PP08 - Pre-Course Activities

Introduction

Welcome to the Managing Children with Cerebral Palsy Course. This course will start on Monday 5th September, in the mean time please take your time to run through these precourse activities.

These pre-course activities will help to prepare you for taking part in the course. By completing them you will know that you are ready to participate in the course and have had access to all the pre-course information.

All the activities below must be completed before the course starts.

Watch the Welcome Video from the Course Organisers

In this video course co-ordinators Rachael Lowe (Physiopedia) and Barbara Rau (ICRC) talk about the course, why it is important and how you as a participant can get the most from the course.

Register

Please make sure you have registered for the course, you can register here.

Read the Course Information

Please make sure that you have thoroughly read through the course information page as this will give you an understanding of the context of this course and what is expected of you during your participation in this course.

Course information

Sign up for a Physiopedia Plus Account

This course will take place in Physiopedia Plus. Physiopedia Plus is Physiopedia's online learning environment, where you will be able to access the resources and global discussion forum as well as track your learning activities and display them to you in your own personalised learning dashboard.  Using this system allows us to track your learning activities, perform course assessment and issue completion certificates effectively. This course will remain freely accessible in your Physiopedia Plus trial account.

Sign up for your account here

If you already have a Physiopedia Plus account you will be able to access the course as usual through a link on your dashboard.

Once you have signed up for your trial account explore some of the features and familiarise yourself with the learning dashboard where all your learning activities will be recorded.

Read about the Physiopedia Plus Community Culture

This community culture has been developed to foster a professional community of learning among Physiopedia Plus users. It is our shared set of beliefs, expectations and values that influence our individual learning and the ways in which individuals in our community interact with one another and collaborate to achieve common objectives.

Read the Physiopedia Plus Community Culture document

Complete the Pre-course Competency Check

You should complete the pre-course. Competence is defined as “the possession of the necessary skills, knowledge, attitudes, understanding and experience...required to perform in professional and occupational roles to a satisfactory standard within the workplace” (Day 1995).

The purpose of completing this self-rating form is to help guide your learning process during this course. It will be a useful tool for your own reflection and to set personal learning goals.

Go to the Competency Check

Introduce Yourself in the Discussion Forum

It's great to get to know all the participants on the course, there are so many people from many different places, different working contexts and different levels of experience. Please introduce yourself in the discussion forum, say 'Hi' to your fellow course participants, let them know where you are from, what kind of experience you have and what you hope to get out of this course.

Go to the introductions discussion

Join the Conversation on Twitter

There is an active conversation around this course on Twitter, if you'd like to take part in that you can join the conversation by using the #MCCP16 hashtag.

Check out the #MCCP16 conversation

Familiarise Yourself with the Work of the ICRC

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)have created this course as a way to effectively train their international workforce. They are inviting you to join the course to make it a universal learning experience. Find out more about ICRC and their Physical Rehabilitation Programmes by reading the three short documents below:

Optional Additional Resources on the ICRC:

If you are interested, learn more about the ICRC by exploring some of these resources:

Familiarise yourself with the course text books

You need to be logged in to your Physiopedia Plus account to access these books!

These books are only available until 30 October 2016.

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Handling the Young Child with Cerebral Palsy at Home

This course textbook has kindly been provided by Elsevier and will be available to all participants of the course for FREE for the duration of the course.

Access the book here

Alternatively you might be interested in having your own copy of the book.

Buy with 20% discount from your local online Elsevier store

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Cerebral Palsy in Infancy

This course textbook has kindly been provided by Elsevier and will be available to all participants of the course for FREE for the duration of the course. 

Access the book here

Alternatively you might be interested in having your own copy of the book.

Buy with 20% discount from your local online Elsevier store


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Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Manual for Therapists, Parents and Community Workers

This course textbook has kindly been provided by Sage Publications and will be available to all participants of the course for FREE for the duration of the course. 

Access the book here

Alternatively you might be interested in having your own copy of the book.

Buy your own copy direct from Sage