Cardiac Rehabilitation (PTR306) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Cardiac Rehabilitation PTR306 2 2 0 3 4
Pre-requisite Course(s)
To be successful in PTR 305.
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Observation Case Study, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The student will be able to plan and implement the cardiovascular system diseases, evaluation and early and late rehabilitation programs.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Learn physiotherapy approaches in cardiovascular diseases.
  • To learn appropriate rehabilitation protocol.
  • Learn the exercise prescription plan.
  • Learn indications and contraindications of rehabilitation practices.
Course Content Major cardiovascular system diseases and pathophysiology, cardiovascular assessment, early rehabilitation program, immobilization and effects on body systems, external patient and secondary prevention program, exercise training, treatment and education of replaceable risk factors, protection and long term follow-up, revascularization and valve surgeries, physiotherapy and rehabilitation in peripheral vascular diseases.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Definition of cardiac rehabilitation, course function and contents Read the relevant topic from the source
2 Definition and pathophysiology of major cardiovascular system diseases: coronary artery disease Read the relevant topic from the source
3 Myocardial infarction, peripheral vascular diseases Read the relevant topic from the source
4 Valvular diseases, heart failure, arrhythmia, revascularization and valve surgeons Read the relevant topic from the source
5 Cardiovascular assessment Read the relevant topic from the source
6 Cardiovascular assessment Read the relevant topic from the source
7 Drugs used and rehabilitation applications in cardiac diseases Read the relevant topic from the source
8 Early rehabilitation program for cardiac rehabilitation, external patient and secondary prevention program Read the relevant topic from the source
9 Semester Midterm Exam Week
10 Early rehabilitation program for cardiac rehabilitation, external patient and secondary prevention program Read the relevant topic from the source
11 Exercise tests and training Read the relevant topic from the source
12 Exercise tests and training after myocardial infarction, thoracic surgery, PTCA Read the relevant topic from the source
13 Resistant exercise training in cardiac rehabilitation Read the relevant topic from the source
14 Treatment and education of interchangeable risk factors, protection and long-term follow-up Read the relevant topic from the source
15 Case discussion Read the relevant topic from the source
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. DeTurk W, Cahalin L. Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy. New York; 2004.
2. FrownfelterD,DeanE.CardiovascularandPulmonary Physical Therapy Evidence and Practice; 2006.
3. Hillegass E, Sadowski S, Essentials of Cardio pulmonary Physical Therapy; 2001.
4. Irwin S, Tecklin JS, Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy: A Guide toPractice; 2004.
Other Sources 5. Guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Programs by AACVPR; 2004.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 50
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 2 100
Percentage of Semester Work 50
Percentage of Final Work 50
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having knowledge about biomedical concepts and principles related to physiotherapy and rehabilitation (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, biomechanics, motor control, medical imaging, pharmacokinetics). X
2 Having knowledge about concepts and principles related to personality characteristics, psychosocial and cognitive factors affecting behavior and illness. X
3 Develop research methods including clinical practice, evaluate publications, gain the ability to practice research results in practice. X
4 To be able to use information resources in health services, to collect data, to report, to have knowledge and competence level of clinical organization. X
5 Having knowledge about the fields of physiotherapy and rehabilitation (Neurological rehabilitation, musculoskeletal system diseases and rehabilitation, pediatric rehabilitation, orthopedic rehabilitation, geriatric rehabilitation, orthosis rehabilitation, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, hand rehabilitation, urogynecologic and obstetric rehabilitation, physiotherapy in rheumatologic diseases) and their evaluation and treatment theories. X
6 To have access to scientific knowledge in the fields of physiotherapy and rehabilitation, to have the knowledge of monitoring, evaluating and applying current literature. X
7 Having knowledge about movement sciences (biomechanics, kinesiology, exercise principles) and neurophysiology, sense-perception-motor integration, motor learning, biopsychosocial, body mechanics, ergonomics and treatment theories. X
8 To have knowledge of evidence-based physiotherapy and rehabilitation practices to protect and improve the health of patients and healthy people in different environmental areas (hospital, rehabilitation center, nursing home, industry, home, school, work, sports, recreation area) X
9 To acquire the ability to analyze, synthesize and interpret accumulated information that leads to one or more useful hypotheses, to develop recommendations for solving clinical problems based on research and evidence, and to be able to make a diagnosis of physiotherapy. X
10 Respect for deontological characteristics in the gathering of knowledge and having a critical scientific hold in interpreting knowledge. X
11 To be able to apply physiotherapy techniques, methods and ability to determine intervention strategies. X
12 Be able to develop the attitude of being creative, determined, patient-oriented, having teamwork understanding. X
13 To be able to acquire inter-agency relations, communication and common service development skills. X
14 Considering the indications, contraindications, risks and precautions to be taken in relation to physiotherapy interventions, gain the ability to independently plan and apply therapy in the direction of cooperation with physicians. X
15 Taking responsibility as an individual and team member to solve complex and unforeseen problems encountered in the fields of physiotherapy and rehabilitation. X
16 To be able to produce knowledge and compatible for development in direction of lifelong learning and effective interdisciplinary working principle. X
17 Developing research methods involving clinical practice, evaluating publications, gaining the ability to practice research results in practice. X
18 Having the ability to learn basic principles of evidence-based practices, to identify learning objectives and resources, to access resources efficiently /quickly. X
19 Having the ability to communicate with patients or healthy individuals, their families, different social groups and other health professionals. X
20 Using information resources in health services, collecting data, reporting, managing the clinical organization. X
21 To be able to use information and communication technologies, to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. X
22 To be able to be role model for colleagues and society with knowledge,skills,values and attitudes. X
23 To be able to determine the tasks, rights and responsibilities related to the physiotherapy profession, to be able to behave in accordance with professional ethics, principles and standards. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 2 32
Application 14 2 28
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 6 6
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 6 6
Total Workload 100