14 November 2016
10,000 participants from over 150 countries formally registered for the Massive Online Open Course (MOOC), run in partnership with The International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) and sponsored by the John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research (JWCRR). The aim of this course was to equip physiotherapy students and inexperienced physiotherapists with sufficient knowledge to manage a person with Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI). This included assessing impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions, setting appropriate goals for treatment, formulating an evidence-based treatment plan, implementing treatment and evaluating its success.
Course co-ordinators Professor Lisa Harvey, from the JWCRR at the Kolling Institute and colleague Doctor Joanne Glinsky ran this five-week course, participants were required to complete online lessons, engage with additional resources, contribute to an online discussion forum and complete the course evaluation.
Professor Harvey is both a clinician and a researcher with over 30 years experience in the area of spinal cord injuries with interest primarily in clinical trials designed to determine the effectiveness of different physiotherapy interventions for people with spinal cord injury.
Watch ‘Kolling Time-out Series with Professor Lisa Harvey’ on Kolling Institute YouTube Channel.