Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Designed to prepare rehabilitation professionals to help people who deal with physical disabilities, this course starts with an introduction to human anatomy and physiology. You’ll examine the epidemiology, symptoms, physical signs, medical investigations and treatment of common illnesses, focusing on how they affect one's ability to work. We'll also review the progression and prognosis of chronic illnesses and how they impact functioning ability.
Course seats are reserved for diploma students until approximately one month before the start date. To take this course individually, click on Register or Join Waitlist below.
- Thu, Jun 2, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
- Fri, Jun 3, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
- Sat, Jun 4, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
What you will learn
After completing this course, you’ll be able to do the following:
- Use common medical terminology to describe anatomy, physiology, symptoms, physical signs, diagnoses and treatments
- Understand basic systemic human physiology and basic pathophysiology of common diseases
- Relate medical conditions to their functional implications for people with disabilities
- Relate medical information to rehabilitation counselling and planning
- Explain the potential benefits of medical interventions (treatments and investigations) to reduce or accommodate for the functional impairments caused by disabilities
- Describe the roles of the various health care professionals involved in caring for an individual
- Understand the vocational implications of common medical disabilities
- Communicate and participate effectively as a member of the interdisciplinary team managing a claimant's care
- Access the most current knowledge on various medical conditions from various sources, including medical reference books, journals and conferences
How you will learn and be evaluated
- Expect lectures, case studies and group discussions
- Attend all 21 hours of classes (mandatory)
- Prepare to participate in discussions, review all handouts and complete the homework assignment
You will be evaluated on:
- Individual and group exercises
- Final written assignment
No textbook is required. We will provide all course materials online.
For online courses, you will need a computer with audio and microphone that is connected to the internet. Canvas is the online system that will be used for the course. For more information and online support, visit Online Learning.
Professional development credits
This course may meet the requirements for the following designation:
This course is also pre-approved for continuing education credits from the following organizations:
- Vocational Rehabilitation Association Canada – Continuing Education Units
- BC Association of Kinesiologists – Continuing Education Units
- College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals – Continuing Education Units