A team of CPN members have been thinking about the kind of course that we would want for months now, and we have taken our time to try to develop a program that we think you will find interesting and exciting.
The course is grounded in practical, everyday physiotherapy challenges, but uses the experience of physiotherapists who have a deep knowledge of theory and philosophy to expand on the ways we currently think about these situations and issues.
- Is autonomy really a good thing for physiotherapists?
- What is the future for evidence-based practice?
- How important is touch and passive treatment?
- And what role should exercise play in defining our practice?
Questions like these will be tackled from a new perspective, bringing in the work of people like Pierre Bourdieu, Michel Foucault, Judith Butler and Maurice Merleau-Ponty to help us all think deeper about what we might do to challenge ourselves to think differently about our practice.
The course is designed for people who have very little knowledge of philosophy and social theory but would like to know more. It’s intended only as an applied introduction to some important ideas and so won’t be overwhelming or confusing. Our hope is to show you some new ways to think about old familiar problems, and to do it in a way that is accessible and easy for as many people as possible.
The course will begin early in 2019, it will be free, and it will run entirely online. It will contribute to your continuing professional development and will offer badged accreditation to those who complete each unit.
We’ll be sending out more information in the coming weeks, but if you’d like to register your interest in the course, just email Dave Nicholls at firstname.lastname@example.org.