Assessment methods in physiotherapy
 
Module: Physiotherapy
ECTS: 10
Contact hours – lectures: 50
Contact hours – seminar:  
Contact hours – clinical exercises: 50
Contact hours – clinical practice: 50
Holder of subject: Blanka Koščak Tivadar, Senior Lecturer
Year of study: First
 
Assessment methods in physiotherapy              

Contact hours – lectures: 50
Contact hours – seminar:  
Contact hours – clinical exercises: 50
Contact hours – clinical practice: 50
Holder of subject: Blanka Koščak Tivadar, Senior Lecturer
Education providers: Blanka Koščak Tivadar, Senior Lecturer
Level of study: First Bologna cycle professional education study program
Semester: Winter
Language: Slovene/English
 
Subject-specific competences: Assessment in a physiotherapy and its purpose; ensuring reliability, objectivity and validity of measurements and tests; documentation; family, social, physiotherapy history; inspection and palpation; analysis of posture and walking; measurements of lengths and sizes of the limbs; measurements of joint mobility (goniometric, linear); a manual muscle testing; instrumental muscle capacity testing; assessment of pain; evaluating the reflexes; sensory evaluation, evaluation of cardiorespiratory system; function tests; clinical tests.

Objectives and competences:
The aim of the course is to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of basic assessment methods in physiotherapy and in accordance to  theoretical assumptions and developed skills of the implementation of the evaluation procedures.

Knowledge and understanding:
  • The student is able to organize and carry out the evaluation process.
  • Knows how to choose the appropriate test procedures.
  • Knows how to document procedures for testing and evaluation.
  • Understands the importance of physiotherapy examination and is able to interpret physiotherapy examination.
  • Understands the importance of the posture and is able to interpret the analysis of the posture.
  • Understands the importance of anthropometry and is able to provide an interpretation of anthropometry.
  • Understands the importance of walking and is able to interpret the analysis of walking.
  • Knows the difference between physiological and pathological outcomes in testing and evaluation of individual organ systems.
  • Knows how to highlight individual problems.
Mandatory references:
  • Jakovljević, M. & Hlebš, S., 1999. Meritve gibljivosti sklepov, obsegov in dolžin udov. 2. dop. izd. Ljubljana: Visoka šola za zdravstvo.
  • Jakovljević, M. & Hlebš, S., 1998. Manualno testiranje mišic. Ljubljana: Visoka šola za zdravstvo.
  • Dittmar, S.S. & Gresham, G.E., 2005. Functional assessment and outcome measures for the rehabilitation health professional. Austin: Pro-ed.
  • Jull, G., Moore, A., Fallam D., Lewis, J., McCarthy, C. & Streling, M., 2015. Grieve's Modern Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, 4th ed. Edinburgh: Elsevier.
Recommended references:  
Study obligations: 50% obligatory attendance at lectures
100% obligatory attendance at seminars
submitted and presented seminar work
Assessment methods:
  • Written colloquium in individual sections. To pass the written examination of theoretical knowledge is a condition for accession to conducting clinical exercises.
  • Clinical work ending with the preparation of a report on the case. Positively assessed case report is a condition for accession to the practical examination. The report on the event (30%), a practical test (70%).