Physiotherapy: Clinical Education 15 Credits

Fysioterapi: Klinisk utbildning
First cycle, S0092H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2017 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by 29 Jun 2014

Last revised
by 16 Jun 2017

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
Subject group (SCB)
Therapy, Rehabilitation and Dietary Treatment

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 The course assumes knowledge equivalent to: Aetiology, pathophysiology, diagnostics, treatment and prognosis of diseases and injuries during the life span (M0035H/M0078H, M0036H/M0079H). Basic methods for examining, assessing and treating patients with reduced function in joints, the nervous system, the respiratory and circulatory system and the spine (S0071H/S0080H, S0073H/S0081H and S0045H/S0082H). Basic physiotherapeutic clinical knowledge, placement (S0031H/S0087H). Data search, medical record keeping (S0058H/S0085H, S0071H/S0080H). The course furthermore requires the following courses to be passed: S0031H/S0087H, S0058H/S0085H, S0071H/S0080H, S0073H/S0081H and S0045H/S0082H or equivalent.

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 ethical approach, be able to:
  1. compare physiotherapeutic practice with theory for a chosen problem within physiotherapy
  2. search and evaluate knowledge at a scientific level
  3. critically analyse and evaluate physiotherapy within a chosen area and give support to arguments for the conclusions
  4. discuss study results at a scientific level

Theoretical and clinical studies of a chosen problem in physiotherapy.

The studies are carried out independently. Students should formulate a problem in physiotherapy for the studies based on their own interests. The theoretical studies of the problem, corresponding to 7.5 credits, should provide knowledge of the scientific foundation for the problem. In the clinical studies, which correspond to 7.5 credits, the relation between physiotherapeutic practice and the scientific and theoretical basis is studied. The student is supervised in the theoretical studies and the report writing by teachers. In the clinical studies, the student is supervised by a clinical activities placement supervisor and the planning of the studies is carried out in agreement with this supervisor. These studies can be carried out continuously full-time for five weeks or during several shorter periods or part-time over a longer period. The clinical studies imply 150 hours of compulsory attendance. The studied problem, its theoretical background and the comparison with practice should be described in a report and presented at a seminar.

Objectives 1-4 are examined through a written report with seminar by the examiner. Compulsory attendance during the placement is certified by the placement supervisor. Criteria for a Pass grade on the placement are stated in the study guide.
Only one transfer is granted for the course with respect to the placement. If there are special circumstances, a further transfer can be granted. Special circumstances are those stated in regulations from the National Agency for Higher Education HSVFS 1999:1.

Study supervision is provided in the course space in Canvas. To receive credit for courses that constitute specific entry requirements for this course, tests must be carried out latest: The re-examination period in December for placement courses in the 3rd quarter, the re-examination period in March for placement courses in the 4th quarter, the examination period at the end of the 4th quarter for placement courses in the 1st quarter and the re-examination period in August for placement courses in the 2nd quarter.
This course, with clinical placement are subject to Special rules regarding clinical placement according to Head of Department decision.

Transition terms
The course is equal to S0006H.

Jenny Jäger

Transition terms
The course S0092H is equal to S0006H

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2015 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Literature and scientific publications relevant to the studied problem.

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

0001Physiotherapist practice7.5U G VG
0002Report and seminar7.5U G VG