Physiotherapy as a profession and science and research methods
 
Module: Physiotherapy
ECTS: 3
Contact hours – lectures: 25
Contact hours – seminar: 20
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice:  
Holder of subject:
Year of study: First
 
Physiotherapy as a profession and science and research methods              

Contact hours – lectures: 25
Contact hours – seminar: 20
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice:  
Holder of subject:  
Education providers:  
Level of study: First Bologna cycle professional education study program
Semester: Winter
Language: Slovene/English
 
Subject-specific competences:
  •  History of physical therapy at home and abroad;
  • The principles that support the description of the profession of physiotherapist;
  • The purpose of physiotherapy;
  • Physiotherapy procedures;
  • Areas where physiotherapists are trained and professionaly responsibile;
  • Competencies physiotherapist profession, valid for Slovenia;
  • Areas of physiotherapy activities;
  • Ethical principles WCPT and the Code of ethics of physiotherapists Slovenia;
  • Environments where physiotherapy can be implemented;
  • The assumptions, which include descriptions of physiotherapy and reflect the core areas of physiotherapy activities;
  • Basic standards for physiotherapy practice;
  • Glossary of physiotherapy;
  • Evidence-based physiotherapy;
  • The instructions, recommendations, clinical guidelines;
     

Knowledge and understanding:

  • Get acquainted with the history of the development of physiotherapy at home and abroad;
  • Knows and understands the principles that underpin the profession of physiotherapist description;
  • Knows and understands the purpose of physiotherapy;
  • Knows physiotherapy procedures;
  • Knows the areas for which they are qualified physiotherapists and professional responsibility;
  • Knows and understand the competencies of the physiotherapy profession valid for Slovenia;
  • Knows and understands the field of physical therapy activities;
  • Knows and understands the ethical principles of WCPT, and the Code of ethics of physiotherapists Slovenia;
  • Knows environment where physiotherapy can be implemented;
  • Knows and understand the assumptions, which include descriptions of physiotherapy and reflect the core areas of physiotherapy activities;
  • Knows and understands basic standards for physiotherapy practice;
  • Knows the physiotherapy GLOSSARY physiotherapy;
  • Knows and understands the principles of evidence-based physiotherapy;
  • Is able to distingues between the concepts of advice, recommendations and clinical guidelines;
  • Learn about the characteristics of the professional practice of physiotherapy and the role of the physiotherapist;
  • Understands the role of a physiotherapist in the health team and in research, education, policy;
  • Develops professional, responsible, confident and humane mode of action in relation to patients, staff and the community;
  • Is able to administer the theoretical knowledge to perform physiotherapy on the individual needs of the patient and the specificity of the professional field;
  • Is able to apply theoretical knowledge and a holistic, individual and problem-treated individuals;
  • accessing, retrieving, interpreting and utilizing of scientific and professional literature;
  • understanding of fundamental of nursing;
  • research and meaning of it for physiotherapy development;
  • independence at professional text and student seminar work;
  • demonstrating critical and logical thinking skills.
Mandatory references:
  • World Confederation for Physical Therapy, 2011 . Policy Statement: Description of physical therapy. London: WCPT. Available at:  www.wcpt.org/policy/ps-descriptionPT. 
  • World Confederation for Physical Therapy, 2011. Ethical principles. London: WCPT. Available at: www.wcpt.org/ethical-principles. 
  • World Confederation for Physical Therapy, 2011. Policy statement: Ethical responsibilities of physical therapists and WCPT members. London: WCPT. Available at: www.wcpt.org/policy/ps-ethicalresponsibilities. 
  • Kodeks etike fizioterapevtov Slovenije. Uradni list Republike Slovenije, št. 6/2002.
  • Društvo fizioterapevtov Slovenije. Kodeks etike. Available at: www.dfs.si/predstavitev/Kodeks_etike.
  • Temeljni standardi za fizioterapevtsko prakso, 2015. Ljubljana: Društvo fizioterapevtov Slovenije – strokovno združenje.
  • Kališnik, M., Zabavnik Piano, J. & Rožić, A., 2006. Temelji znanstvenoraziskovalne metodologije v biomedicini. Ljubljana: Družba Piano.
  • Mesec, B., 1998. Uvod v kvalitativno raziskovanje v socialnem delu. Ljubljana: Visoka šola za
  • socialno delo. (izbrana poglavja)
  • Vogrinec, J., 2008. Kvalitativno raziskovanje na pedagoškem področju. Ljubljana: Pedagoška
  • fakulteta, Univerza v Ljubljani.
  • Cencič, M., 2009. Kako poteka pedagoško raziskovanje. Primeri kvantitativne empirične neeksperimentalne raziskave. Ljubljana: Zavod RS za šolstvo.
Recommended references:  
Study obligations:
  • 50% obligatory attendance at lectures
  • 100% obligatory attendance at seminars
  • submitted and presented seminar work
Assessment methods:
  • written examination (80%)
  • seminar work (20%)