Supporting inter-professional learning focused on HIV and other areas related to episodic disability and chronic and complex disease management
Rehabilitation in the context of HIV: A Self-Directed On-line Interprofessional HIV Course to Increase the Capacity of Rehabilitation Professionals
Join an emerging community of your peers who are increasing the interprofessional capacity of all care providers, from physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists to family physicians, nurses, academic researchers, and AIDS service organization professionals concerned with rehabilitation.
Developed by the Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR) and brought to you by realize, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA), the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT), and the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA), this 14-hour, self-directed course will help you to bridge the world of HIV, disability and rehabilitation
Rehabilitation in the context of HIV is a new cutting edge interprofessional learning tool for pre-practice and experienced rehabilitation professionals that will deepen your understanding of the benefits of rehabilitation for those living with HIV and other episodic disabilities. This self-directed course explains the episodic nature of many disabilities that you as a rehabilitation specialist encounter with patients/clients.
Rehabilitation in the context of HIV introduces:
- HIV as an episodic disability
- Ways to enhance interprofessional approaches to your practice
- The roles for rehabilitation in care, prevention, treatment and support for people living with HIV and other episodic disabilities
Course benefits include:
- Seven modules covering: an introduction to HIV rehabilitation, rehabilitation roles and interventions, interdisciplinary case studies, and much more
- An interactive, engaging, user-friendly and self-directed format with a variety of learning tools
- A certificate recognizing your successful completion of the course
- Professional development credits for some professional associations. Please check with your professional association for details
Once registered, you will have access to the course material for 10 weeks.
Prices: $249 members of realize, CPA, CAOT, and CASLPA, $299 non-members. Register for this course below.
For institutional use of this course please contact Tammy Yates at TYates@HIVandRehab.ca
To find out more about Rehabilitation in the context of HIV contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interprofessional course for rehabilitation professionals
Rehabilitation in the Context of HIV: An Interprofessional Course for Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists is a course designed for rehabilitation professionals to increase their knowledge and skills in responding to the needs of people living with HIV. It was created in partnership with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA), the Canadian Association for Occupational Therapists (CAOT) and the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA) and can be used in:
- university curricula
- continuing medical education by professional organizations
- continuing medical education in clinical settings.
The one-and-a-half-day course uses an interprofessional and case-based learning approach to explore best practices. It is facilitated by rehabilitation professionals and persons living with HIV. Content includes:
- epidemiology, transmission and progression of HIV
- rehabilitation-related impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions
- emerging rehabilitation issues for individuals living with HIV e.g., return to work, stroke, transplants, HIV and aging
- potential interventions
- issues related to sensitive practice e.g., gender, stigma and multiple vulnerabilities
- available resources, programs and tools
Where is the course offered?
Realize will assist individuals and organizations that are interested in offering the curriculum as a complete course or in modules. For more information, please email us or call 416-513-0440.
Realize continues to work with universities and educational institutions to incorporate this curriculum into existing programs. We also hope to offer a web-based distance learning option in the future.
Realize offers half-day or full-day workshops across Canada on the latest research and clinical practice in the area of rehabilitation and HIV/AIDS.
These interactive workshops are designed to meet the needs of a variety of stakeholders involved in rehabilitation and HIV issues, including:
- HIV physicians and nurses
- rehabilitation professionals
- volunteers and staff from community-based organizations
- AIDS support workers
- vocational counselors
- policy makers
- researchers, and
- people living with HIV and their caregivers.
Content and format
Realize works with local partner organizations to plan, promote and deliver workshops. The local partners decide the format and learning objectives of the workshop and help to identify participants and presenters. Content can be adapted to the meet the needs of the participants. Topic areas may include:
- expanded definitions of rehabilitation and a holistic approach to care delivery
- impact of the episodic nature of HIV
- rehabilitation skills and knowledge in the context of HIV
- role of rehabilitation in symptom and side-effect management, and
- available tools and resources.
Realize provides the following to support its local partners:
- assistance in designing the workshop/course
- facilitators and presenters
- Guide to Multi-sector Workshops on Rehabilitation in the Context of HIV
- list of resource materials available through realize and/or the Canadian HIV/AIDS Information Centre
If you are interested in finding out more or would like to hold a workshop in your organization or community, please email us or call 416-513-0440.
Episodic disabilities workshops
Realize also offers workshops on episodic disabilities. The workshops are intended for professionals and organizations that serve people with episodic disabilities and address:
- issues faced by individuals with episodic disabilities, and
- strategies to address these issues.
To find out more, please email us or call 416-513-0440.