Make sure you are signed up to PP+ and make the most of an excellent Global Health for Physiotherapists course. It’s your opportunity to have a greater impact and influence on health around the world.
Global health is a complex topic. It can be defined as “collaborative trans-national research and action for promoting health for all.” It has also been defined as, “an area for study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide. Global health emphasises transnational health issues, determinants and solutions; involves many disciplines within and beyond the health sciences and promotes inter-disciplinary collaboration; and is a synthesis of population-based prevention with individual-level clinical care.”
Essentially it is an area of study and research that aims to improve health and achieve equity in health for everyone.
If you are keen to develop your understanding of Global Health issues particularly those that relate to the role of the physiotherapist and how we can have an impact, join us for 4 weeks starting on Monday 9 January 2017. All you need to do is login to your Physiopedia Plus account and you can access the course directly from your personalised learning dashboard. If you don’t yet have a Physiopedia Plus account you can get one here. Discounts are available for students and individuals from low resourced settings)
By the end of the 4 weeks you should be able to:
- Discuss the current burden of disease and the complex causes.
- Explain how economic, social and environmental factors determine the health of a population.
- Understand and evaluate how health and disease, mortality and morbidity are measured.
- Highlight the major health challenges within your country and worldwide.
- Choose strategies and solutions to begin to address these challenges.
- Discuss communicable and non-communicable disease at the global level.
- Discuss the essential components of a health system.
- Recognise that health systems are structured and function differently worldwide.
- Demonstrate awareness of the complexity of global health governance.
This is your opportunity to take a step back, think and apply your knowledge on a global scale. It won’t be easy!