TBI MOOC Pre-Course Activities

Introduction

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.

Make sure that you have registered for the course

It's important that we know how many people will be taking part in this course so please make sure that you have registered to participate (no need to do this again if you have already registered).

Register for the course

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

We would also like you to be aware of the FAQs for this course, this is a very busy course and we get too many emails to answer them all. Your question is usually answered on this page so we won't be responding to any emails that ask questions that are answered here:

FAQs

Watch the welcome video

In this introductory video Rachael Lowe, Physiopedia President, and Anna Ziemer, Topic Specialist, discuss the course and what they hope people will learn from the course:

Sign up for a Physioplus account

The course will be available on our online learning platform Physioplus.

The course can be accessed with either a FREE Trial account or a full member account. If you already have a Full Member Account you do not need to do anything, if you do not already have an account you can sign up for the FREE Trial Account here.

Read the Physioplus Community Culture

This community culture has been developed to foster a professional community of learning among course participants. It is our shared set of beliefs, expectations and values that influence our individual learning and the ways in which the individuals in our community interact with one another and collaborate to achieve common objectives. As a participant of this course you should agree to our community culture which you can read here:

Physioplus Community Culture.

Introduce yourself in the discussion forum

This is where discussions will take place each week in relation to the topics of that week. Participating in the discussion forum is a requirement for completing the course as this is where a lot of learning takes place.  Please contribute responsibly and professionally and adhere to our discussion forum rules:

  • Remember patient confidentiality! Do not disclose any information that enables us to identify your patients.
  • Be respectful and empathetic to those where English is not their first language.
  • Remain professional at all times.

The discussion forum is going to get very busy!  Please do not try to read ALL the comments that are posted because if you do you will become completely overloaded.  Here are our discussion forum tips:

  • What is most important is to make sure that you contribute to the forum with your thoughts, knowledge and questions so that others can also learn from you.  
  • Make specific responses to people by typing in their name so that they will get alerted to any responses that they may get.  
  • Spend the time that you have available reading some of the conversations that you find interesting and new.
  • Feel free to form small groups in which to have discussions.

So to get us started, before the course starts introduce yourself to each other. Post a short summary which tells us where you live, a little bit about your work and what you hope to get out of this course.

Add your introduction post the the discussion here

Go to the course

Remember, you must be logged in to your Physioplus account to access the course.