Functional Assessment: The Six-Minute Walk Test for Clinical Researchers and Clinicians
Learning methods will include narrated lectures, videos and case studies with guiding questions for self-reflection, multiple choice quizzes, asynchronous discussion board forums, and on-line office hours with the Course Instructor.
3 October-14 November 2018
A 15-Hour Online Course Presented by Lisa Wickerson, BScPT, MSc
Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto
For more information and to register: http://uoft.me/6MWTFall2018
The six-minute walk test is a common outcome measure used in a variety of clinical populations to measure functional exercise capacity and evaluate the response to rehabilitation, medical, surgical and pharmacological interventions. Although published guidelines exist for the six-minute walk test, there is variability in test administration that can influence the results.
This course offers clinical researchers and clinicians a practical, skills-based, on-line course in administration of the six-minute walk test aimed at promoting and supporting best practices in clinical research and healthcare environments. During this online course, you will gain the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills required to administer the six-minute walk test in various clinical populations including cardiorespiratory, neurological and geriatric populations. Learning methods will include narrated lectures, videos and case studies with guiding questions for self-reflection, multiple choice quizzes, asynchronous discussion board forums, and on-line office hours with the Course Instructor.
Lisa Wickerson is a physiotherapist with over 15 years of clinical experience in functional assessment and exercise prescription in chronic lung diseases at the University Health Network in Toronto. She has a BScPT and MSc from the University of Toronto, and is currently pursuing a PhD. Lisa is a lecturer in the Masters of Physical Therapy program, and an instructor in the Oxygen Administration and Pulmonary Rehabilitation continuing education courses at the University of Toronto. Lisa was a co-investigator on a study that developed an equation to determine the predicted six-minute walk distance in healthy Canadians https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21967531.