Physiotherapy at primary care rehabilitation
Module: Physiotherapy
Contact hours – lectures: 40
Contact hours – seminar:  
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice: 50
Holder of subject: Dr Maja Frangež, Lecturer
Year of study: First
Physiotherapy at primary care rehabilitation              

Contact hours – lectures: 40 
Contact hours – seminar:  
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice: 50
Holder of subject: Dr Maja Frangež, Lecturer
Education providers:
  • Dr Maja Frangež, Lecturer
Level of study: First Bologna cycle professional education study program
Semester: Winter
Language: Slovene/English
Subject-specific competences:
Student is familiar with complex rehabilitation procedure and with interdisciplinary team work, also knows connections among team members (psychologist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, doctor).
Student learns about rehabilitation treatment on different levels (tertiary, secondary and primary healthcare) and different way of cooperation between different levels of rehabilitation.
Student learns about acute rehabilitation treatment of different directions in surgery (physiotherapy in neurosurgery, orthopaedics, traumatology,  surgery infections, plastic surgery, patients after amputation).
Student learns about medical, diagnostic and therapeutic methods that are part of rehabilitation treatment. 
Student knows indications and contraindications for use of physiotherapeutic method and technique procedures at different programmes of rehabilitation and ambulatory physiotherapy. 
Student is familiar with grading scales used at different rehabilitation phases and their documenting and interpretation. 
To know patients interdisciplinary rehabilitation at tertiary and secondary level physiotherapeutic treatment of patient at primary health care (primary level). To understand the role of physiotherapist as a member of rehabilitation team, in relation to other team members and patient. 
Student develops the ability of critical thinking at different situations of rehabilitation treatment and the ability of communication with team members and patients. 
Student knows the role of physiotherapist at acute subacute and chronical phase of rehabilitation at all levels of treatment. Student knows the role of physiotherapists at primary healthcare system (ambulatory and at home).
Student is able to assess clinical and functional condition of a patient and can select and use appropriate physiotherapeutic methods and techniques according to different pathologies and is able to document the physiotherapeutic process properly. 
Knowledge and understanding:
Student is able to identify and asses’ patients condition independently and is able to plane the aims of physiotherapeutic treatment. 
Student is able to use appropriate methods and techniques od physiotherapy according to patients’ condition.
Student is able to use grading scales at rehabilitation and valuation of the effect of selected methods. 
Mandatory references:
  • Stam, H.J., ed. Acute medical rehabilitation. Text book volume 1. Bodrum: VitalMed Medical book publishing.
  • Štefančič, M, ed., 2003. Osnove fizikalne medicine in rehabilitacije gibalnega sistema. Ljubljana:  DZS.
  • Frontera, W.R., 2008. Essentials of physical medicine and rehabilitation: musculoskeletal disorders, pain, and rehabilitation. 2. izd. Philadelphia: Saunders. 2008.
Recommended references:  
Study obligations: 50% obligatory attendance at lectures
100% obligatory attendance at seminars
submitted and presented seminar work
Assessment methods: written examination (100%)