An exciting new learning resource is now available through Physiopedia with the generous support of the British Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Amputee Rehabilitation (BACPAR).
Clinicians and educators can use the database of 100 amputee case reports for educational purposes, confident with the knowledge that these have been reviewed by a team of physiotherapists and represent the best 100 case reports out of the more than 1,000 that were submitted as part of a massive open online course (MOOC) on lower limb amputees.
The freely accessible database is the result of a MOOC on lower limb amputees delivered in partnership by Physiopedia and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) over the course of eight weeks in the summer of 2015. For their final assignment, participants were asked to submit a case presentation of one of their amputee patients. The database comprises the very best of the case presentations and we have a whole team of volunteers to thank for their help in selecting the top 100 reports!
We would like to thank Tarina Van Der Stockt, Clair Sparrius, Sue Klappa, Trisha Parsons, Nadia Deenen-Valies, and Alicia Fernandez Fernandez for their attention to detail in selecting the case reports for this database. We couldn’t have done it without you! We would also like to extend a big thank-you to Barbara Rau at ICRC for making the MOOC possible.
The very successful Lower Limb Amputee MOOC had over 7,000 registrants from 150 countries. Physiotherapists with a wide range of experience and abilities took part in the course, which was accredited by the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT). Just over a 1,000 participants received a completion certificate and earned 24 International Physical Therapy Continuing Education Units from the WCPT. Read the final report on the Lower Limb Amputee MOOC.
We reflected on how it went and what we could do better next time in an earlier post on Physiospot and we look forward to offering the course again in the future.