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Physiotherapy, assessment, intervention and interaction II 15 credits

Fysioterapi: Bedömning, intervention och interaktion II
First cycle, S0102H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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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 .

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim

After having completed the course, the student will have a scientific foundation based on applicable laws and regulations with an ethical approach to individuals with: a) impaired functioning of the respiratory organs - b) circulatory organs, c) age-related disabilities, d) psychological impairments, as well as e) adults and f) children with sensorimotor impairments and will be able to:

  1. Use physiotherapeutic methods to examine and assess movement conditions, ability to move and movement behaviours.
  2. Suggest and explain physiotherapeutic measures for the improvement or maintenance of the individual’s ability to move and health.
  3. Provide examples of and justify physiotherapeutic measures for the purpose of promoting health or preventing health problems at the societal level. 
  4. Be able to describe an individual’s functional status based on bodily function, structure, activity and participation components of the ICF model.
  5. Be able to suggest and provide instructions in the use of aids and movement techniques for a person with functional limitations. 
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of male violence towards women in close relationships.

  • Physiotherapy for impaired functioning of respiratory organs
  • Physiotherapy for impaired functioning of circulatory organs
  • Physiotherapy with a specialisation in people with age-related functional impairment
  • Physiotherapy for people with psychological ill health and psychological disabilities
  • Physiotherapy for injuries and diseases of the central nervous system in children and adults
  • International classification of functioning, disability and health, ICF
  • Prescription process for aids
  • Movement techniques and movement methodologies for commonly used technical aids
  • Introduction to the area of knowledge on male violence against women and violence in close relationships

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.

Learning takes place within each sub-area through self-directed work on literature reviews and study assignments, laboratories in groups where manual skills are practiced, as well as through lectures in the context of which theory and practical teaching are integrated. In addition, there will also be field studies. The active, self-directed acquisition of knowledge by the students is crucial. Within all forms of teaching, the student will be stimulated and encouraged to problem solve using a critically reflective attitude.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
  • Learning outcomes 1-2 with respect to physiotherapy for functional impairment of respiratory and circulatory organs will be examined with a written examination (test 0001, 0002).
  • Learning outcomes 1-3 with respect to physiotherapy for people with age-related functional impairments will be examined with assignment submissions and seminars (test 0003).               
  • Learning outcomes 1-5 with respect to physiotherapy for adults with sensorimotor functional impairments due to injury or disease of the central nervous system will be examined with assignment submissions and a practical examination (test 0004).
  • Learning outcomes 1-3 with respect to physiotherapy for people with psychological ill health and psychological disabilities will be examined in the form of assignment submissions (test 0005).
  • Learning outcomes 1-3 with respect to physiotherapy for children with neuromuscular and sensory impairments and developmental disorders will be examined with assignment submissions and seminars (0006).

Criteria for a Pass and Pass (with distinction) are specified in the study guide.

The course is a first cycle course. The study guide is available in the course room in Canvas.

A Pass grade for this course constitutes a special entry requirement for placement courses and thesis.

Transition terms

The course is equivalent to S0081H

Irene Vikman

Transition terms
The course S0102H is equal to S0081H

Literature. Valid from Spring 2021 Sp 4 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Olséni, L. & Wollmer, P. (2011). Sjukgymnastik vid nedsatt lungfunktion. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Beckung, E. Brogren, E & Rösblad, B. (2013). Fysioterapi för barn och ungdom, Teori och tillämpning.Studentlitteratur. Lund
Lennon, S. Ramdharry, G. & Verheyden, G.(2018). Physical Management for Neurological Condition ( 4:e upplagan). Elsevier.
Lundvik Gyllensten, A., Skoglund, K. & Wulf, I. (2015). Basal kroppskännedom: den levda kroppen. (1. uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Probst, M. & Skjaerven, L.H. (red.) (2018). Physiotherapy in mental health and psychiatry: a scientific and clinical based approach. Edinburgh: Elsevier.
Rydwik,E. (2012) Äldres hälsa – ett sjukgymnastiskt perspektiv. Studentlitteratur
Shumway-Cook, A. & Woollacott, M. (2016) Motor Control: Translating Research into Clinical Practice. Baltimore, Md: Williams & Wilkins.

Course offered by
Department of Health, Education and Technology

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Hand-in assignment and seminarU G VG3.00MandatoryA20
0002Written practical examinationU G VG4.50MandatoryA20
0003Hand-in assignmentU G VG3.00MandatoryA20
0004Hand-in assignment and seminarU G#1.50MandatoryA20
0005lungsjukdomar Written exam - individuals with respiratory diseaseU G VG1.50MandatoryA20
0006Written exam - individuals with heart diseaseU G VG1.50MandatoryA20

Syllabus established
by Dean of Department of Health Science 21 Feb 2020

Last revised
by 11 Feb 2021