • If you provide us with a PowerPoint presentation, we may include information from your PowerPoint in the video and course page, but we do not include the actual PowerPoint presentation.
  • It would be helpful, if you refer to images in your video recording or slides, that you make sure that the image is from a source that we are able to use, and if you could provide us with the source of the image.
  • We can only use images that are in the open domain e.g. Unsplash or Creative Commons or images from Shutterstock image banks where we stock licenses. Just include the link to the images in your notes or presentation and we will download it. You can also include images that you have taken as long as you provide us with permission to use them.
  • If you have photos or videos of patients to include in your video presentation please obtain written permission to use the photos or videos for educational purposes. The Plus team can provide an informed consent form.
  • Please dress in a professional manner, this includes no low-cut tops. Keeping in mind our global audience, we ask that instructors wear a shirt or blouse that covers the arms to below the elbows.


Go back to the Plus Instructor’s Handbook page