FREE 6 Week Course on Lower Limb Amputee Rehabilitation

Starting 1st June  2015 we will be running a FREE 6 week course on Lower Limb Amputee Rehabilitation. Registration is now open!

This course has been developed with and will be run in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) who support rehabilitation services for amputees worldwide.  Over six weeks we will cover a wide range of theoretical concepts of amputee rehabilitation that can be applied to clinical practice.

The aim of this course is to:

  1. provide participants with general knowledge about lower limb amputation,
  2. present aspects of prosthetics and prosthetic fitting,
  3. highlight the importance of a comprehensive approach of rehabilitation (from pre surgical activities to discharge and follow up),
  4. present the overall rehabilitation process specificities, and
  5. offer a worldwide discussion platform on lower limb amputee rehabilitation.

Much of the course will involve reading pre-prepared materials and other open resources online.  There will be a large component of learning that takes place in the discussion forum where you can meet and converse with your colleagues and fellow students on the course.  This will all be complimented by quizzing and case study activities that you will be required to complete.

We believe that providing a basic theoretical course in amputee rehabilitation is an excellent stepping stone to delivering more time efficient education in higher level knowledge and practical skills for the many workforces globally. This course could also offer the basic theoretical knowledge of amputee rehabilitation for students in advance of more practical based tutorials or courses that are tailored to specific needs.

Course details:

Course Type – Open, Online
Course Reference – PP06
Course Co-ordinators – Barbara Rau, Rachael Lowe
Institution – ICRC and Physiopedia
About this course – This online course covers lower limb amputee rehabilitation.
Who can take part– Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clincians, students and assistants in priority; other interested professionals such as prosthetists/orthotists, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are more than welcomed to participate.
Date of next course – 1 June 2015
Time commitment – 24 hours over 6 weeks
Requirements – You will complete online learning activities, engage with additional resources, take part in the conversation online and complete the course evaluation.
Assessment – There will be a final quiz and you will be asked to write a case study on an individual with amputation.
Awards – Completion certificate.

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If you are interested in registering your a group of students from your university or clinicians from your workplace, please do let us know so that we can assist you.