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Behavioural Science in Physiotherapy II 7.5 Credits

Beteendevetenskap med inriktning fysioterapi II
First cycle, S0088H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2018 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by 29 Jun 2014

Last revised
by 14 Jun 2018

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
Health Psychology
Subject group (SCB)

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and General entry requiremets and basic knowledge of psychological theories, human group and societal interaction, chrisis and motivation, knowledge of the scientific foundation of physiotherapy and occupational role, knowledge of physiotherapeutic assessment and interaction. The course is based on expected knowledge and skills equivalent to: S0083H/S0068H Physiotherapy: Subject, Profession and Movement, 7.5 credits S0086H/S0062H Behavioural science in Physiotherapy I, 7.5 credits S0080H Physiotherapy, assessment, intervention and interaction I, 15 credits/S0071H Physical therapy: Examination and Treatment I 15 credits S0081H Physiotherapy, assessment, intervention and interaction II, 15 credits/S0073H Physical Therapy Examination and Treatment II 15 credits

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
On completion of the course, the student should, based on current laws and regulations and with a scientific and ethical attitude, based on the contents of the course, be able to:
  1. Explain basic communication theories and pedagogies.
  2. Plan for learning situations that occur in physiotherapeutic activities at an individual and group level and be able to reflect on them from ethical, educational and communication theoretical perspectives.
  3. Apply and explain a cognitive attitude and biopsychosocial perspective in physiotherapeutic intervention directed towards behavioural change.

  • Pedagogies
  • Educational applications towards intervention
  • Communication theories, methods and technologies
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI) and other aspects of a cognitive attitude in physiotherapeutic intervention directed towards behavioural change
  • application of a cognitive attitude and biopsychosocial perspective
  • Planning of a client-focused process of change based on goal achievement and goal activities  

In order to complete the course, the student should actively seek knowledge and solve problems using an inquiring and critically reflective approach. This means that the student takes responsibility by actively contributing to the achievement of the course objectives by planning content and time The contents of the course are treated through literature studies, group work, lectures, oral and written presentations and seminars. Course requirements are completed study assignments and compulsory attendance and an active participation in discussions at seminars. Compulsory attendance at method exercises.


  For a Pass grade in the course, it is required that the student achieves the goals of the course through the following examinations:

  • Learning outcome 1 is examined through an individual task and a seminar (Assignment 0004).
  • Learning outcome 2 is examined through a written report and an oral presentation and discussion at a group seminar (Assignment 0003).
  • Learning outcome 3 is examined through a discussion at a group seminar and an individual task (Assignment 0005).


Criteria for the grading scale Pass or Pass with credit are stated in the study guide. 


This is a first-cycle course. Study supervision is provided in the course room in Canvas. A pass in this course is a prerequisite for Work Placement and the thesis.

Transition terms

The course is equal to S0012H/S0069H. 

Transition terms
The course is equal to S0012H/S0069H.

Tommy Calner

Transition terms
The course S0088H is equal to S0069H

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2016 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Egidus, H. (2009) Pedagogik för 2000 talet. Stockholm: Natur & Kultur.
Fossum, B. (2013). Kommunikation: samtal och bemötande i vården. Lund: Studentlitteratur
Denison, E. & Åsenlöf, P. (2012) Beteendemedicinska tillämpningar i sjukgymnastik. Lund: Studentlitteratur. ISBN:9789144059358

Articles and reports are added

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

0003Seminar with group hand-in assignment2.5TG U G#
0004Written individual assignment and seminar2.0TG U G VG
0005Seminar with group and hand-in and individual assignment3.0TG U G VG