English for physiotherapists

Detailed information of the course "English for physiotherapists".

5. Semester, WS 2009
Type: Se | THW: 2.0 | ECTS Credits: 2.0 | Number of Groups: 5
Language of instruction: English
Course Unit Code: 070463507

Description:

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.

 

 

 

Course Objectives:

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.

Prerequisites:
English for Physiotherapists from 1st and 2nd semester

Teaching and Learning Methods:

Individual Work

Partner- and group work

Discussions and Presentations

Patient-Physiotherapist scenario

Assessment:

Assessment

Percentage

?  oral exam

50

?  acitve participation during lectures

25

?  homework

25

 

 

 

 

Grading:Points

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

Bibliography:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/index_interactivebody.shtml

Information on the human body

 

http://www.physicaltherapychannel.com/index.php

Like YouTube, but exclusively for physiotherapists

 

http://weblogs.elearning.ubc.ca/physio/physiotherapy_20/

University of British Columbia – physiotherapy blog

 

http://www.ptjournal.org/

Journal of the American Physiotherapy Association – links to articles, videos, podcasts

 

http://www.aptaeducation.org/m/jopte/index.cfm

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 1998

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