Basics of patient management

Integrated course, 2.00 ECTS


Course content

Students acquire basic knowledge about establishing contact, maintaining distance and conducting an interview with patients and can apply this knowledge when practicing with their colleagues. They know the basics of positioning, handling and mobilization (with and without assistive devices) and can keep control of the general condition and resilience of their patients. They can conduct all these therapeutic procedures. Students learn about specific tactile manipulative (passive, active, active assistive and resistive) skills of mobilization of extremities and trunk and can conduct these procedures actively and adapt them respectively.

Learning outcomes

In this module students acquire the basic technical and practical skills required in physiotherapy. Focus is placed on tactile perceptive and tactile manipulative skills, and on how to economically deal with their own body mechanics. Students have already acquired the basic skills and can therefore examine systems and structures of the kinematic system, and they can therapeutically influence this system by setting tactile and manipulative inputs at the right degree. They can apply devices to implement physical and therapeutic interventions under supervision. They understand the basics of hygiene and know how to implement it as a quality assurance tool when dealing with people. Students experience body contact, observations and manipulation and develop strategies for practicing and learning to develop their technical and practical skills. Students develop their skills so they can give appreciative feedback about motor performances. Students improve their self-reflective skills to critically appraise their tactile and visual perception, and their tactile manipulative skills. They experience challenging situations when experiencing and perceiving and can reflect and communicate about these experiences. Skills and competencies acquired according to FH-MTD-AV: fm1-15, sk2, sk3, sk6, sk7 Roles: E, T, P, G, K, M

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Books: Barth, C. (2005): Lehrbuch zum neuen Denkmodell in der Physiotherapie. Bewegungsentwicklung und Bewegungskontrolle. Bankl, H. (2004): Hygiene und Infektionslehre. 6., völlig neu überarb. Aufl: Fakultas-Univ.-Verl.: Wien Braddom, R. (2006): Physical Medicine and Therapy. E. Ed. Elsevier Verlag: Oxford Fialka-Moser, V., Ebenbichler, G., Gillert, O. [Begr.] (2005): Elektrotherapie. Pflaum: München Hüter-Becker, A., Dölken, M. (2005): Untersuchen in der Physiotherapie. Thieme Verlag: Stuttgart Hüter-Becker, A., Dölken, M. (2005): Behandeln in der Physiotherapie. Thieme Verlag: Stuttgart Hochschild, J. (2005): Strukturen und Funktionen begreifen. Thieme Verlag: Stuttgart Kolster, B. (2006): Massage. Springer Verlag: Heidelberg journals: journals in the field

Mode of delivery

Integrated Course

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Assessment methods and criteria

Final exam