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External Resources

Respiratory Health

Spirometry courses for health professionals

Spirometry resources

Information papers on respiratory health

Falls Prevention

10 topics in reducing harm from falls, by the Health Quality and Safety Commission

Promoting Smoking Cessation

Ministry of Health eLearning programme developed for health professionals to help them discuss smoking with their patients and give advice on how to quit. The programme takes about an hour and you get a CPD certificate at the end. You can go onto be a registered quit card provider. This programme is free but you will need to create an account at LearnOnline - the Ministry of Health eLearning platform.


The world stroke academy has online learning modules for health professionals using a range of electronic mediums. Access is free following registration but you do need Java script installed on your computer. One of the current modules is stroke in the elderly which could be interesting for physiotherapists.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

The RAP-el website offers an online learning resource that physiotherapists can use to improve their knowledge of the disease process in rheumatoid arthritis and clinical practice skills when managing patients with the condition.

Cultural Competence

Mauriora Health Education Research. A programme developed under the auspices of the Ministry of Health to promote cultural competency in the health sector.

Cross Cultural resource kit. This is currently free to employers of ADHB CMDHB and WaitemataDHB. People from other regions can access some of the resource for a fee.

Business Resources

The Ministry of Innovation Employment and Business have a wide range of information (much of which is interactive) available on their website for business owners or those considering starting a new business.

General Online Learning Sites


Physiopedia is a collection of web pages that offers a place for physiotherapists throughout the world to contribute, share, and gain knowledge, including online learning. The content is being driven by experts and represents an evidence-based approach to patient care. Mostly free with some subscription content.

Goodfellow Club

New Zealand based online learning site. Some modules were developed specifically for physiotherapists. Mainly free, with some subscription content.