Bachelor's Degree Program

Physiotherapy

full-time

Physiotherapy concerns human movement. It focuses on the ability to move, all the systems that affect these abilities and the interaction between sensory and motor controls. Physiotherapy comprises an important part of health care in virtually every medical field and is based on the medical sciences. Physiotherapy is used in health promotion and prevention, therapy and rehabilitation as well as in palliation and hospice facilities. The degree program combines theoretical fundamentals of physiotherapy and medicine with practical therapeutic subjects.

Department
Health Sciences
Topics
Mobility
Quality of life

Highlights

  • work on human movement

  • from prevention via therapy to rehabilitation

  • extensive professional internships

  • International activities

     

    Facts

    Final degree

    Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (BSc) incl. professional qualifications

    Duration of course
    6 Semesters
    Organisational form
    full-time

    Tuition fee per semester

    € 363,361

    + ÖH premium + contribution2

    ECTS
    180 ECTS
    Language of instruction
    German

    Currently no application possible

    Study places

    153

    1 Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727,- per semester

    2 For additional material expenses currently up to € 102,- depending on the semester and € 400 - 500 for the external teaching units "sports week" in the second semester

    Before the studies

    You are interested in medicine, movement sciences, education and psychology and want to know how movement works and how you can influence and promote it. You treat people of all ages with respect, appreciation and empathy and focus on the health objectives of your patients/clients. You apply your social, practical and physical skills in the context of examination and therapy measures as well as health promotion. You are capable of careful consideration and have a structured approach when for example analyzing movements. You enjoy working independently and responsibly with people, counseling them and treating them.

    Why you should study with us

    Practical training on campus

    Thanks to the state-of-the-art infrastructure, you will gain valuable practical experience during your classes.

    Let's go international!

    A practical learning phase abroad offers the opportunity to broaden your horizons and gain new impressions.

    Active exchange

    Numerous disciplines at one location: participate in research projects and learn from others.

    Take advantage of the "FIT for a health profession?!" self-assessment test to see what a profession in health care requires and if you have the right qualities.

    FIT for a health profession?! (in German only)

    • Higher education entrance qualification:
      • School leaving certificate from a secondary school or a secondary technical school.
      • Secondary school vocational certificate (Berufsreifeprüfung)
      • Equivalent certification from abroad
        • Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.
    • University entrance qualification examination (Studienberechtigungsprüfung)
      • for human medicine, dental medicine, veterinary medicine, biology, chemistry, nutritional science and pharmacy. Proof of English proficiency of level 2 (European competency level C1) must be provided by the beginning of the first semester.
      • Information and institutes that offer courses to prepare for the university entrance qualification examination can be found on the portal Erwachsenenbildung.at of the Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Frauen.
      • Required subjects for the university entrance qualification examination (SBP)
        The following compulsory subjects of the university entrance qualification for university courses of study are recognized as a prerequisite for admission to this degree program:
        • German: Essay on a general topic according Higher Education Entrance Act (StudBerG)
        • Biology and Environmental Science
        • Physics 1
        • Chemistry 1 or Mathematics 1
        • Elective
      • University entrance qualification examinations for one of the following university courses of study are recognized as an admission requirement:
        • Medical fields of study (Human medicine and dental medicine, veterinary medicine)
        • Scientific fields of study (Biology, Chemistry, Nutritional sciences, Pharmacy)

          University entrance qualification examinations that do not contain confirmation of the command of English will be accepted on the condition that the required foreign language competence (level 2) is certified, via examination by an accredited educational institution, by the start of the degree program.

          University entrance qualification examinations (SBP) can be taken for example at the community colleges in Ottakring, Floridsdorf and the Polycollege Margareten. These community colleges offer SBP courses recognized by the Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Administration.
    • Relevant professional qualification with auxiliary examinations
      Individual cases are decided by the head of the academic sector. The following training will be recognized as a relevant professional qualification:
      • Apprenticeship groups (professional masseur, orthopedic technician or fitness coach)
        Required auxiliary examinations: Physics 1, Biology and Environmental Science, English 2
      • Health professions (School for general health care and nursing)
        Required auxiliary examinations: Physics 1, English 2
      • Medical technical service
        Required auxiliary examinations: English 2
      • Massage therapist / medical masseur
        Required auxiliary examinations: Physics 1, Biology and Environmental Science, English 2
      • Other qualifications
        Required auxiliary examinations: Physics 1, Biology and Environmental Science, English 2
    • Additional proficiency tests:
      • First aid course at least 16 hours, within the last year
      • Proof of good repute
      • Proof of medical fitness
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    To apply you will require the following documents:

    • Letter of motivation
    • CV in table form
    • Passport

    Please note!
    It is not possible to save incomplete online applications. You must complete your application in one session. Your application will be valid as soon as you upload all of the required documents and certificates. In the event that some documents (e.g. references) are not available at the time you apply, you may submit these later via email, mail or in person by no later than the start of the degree program.

    The admissions procedure includes a written test, a practical vocational aptitude test, and an admission interview.

    • Aim
      The aim of the two stage admission process is to ensure that places are offered to those completing the multi-level admission procedure with the best results. The tests are designed to assess the skill set needed for desired profession.
    • Procedure
      The written test includes a series of test requirements and checks whether the candidates have basic intellectual and social-emotional performance requirements in the areas of natural and human science general knowledge (mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, psychology, education, human biology, nutrition, etc.) and demonstrate knowledge about the profession as well as personality traits relevant to the profession. After that, candidates who have reached the required level take part in a practical occupational aptitude test and an interview. The practical vocational aptitude test is designed to assess, among other skills, occupation-specific skills and abilities such as capacity of reaction, powers of observation, coordination and physical awareness. Personal aptitude elements are assessed in the interview. These include career motivation, career understanding, performance behavior, problem solving, and reflective ability. Each part of the test is scored.
    • Criteria
      The criteria that lead to admission are exclusively performance-based. Geographical assignments or even a repeated application of the candidates have no influence on the admission. The admission requirements must be fulfilled. All required documents must be submitted on time. The final ranking of the candidates is based on the following weighting:
      • Practical vocational aptitude test (40%)
      • Interview (40%)
      • Average score of the written entrance test (20%)

    The application committee, which consists of the head of the degree program and three to five persons from the team of lecturers, allocates the study places on the basis of the ranking series. The student representatives are invited to participate. The entire process as well as all test results and evaluations of the admission procedure are documented in a transparent and comprehensible manner. Candidates are invited to check their admission status via an online tool. Separate written information is not provided.

    The written entrance test will be held on Saturday, 23th March 2024.

    The test data valid for you (test location, test day, and time) can be viewed here


    During the studies

    FH Campus Wien is now the largest university of applied sciences for health in Austria. After the legal framework was created in 2006 to introduce the MTD academies and the midwife academy into the higher education sector, FH Campus Wien launched the first bachelor's degree programs in 2007. Shortly afterwards the first master's degree programs where launched in the Department of Health. Today, FH Campus Vienna now has extensive expertise and a large network at its disposal. An important partner in the areas of education, research and development is the Vienna Healthcare Group. We also work closely with the Professional Association of Physio Austria. Various special events are regularly held at our attractive main campus. Students benefit from the modern infrastructure of our university. This includes numerous function rooms. A highlight is the movement laboratory where force plates and cameras enable the three-dimensional analysis of movements in order to gain a better understanding of movement disorders. Measurements are recorded using wireless electrodes attached to the body. Furthermore, you will also have the opportunity to join an interdisciplinary, professional community. There is great potential in research projects at the intersection of health, technology and social services. Practical relevance is also guaranteed at our Campus Lecture evenings, which are open to all and feature contributions from prominent experts.

    The degree course will provide you with the necessary knowledge to help people in all age groups to lead a self-determined life with a high level of functional capacity and activity.

    • You will be concerned with physiotherapeutic examination and treatment procedures as well as their implementation in the therapy process. You will combine your acquired expertise and knowledge of methodology to develop comprehensive professional competence.
    • To do so you will acquire social communicative skills and self-competence.
    • You will acquire basic medical knowledge, in particular in anatomy, physiology, pathology, hygiene, bio-mechanics, kinematics, perception and posture instruction as well as various clinical disciplines.
    • Practically oriented subjects such as posture and movement instruction, basic skills in professional interaction with patients, massage, relaxation techniques, manual therapy and lymphological physiotherapy form the foundation to develop the necessary skills and techniques.
    • Basic knowledge in areas such as education, psychology, sociology, scientific working, law and ethics round out your education.
    • Beginning in the third semester, you will also implement your theoretical and practical knowledge during extensive internships under the guidance of trained physiotherapists.

    Curriculum

    Module Anatomy
    3 SWS
    5 ECTS
    Surface Anatomy/palpation techniques | ILV

    Surface Anatomy/palpation techniques | ILV

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    Palpation of selected structures of the human body (extremities and trunk), like osseous structures, articulating joints, ligaments, muscles, arteries and nerves

    Differentiation and assessment of palpated structures for the physiotherapeutic examination and treatment

    Teaching method

    presentation and activating methods, e.g. self-study incl. eLearning elements

    Examination

    Final exam: practical

    Literature

    Reichert, B. (2018). Palpations-Techniken. Anatomie in Vivo. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.

    Hochschild, J. (2015). Strukturen und Funktionen begreifen, Band 1: Grundlagen zur Wirbelsäule, HWS und Schädel, BWS und Brustkorb, Obere Extremität (4th ed.). Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.

    Hochschild, J. (2012). Strukturen und Funktionen begreifen, Band 2: Funktionelle Anatomie – Therapierelevante Details: LWS, Becken und Hüftgelenk, Untere Extremität (3rd ed.). Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.

    Tixa, S. (2009) Atlas der Palpationsanatomie (2nd ed). München: Elsevier GmbH, Urban & Fischer Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Anatomical practice | UE

    Anatomical practice | UE

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    Bones and osseous structures of the human body

    Morphology and function of the articulating joints

    Muscles of the pectoral girdle, upper limbs, pelvic girdle, and lower limbs

    Muscles of the trunk

    Peripheral nerves, blood vessels and the fasciae

    Teaching method

    Presentation and activating methods, learning on human antomical specimens

    Examination

    Final exam: Final oral examination using human antomical specimens

    Literature

    Aumüller, G. et al. (2010). Anatomie. (2nd ed.) Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Module Vocational field 1
    5 SWS
    6 ECTS
    Professional development 1 | ILV

    Professional development 1 | ILV

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

    Come together (1. Week): Getting to know colleagues and lecturers

    Getting in contact and establishing relationships by using professional techniques

    MAHARA-training including start of a personal e-portfolio

    Self-assessment-tools and tools to visualize personal competences

    Introduction to concepts of competence development and professional development

    Self-reflexion as part of personality development

    “SMART” Goal-setting

    Tools to evaluate goal attainment (f.ex. goal attainment scale)

    Reflexion talks

    Teaching method

    Presentation and activating methods, learning on the model, working on a portfolio (MAHARA)

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Participation; prerequisite: (to do/to work on an) e-Portfolio, a self-assessment form, and goalsetting

    Literature

    Heyse, V., Giger, M. (2015). Erfolgreich in die Zukunft: Schlüsselkompetenzen in Gesundheitsberufen. Heidelberg: Medhochzwei.
    Kent, D.M., Bradbury, G.G., Kent, M.A. & Hand, R.W. (2010). Mahara 1.2 E-Portfolios: Beginner´s Guide. Birmingham: Packt Publishing.
    Simon, W. (2007). GABALs großer Methodenkoffer. Persönlichkeitsentwicklung. Offenbach: GABAL-Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Pain sciences | ILV

    Pain sciences | ILV

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    Neuroanatomical basics of pain, physiology and pathophysiology of pain

    Pain pattern (acute/chronic/nociceptive/neuropathic/nociplastic)

    Pain medication according to WHO graduated schedule

    In-depth pain history 

    Well-founded selection of physiotherapeutic measures for pain relief based 

    Teaching method

    Presenting and activating methods, prereading assignment with entrance test, knowledge increase documented by exit test

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Attendance; completion of entry and exit tests;

    Work on distance learning assignments in small groups, submit assignments on time, present results.

     

    Literature

    Butler, D.S. & Moseley, G.L. (2012). Schmerzen verstehen (3rd ed.). Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.

    Butler, D.S. & Moseley, G.L. (2017). Explain pain supercharged: The clinician's manual. Adelaide: Noigroup Publications.

    Gifford, L. (2005) Schmerzphysiologie In: van den Berg, F. & Gifford, L. (Eds.) Angewandte Physiologie 2. Organsysteme verstehen und beeinflussen. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Physiotherapeutical process in the professional field | ILV

    Physiotherapeutical process in the professional field | ILV

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    Legal scope of professional education and the profession itself (FHSG, AV, MTDG)

    Profile of competencies

    ICF-model

    Concept of diversity

    The physiotherapeutic process

    Basics of communication skill training

    Basics of Clinical Reasoning

    Development of the profession and its position within the national health system

    Core competences and interfaces of related professions within the interdisciplinary team

    The physiotherapists role in multiprofessional teams

    National and international professional organisations and associations

    Data protection and medical devices

    Teaching method

    Presentation and activating methods e.g. role plays

    Examination

    Final exam

    Literature

    Hüter-Becker, A. & Dölken, M. (Eds.) (2004). Beruf, Recht, wissenschaftliches Arbeiten. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.
    Bendl, R. (Ed.) (2012). Diversität und Diversitätsmanagement. Wien: Facultas. WUV
    Atkinson, H. & Nixon-Cave, K. (2011). A Tool for Clinical Reasoning and Reflection Using International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Framework and Patient Management Model. Phys Ther. 91,416-430
    Hüter-Becker, A. (Ed.) (2013). Lehrbuch zum Neuen Denkmodell der Physiotherapie, Bd. 1: Bewegungssystem. Stuttgart: Thieme
    Physio Austria. (2017). Die Physiotherapeutin/Der Physiotherapeut. Kompetenzprofil. Retrieved from: www.physioaustria.at/system/files/general/phy_kompetenzprofil_deutsch_fin_072017.pdf

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Public health and health promotion | ILV

    Public health and health promotion | ILV

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

    Historical background and development of Public Health, aims and values of health in all policies, definition of health promotion and prevention and indication of differencies, epidemiology, legal framework conditions, health care and health beliefs, determinants of health, health literacy, national and international health care systems, Health promotion projects (settings, the role of different stakeholders, political and financial framework, the role of physiotherapy)

    Teaching method

    Presentation and activating methods

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: handling work assignments

    Literature

    Hurrelmann, K. & Razum, O. (Eds.) (2012). Handbuch Gesundheitswissenschaften. (5th ed.). Weinheim: Beltz Juventa.
    Klemperer, D. (2011). Sozialmedizin-Public Health. Lehrbuch für Gesundheits- und Sozialberufe. Bern: Huber Verlag.
    Waller, H. (2006). Gesundheitswissenschaft: eine Einführung in Grundlagen und Praxis. (4th ed.)). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Module Exploration and treatment 1
    6 SWS
    6 ECTS
    Relaxation techniques | ILV

    Relaxation techniques | ILV

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

    Experience and application of specific perceptible physical sensation and physical state considering intention and aim in order to train and improve the ability to relax in therapy and for prevention

    Teaching method

    Active-learning method

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: e.g. regularly performance review of former lecture units

    Literature

    Brooks, C. (2005). Erleben durch die Sinne. Paderborn: Junfermann Verlag.
    Haase, H., Ehrenberg, H. & Schweizer, M. (1985). Lösungstherapie in der Krankengymnastik. München: Pflaum Verlag.
    Middendorf, I. (2000). Der erfahrbare Atem. Paderborn: Junfermann Verlag.
    Montague, A. (2004). Körperkontakt. Stuttgart: Klett Cotta Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Medical massage | ILV

    Medical massage | ILV

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    Evaluation of findings in (medical) massage in the physiotherapeutic process

    Range of application and pathophysiolocical indications

    Contraindications and prerequisites for a massage treatment

    Techniques of massage in theory and practice all over

    Positioning of massage in the medical/physiotherapeutic setting and public health system

    Principles of the treatment-design exemplified by various diseases and functional problems

    Differentiation to other massage-techniques

    Application of basics of perception in massage

    Teaching method

    Presentation and activating method, practicing on the model

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: practical and theoretical execution

    Literature

    Holey, E. A. et al (2003). Evidenced based therapeutic massage. A practical guide for therapists. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone Verlag.
    Hüter-Becker, A. & Dölken, M. (Eds.) (2011). Physikalische Therapie, Massage, Elektrotherapie und Lymphdrainage. (2nd ed.), Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.
    Kolster, B. C. (2016). Massage. Berlin: Springer Verlag.
    Reichert, B. (2015). Massage-Therapie. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Motor learning and methods of teaching | ILV

    Motor learning and methods of teaching | ILV

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    Theory of motor learning process, involved structures, models and principles, factors of influencing motor learning stage, classifications of the motor learning process, evaluation and observation criterias, analysis and classification of precondition

    Methodic and didactic principles, approches and procedures, aspects of motivation, feedback, physical exercises in groups of clients, experiencing different roles in the motor learning process and reflecting them

    Teaching method

    presentation and active learning method, role play, reflection, video analysis

    Examination

    Final exam

    Literature

    Schmidt, R. & Lee, T. (2005). Motor Control and Learning. California: Human Kinetics.
    Magill, R.A. & Anderson, D. (2013). Motor learning and control. Concepts and Applications. (10th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Education Ltd.
    Bader-Johansson, C. (2000). Motorik und Interaktion. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Body awareness 1 | ILV

    Body awareness 1 | ILV

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

    Offering stimuli to cause sensations, mental states, feelings, moods, atmosphere and to enable the perception and idea of one's own body. The students experience themselves physically in the context of their social and objective environment:

    alone and with several persons

    in different starting positions

    in different situations

    in a resting or relaxing position and moving around the room

    one or two at a time, in groups

    without and with manual contact

    using exercise material and/or media

    Teaching method

    Presentation and activating explorative methods: students learn, experience and reflect (spoken and written) on the methodically/didactically physiotherapeutically designed exercise units

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: portfoliowork (protocols and reflections of the treatment units/the teaching units, presentations)

    Literature

    Bielefeld, J. (1991). Körpererfahrung. Bern: Hogrefe.
    Brooks, C. (1995). Erleben durch die Sinne. Paderborn: Junfermann Verlag.
    Hüter-Becker, A. (Ed.) (1999). Physiotherapie mit allen Sinnen. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.
    Hüter-Becker, A. (Ed.) (2006). Das neue Denkmodell der Physiotherapie. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Module Exploration and treatment basic
    6 SWS
    6 ECTS
    Posture and movement analysis | ILV

    Posture and movement analysis | ILV

    3 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    Movement about axes/in planes of all joints (except mandibular joint)

    Muscle activities relevant to posture and movement

    Posture analysis, statics of standing and sitting

    Equilibrium reactions, continuing movement and buttressing, kinetic chains, muscular insufficiency

    Movement analysis of characteristic daily life movement incl. bending forward

    Teaching method

    Presentation and active-learning methods, e.g. group puzzle, problem based learning, active structuring

    Examination

    Final exam: Practical execution of posture and movement analysis

    Literature

    Spirgi-Ganter, I. et al. (2023). FBL Klein-Vogelbach Functional Kinetics. Band 1: Untersuchen und Behandeln. Heidelberg: Springer
    Spirgi-Gantert, I. & Suppé, B. (Eds.) (2014). Functional Kinetics: Die Grundlagen. (7th ed.) Berlin: Springer Verlag.
    Johnson, Jane (2013). Haltungsanalyse. Schritt für Schritt in Wort und Bild. Jena: Urban & Fischer/Elsevier
    Bartrow, K. (2019). Untersuchen und Befunden in der Physiotherapie. (3rd ed.) Heidelberg: Springer

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    3 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Mobilisation and handling of patients | ILV

    Mobilisation and handling of patients | ILV

    3 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    working posture and positioning of physiotherapists

    grip, hand positioning and movement treatment

    methods of prophylaxis

    positioning of patients, change of positions/transfer of patients, walkers and wheel chairs

    Teaching method

    Presentation and active-learning method, e.g. role play, problem based learning

    Examination

    Final exam: practical examination

    Literature

    Hüter-Becker, A. & Dölken, M. (Eds.) (2005). Behandeln in der Physiotherapie. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.
    Stieler, M. (2007). Handling und integrierte Rehabilitation in Therapie und Pflege. München: Pflaum Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    3 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Module Preclinical medicine
    5 SWS
    7 ECTS
    Pathology and health care | VO

    Pathology and health care | VO

    1.5 SWS   1.5 ECTS

    Content

    Basic principles of general pathology

    Examples from systemic organ pathology
    Introduction to disease systematics and basic nomenclature of diseases
    Morphologic changes - gross and microscopic - and clinico-pathologic correlations
    Important diagnostic methods

    Teaching method

    Presentation method

    Examination

    Final exam

    Literature

    Büttner, R. & Thomas, C. (2003). Allgemeine Pathologie. Stuttgart: Schattauer Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1.5 SWS
    1.5 ECTS
    Anatomy 1 | VO

    Anatomy 1 | VO

    2 SWS   3.5 ECTS

    Content

    Medical terminology

    Human cell biology and the tissues composing the human body

    Morphology of the spinal cord and the organization of the spinal nerves and plexus formation

    Morphology and functionality of the skeletal elements and joints of the human body

    Teaching method

    Presentation

    Examination

    Final exam

    Literature

    Aumüller, G. et al. (2010). Anatomie. (2nd ed.) Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    3.5 ECTS
    Physiology 1 | VO

    Physiology 1 | VO

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    Body fluid compartments

    Transport systems

    Basics of neuro- and sensory physiology

    Sensorimotor function

    muscle physiology

    thermoregulation

    vegetative nervous system

    basics of endocrinology

    hematological overview

    Teaching method

    Presentation methods

    Examination

    Final exam

    Literature

    Zalpour, C. (2002). Anatomie und Physiologie für die Physiotherapie. München: Urban & Fischer Verlag.
    Klinke, R. (2005). Lehrbuch der Physiologie. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Module Introductory Clinical Placement
    4 ECTS
    Introductory clinical placement | PL

    Introductory clinical placement | PL

    0 SWS   4 ECTS

    Content

    In this internship the gradual introduction to the implementation of the physiotherapeutic process takes place under the continuous guidance and supervision of clinical educators.

    Teaching method

    Clinical placement

    Examination

    Continuous assessment

    Literature

    Keine spezifische Literatur

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    4 ECTS
    Module Vocational field 1
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Clinical Reasoning | SE

    Clinical Reasoning | SE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

    Models of clinical reasoning and steps of problem solving thinking

    Hypothesis categories (such as pathobiological mechanisms, dysfunctions, precautions/ Contraindications, contributing factors, prognosis, treatment and management, source of symptoms or dysfunctions,...)

    Review paper cases/case studies to consolidate and deepen clinical reasoning processes to enrich the physiotherapeutic performance

    Teaching method

    Presentation and activating methods, handling and reflection of paper cases/case studies

     

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Participation, prerequisite for the certificate: handling of paper cases/case studies in a written form

    Literature

    Hengeveld, E. (2005). Untersuchen als Prozess, Clinical Reasoning. In: Hüter-Becker, A. & Dölken, M. (Eds.). Untersuchen in der Physiotherapie. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.
    Klemme, B. & Siegmann, G. (2006). Clinical Reasoning. Therapeutische Denkprozesse lernen. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.
    Higgs, J. & Jones, M. (2000). Clinical Reasoning in Health Professions (2nd ed.). Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann.

    Teaching language

    Englisch

    1 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Preparation for clinical placement | UE

    Preparation for clinical placement | UE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

    applying all stages of the physiotherapeutic process to a real patient with uncomplex clinical symptoms, reflecting the own therapeutic action       

    Teaching method

    active-learning methods, f.e. working with real patients, group work 

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Participation; prerequisite: active participation in term of "Hands on" an reflection

    Literature

    Keine spezifische Literatur

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Module Movement sciences and training
    7 SWS
    7 ECTS
    Applied movement sciences | ILV

    Applied movement sciences | ILV

    3 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    Basic kinetics, dynamics and statics, and it´s application in biomechanical movement analyses as basic arthrokinematics

    Basic mechanical load situations  and behavior of human tissues

    Selected instrumentational methods in movement sciences in clinical and research settings

    Principals of data processing and data analyses in movement sciences

    Teaching method

    Presentation and activating method, active-learning method, flipped classroom, blended learning

    Examination

    Final exam: Module examination (oral-practical execution of an multimedia presented case study) (Module exam)

    Literature

    Baker, R. (2013). Measuring Walking - a handbook of Clinical Gait Analysis. London: Mac Keith Press.
    Freiwald, J., Baumgart, C. & Konrad, P. (2007). Einführung in die Elektromyografie. Balingen: Spitta Verlag.
    Richards, J., Rome, K. & Selbie, S. (2008). Biomechanics in Clinical Research. Edinburgh: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone.
    Winter, D.A. (2009). Biomechanics and motor control of human movement (4th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
    Wollny, R. (2010). Bewegungswissenschaften (2nd ed.) Aachen: Meyer & Meyer.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    3 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Exercise therapy | ILV

    Exercise therapy | ILV

    4 SWS   4 ECTS

    Content

    Basics of training sciences and exercise physiology in wound healing

    Training methods of force, endurance, flexibility and sensomotorik

    Planning, implementation, instruction and correction of exercise therapy in prevention and therapy for people all ages

    Wound healing and its importance for the load increase

    Performing exercises to improve all motor skills

    Correct operation of training equipment

    Teaching method

    Presentation and active-learning method, Flipped classroom, Blended learning

    Examination

    Final exam: Module examination (Module exam)

    Literature

    Bant, H. (2011). Sportphysiotherapie. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.
    Diemer, F. & Sutor, V. (2011). Praxis der medizinischen Trainingstherapie 1. Lendenwirbelsäule,Sakroiliakalgelenk und untere Extremität. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.
    Diemer, F. & Sutor, V. (2010). Praxis der medizinischen Trainingstherapie 2. Halswirbelsäule und obere Extremität. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.
    Freiwald,J. (2009). Optimales Dehnen: Sport, Prävention, Rehabilitation. Balingen: Spitta Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    4 SWS
    4 ECTS
    Module Internal medicine 1
    3 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Clinical internal medicine/surgery/gynecology | VO

    Clinical internal medicine/surgery/gynecology | VO

    3 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    Internal medicine/surgery: cardiovascular risk factors, acute and chronic cardio-vascular diseases, angiologic and lymphatic diseases, respiratory diseases, endocrine diseases - conservative/medical and surgical treatments; medical basics concerning burns

    Obstetrics: pregnancy, delivery and puerperal

    Gynaecology: selected gynaecological pathologies and surgical interventions, pelvic organ prolapse

    Urology/Proctology: female and male urethrovesical and anorectal dysfunctions

    Rheumatology: inflammatory rheumatic diseases, collagenoses/connective tissue diseases, osteoporosis

    Teaching method

    Presentation

    Examination

    Final exam: Module exam

    Literature

    Weber, S. (2017). Basics Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe. München: Elsevier bei Urban & Fischer Verlag.
    Steffers, G. & Credner, S. (2011). Allgemeine Krankheitslehre und Innere Medizin für Physiotherapeuten. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.
    Schiergens, T. (2012). Basics Chirurgie. München: Urban & Fischer Verlag.
    Hettenkofer, H.-J., Schneider, M. & Braun, J. (2014). Rheumatologie. Diagnostik-Klinik-Therapie. München: Thieme Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    3 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Module Exploration and treatment 2
    12 SWS
    12 ECTS
    Facilitation | ILV

    Facilitation | ILV

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

    Analysis of the starting position for position changes

    Movement facilitating factors

    Anticipation of movements

    Own and foreign movement strategy

    Fazilitation of complex course of motion/position changes from lying to standing and return

    Automatic adjustment reactions in different starting positions as lying, sitting and standing

    Fazilitation of gait

    Teaching method

    Presentation and active–learning method, learning and practicing on a model

    Examination

    Final exam: practical

    Literature

    Spirgi-Gantert, I. & Suppe, B. (Eds.) (2007). FBL-Klein Vogelbach: Functional Kinetics-Die Grundlagen. Berlin: Springer Verlag.
    Bader-Johansson, C. (2000). Motorik und Interaktion. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.
    Shumway-Cook, A. & Woollacott, M.H. (2008). Motor Control: Theory and Practical Applications. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
    Viehbrock, H. & Forst, B. (2007). Bobath. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Gait analysis and gait instruction  | ILV

    Gait analysis and gait instruction  | ILV

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    Terminology of gait

    Functional tasks of specific phases of gait, pathological gait deviations

    Ground reaction forces, external and internal tourques, kinematics and kinetics of gait, determinants of gait

    Standardized assessments, observational gait analysis

    Introduction to specific aspects of instrumental gait analysis

    Development of functional, deficit oriented treatment strategies and therapeutic measures for gait training, implementation using role play

    Teaching method

     

    Presentation, active-learning and active-explorative methods, video analysis, role play

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: result and treatment suggestion based on video analysis

    Literature

    Götz-Neumann, K. (2015). Gehen verstehen. (4th ed.) Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.
    Klein-Vogelbach, S. (1995). Gangschulung zur funktionellen Bewegungslehre. Berlin: Springer Verlag.
    Perry, J. (2003). Ganganalyse. Norm und Pathologie des Gehens. München: Urban & Fischer Verlag.
    Bizzini, M. (2000). Sensomotorische Rehabilitation nach Beinverletzungen - Mit Fallbeispielen in allen Heilungsstadien. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Physical therapy  | ILV

    Physical therapy  | ILV

    3 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    Definition of terms, basics and principles of Physical Medicine and general rehabilitation with special reference to functional connections and the ICF. Application of scales, scores and tests in Physical Medicine

    Pain assessments as well as therapeutic principles for patients with pain in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with special consideration of the musculoskeletal system

    The physiotherapeutic process in the field of physical medicine

    Exo- and endogenous thermotherapy

    Muscle stimulating and pain modulating effects of constant currents, pulsed currents and modulated currents

    Basics of electro diagnosis and analytical procedure in the determination of the correct treatment parameters

    Ultrasound with application examples

    Implementation of the physiotherapeutic process using paper cases

    Application examples in the field of muscle stimulation, pain treatment, metabolism normalization and wound healing

    Teaching method

    Presentation and activating method

    Examination

    Final exam

    Literature

    Bossert, F.-P. & Vogedes, K. (2007). Elektro-, Licht- und Strahlentherapie. (2nd ed.) München: Elsevier.
    Wenk, W. (2004). Elektrotherapie - Sehen, Verstehen, Üben, Anwenden. Berlin: Springer.
    van Kerkhof, P. (2011). Systematically Applying and Dosing Ultrasound - Does it Work? physioscience 2011;7:112-119
    Watson, T. (2008). Electrotherapy: Evidence based practice, (12th ed.) Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    3 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Sensory motor development | ILV

    Sensory motor development | ILV

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

    basic concepts of motor function and development

    Boundary stone concept

    Describing quality of motion of hand and body motor function

    Basic information and selected examples of infant reactions

    Objectives and course of motor development from birth until standing and walking ability (12/18 month)

    Structure of trimester and motor developmental goals until standing and walking ability

    Examples how to transfer principles of motor development to the whole lifespan

    Lernergebnisse

    Teaching method

    Presentation and active-learning methods: Blended Learning (Flipped Classroom), Creating and analysing a video

    Examination

    Final exam

    Literature

    Largo, R. (2017). Babyjahre: Entwicklung und Erziehung in den ersten vier Jahren. München: Piper Verlag.
    Flehmig, I. (2007). Normale Entwicklung des Säuglings und ihre Abweichungen: Früherkennung und Frühbehandlung (7th ed.). Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.
    Michaelis, R., Berger, R., Nennstiel-Ratzel, U., & Krägeloh-Mann, I. (2013). Validierte und teilvalidierte Grenzsteine der Entwicklung. Monatsschr Kinderheilkd, 161, 898-910. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00112-012-2751-0
    Hadders-Algra, M. (2010). Variation and Variability: Key Words in Human Motor Development. Physical Therapy, 90(12), 1823-1837. doi.org/10.2522/ptj.20100006

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Clinical examination of joints and muscles | ILV

    Clinical examination of joints and muscles | ILV

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    Active and passive testing of joint range of motion of the extremities and the spine

    Instrumented measurement of the joints making use of a goniometer and inclinometer

    Muscle function testing of the extremities and the core including the use of measurement devices

    Palpation of the subcutaneous connective tissues (on the back as an example)

    Teaching method

    Presentation and active-learning method e. g. practicing on the model

    Examination

    Final exam: Clinical examination on the upper and lower extremities (joint range of motion, muscle function testing)

    Literature

    Kendall, F.P., Kendall McCreary, E., Geise Provenance, P., McIntyr, R. & Romani, W.A. (2009). Muskeln, Funktionen und Tests. (5th ed.). München: Elsevier.
    Bruzek, R. (2006). Leitfaden Gelenkmessung. München: Elsevier.
    Fieseler, G., Molitor T., Irlenbusch, L., Delank, K.S., Laudner, K.G., Hermassi, S. & Schwesig, R. (2015). Intrarater reliability of goniometry and hand-held dynamometry for shoulder and elbow examinations in female team handball athletes and asymptomatic volunteers. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 135:1719-1726. doi 10.1007/s00402-015-2331-6

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Therapeutic exercises and treatment techniques | ILV

    Therapeutic exercises and treatment techniques | ILV

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    Basics of instruction and adapting to individual condition

    Selected exercises with and without ball aimed for functional training of core stability, stability and mobility of spine, extremity joints and leg axis

    Basics and principles of treatment techniques based on Functional Kinetics (lift-free/reduced lift mobilization, buttressing mobilization) in all movement planes, practical application in selected cases/examples

    Realization of physiotherapeutic process taking account of treatment techniques and therapeutic exercises by selected examples/cases including reflection

    Introduction in design and structure of therapeutic exercises with and without ball, cross-linking already acquired concepts of functional movement and exercises

    Teaching method

    Presentation and active-learning method, e.g. practicing on the model, role play

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Practical examination on model

    Literature

    Eicke-Wieser, K. (2012). FBL Klein-Vogelbach Functional Kinetics: Therapeutische Übungen (6th ed.). Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.
    Spirgi-Gantert, I. & Suppé, B. (Eds.). (2014). FBL Klein-Vogelbach Functional Kinetics: Behandlungstechniken (3rd ed.). Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.
    Spirgi-Gantert, I. (Ed.) (2016). FBL Klein-Vogelbach Functional Kinetics: Ballübungen: Instruktion und Analyse (6th ed.). Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Body awareness 2 | ILV

    Body awareness 2 | ILV

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

    Experience of body-awareness: alone and with several persons/different starting positions/different situations/in a resting and relaxing position and in movement/relation to the group and moving around the room

    Physical self-experience in the context of the individual social and objective environment

    Experience of different categories of perception

    Differentiation of different sensations, feelings, moods and atmosphere

    Teaching method

    Presentation and activating explorative methods: students learn, experience and reflect (spoken and written) on the methodically/didactically physiotherapeutically designed exercise units

     

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Participation, prerequirements: minutes and reflection reports on practical work assignments

    Literature

    Feldenkrais, M. (1978). Bewusstheit durch Bewegung: der aufrechte Gang. Berlin: Suhrkamp Taschenbuch.
    Joraschky, P., Loew,T. & Röhricht; F. (Eds.) (2008). Körpererleben und Körperbild. Ein Handbuch zur Diagnostik. Stuttgart: Schattauer GmbH.
    Kathrein, A. (2017). Der Körper als Bühne der Seele - Psychosomatik in der Physiotherapie. Bern: Hogrefe.
    Salter, M. (1999). Körperbild und Körperbildstörungen. Berlin: Ullstein Medical.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Module Preclinical medicine
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Anatomy 2 | VO

    Anatomy 2 | VO

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

    Central nervous system (CNS)

    Brain sections and the ventricular system

    Spinal cord and spinal nerves

    Cerebrospinal fluid

    Teaching method

    Presentation method

    Examination

    Final exam

    Literature

    Aumüller, G. et al. (2010). Anatomie. (2nd ed.). Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Physiology 2 | VO

    Physiology 2 | VO

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

    Heart and circulation
    Respiration
    Performance physiology
    Uro-genital-tract, kidney, salt and water metabolism, acid-base metabolism
    Gastro-intestinal-tract

    Teaching method

    Presentation method

    Examination

    Final exam

    Literature

    Van den Berg, F. (2005). Angewandte Physiologie: Band 2: Organsysteme verstehen und beeinflussen Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Module Movement development and control 1
    9 SWS
    9 ECTS
    Neurological rehabilitation 1 | ILV

    Neurological rehabilitation 1 | ILV

    4.5 SWS   4.5 ECTS

    Content

    Basics of brain function, hemmorhagic and ischemic stroke in the central nervous system

    Medical examination, diagnostics, assessments and treatment with focus on regulation of muscle tone

    Pathophysiology and treatment of the upper motor neuron syndrom in general, stroke and various dysfunctions of higher brain performances

    Basics of physiotherapeutic examination, assessments and specific treatments of these syndroms, including facial palsy

    Neurodevelopmental treatment of the upper motor neuron syndrom shown in the example of stroke

    Current evidence

    Teaching method

    Presentating and activating methods, group puzzle, learning and practicing on a model, video-analysis and/or demonstration of treatment on real patients

    Examination

    Final exam

    Literature

    Hüter-Becker, A. & Dölken, M. (Eds.) (2004). Physiotherapie in der Neurologie. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.
    Prosiegl, M. (2006). Neuropsychologische Störungen und ihre Rehabilitation: Hirnläsionen, Syndrome, Diagnostik,Therapie. München: Pflaum Verlag.
    Merholz, J. (2011). Neuroreha nach Schlaganfall. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.
    Gjelsvik, B. (2007). Die Bobaththerapie in der Erwachsenenneurologie. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.
    Hufschmidt, A.,Lücking, C.H., Rauer, S & Glocker, F.X. (2017). Neurologie Compact – Für Klinik und Praxis. (7th ed.). Stuttgart:Thieme Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    4.5 SWS
    4.5 ECTS
    Neurophysiological concepts | ILV

    Neurophysiological concepts | ILV

    3 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    Current neurophysiological concepts

    Principles of PNF

    PNF pattern and techniques

    functional movements, gait training

    patient case studies

    Teaching method

    Presentation and aktivating method, practicing and learning on the model

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: written and practical examination of PNF basics, pattern and techniques

    Literature

    Buck, M., Beckers, D. & Adler, S.S. (2005). PNF in der Praxis. (5th ed.) Berlin: Springer Verlag.
    Hedin-Anden, S. (2002). PNF Grundverfahren und funktionelles Training.(2nd ed.). Stuttgart: Urban & Fischer Verlag.
    Sullivan, P.E., Markus, P.D. & Minor, M.A.D. (1985). PNF-Ein Weg zum therapeutischen Üben. Stuttgart: Gustav Fischer Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    3 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Pediatrics 1 | ILV

    Pediatrics 1 | ILV

    1.5 SWS   1.5 ECTS

    Content

    Basics of neonatology, selected pathologies in neonatology and developmental neuroscience

    “Grenzsteinkonzept” of childlike development after “Michaelis” from birth to the age of 6

    Physiotherapeutic process at selected neonatological and developemental neurological pathologies

    Interprofessional cooperation

    Current evidence

    Assessments regarding childlike development until the age of 6

    Teaching method

    Presentation and activating method, simulation on models, case studies, learning on the model, role play

    Examination

    Final exam

    Literature

    Michaelis, R., Berger, R., Nennstiel-Ratzel, U. & Krägeloh-Mann, I. (2013). Validierte und teilvalidierte Grenzsteine der Entwicklung. Monatsschr Kinderheilkd, 161, 898-910. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00112-012-2751-0.
    Hadders-Algra, M. (2010). Variation and Variability: Key Words in Human Motor Development. Physical Therapy, 90(12), 1823-1837. doi.org/10.2522/ptj.20100006.
    Kaplan, S. L., Coulter, C. & Fetters L. (2013). Physical therapy management of congenital muscular torticollis: an evidence-based clinical practice guideline. Pediatr Phys Ther, 25, 4, 348-94
    doi:10.1097/PEP.0b013e3182a778d2.
    Hüter-Becker, A. & Dölken, M. (Eds.) (2010). Physiotherapie in der Pädiatrie (2nd ed.). Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.
    Gortner, L., Meyer, S. & Sitzmann, F.C. (2012). Pädiatrie. (4th ed.) Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1.5 SWS
    1.5 ECTS
    Module Musculoskeletal system
    9 SWS
    9 ECTS
    Taping | ILV

    Taping | ILV

    0.5 SWS   0.5 ECTS

    Content

    Principles of applying adhesive bandages and kinesiotapes (elastic adhesive bandages)

    Effects of adhesive bandages (tapes) and elastic kinesiologic elastic bandages (Kinesiotapes)

    Basics of applying techniques, basics of indications and contraindications

    Material science, handling with tapes, self-experiance with wearing and taking of adhesive bandages

    Teaching method

    Presentation and active-learning method, practicing on the model, video or picture analysis

     

    Examination

    Final exam

    Literature

    Montag, H.J. & Asmussen, P.D. (2003) Taping -Seminar, Funktionelle Verbände am Bewegungsapparat. (5th ed.) Nürnberg: Permimed-Spitta Verlag.
    Kumbrink, B. K. (2011). Taping. (2nd ed.) Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    0.5 SWS
    0.5 ECTS
    Manual therapy 1 | ILV

    Manual therapy 1 | ILV

    3 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    Basics of osteokinematics and arthokinematics, relevant positions of the joint (like loose-packed position, closed-packed position), examination of the quality and the quantity (range of motion) of joint movements, indications and contraindications, effects of joint mobilization and soft tissue techniques

    Selected manual examination and treatment techniques on joints of the upper limb, the lower limb, the lumbar spine and the sacroiliac joint, as well as selected soft tissue techniques

    Selected methods to examine the neural system incl. neurodynamic tests

    Integration of manual therapy in the physiotherapeutic process, discussing relevant paper cases

    Teaching method

    Presenting and activating methods e.g. group puzzle

    Examination

    Continuous assessment

    Literature

    Kaltenborn, F.M., Evjenth, O. et al. (2005). Manuelle Therapie nach Kaltenborn Teil I - Extremitäten. (12th ed.) Oslo: Norli.
    Maitland, G.D. et al. (2004). Manipulation der peripheren Gelenke. (3rd ed.)) Berlin: Springer Verlag.
    Matthijs, O., van Paridon-Edauw, D. & Winkel, D. (2006). Manuelle Therapie der peripheren Gelenke Teil 1-3. München: Urban & Fischer Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    3 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Orthopedics/traumatology and medical imaging | VO

    Orthopedics/traumatology and medical imaging | VO

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    Pathophysiological mechanisms and clinical cases

    Different standardised tests for finding the diagnoses and adequat procedures

    Medical treatmentoptions in the context of biopsychosocial factors and their consequences for physiotherapy intervention

    Teaching method

    presentation and activating method

    Examination

    Final exam

    Literature

    Niethard, F.U., Pfeil, J. & Biberthaler, P. (2014). Duale Reihe: Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.
    Krischak, G. (2009). Traumatologie für Physiotherapeuten. (2nd ed.). Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Orthopedics/traumatology and Rheumatology 1 | ILV

    Orthopedics/traumatology and Rheumatology 1 | ILV

    3.5 SWS   3.5 ECTS

    Content

    Adaption of the physiotherapeutic process to clinical signs and symptoms of patients with orthopedic, traumatological and rheumatological diagnoses

    Evidence based assessments und treatment options

    Importance of wound healing concerning physical examination and treatment

    Teaching method

    Presentation and activating method, active-learning method

    Examination

    Final exam

    Literature

    Diemer, F., Lowak, H. & Sutor, V. (2017). Leitfaden Physiotherapie in der Orthopädie und Traumatologie. (3rd ed.) München: Elsevier.
    Hüter-Becker, A. & Dölken, M. (Eds.) (2015). Physiotherapie in der Orthopädie. (3rd ed.) Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.
    Niethard, F.U., Pfeil, J. & Biberthaler, P. (2014). Duale Reihe: Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    3.5 SWS
    3.5 ECTS
    Module Internal medicine 2
    7.5 SWS
    8 ECTS
    Gynecology/obstetrics/urology 1 | ILV

    Gynecology/obstetrics/urology 1 | ILV

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

    Peculiarities of the physiotherapeutic process in the obstetrics and puerperal phase, as well as in selected  pathologies in the field of gynaecology, urology and proctology

    Specific assessments and test procedures

    Perceptional training  of the pelvical and abdominal area (zone)

    Exercises for the pelvic floor: selective, active, reactive , as well the trunk system

    Instruction for self-inspection/self-palpation

    Strategy, implemetation, reflection/evaluation and modification of physiotherapeutic group therapy  in selected  problems in the field of gynaecology/obstetrics /urology

    Present body of evidence

    Teaching method

    Presentation and active-learning method, e.g.: group puzzle, role play, market place, own experience, practicing on the model

    Examination

    Final exam

    Literature

    Hüter-Becker, A. & Dölken, M. (Eds.) (2012). Physiotherapie in der Gynäkologie. (3rd ed.) Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.
    Bo, K. (Ed.) (2015). Evidence-based physical therapy for the pelvic floor: Bridging Science and Clinical Practice (2nd ed.). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.
    Irion, J.M. & Irion,G.L. (2010). Women’s Health in Physical Therapy. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Internal medicine and surgery 1 | ILV

    Internal medicine and surgery 1 | ILV

    2.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    Pecularities of the physiotherapeutic process in selected cardiovascular, respiratory, angiological and endocrine diseases treated both conservative/medical and surgical (including graft surgery and burns)

    Current evidence

    Teaching method

    Presentation and active-learning method, problem-based learning, role play

    Examination

    Final exam

    Literature

    Braumann, K.-M. & Stiller, N. (Eds.) (2010). Bewegungstherapie bei internistischen Erkrankungen. Wien: Springer Verlag.
    Wonisch, M., Marko, C., Niebauer, J., Pokan, R., Schmid, P. & Wiesinger, E. (2012). Bedeutung des Krafttrainings zur Prävention und Rehabilitation internistischer Erkrankungen. Wiener klinische Wochenzeitschrift, 124, 326-333.
    Mayerhofer, S. & Krenek, B. (2017). Fallbuch Physiotherapie: Innere Medizin mit Schwerpunkt Kardiologie/Pulmologie. München: Elsevier bei Urban & Fischer Verlag.
    Baumgartner, R., Botta, P. & Hanns, E.W. (2007). Amputationen und Prothesenversorgung. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Lymphological physiotherapeutic treatment | ILV

    Lymphological physiotherapeutic treatment | ILV

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    Common basics of Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) including diagnostic assessments in the physiotherapeutic process

    Instruction and self-management for patients

    Treatment of selected areas of lymph nodes using CDT

    Physiotherapy of lymphedema including other techniques of Physiotherapy

    Teaching method

    Presentation and active-learning method, practicing on the model

    Examination

    Final exam

    Literature

    Wittlinger, H., Wittlinger, D., Wittlinger, A. & Wittlinger, M. (2016). Manuelle Lymphdrainage nach Dr. Vodder. (2nd ed.) Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.
    Asmussen, P. & Söllner, B. (2004). Kompressionstherapie – Prinzipien und Praxis. München Jena: Urban & Fischer Verlag.
    Földi, M., Földi, E. & Kubik, S. (2010). Lehrbuch der Lymphologie für Mediziner, Physiotherapeuten und Masseure/med. Bademeister. (7th ed.). München Jena: Urban & Fischer Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Respiratory physiotherapy | ILV

    Respiratory physiotherapy | ILV

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    Impairments of body structures and body functions, activity limitations and participation restriction associated with selected impairments of the respiratory system

    Special considerations in the conductance of the physiotherapeutic process in impairments of the respiratory system

    Theoretical basis and practical application of selected specific assessment measures (inspection und palpation, auscultation, evaluation of cough efficacy, evaluation of inspiratory muscle strength, evaluation of work capacity)

    Theoretical basis and practical application of selected specific treatment measures (management of medical emergencies, patient education in the use of inhalers, improvement of ventilation, mobilization of bronchial secretions, treatments to improve thoracic mobility and stability in terms of respiratory deficiencies)

    Discussion of case studies

    Teaching method

    Presentation and active-learning methods, e.g. group puzzle, role play, e-training, practicing on the model

    Examination

    Final exam

    Literature

    Bott, J., Blumenthal, S., Buxton, M., Ellum, S., Falconer, C., Garrod, R. & White, J. (2009). Guidelines for the physiotherapy management of the adult, medical, spontaneously breathing patient. Thorax, 2009;64;i1-i52;
    Mayrhofer, S. & Krenek, B. (Eds.) (2016). Fallbuch Physiotherapie: Innere Medizin mit Schwerpunkt Kardiologie/Pulmologie. München: Urban & Fischer Verlag.
    Büsching, G. (Ed.) (2008). Assessments in der Rehabilitation, Band. 3. Kardiologie und Pneumologie. Bern: Huber Verlag.
    Gosselink, R. (2001). Atemtherapie. In: Van den Berg, F. (Ed.). Angewandte Physiologie, Band 3. Therapie, Training, Tests. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Module Scientific work
    3 SWS
    4 ECTS
    Literature Seminar | SE

    Literature Seminar | SE

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    Overview of quantitative and qualitative research methods pertaining to physiotherapy

    Introduction to international well-known medical databases (e.g. PubMed, PeDro)

    Construction of research questions relevant in clinical physiotherapy

    Critical Appraisal of research literature

    Discussion of research literature in the context of clinical physiotherapeutic practice

    Teaching method

    Presentation and activating method, active-learning method, active-explorative method, group puzzle, mindmaps, quizzes

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Immanent Examination, e.g. documentation of a systematic literature search based on clinical questions, answering clinical questions based on a systematic literature search

    Literature

    Hicks C. (2010). Research Methods for Clinical Therapists (5th ed.). Churchill Livingstone.
    Straus, S. E., Glasziou, P., Richardson, W. S. & Haynes, R. B. (2018). Evidence-based Medicine. How to practice and teach it (5th ed.). Churchill Livingstone.
    Mehrholz, J. & Supp, G. (2018). Wissenschaft transparent. Klinische Studien verstehen (3. Auflage). McKenzie Institut.

    Teaching language

    Englisch

    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Scientific work and statistics | ILV

    Scientific work and statistics | ILV

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    Basics of scientific work, citation rules, stages of the research process, from formulating a research question to collecting and analyzing data, introduction to qualitative and quantitative research

    Teaching method

    presentation and active-learning method, active-explorative method, case studies, group work, exercises, discussions

    Examination

    Final exam

    Literature

    Bühl, A. (2014). SPSS 22: Einführung in die moderne Datenanalyse (14th ed.). Hallbergmoos: Pearson.
    Döring, N. & Bortz, J. (2016). Forschungsmethoden und Evaluation (5th ed.). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.
    Hicks, CM. (2009). Research Methods for Clinical Therapists. Applied Project Design and Analysis (5th ed.). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.
    Voelker, C. (Ed.) (2011). Grundlagen wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens. Berlin: Cornelsen.
    Voelker, C. (Ed.) (2012). Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten. Berlin: Cornelsen.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Module Movement development and control 2
    7 SWS
    7 ECTS
    Neurological rehabilitation 2 | ILV

    Neurological rehabilitation 2 | ILV

    4 SWS   4 ECTS

    Content

    Pathophysiology of frequently occurring diagnoses in neurological field (like Traumatic Brain Injury, Syndroms of Decerebration, Multiple Scleroses, Parkinson Disease, Guillain-Barrée-Syndrom/ Polyneuropathy, Spinal Cord Injuries, Lesion of the Peripheral Nervous System)

    Medical and physiotherapeutic examination, diagnostics/ assessments and specific treatment of selected neurologic diseases and symptoms depending on the state of illness or rehabilitation and considering the impact of common complications in Physiotherapy

    Current concepts and theories of motor relearning and state of the art treatment of people with different types of paresis

    Appropriate strategies to compensate insufficient motor function and criteria of individual adaptation of therapeutic appliances

    Teaching method

    Presentation, active-learning and active-explorative methods like case studies, role play, learning and practicing on the model

    Examination

    Final exam

    Literature

    Hüter-Becker, A. & Dölken, M. (Eds.) (2004). Physiotherapie in der Neurologie. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.
    Klein-Neuhold, M. & Beckmann, C. (2001). Physiotherapie bei Querschnittlähmung. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.
    Frommelt, P. & Lösslein, H. (2010). Neurorehabilitation. Ein Praxisbuch für interdisziplinäre Teams. (3rd ed.) Berlin: Springer Verlag.
    Shumway-Cook, A. & Woollacott, M.H. (2008). Motor Control: Theory and Practical Applications. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    4 SWS
    4 ECTS
    Pediatrics 2 | ILV

    Pediatrics 2 | ILV

    3 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    Selected pathologies of developmental neurology, neuro-pädiatrics, pediatrics in orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, psychosomatics, oncology and internal medicine

    Physiotherapeutic process at selected neonatological and developemental neurological pathologies

    Current evidence

    Assessments regarding childlike development

    Teaching method

    Presentation and active-learning method, simulation on models, case studies, learning on the model, role play

    Examination

    Final exam

    Literature

    Michaelis, R., Niemann, G.W. & Wolff, M. (2017). Entwicklungsneurologie und Neuropädiatrie: Grundlagen, diagnostische Strategien, Entwicklungstherapien und Entwicklungsförderungen. (5.Aufl.). Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.
    Hüter-Becker, A. & Dölken, M. (Eds.) (2010). Physiotherapie in der Pädiatrie (2nd ed.). Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.
    Michaelis, R., Berger, R., Nennstiel-Ratzel, U., &Krägeloh-Mann, I. (2013). Validierte und teilvalidierte Grenzsteine der Entwicklung. Monatsschr Kinderheilkd, 161, 898-910. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00112-012-2751-0.
    Gortner, L., Meyer, L. &Sitzmann, F.C. (2012). Pädiatrie. (4th ed.) Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    3 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Module Musculoskeletal system
    3 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Manual therapy 2 | ILV

    Manual therapy 2 | ILV

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

    Basics of osteokinematics and arthokinematics of the spine (spinal segment, coupled and combined movements of the spine, indications and contraindications)

    Selected manual examination and treatment techniques on the thoracic and cervical spine Additional methods to examine the neural system incl. neurodynamic tests

    Discussion of relevant paper cases

    Teaching method

    Presenting and activating methods e.g. group puzzle

    Examination

    Final exam

    Literature

    Butler, D.S. (1998). Mobilisation des Nervensystems. (2nd ed.) Berlin: Springer Verlag.
    Kaltenborn, F.M. et al. (2004). Manuelle Therapie nach Kaltenborn Teil II - Wirbelsäule. (4th ed.)). Oslo: Norli.
    Maitland, G.D. et al. (2008). Manipulation der Wirbelsäule. (4th ed.) Berlin: Springer Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Orthopedics/traumatology and Rheumatology 2 | ILV

    Orthopedics/traumatology and Rheumatology 2 | ILV

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    Adapting the physiotherapeutic process to clinical signs and symptoms of patients with orthopedic, traumatological and rheumatological diagnoses with the main emphasis on spinal pathologies and pain conditions

    Implementing evidence based assessments and treatment options

    Elaborate session plans for exercise groups for patients with musculosceletal pain conditions

    Teaching method

    Presentation and activating method, active-learning method,  planning and maintaining active exercise therapy in groups, reflection, role play, case study

    Examination

    Final exam

    Literature

    Froböse, I., &Hartmann, C. (2002). Bewegung und Training. Grundlagen und Methodik für Physio- und Sporttherapeuten. München: Urban & Fischer Verlag.
    Völker, C. (2011). Didaktik und Methodik für Bewegungsgruppen. Berlin: Cornelsen.
    Diemer, F., Lowak, H. & Sutor, V. (2017). Leitfaden Physiotherapie in der Orthopädie und Traumatologie. (3rd ed.) München: Elsevier.
    Hüter-Becker, A. & Dölken, M. (Eds.) (2015). Physiotherapie in der Orthopädie. (3rd ed.)Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.
    Niethard, F.U., Pfeil, J. & Biberthaler, P. (2014). Duale Reihe: Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Module Reference Sciences
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Professional communication and interaction 1 | ILV

    Professional communication and interaction 1 | ILV

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

    Characteristics of different ways of communication (f.e. communication to transfer knowledge to a unique audience / vs. consultancy / vs. communication during treatment / vs. medical history dialogue) and transfer of structured information

    Importance of non-verbal communication

    Professional conversation within the physiotherapeutic process including conversation techniques to handle emotions, also to be able to communicate to several persons (f.e. patients/ caregiving relatives/colleagues) and to conduct a medical interview in the intercultural context in an appropriate way

    Forms of listening, questioning techniques, providing feedback (feedback rules, exemplary feedback methods)

    Communication models and theories and there underlying idea of man

    Teaching method

    Presentation and active-learning and active-explorative methods f.e. group puzzle, video analysis

    Examination

    Final exam: Participation; prerequisite: handling work assignments

    Literature

    Hoos-Leistner, H. & Balk, M. (2008). Gesprächsführung für Physiotherapeuten. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.
    Elzer, M. (Ed.) (2009). Kommunikative Kompetenzen in der Physiotherapie. Bern: Hans Huber Verlag.
    Argyle, M. (2013). Körpersprache und Kommunikation. Nonverbaler Ausdruck und soziale Interaktion. Paderborn: Junfermann Verlag.
    Kron, F., Jürgens, E. & Standop, J. (2013). Grundwissen Pädagogik. München: Reinhardt Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Module Internal medicine 2
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Internal medicine and surgery and gynecology 2 | ILV

    Internal medicine and surgery and gynecology 2 | ILV

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    Planning, implementation, reflection, evaluation and modificationof group therapeutic intervention on selected internal diseases and pelvic floor dysfunctions

    Setting up, planning and performing exercise and training programs in selected internal diseases and risk factors

    Introduction in spirometric measurements

    Teaching method

    Presentation and activating methods (e.g. peer teaching)

    Examination

    Continuous assessment

    Literature

    Voelker, C. (2011). Didaktik und Methodik für Bewegungsgruppen. Berlin: Cornelsen.
    Braumann, K.-M. & Stiller, N. (Eds.) (2010). Bewegungstherapie bei internistischen Erkrankungen. Wien: Springer Verlag.
    Pokan, R. et al. (Eds.) (2009). Kompendium der Kardiologischen Prävention und Rehabilitation. Wien: Springer Verlag.
    Wonisch, M., Marko, C., Niebauer, J., Pokan, R., Schmid, P. & Wiesinger, E. (2012). Bedeutung des Krafttrainings zur Prävention und Rehabilitation internistischer Erkrankungen. Wiener klinische Wochenzeitschrift, 124, 326-333.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Module Clinical placement 1
    9 ECTS
    Clinical placement 1 | PL

    Clinical placement 1 | PL

    0 SWS   9 ECTS

    Content

    In this internship the gradual introduction to the implementation of the physiotherapeutic process takes place under the continuous guidance and supervision of clinical educators.

    Teaching method

    Clinical placement

    Examination

    Continuous assessment

    Literature

    Keine spezifische Literatur

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    9 ECTS
    Module Behavior and sense of self
    6.5 SWS
    7 ECTS
    Geriatrics and gerontological psychiatry | ILV

    Geriatrics and gerontological psychiatry | ILV

    2 SWS   2.5 ECTS

    Content

    Dealing with the changes in old age

    Geriatric assessments

    Prevention and rehabilitative measures on existing multimorbidity at geriatric patients

    Geriatric specifics from  a multiprofessional perspective

    Dementia forms and stages, disorientation, validation

    Specific assistive devices

    Communication strategies for communication with old and disoriented people

    Special aspects of group therapy in geriatrics

    The role of physiotherapists in the interdisciplinary team

    Teaching method

    Presentation, active-learning and active-explorative method), problem based learning in context to multimorbidity, optional interprofessional co-working

    Examination

    Final exam

    Literature

    Runge, M. & Rehfeld, G. (2001). Geriatrische Rehabilitation im therapeutischen Team. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.
    van den Berg, F. (Ed.). (2008). Angewandte Physiologie 6 - Alterungsprozesse und das Alter verstehen. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.
    Gar, Z., van Haastregt, C.M., van Eijk, T.M. et al.(2007). Prevalence and correlates of fear of falling, and associated avoidance of activity in the general population of community-living older people. Age Ageing. 36:304-309.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    2.5 ECTS
    Intensive Care | ILV

    Intensive Care | ILV

    1.5 SWS   1.5 ECTS

    Content

    Basics of intensive care medicine

    Theory and practice of monitoring

    Theory and practice of mechanical ventilation

    Interpretation of laboratory findings, escpecially parameters of inflammation and acid-base-balance

    Basics of pharmacotherapy

    Organ replacement therapy

    Selected diseases of intensive care medicine

    Reanimation guidelines

    Importance of intra- and interdisciplinary teamwork

    Selected assessment measures (e.g. RASS-Score, CAM-ICU Delir-Assessment, MRC-Scale for Muscle Examination)

    Communication and interaction with intensive care patients

    Handling of intensive care patients and their surrounding

    Preventive and therapeutic measures for cardiorespiratory and musculoskeletal impairments

    Measures to support the weaning from mechanical ventilation

    Teaching method

    presentation and active-learning methods, e.g. role play, practicing on the model

    Examination

    Final exam

    Literature

    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin. (2023). S3-Leitlinie Lagerungstherapie und Mobilisation von kritisch Erkrankten auf Intensivstationen. AWMF, 001-015.

    Marra, A., Ely, E. W., Pandharipande, P. P., & Patel, M. B. (2017). The ABCDEF Bundle in Critical Care. Critical care clinics33(2), 225–243. doi.org/10.1016/j.ccc.2016.12.005

    Sommers, J., Engelbert, R. H., Dettling-Ihnenfeldt, D., Gosselink, R., Spronk, P. E., Nollet, F., & van der Schaaf, M. (2015). Physiotherapy in the intensive care unit: an evidence-based, expert driven, practical statement and rehabilitation recommendations. Clinical rehabilitation29(11), 1051–1063. doi.org/10.1177/0269215514567156

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1.5 SWS
    1.5 ECTS
    Oncology and palliative and hospice care  | SE

    Oncology and palliative and hospice care  | SE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

    Special use of the physiotherapeutic process for the most common diseases/symptoms in oncology and palliative care; specific interventions regarding symptoms (e.g. pain/tumor pain, respiratory symptoms, obstipation, lymphedema, contracture, scars, athrophies, paraesthesia and signs of paralysis)

    Medical interventions diagnostics, therapy (conservative, invasive)

    Psychological and social aspects in the relationship between patients/clients/physiotherapists, family and social environment (dying phases - and mourning stages, end-of life care)

    Teaching method

    Presentation and activating method, small group work, discussion of videos

    Examination

    Final exam

    Literature

    Nieland, P., Simader, R. & Taylor, J. (Eds.) (2013). Was wir noch tun können: Rehabilitation am Lebensende. Physiotherapie in der Palliative Care. München: Elsevier.
    Specht-Tomann, M. & Tropper, D. (2010). Zeit des Abschieds. Sterbe- und Trauerbegleitung. Ostfildern: Patmos.
    Mayerhofer, S. &Krenek, B. (2017). Fallbuch Physiotherapie: Innere Medizin mit Schwerpunkt Kardiologie/Pulmologie. München: Elsevier bei Urban & Fischer Verlag.
    Kayser, H., Kieseritzky, K., Melching, H. & Sittig, H.-B. (2013). Kursbuch Palliative Care. Angewandte Palliativmedizin und -pflege. Bremen: Uni-Med.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Psychiatry and psychosomatics | ILV

    Psychiatry and psychosomatics | ILV

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    Selected psychiatric and psychosomatic disorders, their epidemiology, etiology, psychopathology, typical symptoms, forms, prognosis, medical diagnosis and therapy (schizophrenia; affective disorders; neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders; eating disorders; personality disorders; dementia; disorders due to psychoactive substance use)

    The physiotherapeutic process in psychiatry and psychosomatics (mental health)

    Theoretical and practical introduction to relevant treatment approaches

    Individual and group physiotherapy in mental health. Principles, therapeutic factors, indications, contraindications

    Therapeutic attitude, role and relationship

    Physiotherapeutic examination, specific assessments, treatment goals, self-experience and application of basic techniques in mental health physiotherapy

    The body of evidence in mental health physiotherapy

    Teaching method

    Presentation and activating methods, discussions, group work, case studies, practical experiences

    Examination

    Final exam

    Literature

    Probst, M. & Skjaerven, L.H. (2018). Physiotherapy in Mental Health and Psychiatry. A scientific and clinical based approach. Edinburgh: Elsevier.
    Hölter, G. (Ed.) (2011). Bewegungstherapie bei psychischen Erkrankungen. Grundlagen und Anwendung. Köln: Deutscher Ärzte-Verlag.
    Hüter-Becker, A. & Dölken, M. (Eds.) (2004). Physiotherapie in der Psychiatrie. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Module Scientific work
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Scientific writing workshop | UE

    Scientific writing workshop | UE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

    Framing/drafting a clinically relevant question

    Conduct and documentation of the literature search

    Qualitative assessment of scientific studies

    Analysis of a scientific text related to the clinical question

    Writing a comprehensible and coherent text that meets the requirements of a scientific paper

    Teaching method

    Active-learning and active-explorative methods: structured edit of a self-selected problem

     

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Active participation; handling work assignments

    Literature

    Karmasin, M. & Ribing, R. (2014). Die Gestaltung wissenschaftlicher Arbeiten (8th ed.). Wien: Facultas WUV.
    Kühtz, S. (2011). Wissenschaftlich formulieren. Tipps und Textbausteine für Studium und Schule (4th ed.). Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh & Co.KG.
    Samac, K., Prenner, M. & Schwetz, H. (2014). Die Bachelorarbeit an Universität und Fachhochschule (3rd ed.). Wien: Facultas WUV.
    Scherfer, E. & Bossmann, T. (2011). Forschung verstehen. Ein Grundkurs in evidenzbasierter Praxis (2nd ed.). München: Pflaum Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Module Bachelor thesis seminar
    1 SWS
    7 ECTS
    Bachelor thesis seminar 1 | SE

    Bachelor thesis seminar 1 | SE

    1 SWS   7 ECTS

    Content

    Formulating a research question

    Planning the appropriate methodical process to answer the research question

    Participation in scientific discussions

    Collecting data (if applicable, within the framework of a study exercise with a sample of students of FHCW and/or a pilot study as basis for planning further studies und projects)

    Writing the bachelor thesis (introduction, methods, results)

    Reflection on the research process

    Teaching method

    active-learning and active-explorative methods, e.g. discussion, mind mapping, blended learning
    learning/practicing using models

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Active participation; prerequisite: handling activities in the scientific research process

    Literature

    Kool, J. & de Bie, R. (2001). Der Weg zum wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.
    Samac, K., Prenner, M. & Schwetz, H. (2014). Die Bachelorarbeit an Universität und Fachhochschule (3rd ed.). Wien: Facultas WUV.
    Scherfer, E. & Bossmann, T. (2011). Forschung verstehen. Ein Grundkurs in evidenzbasierter Praxis (2nd ed.). München: Pflaum Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    7 ECTS
    Module Vocational field 2
    2.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Professional supervision 1 | SE

    Professional supervision 1 | SE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

    Assignment of the ICF-levels and investigative measures

    Deepening and application of subject specific and interdisciplinary physiotherapeutic process with the focus on the problem identification phase

    Teaching method

    Active-learning method, practice under supervision, reflection

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: continuous assessment; participation: active cooperation within the whole process; reflection of specific experiences within the internship

    Literature

    Keine spezifische Literatur

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Professional supervision 2 | SE

    Professional supervision 2 | SE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

    Deepening and application of subject specific and interdisciplinary physiotherapeutic process with the focus on the planning and implementation phase

    Teaching method

    Active-learning method, practice under supervision, reflection

     

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: continuous assessment; participation: active cooperation within the whole process; reflection of specific experiences within the internship

    Literature

    Keine spezifische Literatur

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Clinical examination 1 | SE

    Clinical examination 1 | SE

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

    implementation and reflection of the physiotherapeutic process in clinical fields of completed internships of 5th term

    Teaching method

    active-learning methods, implementation of the physiotherapeutic process in real professional field of completed internship of 5th term, contemplation/reflection

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: immanent examination, practical

    Literature

    Keine spezifische Literatur

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Module Reference Sciences
    5.5 SWS
    6 ECTS
    Management and law | VO

    Management and law | VO

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    Legal basis of physiotherapy

    Organizational structure of the Austrian health care system

    Institutions of the Austrian health service and their players

    Basics of a business organization as a private practitioner incl. financing and investment calculations

    Basics of micro- and macroeconomics with a focus on health economics

    Characteristics of the health market

    Basic concepts of quality assurance and development as well as quality management

    Dimensions of structural, process and outcome quality in the context of physiotherapy

    Standards and recommendations of the national professional association and international organizations related to physiotherapy

    Use of selected quality assurance instruments in physiotherapeutic practice

    Teaching method

    Presentation

    Examination

    Final exam

    Literature

    Aigner, G., Kletecka, A.,Kletecka-Pulker, M. & Memmer, M. (2010). Handbuch Medizinrecht. Wien: Manz Verlag.
    Flemmich, G., Lutz, D. & Wilfing, C. (2009). MTD-Gesetz. Wien: ÖGB Verlag
    Donabedian, A. (2003). An Introduction to Quality Assurance in Health Care. New York: Oxford University Press.
    Sladecek, E., Marzi, L.-M., & Schmiedbauer, T. (2012). Recht für Gesundheitsberufe. Wien: Lexis Nexis.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Ethics and society | ILV

    Ethics and society | ILV

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

    Ethical principles, ethical models, relevant ethical aspects for professional work, ethical conflicts, ethic commission, demographic situation and demographic development in Austria, consequences of social inequality, contemplation of a person´s personality and the importance of organizational, external and internal dimensions of diversity in the context of professional physiotherapeutic acting

    Teaching method

    Presentation and activating method, e-learning

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Participation; prerequisite: handling work assignments and case studies

    Literature

    Scheel, K. (2013). Modelle und Praxiskonzepte der Physiotherapie. Berlin: Literaturverlag.
    Hurrelmann, K. (2010). Gesundheitssoziologie. Eine Einführung in sozial-wissenschaftliche Theorien von Krankheitsprävention und Gesundheitsförderung (7th ed.). Weinheim und München: Juventa Verlag
    Birnbacher, D. (2013). Analytische Einführung in die Ethik (3rd ed.).Berlin: W.de Gruyter Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Professional communication and interaction 2 | ILV

    Professional communication and interaction 2 | ILV

    2.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    Causes and effects of stress, behaviour in stressful situation, methods to empower resilience

    Careful use with the own therapeutical attitude and self-care

    Make onerous work situations a subject of discussion, f.e. handling statements of patients with neuropsycholigical disorder, altered consciousness, affective disorder, impulse regulation disorder

    Morbid gain, disease management (models and strategies, etc.), different options in dealing with diseases (trivialise or catastrophizing) and opportunities for action in physiotherapeutic context

    Improving autonomy, independence and compliance of patients, f.e. self-efficacy concept as incentive for physiotherapy 

    Motivational Interviewing

    Structure and progress of conflicts and crises in therapeutic everyday life, strategies to prevent, resolve and de-escalate conflicts 

    Possibilities of pedagogical guideance to point out human diversity (f.e. different cultural background, posttraumatic stress, depression, dementia, suicidality)

    Teaching method

    Presentation and active-learning and active-explorative methods f.e. group puzzle, video analysis

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Participation; prerequisite: handling work assignments

    Literature

    Miller, W.R., & Rollnick, S. (2015). Motivierende Gesprächsführung: Motivational Interviewing. Freiburg: Lambertus Verlag.
    Schwarz, G. (2013). Konfliktmanagement: Konflikte erkennen, analysieren, lösen. Heidelberg: Gabler Verlag.
    Gazzaniga, M., Heatherton, T. & Halpern, D. (2017). Psychologie. Weinheim: Beltz Verlag.
    Schneider, V. (2017). Gesundheitspädagogik: Einführung in Theorie und Praxis. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Module Clinical placement
    14 ECTS
    Clinical placement 2 | PL

    Clinical placement 2 | PL

    0 SWS   14 ECTS

    Content

    In this internship the gradual introduction to the implementation of the physiotherapeutic process takes place under the continuous guidance and supervision of clinical educators.

    Teaching method

    Clinical placement

    Examination

    Continuous assessment

    Literature

    Keine spezifische Literatur

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    14 ECTS

    Module Bachelor thesis seminar
    0.5 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Bachelor thesis seminar 2 | SE

    Bachelor thesis seminar 2 | SE

    0.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    Description, interpretation and discussion of the results

    Deriving the conclusion and future research approaches

    Completion of the bachelor thesis

    Teaching method

    Active-explorative method; e-learning

    Examination

    Final exam: Assessment of the bachelor thesis

    Literature

    Kool, J. & de Bie, R. (2001). Der Weg zum wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.
    Samac, K., Prenner, M. & Schwetz, H. (2014). Die Bachelorarbeit an Universität und Fachhochschule (3rd ed.). Wien: Facultas WUV.
    Scherfer, E. & Bossmann, T. (2011). Forschung verstehen. Ein Grundkurs in evidenzbasierter Praxis (2nd ed.). München: Pflaum Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    0.5 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Module Vocational field 2
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Final examination | UE

    Final examination | UE

    0 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

    presentation and dicussion of bachelor thesis

    professional discourse

    Teaching method

    autonomous preparation for examination

    Examination

    Final exam: presentation and oral examination (Bachelor exam)

    Literature

    Keine spezifische Literatur

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 ECTS
    Clinical examination 2 | SE

    Clinical examination 2 | SE

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

    implementation and reflection of the physiotherapeutic process in clinical fields of completed internships of 6th term

    Teaching method

    active-learning methods, implementation of the physiotherapeutic process in real professional field of completed internship of 6th term, contemplation/reflection

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: immanent examination, practical

    Literature

    Keine spezifische Literatur

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Professional development 2 | SE

    Professional development 2 | SE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

    Self-reflexion and other tools to strengthen personality and professional development in different settings (“SMART” Goal-setting, goal attainment scale, self-assessment and peer-feedback, peer-reflexion,..)

    Presenting professional and personal competences through an e-portfolio

    Reflexion talks

    Supporting the admission procedure

    Teaching method

    Presentation and activating methods, learning on the model, working on a portfolio (MAHARA), peer-feedback

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Participtation; prerequisite (to do/ to work on an) e-Portfolio

    Literature

    Heyse, V., Giger, M. (2015). Erfolgreich in die Zukunft: Schlüsselkompetenzen in Gesundheitsberufen. Heidelberg: Medhochzwei.
    Kent, D.M., Bradbury, G.G., Kent, M.A. & Hand, R.W. (2010). Mahara 1.2 E-Portfolios: Beginner's Guide. Birmingham: Packt Publishing.
    Murphy, E. M. (2011). Mahara 1.4 Cookbook. Birmingham: Packt Publishing.
    Simon, W. (2007). GABALs großer Methodenkoffer. 5. Persönlichkeitsentwicklung. Offenbach: GABAL-Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Module Clinical placement
    19 ECTS
    Clinical placement 3 | PL

    Clinical placement 3 | PL

    0 SWS   19 ECTS

    Content

    Internship 3 focuses on the interdisciplinary application of the physiotherapeutic process in an increasingly independent and self-responsible way under the supervision of clinical educators.

    Teaching method

    Clinical placement

    Examination

    Continuous assessment

    Literature

    Keine spezifische Literatur

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    19 ECTS
    Module Electives
    4 SWS
    6 ECTS
    Reference Sciences | SE

    Reference Sciences | SE

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    Depending on selected course

    Teaching method

    active-learning and active-explorative methods

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Participation

    Literature

    Je nach Wahlangebot

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Practical add ons | SE

    Practical add ons | SE

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    Depending on selected course

    Teaching method

    Depending on selected course

    presentation and activating method, active learning method, active-explorative method

    Examination

    Final exam

    Literature

    Je nach Wahlangebot

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Reflexology and meridian therapy | ILV

    Reflexology and meridian therapy | ILV

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

    Ad RZF: Basic information on reflexology; historical development of reflextherapy on the foot; topography of zones; effects, goals, indications and contraindications; diagnostic and treatment shown in specific problemformulation

    Ad BGM: Basic information on reflexology; historical development of connective tissue massage; topography of zones; effects, goals, indications and contraindications; diagnostic and treatment shown in specific problemformulation

    Ad TCM: Introduction into the philosophy of the TCM, meridians and their run, localisation of some selected points of acupuncture, introduction into tuinatherapy with practical exercises, practical execution adapted to the shoulder-girdle

    Teaching method

    Presentation and activing methods

    Examination

    Final exam: practical

    Literature

    1. Marquardt, H.(2012). Praktisches Lehrbuch der Reflexzonentherapie am Fuß. Stuttgart: Haug.
    Kalbantner-Wernicke, K., Müller, J., Tetling, C. & Waskowiak, A. (2005). Handbuch Reflextherapie. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.
    Erst, E., Posadzki, P. & Lee, M.S. (2011). Reflexology: an update of a systematic review of randomised clinical trials. Maturitas 68(2):116-20.
    2. Kolster, B.C. (2016). Bindegewebsmassage. Faszien und Strukturen gezielt behandeln. Berlin: KVM - Der Medizinverlag.
    Schiffter, R. & Harms, E. (Eds.). (2016). Bindegewebsmassage. Neuronale Abläufe - Befund - Praxis (16th ed.). Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag.
    Häfelin, H. (2017). Basis der Bindegewebsmassage. Subcutane Reflextherapie. Ein Leitfaden für Physiotherapeuten. (5th ed.). Stuttgart-Sillenbuch: Hermann Häfelin.
    3. Meng, A. (2006). Lehrbuch der Tuinatherapie. Heidelberg: Haug Verlag
    Meng, A. (2007). Meridiantafel für die chinesische Massage, Tuina Therapie- Akupressur. Wien: Maudrich.
    Meng, A. & Exel, W. (2005). Chinesische Heilkunst. Bad Wörishofen: Kneipp Verlag.
    Meng, A. (2005). Gesundheitsvorsorge mit TCM. Stuttgart: Springer Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Times
    Mon. to Fri.

    In order to enable all students to gain the necessary practical experience and thus to complete their studies within the regular period of study, there may be practical learning phases during the summer months if required. Four vacation weeks in July or August are planned in any case. 

    Electives
    Electives can only take place when enough students register for them. An admission procedure may take place if the number of interested students exceed the course limit.

    After graduation

    As a graduate of this program, a wide range of occupational fields and career opportunities are open to you. Find out here where your path can take you.

    Only with this degree program is it possible to practice the profession of physiotherapist. The degree program is based on the occupational licensing regulations (MTD and FH-MTD-law). As a physiotherapist, you will work with people of all age groups in health care facilities in the fields of health education, prevention, therapy, rehabilitation, palliative and hospice facilities. Physiotherapists analyze and interpret sensormotoric function and developmental disorders and influence them with specialized techniques. You will develop treatment plans together with patients/clients, choose therapeutic measures and techniques, and carry them out. Physiotherapy measures and techniques include all types of movement therapy, perception training, manual therapy, respiratory therapy, therapeutic massage, reflexology therapies, lymphological physiotherapy, electro-, thermo-, photo-, hydro-and balneotherapy measures, performance and electro-diagnostic examination procedures. In the context of prevention, you are primarily active in health education and counseling. The degree program provides a strong foundation together with practical work experience and continuing training to take on management positions or research activities

    As a physiotherapist, you will work in prevention, therapy and rehabilitation in every clinical field such as prevention, palliation, health counseling and education. You will work as a staff member or self-employed, alone or in interdisciplinary teams together with doctors and experts from other specialist disciplines in the following areas:

    • Hospitals, day clinics

    • Retirement and nursing homes

    • Rehabilitation centers and convalescent homes

    • Educational and social institutions

      • Sports and leisure facilities

      • Health promotion and prevention facilities

      • Research

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        We work closely with the Vienna Healthcare Group, universities like the Medical University of Vienna, the Austrian Physio Association and other health care facilities. This guarantees you strong contacts for internships, employment or participation in research and development activities. You will complete the extensive internships at, among others, the hospitals of the Vienna Healthcare Group. You can find information about our cooperation activities and much more at Campusnetzwerk. It's well worth visiting the site as it may direct you to a new job or interesting event held by our cooperation partners!


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        +43 1 606 68 77-4700
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        physiotherapie@fh-campuswien.ac.at

        Viktoria Haffner
        Favoritenstraße 226, D.2.37

        Elisabeth Pachmann
        Favoritenstraße 226, D.2.37

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        Favoritenstraße 226, D.2.34

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        Favoritenstraße 226, D.2.37

        1100 Vienna
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