Between the 13th of September and the 10th of October join thousands of colleagues from around the world and discover how rehabilitation is used as a health strategy and makes a difference to millions of lives around the world.
The news that everyone has been waiting for, this year’s FREE Physiopedia MOOC is on Understanding Rehabilitation as a Health Strategy and is a collaboration between Physiopedia and the USAID funded Learning, Acting, and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems (ReLAB-HS) team. Starting 13 September for 4 weeks, the course aims to equip health care professionals, clinicians, students and assistants; and rehabilitation related health systems stakeholders, with a comprehensive knowledge of rehabilitation as a health strategy within the current global context.
By taking part in the 2021 Physiopedia MOOC ( Massive Open Online Course) you will equip yourself with a comprehensive knowledge of rehabilitation within the current global context so you can play an effective and proactive role in global and local efforts to increase access to high quality rehabilitation care to improve the functioning of individuals worldwide.
All you have to do to take part is complete the sign up form and make sure you follow Physiopedia on social media to keep up to date with the course in the run up to the launch on the 13th of September. In the meantime you can read more about the course on Physiopedia.
The MOOC – Understanding Rehabilitation as a Health Strategy
The need for physical rehabilitation and assistive technology services is an urgent and growing global issue. According to a recent report, 2.41 billion individuals worldwide live with conditions that would benefit from rehabilitation services, with approximately 1 in 3 individuals requiring rehabilitation services related to an illness or injury. The proportion of the worldwide population over 60 will double in the next 30 years, the majority of whom will live with chronic diseases, particularly noncommunicable diseases. There are also approximately 150 million children and adolescents who experience disabilities, and injuries for people of all ages are becoming more frequent due to conflict, rapid urbanisation and motorisation.
These changing health and demographic trends are contributing to rapid global increases in the numbers of people experiencing decline in functioning, resulting in enormous unmet rehabilitation needs. Much of these unmet needs are concentrated amongst the poorest and most vulnerable populations in low- and middle-income countries and conflict-affected settings, which are often ill equipped to cope with these increasing needs for rehabilitation services. With strategic intervention we can now make a difference and prevent suffering for millions of people, but to do this we need to understand how rehabilitation systems work.
For 4 weeks, you will complete around 4-6 hours of work each week and upon passing the final quiz and completion of all of the required learning activities, you will receive a completion certificate as well as CPD points and any CEUs available.
ReLAB-HS is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and is implemented under cooperative agreement number 7200AA20CA00033. The consortium is managed by prime recipient, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.