Teaching period

5th semester

 

Learning outcomes

The main target of the subject is to make students understand:

  • The disorders of movement, standing and balance, for kids with cerebral paralysis and patients with diseases of the peripheral nervous system,
  • The management of the muscle tone disorders,
  • The clinical and kinetic deficits on patients with diseases of the peripheral nervous system,
  • The way that physiotherapy affects the above.

Also, it is essential for the students to develop critical ability in order to choose the therapeutic intervention and practically exercise on specific clinical examples.

 

Teaching method

  • Video projections on various clinical examples
  • Demonstration of ways and methods of therapeutic intervention
  • Practical exercise

 

Week by week schedule

The lab part of Physiotherapy in Neurological Diseases I is summarised in 30 teaching hours, organised in 15 2-hour sessions, in which student attendance is mandatory.

 

Week Unit

1

Evaluation of Neurological Patients - Healthy Newborn

2

Cerebral Paralysis - Evaluation of Newborns from Supine - Prone Decubitus

3

Cerebral Paralysis - Evaluation of Newborns at Seated, Standing Position. Walking

4

Intermediate Evaluation

 

Functional Deficits - Lower Limbs, Sitting

5

Functional Deficits - Getting up and Walking

6

Motor Dysfunctions (Motor Standards and Countervailing)

7

Functional Education

8

Intermediate Evaluation

 

Facilitation Technique for Infants and Children

9

Physiotherapeutic Approach for Hypotonic Infants&Children

10

Physiotherapeutic Approach for Hypertonic Infants&Children

11

Intermediate Evaluation

 

Diseases of the Peripheral Nervous System: Clinical Findings - Functional Deficits

12

Sensibility Evaluation - Physiotherapeutic Approach for Acute Phase

13

Physiotherapeutic Approach for Subacute - Chronic Phase

14-15

Repetition

 

 

Textbooks/reference material

In English

  1. Campell S, Palisano JR, Vander WD (2006): Physical Therapy for Children. Published by Saunders
  2. Shumway-Cook & Woollacot (2007): Motor Control, 3rd edition. Published by Lippincot Williams-Wilkins
  3. AdlerS.S, BeckersD., BuckM. (2000). PNF in practise:An illustrated Guide.3th ed. Springer
  4. Cakit D.B.,Saracoglou M., Genc H., Erdem R.H., Leventinan (2007). The effects of incremental speed-dependent treadmill training on postural instability and fear of falling in Parkinson’s disease.Clinical Rehabilitation, Vol. 21, pp 698-705
  5. Carr J., Shepherd R. (1998). Neurological Rehabilitation - optimizing motor performance. Butterworth Heinemann, Oxford.
  6. Madhu K. (2008). Brain development: anatomy, connectivity, adaptive plasticity, and toxicity. Metabolism Clinical and Experimental 57 (Suppl 2): 2–5.
  7. Smith K.L., Weiss L.E., Lehmkuhl (1996). Brunnstrom’s Clinical Kinesiology. F. A. Davis Company.

 

In Greek

  1. BobathB. (2005) Ενήλικας Ημιπληγικός. (Μετάφραση Αγγλικής Έκδοσης) Επιστημονικές Εκδόσεις Παρισιάνου, Αθήνα (HemiplegicAdult)
  2. Carr J., ShepherdR. (2004) Νευρολογική Αποκατάσταση. (Μετάφραση Αγγλικής Έκδοσης) Επιστημονικές Εκδόσεις Παρισιάνου, Αθήνα (NeurologicalRehabilitation)

 

Assessment

Laboratory assessment of Physiotherapy in Neurological Diseases I takes place on a daily basis with three more formal exam-type assessments which comprise of practical demonstration of techniques and methods from students. Except from the daily evaluation of students and the intermediate evaluation, a final examination takes place at the end of the semester. This examination is conducted by the teaching professors personally with the students divided in pairs, in order to recreate the skills they have obtained during the semester on each other. The final grade of the subject derives from the average of the theoretical and laboratory part and has to be 5 out of 10 or higher. Nevertheless, the students need to achieve 5 out of 10 for each of the parts to consider the subject passed. The examination’s duration is 15-30 minutes. After passing the theoretical and laboratory part, the students are awarded with 5 ECTS credits.



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