Department of Health Studies

Physiotherapy

My Studies

 

1. Semester

Basic physiotherapeutic skills | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463114 Basics of patient management 2 SWS 2 ECTS
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.
Basic physiotherapeutic skills | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463110 Basics of physical and rehabilitative medicine 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students are introduced to the basics of physical diagnostics and therapy. They know about specific trigger and reaction models, their effects, treatment approaches, contra indications and aims of physical therapy and can explain them conclusively. Students know about the basic effects of physical therapeutic applications. They apply this basic knowledge by applying it in the physiotherapeutic process.
Basic physiotherapeutic skills | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 190463113 Experiencing movement for developing physiotherapeutic competence 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students acquire basic knowledge about methods and didactics for individual and group practicing sessions. Students experience motor learning and practicing and learn to reflect about these physiotherapeutically relevant experiences. They experience themselves as an individual, but also as a member of a group in different situations of sports activities and transfer these processes to practice sessions in a therapeutic setting. Part of this lecture is an obligatory field trip.
Basic physiotherapeutic skills | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 190463111 Hygiene 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students have obtained knowledge from bacteriology, virology and parasitology. They know about some examples for the most common infectious diseases including childhood diseases. Students know about hygiene procedures relevant to the profession. When working in a physiotherapeutic context they can select the respective procedures to prevent infections and they are aware of the importance of applying these procedures. The graduate can adapt to the quality management and hygiene requirements of his/her profession.
Basic physiotherapeutic skills | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463112 Massage in physiotherapy 1 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students know about the effects of tactile manipulative interventions on the kinematic system and know how to apply them in a controlled way and which contra indications there are for manual procedures. When they conduct a tissue assessment, they learn about how to conduct an assessment and document it as a part of the physiotherapeutic process. Students learn about different kinds and forms of therapeutic massage. Students practice different massage techniques with their colleagues and based on given feedback they learn how to adapt and control their interventions respectively.
Kinesiology basics | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463109 Basics of examining the musculoskeletal system 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Students are familiar with the basics of how to conduct an examination and analyze joints, muscles, myofascial chain systems and different muscle performance parameters. They can conduct these examinations and document them using a model. Based on their knowledge about the impact of gravity, they can recognize loads and adapt the basic position depending on the conditions. When analyzing simple cases, they can apply their theoretical knowledge and then transfer this knowledge when practicing with their colleagues.
Kinesiology basics | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463108 Introduction to kinesiology 3 SWS 3 ECTS
Students learn about specific jargon relevant for general and physiotherapeutic kinematics. They apply this jargon when inspecting, analyzing and documenting posture and movement. They conduct posture and movement inspection and observation in a structured way and compare and interpret the results referring them to the respective norms. They apply biomechanical techniques and learn how to objectively present kinetic and kinematic parameters. They know that posture and movement analyses as well as documenting these processes, by applying technical devices, is part of the physiotherapeutic process. Students practice analyzing procedures with each other and gather experience being in different roles (therapist, patient, colleague). They learn how to give feedback in an appreciative way and to accept feedback and they reflect about the process. They experience how they move and their own postural behavior.
Medical and natural scientifc basics 1 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463101 Anatomy basics and introduction to functional anatomy 2.5 SWS 2 ECTS
Students can apply the Latin terminology to describe the human body and its alignment. They can describe the structure and function of cells, tissues, organs and organ systems based on a model. They know the different kinds of joints and can describe their function with axis and planes.
Medical and natural scientifc basics 1 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463102 Anatomy of the musculoskeletal system 1 2 SWS 1.5 ECTS
Students are familiar with the structures of the human body, focusing on bones (including the bony skull) and joints, and they can name these structures using Latin terminology, indicating correctly their parts, their function and showing them on a preparation.
Medical and natural scientifc basics 1 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463103 Anatomy of the musculoskeletal system 2 2.5 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Students can describe the structure, topography and the neural supply of muscles and the human body – with focus on the trunk, upper and lower extremities, and they can indicate their location correctly when using a preparation. Due to their knowledge about the freedom degrees of a joint, and the position of individual structures in correlation to axis and planes, students can understand biomechanical functions and calculate them autonomosly. Students can explain the structure and function onf the vegetative nervous systems.
Medical and natural scientifc basics 1 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463104 Applied anatomy 1.5 SWS 1.5 ECTS
Based on the knowledge students have acquired in anatomy they can indicate the topographic orientation of body structures by inspecting and palpating them. They can apply accurately palpation techniques for various body structures when practicing with a colleague and/or on a model.
Medical and natural scientifc basics 1 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463105 Physics and introduction to biomechanics 1 1.5 SWS 1.5 ECTS
Students are introduced to the mechanics of solid bodies. They master methods to determine the center of gravity of bodies and segments and can interpret balance and stability physically and therapeutically. They can calculate load and force. They learn about the basics and definitions of kinematics of bones and joints, as well as specific kinematics of individual joints of the spine. They develop questions that are relevant in physiotherapy from reading biomechanical studies and replicating simple research processes by applying technical equipment from the movement laboratory. They comprehend the content taught and can apply this knowledge autonomously when given physiotherapeutic cases.
Medical and natural scientific basics 2 | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 190463106 Physiology basics 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
By using medical jargon, students can logically describe and explain the structure and function of cells, tissues, the blood and coagulation system, the urogenital system, the digestions system, the endocrine system, the skin and sensory organs, metabolic processes, hormone regulation and the function of the acid base balance, heat balance and temperature regulation. They can reproduce relevant norm figures for the above mentioned and can explain their importance for the physiotherapeutic process.
Medical and natural scientific basics 2 | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 190463107 Physiology of the musculoskeletal system 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Students can describe and explain physiological functions of the musculoskeletal system, which is a basis for being able to conduct physiotherapeutic interventions. They understand basic functions and functional circles on a cellular and structural level and know that this knowledge is necessary to develop hypotheses, which are the basis for the physiotherapeutic process. They know about adaption processes of structures in the healing process and when they are loaded and can apply this basic knowledge in a training therapy context. They know about the possibility of energy supply for motoric performance and can apply this knowledge in a physiotherapeutic context.
The professional field physiotherapy | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463115 Clinical reasoning 1 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students understand that working as a physiotherapist is conducted in the framework of the health care system and based on doctor’s orders. Students learn about the ICF levels (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health) and acquire the skills to adapt and apply these levels to their patients. Students learn the basic rules to conduct the physiotherapeutic process based on clinical reasoning and the ICF. They acquire the basic competencies to conduct an interview, structure, document and interpret it in the course of the physiotherapeutic process.
The professional field physiotherapy | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 190463116 English 1 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students acquire basic vocabulary in a physiotherapeutic context and can give instructions to patients. They can describe movement using jargon. They know where and how physiotherapists can work in Austria and in other countries, and are also familiar with differences concerning the profession in an international context. They can discuss with colleagues about basic topics in a physiotherapeutic context and defend their point of view.
The professional field physiotherapy | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463117 Introduction to health psychology and professional studies 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Students are introduced to physiotherapeutically relevant basics of psychology as a science for human behavior and perception. They learn about the basic legal framework that guides professional conduct and communication with patients, medical doctors and other relevant professional groups. They are familiar with different communication models and tools and can apply them when communicating with different stakeholders. They acquire basic tools for dealing with and planning their own and also group relevant resources, and students apply them during their education. They are familiar with the role model of physiotherapy and can define first aims to acquire competencies connected to the individual roles.
The professional field physiotherapy | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 190463118 POL 1 1 SWS 1.5 ECTS
Students can work with patient cases systematically and in a problem-oriented way. In this process they consider theories and practical knowledge from all relevant fields, including interprofessional collaboration. They can connect acquired knowledge, skills, competencies, attitude and values working with these cases. They develop useful questions and strategies for solving problems independently (and in group processes), and they develop innovative problem-solving strategies, discuss and present them. In group processes students develop effective ways of cooperation and communication and practice reflecting individually and as a group.

2. Semester

Hypothesis-driven interventions in the physiotherapeutic process | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463213 Clinical reasoning 2 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students broaden their knowledge about how to conduct an assessment and plan steps in the physiotherapeutic process, based on the ICF criteria and hypotheses groups. They practice clinical reasoning by applying the physiotherapeutic process working with simple patient cases. They reflect their physiotherapeutic assessment considering the medical doctor’s orders. They recognize patterns, which make it necessary to refert to other relevant professional groups and medical doctors.
Hypothesis-driven interventions in the physiotherapeutic process | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 190463211 English 2 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students broaden their knowledge they have acquired in the 1st semester about physiotherapeutic vocabulary and typical professional and scientific situations in a physiotherapeutic context. They can identify structure and content of scientific texts and interpret them accordingly. They can summarize the content of studies in a written form and present them in a way that their colleagues get a clear picture about the content and scientific importance of the text. They can present their point of view and provide evidence when discussing scientific papers, they have read.
Hypothesis-driven interventions in the physiotherapeutic process | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 190463210 General pathology 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Students are familiar with and understand basic terminology of pathology. They know about pathologic changes of cells, tissues and organ systems, and they know about the reasons for different courses of diseases and can use this knowledge in a physiotherapeutic context. They can explain the correlations in jargon.
Hypothesis-driven interventions in the physiotherapeutic process | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463212 Introduction to scientific research 1 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students systematically research data in scientific data basis and apply different evidence-based search strategies. They are familiar with different kinds of scientific literature and their structure. They can critically read and appraise those scientific papers. The students are familiar with the scientific research process and know about ethical considerations, study designs and interpreting results.
Hypothesis-driven interventions in the physiotherapeutic process | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 190463214 POL 2 1 SWS 2 ECTS
Students can work with patient cases systematically and in a problem-oriented way. In this process they consider theories and practical knowledge from all relevant fields and by including interprofessional collaboration. They can connect acquired knowledge, skills, competencies, attitude and values working with these cases. They develop useful questions and strategies for solving problems autonomously (and in group processes), and they develop innovative problem-solving strategies, discuss and present them. In group processes students develop effective ways of cooperation and communication and practice reflecting individually and as a group.
Kinesiology 1 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463207 Applied training sciences 1.5 SWS 2 ECTS
Students learn about the most important principles of training and training sciences, they know about training basics and the development of basic motor qualities in different phases of life. Students can apply these principles in health promotion, prevention, therapy and rehabilitation adapted to the individual needs of themselves, individuals and groups (e.g. in connection with wound healing phases, tissue load, age, cognitive performance levels, …). They can understand and interpret diagnostic performance assessments and apply them in a physiotherapeutic context.
Kinesiology 1 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463208 Massage in physiotherapy 2 1 SWS 1 ECTS
As a continuation from the lecture in the first semester students learn how to apply soft-tissue techniques to influence perception, muscle tone and range of motion within the physiotherapeutic process. They can apply these techniques practicing with a model and adapting them to specific challenges. They practice different techniques with their colleagues and learn from given feedback to adapt their interventions. They recognize dangerous situations and contra indications when massaging. Autonomously students improve their tactile and coordinative skills by applying the principles of motor learning and by respecting their personal resources.
Kinesiology 1 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463209 Physiology of pain and pain managment 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Students are familiar with and comprehend pain physiology as a basis to understand pain and its implication for patients. Students learn about the classification of pain, multidisciplinary diagnostics and therapeutic approaches. The knowledge is transferred to the physiotherapeutic process. They learn about different physiotherapeutic interventions to support reactivating and recovering from a disease. They know about the importance of physiotherapy in the multidisciplinary (pain) team. They can interpret experiencing pain as a social and multicultural construct.
Kinesiology 1 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463205 Specialized kinesiology 1 4.5 SWS 4.5 ECTS
Practicing with a model, students can transfer the basics of motoric control and motoric learning to the physiotherapeutic process and can conduct structured therapeutic assessments. They broaden their knowledge of different concepts of movement observation and analyses. They improve their skills for applying tools of scientific data collection for the kinematic system (force plates, EMG, sonography, …). They learn to conduct assessments in a standardized way, with or without applying devices, and to evaluate their procedures. They interpret their observations applying clinical reasoning in the physiotherapeutic process, and by doing so, they evaluate functions and activities in the specific environment. They use movement therapeutic stimuli to streamline the treatment of posture and movement, when focusing on pelvis and legs. They learn about and practice verbal and tactile possibilities of giving instructions for movement exercises and experience their impact themselves. They broaden their competencies dealing with and giving feedback to support motor learning, and are part of the creative moto learning process. Students improve their skills and self-reflection abilities for tactile and visual perception, and verbally instructed and tactile manipulative skills. Students improve autonomously their personal kinematic competencies based on the principles of motor learning.
Kinesiology 1 | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 190463206 Structure and function of the nervous system 2.5 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Students are familiar with the anatomy of the central, peripheral and vegetative nervous system and know about specific physiologic functions and performance levels. They can show the respective parts correctly on an anatomical preparation and can indicate their function and purpose using the correct target group specific register. Students acquire the knowledge about the sensory and psychomotor components of the physiological motor development (normal childhood development), of the physiological motor learning, the motor control, and possible influential factors.
Physiotherapie der Organsysteme 1 | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 190463202 Functional disorders of organ systems 2.5 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Students are familiar with diseases and disorders of the cardiorespiratory systems, they know about metabolic, lifestyle and angiological diseases and can connect them to the physiotherapeutic interventions. Additionally, students know the most important abdominal and thoracic surgeries and their impact on patients and the physiotherapeutic interventions. They can explain this information coherently and logically, and when working on patient cases identify these disorders autonomously.
Physiotherapie der Organsysteme 1 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463204 Physics and introduction to biomechanics 2 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students are introduced to the mechanics of liquid and gaseous bodies and to electrical science. Students are familiar with biomechanics and biomechanical qualities and reactions of body structures and systems. They develop physiotherapeutically relevant questions from biomechanical studies and replicate simple research processes in a practical way by using technical equipment from the movement laboratory. They understand what they have learned and can apply this knowledge in a physiotherapeutic context.
Physiotherapie der Organsysteme 1 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463203 Physiotherapeutic process: organ systems 1 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Students learn to autonomously conduct the physiotherapeutic process with patients suffering from cardiorespiratory, angiological, metabolic and lifestyle disease, and patients who have undergone thoracic and abdominal surgery. They can conduct the above mentioned physiotherapeutic process, because of the knowledge they have acquired and based on evidence. They can show on a model that they can transfer knowledge from clinical lectures and knowledge they have acquired from prior lectures in the physiotherapeutic process by applying clinical reasoning for assessment, planning treatment, conducting treatment, and evaluating based on the ICF classification and documenting the whole process.
They can give reason for and critically reflect which treatment techniques and procedures they apply by referring to current evidence and developments when working with patients. They can adapt and choose selected interventions and critically reflect their decisions. They comprehend when situations are critical, or contraindications are necessary and react adequately. They optimally adapt and reflect their therapeutic procedures which are adapted to their resources and the resources of the team, available networks and equipment.
Practicing with a model, students learn how to adapt interventions to different courses and phases of disease, and to different settings. They discuss and practice how to connect these interventions with other procedures and how they can adapt them to the aims.
Physiotherapie der Organsysteme 1 | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 190463201 Structure and function of the organ systems 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Students are familiar with the structures and functions of organic systems. A knowledge they need for their physiotherapeutic interventions. They know about and understand basic medical measures and examination parameters to perform hypotheses driven actions. They can explain all actions and information in jargon coherently and logically.
Placement 1 | Internship (PR) | Coursecode: 190463216 Placement 1 0.5 SWS 2 ECTS
Students can assist in the physiotherapeutic processes and conduct, document and evaluate them under supervision. They apply simple therapeutic procedures when communicating, examining and treating patients. The focus is on taking a patient’s history and applying clinical reasoning with real patients. Students can autonomously acquire knowledge they need for working with specific disorders that are treated at the respective internship place, with the aim to broaden their knowledge. Students practice transferring specific procedures to the clinical situation, they practiced with healthy objects before. They experience themselves for the first time in the potentially tense area between applying theoretical knowledge and practical skills in clinical routine and reflect this situation. Students get to know the inpatient or outpatient clinical routine in a physiotherapeutic setting and find their place in a team. They fulfill roles and assignments given to them by the supervisor and the university of applied sciences.
Placement 1 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 190463215 Reflective practice in physiotherapy 1 0.5 SWS 1 ECTS
Students know the content and procedures of the placement, they know about data protection regulations and duty of confidentiality, aims in the placement, documentation, feedback interviews, assessment of placements and how to maintain knowledge transfer during that time. Students can present physiotherapeutic processes, reflect and evaluate them. By reflecting they can cope with demanding situations during the placement, they can identify personal resources and develop coping strategies so that they can achieve the competencies required for each role of a physiotherapist.

3. Semester

Kinesiology 2 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463310 Clinical Reasoning 3 0.5 SWS 0.5 ECTS
Students broaden their knowledge about how to conduct assessment and planning of the physiotherapeutic process, based on the ICF criteria and hypotheses groups. They practice clinical reasoning processes within the physiotherapeutic process when working with simple patient cases. They reflect their physiotherapeutic assessments with regards to the doctor’s orders. They recognize patterns that make it necessary to consult medical doctors or other relevant professional groups. Students can comprehend the importance of connecting different clinical fields when working with a patient and conducting the physiotherapeutic process. They identify when there are connections and can plan and conduct simple steps to get connected.
Kinesiology 2 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463311 Introduction to scientific research 2 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students can formulate a research question correctly. They know about statistic procedures and can interpret scientific results. They can differentiate between qualitative and quantitative research and know about their advantages and disadvantages. They correctly apply quotation programs (Zotero, Citavi), and can autonomously read and critically appraise and summarize scientific papers.
Kinesiology 2 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463308 Physiotherapy process: the phenomenon of pain 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students broaden their knowledge about the multimodal approach in pain management and treatment. They can interpret experiencing pain as a social and multicultural phenomenon. Practicing with a model, they can autonomously transfer knowledge from clinical lectures and knowledge they have acquired from prior lectures in the physiotherapeutic process by applying clinical reasoning for assessment, planning treatment, conducting treatment, and evaluating based on the ICF classification and documenting the whole process.
They can give reason for and critically reflect a which treatment techniques and procedures they apply by referring to current evidence and developments when working with patients. They can adapt and choose selected interventions and critically reflect their decisions. They comprehend when situations are critical, or contraindications are necessary and react adequately. They optimally adapt and reflect their therapeutic procedures which are adapted to their resources and the resources of the team, available networks and equipment.
Practicing with a model, students learn how to adapt interventions to different courses and phases of disease, and to different settings. They discuss and practice how to connect these interventions with other procedures and how they can adapt them to the aims.
Kinesiology 2 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 190463312 POL 3 1 SWS 1.5 ECTS
Students can work with patient cases systematically and in a problem-oriented way. In this process they consider theories and practical knowledge from all relevant fields and by including interprofessional collaboration. They can connect acquired knowledge, skills, competencies, attitude and values working with these cases. They develop useful questions and strategies for solving problems autonomously (and in group processes), and they develop innovative problem-solving strategies, discuss and present them. In group processes students develop effective ways of cooperation and communication and practice reflecting individually and as a group.
Kinesiology 2 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463307 Specific kinesiology 2 3 SWS 3 ECTS
Students can apply knowledge about principles of motor learning and motor memory in a structured way, when planning and conducting the physiotherapeutic process. They can plan, implement, observe, evaluate and document all exercise processes to facilitate learning and relearning of motor skills by applying functional problem analyses. Students can target and adapt interventions to different body systems and disorders focusing on head, chest and arms. They can also adapt these interventions to match different stages of disease, no matter whether the processes are chronic or acute. When applying the clinical reasoning process, they recognize critical situations and contra indications and can react adequately. They discuss experience they gathered when implementing movement therapeutic processes. They reflect about their role as a therapist, coach and facilitator in the treatment and exercise process.
Kinesiology 2 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463309 Specific target group oriented communication 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Based on the knowledge students have acquired in the first semester about human communication and about the psychologic mechanisms involved, specific situations in a therapeutic setting are practiced and reflected in small groups and practiced by conducting role plays. Students are made aware of and perceive different communication styles and possible misunderstands that can occur.
Physiotherapy for motor development and controlling movement 1 | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 190463305 Functional disorders of the nervous system 2.5 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Students are familiar with the reasons for, symptoms of, the course and pathobiological and pathomechanical mechanisms, medical procedures (conservative and surgical) and timing of physiotherapeutic interventions for patients (children and adults) suffering from disorders and damages of the central and peripheral nervous systems and the different phases of recovery. They can explain all this information logically and when working with patient examples identify these disorders autonomously.
Physiotherapy for motor development and controlling movement 1 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463306 Physiotherapy therapy process: nervous system 1 3.5 SWS 3.5 ECTS
Based on acquired knowledge and evidence students have acquired, they can conduct the physiotherapeutic process when working with patients who suffer from neurologic diseases. They can transfer the acquired knowledge and skills from previous clinical lectures and other lectures to the physiotherapeutic process and clinical reasoning when autonomously examining, planning treatment, conducting treatment and evaluating the process based on the ICF classification.
When working with patients they can give reason for treatment techniques and treatment approaches, considering the evidence and current developments. They critically reflect their decisions and practically apply the approaches in clinical routine. They react adequately to critical situations and contra indications. They adapt the therapy to their personal resources and resources of the team and available networks and equipment respectively.
Practicing with a model, students learn how to adapt interventions to different courses and stages of diseases and in different settings. They discuss and practice how these interventions and further procedures can be connected to other effective ones and be adapted to the aims. This course focuses on early mobilization and locomotion therapy after insult and concussions, ataxia and idiopathic Parkinson syndrome.
Physiotherapy for organ systems 2 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463303 Physiotherapeutic process: organ systems 2 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Based on acquired knowledge and evidence students deepen their knowledge and improve their skills to autonomously conduct the physiotherapeutic process with cardiorespiratory, angiologic, metabolic and life-style disease patients and with patients after thoracic and abdominal surgeries.
They can autonomously transfer the acquired knowledge and skills from previous clinical lectures and other lectures to the physiotherapeutic process and clinical reasoning when examining, planning treatment, conducting treatment and evaluating the process based on the ICF classification.
When working with patients they can give reason for treatment techniques and treatment approaches, considering the evidence and current developments. They critically reflect their decisions and practically apply the approaches in clinical routine. They react adequately to dangerous situations and contra indications. They adapt the therapy to their personal resources and resources of the team and available networks and equipment respectively.
Practicing with a model, students learn how to adapt interventions to different courses and stages of diseases and in different settings. They discuss and practice how these interventions and further procedures can be connected to other effective ones and be adapted to the aims.
Physiotherapy for organ systems 2 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463304 Physiotherapy process: the lymphatic system 2.5 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Students are familiar with the anatomy and physiology of the blood circulation and the lymphatic vascular system. Additionally, they know about and can explain physical basics and effects of complex drainage therapy. Based on acquired knowledge and evidence, students learn to conduct the physiotherapeutic process for patients suffering from overload and/or partial damages of the lymphatic vascular system.
Students learn to autonomously conduct the physiotherapeutic process based on their knowledge and evidence from the physiotherapeutic process. Practicing autonomously with a model they can transfer knowledge from clinical lectures and knowledge they have acquired from prior lectures in the physiotherapeutic process by applying clinical reasoning for assessment, planning treatment, conducting treatment, and evaluating based on the ICF classification and documenting the whole process.
They can give reason for and critically reflect about which treatment techniques and procedures they apply by referring to current evidence and developments when working with patients. They can adapt and choose selected interventions and critically reflect their decisions. They comprehend when situations are critical, or when there are contraindications and react adequately when working in a lymphological physiotherapeutic context. They optimally adapt and reflect their therapeutic procedures which are adapted to their resources and the resources of the team, available networks and equipment.
Practicing with a model, students learn how to adapt interventions to different courses and phases of disease, and to different settings. They discuss and practice how to connect these interventions with other procedures and how they can adapt them to the aims.
Physiotherapy for the muskuloskeletal system 1 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463301 Functional disorders of the musculoskeletal 3.5 SWS 3.5 ECTS
Students are familiar with the reasons for, symptoms, course, pathophysiology, pathologic mechanisms, medical interventions (conservative and surgical), and the timing for physiotherapeutic interventions when adults or children suffer from injuries, degenerative, inflammatory, metabolic or congenital changes in bones, muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, capsules, disks and burses of extremities, the spine including the pelvis and head. They can communicate all relevant information concisely in jargon, and based on patient cases they can identify the disorders autonomously.
Physiotherapy for the muskuloskeletal system 1 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463302 Physiotherapeutic process: neuromusculoskeletal system 1 5.5 SWS 5.5 ECTS
Based on acquired knowledge and evidence students learn about the physiotherapeutic process working with musculoskeletal cases, cases dealing with lower extremities including pelvis and the lumbar spine. They can autonomously transfer the acquired knowledge and skills from previous clinical lectures and other lectures to the physiotherapeutic process and clinical reasoning when examining, planning treatment, conducting treatment and evaluating the process based on the ICF classification.
When working with patients they can give reason for treatment techniques and treatment approaches, considering the evidence and current developments. They critically reflect their decisions and practically apply the approaches in clinical routine. They react adequately to dangerous situations and contra indications. They adapt the therapy to their personal resources and resources of the team and available networks and equipment respectively.
Practicing with a model, students learn how to adapt interventions to different courses and stages of diseases and in different settings. They discuss and practice how these interventions and further procedures can be connected to other effective ones and be adapted to the aims.
Placement 2 | Internship (PR) | Coursecode: 190463314 Placement 2 0.5 SWS 2 ECTS
Students can conduct, document and evaluate the whole physiotherapeutic processes under supervision. They apply therapeutic procedures when communicating, examining and treating patients. The focus is on practicing the clinical reasoning process with a structured assessment, defining the aim of the therapy, planning and conducting interventions with the patient.
Students practice transferring specific procedures to the clinical situation, they practiced with healthy objects before. Students autonomously acquire knowledge they need for working with specific disorders that are treated at the respective internship place, with the aim to broaden their knowledge. Students actively participate in in the daily routine of physiotherapy in an inpatient or outpatient clinical setting. After the placement they can reflect their strengths and weaknesses and define the aims for the next placement.
Placement 2 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 190463313 Reflective practice in physiotherapy 2 0.5 SWS 0.5 ECTS
Students know the content and procedures of the placement, they know about data protection regulations and duty of confidentiality, aims in the placement, documentation, feedback interviews, assessment of placements and how to maintain knowledge transfer during that time. Students can present physiotherapeutic processes, reflect and evaluate them. By reflecting they can cope with demanding situations during the placement, they can identify personal resources and develop coping strategies, so that they can achieve the competencies in each role of a physiotherapist.

4. Semester

Applied kinesiology | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 190463406 Applied psychology in physiotherapy 1.5 SWS 1.5 ECTS
Students are introduced to the basics and work procedures of health psychology and clinical psychology. They understand behavior and motivation as a basis for dealing with therapeutic challenges and can apply this knowledge to positively create the physiotherapeutic process.
Applied kinesiology | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 190463407 Applied teaching methodologies and movement sciences 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students broaden their knowledge and experience by applying motor learning in practical sports sessions, practicing selected kinds of sports themselves and in a group. They improve their skills conducting a movement analyses, applying this analyses in sports and connecting it with their clinical knowledge. Students are introduced to specific challenges they have to face in sports physiotherapy.
This lecture involves an obligatory field trip.
Applied kinesiology | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 190463408 Integrative pocess 1 1 SWS 1.5 ECTS
Based on what students have learned, they implement the steps of the physiotherapeutic process under supervision. They corroborate a research question by critically appraising literature in the field. Individually, students reflect the steps and process for implementing the physiotherapeutic process under supervision and they analyze their strengths and weaknesses and define further steps.
Applied kinesiology | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 190463409 POL 4 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Students can solve patient cases in a problem oriented way and systematically by applying and connecting theoretical knowledge and practical skills, when working together in an interprofessional team. They can connect knowledge, skills, attitudes and values when working with a patient case. They develop useful questions and can autonomously (and in a group) find solution strategies and develop innovative problem solving strategies, they discuss and can present them. In the group process students develop effective forms of cooperation and communication and practice their self and group reflection skills.
Physiotherapy for motor development and controlling movement 2 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463403 Physiotherapeutic process: the nervous system 2 4.5 SWS 4.5 ECTS
Students learn to autonomously conduct the physiotherapeutic process with neurologic patients, based on their knowledge and evidence. They can show on a model that they can autonomously transfer knowledge from clinical lectures and knowledge they have acquired from prior lectures in the physiotherapeutic process by applying clinical reasoning for assessment, planning treatment, conducting treatment, and evaluating based on the ICF classification and documenting the whole process.
They can give reason for and critically reflect about which treatment techniques and procedures they apply by referring to current evidence and developments when working with patients. They can adapt and choose selected interventions and critically reflect their decisions. They comprehend when situations are critical, or contraindications are necessary and react adequately. They optimally adapt and reflect about their therapeutic procedures which are adapted to their resources and the resources of the team, available networks and equipment.
Practicing with a model, students learn how to adapt interventions to different courses and phases of disease, and to different settings. They discuss and practice how to connect these interventions with other procedures and how they can adapt them to the aims. This course focuses on neurophysiologic treatment approaches to regain motor skills after a central neurologic disease, like for instance a stroke, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury.
Physiotherapy for the musculoskeletal system 2 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463401 Physiotherapeutic process: the neuro-musculoskeletal system 2 4.5 SWS 4.5 ECTS
Students learn to conduct the physiotherapeutic process with patients suffering from musculoskeletal disorders, focusing on the head, upper extremities, the shoulder girdle, cervical and thoracic spine based on their knowledge and evidence. They can autonomously show on a model that they can transfer knowledge from clinical lectures and knowledge they have acquired from prior lectures in the physiotherapeutic process by applying clinical reasoning for assessment, planning treatment, conducting treatment, and evaluating based on the ICF classification and documenting the whole process.
They can give reason for and critically reflect which treatment techniques and procedures they apply by referring to current evidence and developments when working with patients. They can adapt and choose selected interventions and critically reflect their decisions. They comprehend when situations are critical, or contraindications are necessary and react adequately. They optimally adapt and reflect their therapeutic procedures which are adapted to their resources and the resources of the team, available networks and equipment.
Practicing with a model, students learn how to adapt interventions to different courses and phases of disease, and to different settings. They discuss and practice how to connect these interventions with other procedures and how they can adapt them to the aims.
Physiotherapy for the musculoskeletal system 2 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463402 Physiotherapy with emphasis on the complex connective tissue system 1.5 SWS 1.5 ECTS
Students broaden their knowledge about anatomy and physiology of connective tissue and fascia and they know about the human body's functional connections. Students know about the content and aims of reflex therapy.
They can transfer the acquired knowledge and skills from previous clinical lectures and other lectures to the physiotherapeutic process and clinical reasoning when autonomously examining, planning treatment, conducting treatment and evaluating the process based on the ICF classification.
When working with patients they can give reason for treatment techniques and treatment approaches, considering the evidence and current developments. They critically reflect their decisions and practically apply the approaches in clinical routine. They react adequately to critical situations and contra indications. They adapt the therapy to their personal resources and resources of the team and available networks and equipment respectively.
Practicing with a model, students learn how to adapt interventions to different courses and stages of diseases and to different settings. They discuss and practice how these interventions and further procedures can be connected to other effective ones and be adapted to the aims.
Physiotherapy in specific areas 1 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463404 Physiotherapy in intensive care 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students become familiar with the contents and aims in intensive care. Based on knowledge they have acquired and evidence in the field, they learn to conduct the physiotherapeutic process with patients. They broaden and practice their theoretical knowledge, practical skills, practicing realistic situations and reflecting their actions and attitudes. Students can adapt interventions to different body systems in a connected way. They can conduct treatment techniques and therapeutic procedures and adapt them individually based on evidence. They can show their skills working with patient examples. They can identify contra indication and can introduce the respective procedures.
Physiotherapy in specific areas 1 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463405 Physiotherapy in paedicatrics 2.5 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Students become familiar with the contents and aims in pediatrics. Based on knowledge they have acquired and evidence in the field, they learn to conduct the physiotherapeutic process with patients. They broaden and practice their theoretical knowledge, practical skills, practicing realistic situations and reflecting their actions and attitudes. Students can adapt interventions to different body systems in a connected way. They can conduct treatment techniques and therapeutic procedures and adapt them individually based on evidence. They can show their skills working with patient examples. They can identify contra indication and can introduce the respective procedures.
Placement 3 | Internship (PR) | Coursecode: 190463411 Placement 3 0.5 SWS 9.5 ECTS
Students can conduct, document and evaluate the whole physiotherapeutic processes under supervision, and they can critically discuss them. They apply therapeutic procedures when communicating, examining and treating patients, evaluating and documenting the process. Students autonomously acquire knowledge they need for working with specific disorders that are treated at the respective internship place, with the aim to broaden their knowledge. Students practice transferring specific procedures to the clinical situation, they practiced with healthy objects and in placements before. They can critically reflect their therapeutic skills: the dosage and effect, planning, and conducting treatment.
Students develop strategies to connect acquired knowledge and practical skills to useful procedures. They acquire this knowledge from the routine procedures of supervisors. They also learn to ask questions for case oriented scientific research. Students actively participate in the daily physiotherapeutic routine, content and structure of an inpatient or outpatient clinical setting. They find their role as an intern being part of the physiotherapeutic team and working together with other colleagues of the clinic. They communicate using the correct register and apply their resources in an appreciative way. After the placement they can reflect their strengths and weaknesses and can define the aims for the next placement.
Placement 3 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 190463410 Reflective practice in physiotherapy 3 0.5 SWS 0.5 ECTS
Students know the content and procedures of the placement, they know about data protection regulations and duty of confidentiality, aims in the placement, documentation, feedback interviews, assessment of placements and how to maintain knowledge transfer during that time. Students can present physiotherapeutic processes, reflect and evaluate them. By reflecting they can cope with demanding situations during the placement, they can identify personal resources and develop coping strategies, so that they can achieve the competencies in each role of a physiotherapist.

5. Semester

Evidence in physiotherapy 1 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 190463503 Bachelor seminar 1 0.5 SWS 0.5 ECTS
Students formulate a physiotherapeutic research question, they write an expose, work on, interpret and discuss the topic based on current evidence. They can present the results to an expert audience and answer critical questions comprehensibly.
Evidence in physiotherapy 1 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 190463502 Integrative process 2 1 SWS 2 ECTS
Based on what students have learned, they implement the steps of the physiotherapeutic process under supervision of a lecturer. They corroborate a research question by critically appraising literature in the field. Individually, students reflect the steps and process for implementing the physiotherapeutic process under supervision and they analyze their strengths and weaknesses and define further steps.
Evidence in physiotherapy 1 | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 190463501 Introduction to biomedical statistics 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students are familiar with the basic concepts of statistics and can critically appraise their scientific content. They are familiar with programs for statistical analyses of data and can conduct simple calculations with these programs.
Health and society | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 190463512 Healthy care system and economics 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students have acquired knowledge about national and international health care systems, when being self-employed and also about quality management in health care. They can evaluate the significance of physiotherapy and connect the knowledge.
Health and society | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 190463511 Legal studies for physiotherapists 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students are familiar with the legal framework relevant to physiotherapy (e.g. professional, labor, social insurance regulations) and can connect these regulations to their future profession.
Health and society | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463510 Media und technologies applied in physiotherapy 0.5 SWS 1 ECTS
Students have acquired the basic knowledge of how and where to apply media and technologies in physiotherapy. It is critically discussed how these selected media and technologies work and their effects are identified. The challenges when applying these technologies and media with specific people, or their environment are discussed and risk estimates are made. Applying technologies and media is critically discussed based on knowlege acquired from current scientific literature.
Health and society | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463513 Professional studies and ethics 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students have acquired the basic knowledge of the biopsychosocial model of health and disease and its integration in different health care systems. Students know about the legal framework for physiotherapists, and how they can work in Austria or abroad. Ethical challenges and the framework of health and social systems considering physiotherapy are presented and how to work as a physiotherapist is discussed. Ethic values and attitudes in physiotherapy are compared and adapted to the conditions in Austria and abroad.
Physiotherapy in specific areas 2 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463509 Health promotion and prevention 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students connect evidence and knowledge they have acquired, to conduct the physiotherapeutic process in secondary and tertiary prevention focusing on clients and patients. Additionally, students identify possible treatment approaches in physiotherapy that can be applied in primary care and health promotion. Students are introduced to the new setting “primary care unit”, and they identify necessary combinations of preventative and therapeutic interventions. Additionally, students get to know the content and aims of occupational medicine. They acquire theoretical knowledge, practice handling skills in realistic situations and reflect their actions and attitude.
Physiotherapy in specific areas 2 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463505 Physiotherapy in geriatrics 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students are introduced to the content and aims in geriatrics. They learn to conduct the physiotherapeutic process with these patients considering the basic knowledge they have already acquired and based on evidence. In this process they apply theoretical knowledge, handling, practicing realistic situations and reflecting the complexity of disorders and how this can challenge them as an expert but also on a personal level. They understand the effects of multi-morbidity and can adapt their physiotherapeutic interventions respectively. Students can autonomously connect the interventions with evidence in the field to gain more knowledge. Evidence based treatment techniques and measures can be shown when working with a patient case and applied in clinical routine. Contra indications are identified and corresponding reactions are introduced.
Physiotherapy in specific areas 2 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463507 Physiotherapy in oncology and palliative care 0.5 SWS 0.5 ECTS
Students are introduced to the content and aims in oncology and palliative care. They learn to conduct the physiotherapeutic process with these patients considering the basic knowledge they have already acquired and based on evidence. In this process they apply theoretical knowledge, handling, practicing realistic situations and reflecting the complexity of disorders and how this can challenge them as an expert but also on a personal level. Students can autonomously connect their interventions with evidence in the field to gain more knowledge. Evidence based treatment techniques and measures can be shown when working with a patient case and applied in clinical routine. Contra indications are identified and corresponding reactions are introduced.
Physiotherapy in specific areas 2 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463508 Physiotherapy in psychiatrics 1.5 SWS 1.5 ECTS
Students are introduced to the content and aims in psychiatry. They learn to conduct the physiotherapeutic process with psychiatric patients considering the specific conditions and challenges that they have to face dealing with patient’s behavior and perception skills.
In this process they apply theoretical knowledge, handling, practicing with a practicing partner, reflecting the complexity of disorders (affective and psychotic disorders, psychosomatic disorders, addiction) and how this can challenge them in their professional and personal behavior. They experience themselves when self-reflecting, being under supervision and in interdisciplinary collaboration. They understand the effects of multi morbidity and can adapt their physiotherapeutic interventions respectively. Students can autonomously connect the interventions with evidence in the field to gain more knowledge. Evidence based treatment techniques and measures can be shown working with a patient case and applied in clinical routine. Contra indications are identified and corresponding reactions are introduced.
Physiotherapy in specific areas 2 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463506 Physiotherapy in urology, gynaecology and obstetrics 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students are familiar with the aims of urology, proctology, gynecology and obstetrics. Based on knowledge and evidence they have acquired, they work with patients applying the physiotherapeutic process, which involves theoretical knowledge, handling, practicing realistic situations, reflecting actions and attitudes.
Students can autonomously connect their interventions with evidence in the field to gain more knowledge. Evidence based treatment techniques and measures can be shown when working with a patient case and are also applied in clinical routine. Contra indications are identified and corresponding reactions are introduced.
Physiotherapy in specific areas 2 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463504 POL 5 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Students can research for journals, books and evidence based sources on the internet and also critically appraising them. They can present answers to research questions critically and in a reflected way. They can apply the results of their research on clinical cases under supervision and so acquire the basic knowledge for being able to connect evidence based results with social, health, and mental situations of patients in their reasoning process. Therefore, they can generate hypotheses and a therapy, that takes all aspects into account and makes the therapy evidence based. Students become aware of the underlying reasoning and decision making processes, and can repeat and adapt them when given similar cases under supervision.
Placement 4 | Internship (PR) | Coursecode: 190463515 Placement 4 0 SWS 8 ECTS
Students can conduct, document and evaluate the whole physiotherapeutic processes autonomously and under supervision, and they can critically discuss them. They apply therapeutic procedures when communicating, examining and treating patients, evaluating and documenting the process. Students autonomously acquire knowledge they need for working with specific disorders that are treated at the respective internship place, with the aim to broaden their knowledge. Students practice transferring specific procedures to the clinical situation, they practiced in placements before. They can critically reflect their therapeutic skills: the dosage and effect, planning, and conducting treatment.
Students develop strategies to connect acquired knowledge and practical skills to useful procedures. They acquire this knowledge from the routine procedures of supervisors. They also learn to ask questions for case oriented scientific research. Students actively participate in the daily physiotherapeutic routine, content and structure of an inpatient or outpatient clinic. They find their role as an intern being part of the physiotherapeutic team and working together with other colleagues in the clinical setting. They communicate using the correct register and apply their resources in an appreciative way. After the placement they can reflect their strengths and weaknesses and can define the aims for the next placement.
Placement 4 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 190463514 Reflective practice in physiotherapy 4 0.5 SWS 0.5 ECTS
Students know the content and procedures of the placement, they know about data protection regulations and duty of confidentiality, aims in the placement, documentation, feedback interviews, assessment of placements and how to maintain knowledge transfer during that time. Students can present physiotherapeutic processes, reflect and evaluate them. By reflecting they can cope with demanding situations during the placement, they can identify personal resources and develop coping strategies, so that they can achieve the competencies in each role of a physiotherapist.
Placement 5 | Internship (PR) | Coursecode: 190463516 Placement 5 0.5 SWS 6.5 ECTS
Students can conduct, document and evaluate the whole physiotherapeutic processes autonomously and under supervision, and together with the supervisor they can critically discuss them. They apply therapeutic procedures when communicating, examining and treating patients, evaluating and documenting the process. Students broaden their knowledge and improve their skills when establishing physiotherapeutic assessments by conducting a physiotherapeutic examination, defining aims, applying the clinical reasoning process and communicating physiotherapeutic treatment strategies with patients. Students practice transferring specific procedures to the clinical situation, they practiced with healthy subjects and in placements before. They can critically reflect their therapeutic skills: the dosage and effect, planning, and conducting treatment.
Students develop strategies to connect acquired knowledge and practical skills to useful procedures. They acquire this knowledge from the routine procedures of supervisors. They also learn to ask questions for case oriented scientific research. Students actively participate in the daily physiotherapeutic routine, content and structure of an inpatient or outpatient clinic. They find their role as an intern being part of the physiotherapeutic team and working together with other colleagues of the clinic. They communicate using the correct register and apply their resources in an appreciative way.

6. Semester

Evidence in physiotherapy 2 | Bachelor paper (BA) | Coursecode: 190463601 Bachelor exam 0 SWS 1 ECTS
The board examination is carried out in accordance with the requirements for final examinations at FH Bachelor's degree programmes pursuant to FHStG.i.d.g.F as amended.
Evidence in physiotherapy 2 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 190463603 Bachelor seminar 2 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students write an exposé and a bachelor thesis that critically discuss a physiotherapeutic research question. They apply the competencies they have acquired in previous lectures. Students can write an English abstract and scientific texts in English and German using appropriate scientific style and form.
Evidence in physiotherapy 2 | Bachelor paper (BA) | Coursecode: 190463604 Bachelor Thesis 0.33 SWS 7 ECTS
Students write an exposé and a bachelor thesis that critically discuss a physiotherapeutic research question. They apply the competencies they have acquired in previous lectures. Students can write an English abstract and scientific texts in English and German using appropriate scientific style and form.
Physiotherapy applied in today's health care system | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 190463602 Physiotherapy applied in today's health care system 3.5 SWS 3.5 ECTS
Students improve their competencies when planning, developing, conducting and evaluating projects and implementing them in a physiotherapeutic context. They identify individual questions, discuss, prioritize them and formulate a topic for a physiotherapeutic project. Students actively work in different roles in the project team. Students are familiar with the basics of public relations and marketing and can chose the appropriate methods for their project to implement it in a professional context. They are competent when presenting, reflecting and implementing improvements. They present their project to a public audience.
Placement 6 | Internship (PR) | Coursecode: 190463605 Placement 6 0.25 SWS 8 ECTS
Students can conduct, document and evaluate the whole physiotherapeutic processes autonomously, and they can critically discuss them. They precisely apply therapeutic procedures when communicating, examining and treating patients, evaluating and documenting the process. Students connect knowledge and experiences they have acquired about different clinical fields adjusting them to specific situations. They can critically reflect their therapeutic skills: the dosage and effect, planning, and conducting treatment.
Students develop strategies to connect acquired knowledge and practical skills to useful procedures. They acquire this knowledge from the routine procedures of supervisors. They also learn to ask questions for case oriented scientific research. Students actively participate in the daily physiotherapeutic routine, content and structure of an inpatient or outpatient clinic. They have settled in their role as an intern being part of the physiotherapeutic team and working together with other colleagues of the clinic. They communicate using the correct register and apply their resources in an appreciative way. They experience themselves and their own strengths in different clinical fields and autonomously conduct the physiotherapeutic process.
Placement 7 | Internship (PR) | Coursecode: 190463606 Placement 7 0.25 SWS 9.5 ECTS
Students can autonomously conduct, document and evaluate physiotherapeutic processes, and they can critically discuss them. They precisely apply therapeutic procedures when communicating, examining and treating patients, evaluating and documenting the process. Students connect knowledge and experiences, so that they can adjust them to specific situations. They can critically reflect their therapeutic skills: the dosage and effect, planning, and conducting treatment.
Students develop strategies to connect acquired knowledge and practical skills to useful procedures. They acquire this knowledge from the routine procedures of supervisors. They also learn to ask questions for case oriented scientific research. Students actively participate in the daily physiotherapeutic routine, content and structure of an inpatient or outpatient clinical setting. They are settled in their role as an intern being part of the physiotherapeutic team and working together with other colleagues of the clinic. They communicate using the correct register and apply their resources in an appreciative way. They experience themselves and their own strengths in different clinical fields and autonomously conduct the physiotherapeutic process. Students are settled when presenting, reflecting and assessing physiotherapeutic processes. They conduct the physiotherapeutic process with patients in practice and so prove that they meet the requirements and show the competencies to work as a physiotherapist. They know about their strengths and weaknesses when reasoning and acting. They apply their skills to critically reflect their professional daily routine in the framework of life-long-learning.