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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

10 cr

Competency aims

Students develop their clinical expertise in physiotherapy by knowing the illnesses and injuries that require hospitalization. Studentsunderstand their responsibility within the hospital work, has a therapeutic knowledge and are able to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team.
Based on the patient's resources, students respond, facilitate and supervise him / her in daily activities that promote the physical movement and functional ability.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to
- have knowledge about the working tasks of a physiotherapist in the particular hospital

- as an expert in physiotherapy take part in the care of patients with common orthopaedic and traumatologic disorders as well as respiratory and heart diseases

- understand and be able to use documented information about the patients health condition

- assess the need for, plan, implement and evaluate physiotherapy in acute and rehabilitation phases together with the patient, his relatives and other health care professionals.

- be able to choose and adapt methods, models and different forms of movement aiming for health promoting goals for individuals and groups

- have knowledge about the ethical principles in the profession and be able to follow them in practice

- be able to report about the patients movement and functional ability and about the physiotherapy that has been done in words and as written text

- be able to have a dialog with people in different ages and context

- be able to critically evaluate own skills in relation to the practice and what it demands

Course contents

Pre-and postoperative physiotherapy examination, treatment and counseling for patients with orthopedic / internal medical / surgical problems, respiratory and / or circulatory disorders.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Physiotherapy methods
Applied physiotherapy I

Previous course names

do not replace any other course

Additional information

Submission of assignment at the end of the course on Its Learning.

Recommended or required reading

See Applied Physiotherapy I

Study activities

Practical training - 266 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 266 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 266 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Approved field assessment
Pass client demonstration
Pass physiotherapy story of a client
Completed tasks that field exposed


  • Ring Joachim
  • Sievers Hannele


Ring Joachim

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

The timetable of the course

Fältperiod: FT 12 xx.10-xx.12 2014
FT 13 xx.4-xx.5 2015

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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