Online Courses In Physiotherapy
Open online course to teach physiotherapy students how to treat spinal cord injuries.
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A controlled study demonstrates that the Physiotherapy eSkills Training Online Resource improves practical skills.
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Integrating an anatomy MOOC into a medical course in anatomy.
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The lives of those with spinal cord injury can be improved by a well-educated workforce around the world.
These professionals include physiotherapists. It’s important that physiotherapists are taught about SCI in an effective, affordable manner. This used to be done by physiotherapists in face-to-face programs offered at universities and colleges all around the world. SCI can be a complex subject and is not easily taught by educational institutes. This can be a challenge for small educational institutes or countries in which physiotherapy continues to grow. SCI courses and workshops are also available for physiotherapists. However, they can often be expensive and not accessible to all. Many countries don’t have enough SCI physiotherapists to lead courses or worskhops. Another challenge comes with this.
International Spinal Cord Society developed www.elearnSCI.org a website that provides free education on SCI.
A module specifically designed for physiotherapists and students in physiotherapy is one of these seven. The 14 lessons cover a variety of core topics in physiotherapy. Each lesson includes an interactive activity, a didactic overview, and a self assessment quiz. The physiotherapy module contains over 150 videos and interviews of patients with SCI. Interactive activities provide the majority of the content.
www.elearnSCI.org has a physiotherapy section that provides an opportunity to learn in SCI. This module is for physiotherapists as well as students. However, the users will need to complete all of the lessons themselves. It requires discipline and determination. It was hypothesised that a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) based around the physiotherapy-specific modules might help users maintain interest and motivation to complete the lessons and in this way learn about SCI. Additional activities could be added to the MOOC, which would allow for more skilled users and reinforce key points.
MOOCs were created in 2008, and have been around for 10 years.
MOOCs may be massive because of the large number of students they often have.
MOOCs come in many formats, including listening to lectures online and doing tasks or self-assessments. Many MOOCs have an online forum that allows participants to interact with teachers and students from all over the globe. Because MOOCs provide an opportunity to create an online virtual classroom and foster a sense o community, these aspects are particularly valuable. This helps keep learners motivated.
MOOCs have become increasingly popular due to their affordability and ability to provide equal education for students in all countries.
Physiopedia and the International Spinal Cord Society teamed up to create a MOOC that physiotherapy students could access. This paper describes how the MOOC came out. It is primarily focused on user participation and satisfaction as well the effects of knowledge change.
The Covid-19 Update: A Free Online Course
The current global health crisis is unprecedented. It has been caused by a new Coronavirus. This crisis will affect many of our frontline healthcare workers, including the vulnerable elderly and those who are most at risk. However, physiotherapy/physical therapy can play an important part.
Physiopedia has created a series of free courses online to aid in the fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic. The aim of these courses is to provide a practicing physiotherapist/physical therapist with the knowledge, practices and skills to allow them to play a proactive role in global and local efforts to reduce the impact of this pandemic.
This is our first course. We will release more courses (hopefully all of them) in the coming weeks. These courses online will be free for up to four months.
A cluster of coronavirus cases from Wuhan in China was discovered January 2020. WHO declared this outbreak a pandemic on March 2, after more than 180,000 cases were reported and over 7000 deaths had occurred in 155 countries.
All healthcare workers including physiotherapists/physical therapists have a vital role to play in the global efforts to manage the impact of this disease. This course provides information for rehabilitation professionals that will help them gain a better understanding of the virus as well as the related diseases.
The programme consists of four courses that cover the following subjects:
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