Spinal Cord Injury Management for Healthcare Professionals

This online course is an introduction to medical and rehabilitation management for healthcare professionals working with people with spinal cord injury. Current practice guidelines and adaptive technology will be discussed. 

Course Goals

  • Students will demonstrate understanding of spinal cord injury assessment and classification levels and determine appropriate functional goals
  • Students will identify key impairments and management strategies for the acute and subacute care settings for spinal cord injury
  • Students will understand strategies and important techniques for functional training in the spinal cord injury population
  • Students will be familiar with key preventative strategies to minimize risk of developing
    chronic conditions in patients with spinal cord injury
  • Students will develop a plan of care to manage common chronic conditions in patients with spinal cord injury
  • Students will understand appropriate use of assistive and adaptive technology by patients with spinal cord injury
Portrait of Kim Dao

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.

More Information

How to Apply

Application Form

Please submit an application then proceed to confirm your registration by making the course payment at: https://marketplace.ualberta.ca/search?q=spinal+cord

Part 1 (online course): $250 course fee.

*A 100% refund of the $250 course fee is available to students who withdraw before the first day of the course.

Course Offerings
January 24 - March 4, 2022
The majority of course content is delivered 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 successful completion of each module participants will be issued a faculty digital
certificate noting the number of educational hours.

Contact us at sdrefs@ualberta.ca