English for physiotherapists
Detailed information of the course "English for physiotherapists".
Type: Se | THW: 2.0 | ECTS Credits: 2.0 | Number of Groups: 5
Language of instruction: English
Course Unit Code: 070463507
Lectures with Sabine Eichler-Schöllnast
1st lesson: Physiotherapists in the context of working in hospitals and
multi-professional teams – explaining different Health Insurance Schemes
Homework: Developing a paragraph – why have you chosen a career in AHP?
or: Which health insurance system is better the Austrian or American one?
2nd lesson: Repetition of body parts, bones and muscles
Homework: Prepare a short presentation on body parts, bones, muscles, tissues, organs
3rd lesson: Human locomotion and examining a patient
Homework: Developing your own exercises
4th lesson: Giving instructions and guiding a patient through an examination
Homework: Summarising a video plus giving a statement
5th lesson: oral exams - Pain assessment
6th lesson: oral exams - Repetition
Lectures with Maureen Levis:
Lesson 1: Introductions. Abstracts. Action 1: Find an academic article. Pronunciation. Describing movement. Action 2: Yoga text.
Lesson 2: Plagiarism. Therapy role-plays. Action 3: Write an abstract.
Lesson 3: Therapy role-plays. Action 5: Prepare a presentation.
Lesson 4: Review of abstracts. In-class presentations of academic paper. Therapy role-plays.
Students should be able to conduct an assessment and give instructions to patients.
Students should be able to comprehend scientific studies and present their content.
English for Physiotherapists from 1st and 2nd semester
Teaching and Learning Methods:
Partner- and group work
Discussions and Presentations
? oral exam
? acitve participation during lectures
Sehr gut (1) - A
92 - 100
Gut (2) - B
83 - 91
Befriedigend (3) - C
74 - 81
Genügend (4) - D
66 - 73
Nicht Genügend (5) - E
0 - 65
Information on the human body
Like YouTube, but exclusively for physiotherapists
University of British Columbia – physiotherapy blog
Journal of the American Physiotherapy Association – links to articles, videos, podcasts
Journal of Physical Therapy Education
Professional English in Use Medicine by Eric H. Glendinning and Ron Howard; Cambridge University Press 2007
Fachenglisch für Gesundheitsberufe by Sandra Schiller et al.; Springer Medizin Verlag Heidelberg 2008
English in Medicine; 2nd edition by Eric H. Glendinning and Beverly A.S.Holmström Cambridge University Press 1998Instructor(s):