Clinical Reasoning in Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy
   
Reference DMKINC01000001
Taught in First Master of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy (UGent - AHS) - Main Subject: Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy in Musculosceletal Afflictions
First Master of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy (UGent - AHS) - Main Subject: Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy in Musculosceletal Afflictions
First Master of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy (UGent - AHS) - Main Subject: Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy in Children
First Master of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy (UGent - AHS) - Main Subject: Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy in Children
First Master of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy (UGent - AHS) - Main Subject: Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy in Internal Diseases
First Master of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy (UGent - AHS) - Main Subject: Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy in Internal Diseases
First Master of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy (UGent - AHS) - Main Subject: Teacher Education and Training
First Master of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy (UGent - AHS) - Main Subject: Teacher Education and Training
First Master of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy (UGent - AHS) - Main Subject: Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy in Ageing
First Master of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy (UGent - AHS) - Main Subject: Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy in Ageing
Theory (A) 24.0
Exercises (B) 90.0
Training and projects (C) 0.0
Studytime (D) 220.0
Studypoints (E) 8
Level  
Credit contract? Access is determined after successful competences assessment
Examination contract? This course can not be taken through this kind of contract
Credit contract mandatory if Exam contract? Separate credit contract mandatory
Retake possible in case of permanent evaluation? Yes
Teaching Language Dutch
Lecturer Ann Cools
Department GE24
Co-lecturers Philip Roosen
Erik Witvrouw
Lieven Danneels
Key Words

Clinical reasoning – case-studies – rehabilitation principles – rehabilitation techniques – treatment strategy

Position of the Course

This course is a part of the line Physiotherapy and builds further upon the competencies already acquired within all courses within the line Physiotherapy. The purpose of the course is to use patient-specific situations to concretize clinical reasoning and treatment strategies, to apply competences , acquired in the Bachelor education to specific situations in a variety of intervention areas, and if necessary to add new insights and competences.
At the beginning, the student has already reached insight, knowledge and competencies with relation to the physiotherapeutical assessment and the physiotherapeutical treatments in all major physiotherapy intervention areas.
This course concentrates contributes to the development of following competences: B.1.3, B.1.4, B.1.5,B.1.6, B.1.7, B.1.8, B.3.2, B.4.2.

Contents

The course consists of 24 cases of patient situations, in which clinical reasoning in assessment and rehabilitation is performed.
The following areas of physiotherapy intervention are covered: musculoskeletal rehabilitation upper extremity, lower extremity, spine, rheumatology, neurological rehabilitation, pediatric rehabilitation, cardiorespiratory rehabilitation, uro-gynaecologic rehabilitation, geriatric rehabilitation.

Starting Competences

The students have successfully completed the following courses or have acquired the intended competences in one way or another:
- Rehabilitation and physiotherapy of the musculoskeletal system: lower extremity
- Rehabilitation and physiotherapy of the musculoskeletal system: upper extremity
- Rehabilitation and physiotherapy of the musculoskeletal system: lumbar spine and pelvis
- Rehabilitation and physiotherapy of the musculoskeletal system: thoracic and cervical spine
- Rehabilitation and physiotherapy of internal diseases
- Rehabilitation and physiotherapy of the respiratory system
- Rehabilitation and physiotherapy of the uro-gynaecologic system
- Rehabilitation and physiotherapy of the neurological system
- Rehabilitation and physiotherapy for the elderly
- Rehabilitation and physiotherapy for children 1
- Rehabilitation and physiotherapy for children 2

Final Competences

- be able to formulate relevant treatment goals, based on relevant information from the anamnesis and the clinical examination within all major physiotherapy areas.
- be able to design an adequate rehabilitation program, based on the treatment goals
- be able to adequately and correctly perform the treatment techniques
- be able to adapt the treatment strategy to patient evolution
- be able to give a presentation regarding the patient’s pathology and treatment.

Teaching and Learning Material

Digital video material on patient’s evaluation, spread by Minerva

References

Course Content-Related Study Coaching

Interactive support using Minerva
Personal coaching by electronic appointment

Teaching Methods

Lectures
Practical sessions: demonstrations, hands-on experience
Conducted self study
Group tasks

Evaluation Methods

Periodic and non-periodic

Examination Methods

Non-periodic evaluation: permanent evaluation based on case-presentation, in addition peer-evaluation
Periodic evaluation: practical exam with written preparation

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