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Physiotherapy: Thesis 15 credits

Fysioterapi: Examensarbete
First cycle, S0090H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2019 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)
Therapy, Rehabilitation and Dietary Treatment
Main field of study

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 Knowledge of the scientific foundation of physiotherapy and its methods, the implementation of physiotherapeutic measures in relation to examination and treatment considering relevant scientific, social and scientific aspects, equivalent to 75 Credits in physiotherapy. This corresponds to a pass grade in the following courses: S0058H/S0085H Physiotherapy: Physical training and capacity, 7.5 credits S0068H/S0083H Physiotherapy: Subject, Profession and Movement 7.5 credits S0062H/S0086H Behavioural science in Physiotherapy I, 7.5 credits S0074H/S0084H Physiotherapy: Health Promoting Practices, 7.5 credits S0071H/S0080H Physiotherapy, assessment, intervention and interaction I, 15 credits S0073H/S0081H Physiotherapy, assessment, intervention and interaction II, 15 credits S0070H/S0089H Physiotherapy: Humans and Work Life, 7.5 credits S0069H/S0088H Behavioural Science in Physiotherapy II, 7.5 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, from a scientific foundation, given current laws and regulations, with an applied research-ethics approach, be able to:
  1. Identify and explain a research problem in the subject physiotherapy
  2. Plan and carry out data collection based on a research ethics and methodological evaluation
  3. Document, analyse and interpret collected data
  4. Produce a structured scientific report where results are discussed in relation to methodological aspects and other research
  5. Defend his/her own report and critically review another report

In this course, the student will:
  • deepen and apply theoretical knowledge in scientific methods and physiotherapy in the form of an independent degree project, with supervision, that is presented in the form of an essay
  • design a written project plan including research ethics considerations
  • participate actively in 3 seminars on project work
  • review and publicly discuss another course participant’s essay.

The degree project is carried out with the help of a supervisor with at least a Master's degree in physiotherapy and in pairs with another student. The contents, structure and implementation of the course are described in a study guide that is distributed before the start of the course and is available on the web. The teaching consists of lectures and seminars as well as supervision. The student creates his/her own knowledge through active participation in all classes, individual theoretical and practical work, studying the course literature and independently-found literature related to the research issue, as well as discussions with teachers and other students where knowledge is shared with one another and in this way contributes to the shared building of knowledge within the framework of the course.

All objectives are examined through a written essay, its defence at a seminar and a review of another essay (Test 0001, 15 credits). Grading criteria for Pass and Pass with distinction are stated in the study guide A pass grade also requires e-publication of the essay in accordance with LTU's instructions

This is a first-cycle course. Study supervision is provided in the course room in Canvas. Prerequisites for the course must be completed no later than the last weekday before the reading period with the thesis work course starts

Transition terms
The course is equal to S0001H.

Irene Vikman

Transition terms
The course S0090H is equal to S0001H

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2019 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Carter, R Ed (2015) Rehabilitation Research Principles And Applications Elsevier Health Sciences , ISBN: 9781455759798
Backman, J.(2016) Rapporter och uppsatser. Studentlitteratur. Lund

Ejlertsson G. (2019) Statistik för hälsovetenskaperna. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Friberg, F. (2017) Dags för uppsats: vägledning för litteraturbaserade examensarbeten (litteraturuppsatser).
Forsberg C. Wengström Y. (2013) Att göra systematiska litteraturstudier: Stockholm: Natur och Kultur Akademisk
Granskär, M. & Höglund-Nielsen, B. (2017) Tillämpad kvalitativ forskning inom Hälso-och sjukvård. Studentlitteratur AB. Lund.
Trost, J. Hultåker O. (2016) Enkätboken, Studentlitteratur.

Utvärdering av metoder i hälso- och sjukvården – En handbok (

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Degree thesisU G VG *15.00MandatoryS15Yes

Guidelines for degree project » 
Syllabus established
by 29 Jun 2014

Last revised
by Head of Department of Health Sciences 08 Feb 2019