Introduction to Telerehabilitation for Clinicians


The online Introduction to Telerehabilitation for Clinician’s non-credit course is intended for clinicians who are interested in implementing telerehabilitation services within their practice. Within this course, participants will be provided with essential background information on the evidence, policies, guidelines, and technology required to deliver remote care. Participants will also have access to a clinical platform (eHab®) during the duration of the course to practice first-hand delivering telerehabilitation services. 


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  • Cost
    For the April course offering the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine is providing a clinician subsidy in order to offer the course at the following rate:  $25 application and $75 course fee.
  • Course Offerings
    Now accepting applications for the course scheduled April 14 – June 5, 2020. 
  • Format
    This course is delivered using a distance format via e‐class external (The University of Alberta’s online learning platform) and consists of four modules to be completed within eight weeks.The majority of course content is delivered asynchronously meaning there is no requirement to be online at a specific date and time.  Participants can complete the learning activities in a place and time of their choosing. Content is accessible twenty-four (24) hours-a-day from any location with an internet connection. Each module consists of an online video lecture and knowledge check. There will be one assignment involving the use eHab®
  • How to Apply
    To apply to the course use the application link below.  Please complete and submit the application then proceed to pay the course application fee.  Once you are notified that your application is approved please proceed to pay the course fee.
  • Instructor
    Dan Gillespie is a physiotherapist and PhD candidate in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Alberta. His research interests are in the area of telerehabilitation assessment and delivery. Dan works as an assistant lecturer in the Physical Therapy program at the UofA Augustana campus in Camrose, AB and has previously worked in community stroke and hospital based physiotherapy services.
  • Learning Objectives

    Overall Learning Objectives

    By the end of this course students will be able to:

    1. Understand the history and development of telerehabilitation as a discipline.
    2. Understand the current state of telerehabilitation practice. 
    3. Gain an understanding of the current evidence surrounding the use of telerehabilitation in a number of contexts including SLP, PT, & OT practice areas. 
    4. Understand policy, privacy, & safety considerations involved in implementing telerehabilitation services. 
    5. Describe the advantages and disadvantages associated with telerehabilitation practice.
    6. Gain an  understanding of current & future technology & software developments associated with telerehabilitation practice. 
    7. Gain experience using an online telerehabilitation platform (eHab®)

    Specific Learning objectives

    1. Explain and describe the development of telerehabilitation into a discipline. 
    2. Gain an understanding of professional practice documents associated with telerehabilitation in the areas of SLP, PT, & OT. 
    3. Be able to identify key documents/position statements directed at  policy, privacy, and safety in the area of telerehabilitation. 
    4. Obtain knowledge surrounding technology in telerehabilitation including online video conferencing platforms (eg. Skype for Business™, Zoom, Facetime etc.), Online Clinical Platforms (eg. eHab®), wearable technologies (eg. FitBit, Actigraph, Garmin etc.) along with additional commonly used technology and software. 
    5. Increase competency by completing a discipline specific (SLP, PT, OT) assessment or treatment through the use of an online clinical platform using eHab®.

  • Recognition
    Upon successful completion participants will be issued a faculty digital certificate noting the number of educational hours.