Neurological Rehabilitation

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This online microcredential will provide an update on best practice and clinical guidelines for the medical and rehabilitation management of common neurological disorders, including Alzheimer’s Disease/dementia, stroke, brain injury, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s Disease.

The microcredential is 13 content hours delivered over a 6-week timeframe (35 educational hours).

Now accepting registrations for the next course running September 16 - October 25, 2024

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Course Goals

  • Describe the pathophysiology and medical management of the common neurologic conditions in Canada (Alzheimer’s Disease/dementia, stroke, brain injury, epilepsy, and Parkinson’s Disease).
  • Summarize the clinical presentations of various common neurologic conditions.
  • Develop an evidence-based rehabilitation treatment plan for patients for common neurologic conditions, including use of technological advances.


The course is approximately 1 credit equivalent (13 content hours). However, you should expect to spend somewhere between 18-35 total hours on the course (varies depending on the individual). We do equate the course on the high end of that and 35 educational hours appear on the digital certificates that are issued after course completion.

*If you are an allied health staff member with Alberta Health Services and you support University of Alberta Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine student placements (e.g. preceptor, site coordinator) you may be eligible to receive complimentary registration for this micro-course. Contact for more information.

*If you are a current (2023-24) Faculty of Rehab Medicine (FRM) Affiliated Clinical Educator you may be eligible to receive a 15% discount for this micro-course. Contact for more information.

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Course Instructor

Kim Dao, PT, DPT is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy with more than fifteen years of clinical practice in acute care, rehabilitation, and outpatient settings.

She taught at the University of Alberta for over eleven years and is currently an Assistant Professor with the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Tufts University. Her teaching focus is on neuroscience, neuromuscular practice management, aging, complex conditions, and prosthetics and orthotics.

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How to Apply

Please submit an application form then proceed to make the course fee payment at:

Application Form

Course Fee Payment

Online Course: $250 course fee.

100% refund of the $250 course fee is available to students who withdraw before the first day of the course. Withdrawals after the first day of the course are subject to a $50 administrative fee.

Course Offerings

February 5 - March 15, 2024


This course is delivered 100% asynchronously meaning there is no requirement to be online at a specific class 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.


There are no grades for this course. Instead, students receive a complete or incomplete score based on satisfactory completion of the course. To successfully complete the course students are required to work through all learning activities and achieve 60% on all the knowledge check quizzes at the end of each module. Students are given unlimited quiz attempts and can challenge these at any time throughout the course.


Upon completion of each module participants will be issued a faculty digital certificate noting the number of educational hours.


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