For students attending the course Implementation of evidence-based physiotherapy for people with dementia, 15 credits course code 9H1055

The overall aim of the course is for you to develop an understanding of evidence based physiotherapy in connection to dementia care. What is really the contribution of physiotherapy to dementia care, how is it relevant?

Syllabus

About the course

In this course, physiotherapists and occupational therapists will study separately for the first 7 weeks, focusing on each occupation. During those weeks, the following topics will be covered:

  • Functioning and Disability in Dementia
  • Physiotherapy Strategies and Interventions
    • Measurements
    • Client-therapist relationship 
    • Fall risk, physical activity and exercise
    • Evidence based physiotherapy 

The two groups join again in the last module in which you will select an intervention or a way of working that you would like to implement in your practice. You will use the best available research evidence on the topic you addressed in week 6 or perform a new Critically Appraised Topic (CAT).You will review the underlying scientific foundation and consider factors that influence the implementation process. Based on that analysis you shall suggest a plan for implementation.

Master's Courses in Dementia Care for Occupational therapists and Physiotherapists, 60 credits

This is the third of four courses comprising the Master's Courses in Dementia Care for Occupational therapists and Physiotherapists. None of the courses can be taken separately. The courses are offered as contract eduction, meaning that you can not buy a place on the course for yourself, contract education can only be bought by an employer for their employees.

Application

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Susanna Sjunneryd

Project Coordinator