Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

Within this study unit we will focus on the following competencies:
Ethical and Sustainability competence and communicative and social competence (general)
Therapeutic counselling competence and therapeutic competence (profession-specific)

SDG?s in focus:

Learning outcomes

Once you have completed the study unit you will have? (mention knowledge, skill, attitude)
You show an in-depth knowledge of the physiology of the respiratory and circulatory organs (knowledge)
Have knowledge regarding the disease and treatment principles for general disabilities in the respiratory and circulatory organs (knowledge)
Based on the patient's individual physiotherapeutic problems and life situation, you can in an appropriate way assess the need for, plan, implement and evaluate physiotherapy in both the acute and rehabilitation stages (skill)
You can, on the basis of proven knowledge, select and apply appropriate methods, models and forms of exercise in order to promote health for both individuals and groups in an appropriate way (skill)
You know the professional field and its actors in the public, private and third sector (knowledge)

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Human Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics (10ects)
Human development and Motor learning (5ects)
The basics of movement theory and assessment of functional ability (10ects)
Adapt and prescribe Health promoting activities (5ects)
Health Promotion and Activity (5ects)

Previous course names

Clinical Physiotherapy - Respiratory and Circulatory System, FT-2-063 (0), 4 ects
Medicine 1, GH‑2‑002 (0) ,1 ects

Recommended or required reading

Pryor, J.A. & Prasad, S.A. 2002. Physiotherapy for Respiratory and Cardiac Problems. ISBN 0-443-07075-X (eller nyare)
Porter, S. ed. 2008. Tidy´s Physiotherapy. ISBN 978-0-443-10392-6 (valda delar)
Svantesson, U., Cider, Å., Jonsdottir, I.H., Stener-Victorin, E., Willén C. 2007. Effekter av fysisk träning vid olika sjukdomstillstånd. Sisu Idrottsböcker. ISBN 91-85433-16-0
Talvitie, U., Karppi, S-L, Mansikkamäki, T. 2006. Fysioterapia. Helsinki: Oy Edita Ab. ISBN 951-37-4367-5

Suomen Fysioterapeutit: Sepelvaltimotautipotilaan liikunnallinen kuntoutus-suositus

Suomen Sydänliitto ry:

  • Sepelvaltimotauti ja liikunta
  • Sydänlääkkeet ja liikunta
  • Sydämen vajaatoiminta ja liikunta
  • Sydämen siirto ja liikunta
  • Sydämen rytmihäiriöt ja liikuinta
  • Sydämen läppäviat ja liikunta
  • Synnynnäiset sydänviat ja liikunta

Study activities

  • Lectures - 0 hours
  • Practical exercises - 0 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 0 hours
  • Individual studies - 0 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 0 hours
  • Seminars - 0 hours


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

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the
following examinations:


  • Ring Joachim
  • Tillman Ilse


Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Other assignments

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