Theme Professional Development - The Physiotherapist in the Profession, 7.5 creditsTema professionell utveckling - Fysioterapeuten i yrkeslivet, 7.5 hp
- Course code
- Course name
- Theme Professional Development - The Physiotherapist in the Profession
- 7.5 credits
- Form of Education
- Higher Education, study regulation 2007
- Main field of study
- G2 - First cycle 2
- Grading scale
- Fail (U) or pass (G)
- Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society
- Decided by
- Utbildningsnämnden NVS
- Decision date
- Revised by
- Education committee NVS
- Last revision
- Course syllabus valid from
- Spring 2019
Specific entry requirements
The course has as prerequisites that the following credits must have been approved: All previous credits from semesters 1-4 (120 hp), as well as Theme Healthcare - Physiotherapy in Primary Care from semester 5.
The aim of the course is that the student will deepen the knowledge of the physiotherapy profession through a global perspective and also deepen the understanding of the physiotherapists role as a leader and a lifelong learner.
After completing the course, the student will be able to:
- Identify and summarize global health challenges from a physiotherapeutic perspective,including the impact of socioeconomic position and social factors on health.
- Discuss the influence of cultural aspects on patient-therapist interaction and communication and recognize strategies to overcome cultural conflicts in the patient-therapist relationship.
- Compare the structure, funding and function of the health care system in Sweden in relation to that of other countries and reflect on implications for the phsyiotherapy role and physiotherapy practice
- Analyze the own professional competence in relation to possible and expected roles and career paths and identify gaps and needs for development
- Prepare a plan for continuous professional development based on identified needs (CPD)
- Recognize the responsibilities, challenges and possibilities of leadership relates to physiotherapy practice in different organizations
- Communicate appropriately in English within the subject area
The course is divided in two parts, Leadership and learning, 4 hp and Physiotherapeutic perspectives on Global Health, 3,5 hp.
Leadership and learning, 4.0 hp
- Different career paths and conditions in working life
- The leadership role- from individual to organization level
- Entrepreneurship, including improvement work and advocacy
Physiotherapeutic perspectives on Global Health, 3.5 hp
- Health challenges in Sweden and in other countries
- Rehabilitation in a global perspective
- Health care organizations in Sweden and other countries
The teaching is based on a problem-oriented and collaborative approach to learning in which the tasks provide opportunities for the student to take active responsibility for their learning on individual and group level. A blended learning approach will be used and conducted interactively via the course website. In the part Physiotherapeutic perspectives on Global Health all teaching, examinations and other coursework will be in English.
Acive participation in seminars
Peer-review of porfolio
The course coordinator decides whether, and if so how, absence from compulsory course elements can be made up. Study results cannot be reported until the student has participated in compulsory course elements or compensated for any absence in accordance with instructions from the course coordinator. Absence from a compulsory course element could mean that the student can not retake the element until the next time the course is offered.
The course is examined according to the following:
Part one: Leadership and learning
- Portfolio compilation and presentation and a plan for continuous professional development
Part two:Physiotherapeutic perspectives on Global Health
- A written report and an oral presentation
To pass the course, grade Pass is required on all examination assignments. Late submissions of examinations are not accepted. Students who have not submitted on time are referred to re-examination. Students who do not pass a regular examination are entitled to resit the examination on five more occasions. If the student has failed six examinations/tests, no additional examination will be provided.
An examination will be made available for a period of one year in the event of the course being discontinued or a new course syllabus being devised.
Course evaluation is carried out according to the guidelines established by the Board of Education.
Literature and other teaching aids
1. uppl. : Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2015 - 215 s. ISBN:9789144092454 LIBRIS-ID:17592962 Library search
London : Bloomsbury, 2016 - 387 s. ISBN:9781632860804 LIBRIS-ID:19884778 Library search