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Guangzhou Confederation for Physical Therapy?GZCPT?

Contribution: GZCPT provided the translation, discussion platform and helped to spread the MOOC in China.

Summary of the Organisation: Guangzhou Confederation for Physical Therapy?GZCPT? is organized by physios from different areas inCchina from 2015. GZCPT’s specific aim is to raise the standards of physiotherapy treatments based on Guangzhou to other regions in China, promote communication in physios from diverse districts and establish a platform to share physical treatment experiences and academic exchange.

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Contribution: Assisted with the translation of the MOOC website and helped advertised the MOOC within its networks.

Summary of the Organisation: Established in 1863, the ICRC operates worldwide, helping people affected by conflict and armed violence and promoting the laws that protect victims of war. An independent and neutral organization, its mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. It is based in Geneva, Switzerland, and employs over 20,000 people in more than 100 countries. The ICRC is funded mainly by voluntary donations from governments and from National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

The State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) - NSW, Australia

Contribution: SIRA (with icare) provides salary support to Professor Harvey which enables her to coordinate the physiotherapy MOOC with A/Prof. Glinsky.

Summary of the Organisation: SIRA regulates three statutory insurance schemes in NSW - Workers Compensation, CTP and Home Building Compensation, and also has some regulatory functions in other NSW insurance schemes including the Lifetime Care and Support and Dust Diseases schemes.

Insurance and Care (icare) - NSW, Australia

Contribution: icare (with SIRA) provides salary support to Professor Harvey position which enables her to coordinate the physiotherapy MOOC with A/Prof. Glinsky.

Summary of the Organisation: Icare is a government funded regulatory body that delivers insurance and care services to the businesses, people and communities of NSW, Australia. Icare supports the long-term care needs of people severely injured in the workplace or on the road to improve their quality of life and assist with their return to work. They provide workers compensation insurance to more than 326,000 public and private sector employers in NSW and their 3.6 million employees. In addition, they provide treatment and care to people severely injured on NSW roads and protect more than $193 billion of NSW Government assets, including the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, schools and hospitals.


Contribution: Financial Contributions to the 2018 and 2022 Physiotherapy MOOCs.

Summary of the Organisation: SPIRIT is a charity with international reach whose mission is to improve the treatment and care of people with spinal cord injury (SCI) SPIRIT promotes education and training in the skills needed to treat SCI. SPIRIT provides grants to enable doctors, therapists, nurses, managers and other health professional to travel to SCI centres of excellence and learn new skills. SPIRIT funds those with SCI skills and knowledge to travel the world and pass on their knowledge and skills. SPIRIT organises and sponsors conferences in the UK and world wide devoted to best practice in the treatment of spinal cord injury and to aid the better understanding of SCI. SPIRIT is registered with the Charity Commission in the United Kingdom to ensure it is efficiently managed.

The University of Sydney - Australia

Contribution: The University of Sydney funded the development of the initial website developed to house the physiotherapy MOOC.

Summary of the Organisation: The University of Sydney is a government funded university in Australia.

International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS)

Contribution: The MOOC is based on which was an initiative of ISCoS. In addition, the MOOC was setup by the Education Committee of ISCoS.

Summary of the Organisation: The International Spinal Cord Society promotes the highest standard of care in the practice of spinal cord injury for men, women and children throughout the world. Through its medical and multi disciplinary team of Professionals ISCoS endeavours to foster education, research and clinical excellence.

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