ECTS - Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation I

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation I (MED504) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation I MED504 15 13 0 3 4
Pre-requisite Course(s)
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.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To diagnose problems of musculoskeletal and neurological systems at the primary level and to plan their treatment. In line with the planned treatments; to gain knowledge, skills and attitudes in terms of rehabilitation.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Explains the normal structure and functions of musculoskeletal and neurological systems.
  • Explain the epidemiology of the common musculoskeletal and neurological system diseases. Explain the approaches to reduce the frequency of related diseases.
  • Evaluates the common musculoskeletal and neurological system diseases in the community by using radiological and pathological methods.
  • Diagnoses the common musculoskeletal diseases in the community, plans the treatment and explains the methods needed for the rehabilitation of these diseases.
  • Takes a detailed anamnesis for the musculoskeletal system and the neurological system.
  • Perform detailed physical examination of the musculoskeletal system and neurological system.
  • Knows the basic laboratory tests used in the diagnosis of musculoskeletal diseases and interprets diagnostic test results at primary level.
  • Explains the treatment to be given to the painful patient in detail and communicates effectively with the patient.
  • Explains the treatment of chronic patients in detail and communicates effectively with the patient.
  • Communicates effectively with the elderly patient and conveys detailed information to the patient about the treatment plan or lifestyle.
Course Content Arthritis and differential diagnosis; spondiloarthropathies and ankylosing spondylitis; rheumatoid arthritis; low back pain; fibromyalgia; myofascial pain; osteoarthritis; rehabilitation approach in spinal cord injury; joint pain and differential diagnosis; clinical anatomy of the spine; neck pain; lumbar pain and pathological approaches; pain types in the elder patients.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 General anatomy of the joints and clinical anatomy of the spine; joint pain; general approach to artritis and differential diagnosis; spondiloarthropathies and ankylosing spondylitis; the classification of functionality, disability and health internationally (ICF) and evaluation of patients; rheumatoid arthritis; low back pain; place of exercise in health and rehabilitation -
2 Fibromyalgia; myofascial pain; osteoarthritis; stroke, cerebral palsy and traumatic brain injuries; neck pain; rehabilitation approach in medulla spinalis injury; joint pain (practical application); rheumatoid arthritis: differential diagnosis and treatment -
3 Approach to the patient with inflammatory back pain; approach to the patient with osteoarthritis; spinal examination EXAM -


Course Book 1. De Lisa's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice (5th Edition); Walter R. Frontera; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2010.
2. Braddom's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (5th Edition); David X. Cifu MD; Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2016.
3. Musculoskeletal Examination (4th Edition); Jeffrey Gross, Joseph Fetto, Elaine Rosen; Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application 3 20
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 80
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
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 Integrates and utilizes the information, skills, and approaches obtained from basic, clinical, and medical sciences, behavioral sciences, and social sciences when offering healthcare services. X
2 Offers healthcare services to patients with a biopsychosocial approach where the sociodemographic and sociocultural backgrounds of these individuals are taken into consideration, focusing on the universal human values, ethical principles, and professional duties; without exercising discrimination on the basis of language, religion, race, or sex. X
3 Aims to protect, improve, and develop individual and public health when offering healthcare services. X
4 Performs the necessary studies in sustaining and improving health, taking into the individual, public, social, and environmental factors to affect it. X
5 Trains healthy individuals/ patients, their relatives, and other healthcare workers in healthcare upon determining the features, requirements, and expectations of their target audience. X
6 Exercises a safe, rational, and effective approach in the procedures of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and rehabilitation; while offering healthcare services. X
7 Implements interventional and/or non-interventional practices in a way that is safe and effective for patients during the procedures of diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and rehabilitation. X
8 Offers healthcare services taking into account the health and safety of patients and employees. X
9 Takes the regional and global changes in physical and socioeconomic settings to affect health, as well as the changes in the individual features and behaviors of patients referring to them into account, while offering healthcare. X
10 Takes the good medical practices into account while performing their duties. X
11 Undertakes the tasks and duties within the framework of their professional ethical rules, as well as their legal rights and duties. X
12 Stands for the improvements in the manner in which healthcare services are offered, taking into account the concepts of social reliability and social duty, in an effort to protect and improve individual and public health. X
13 Evaluates the effects of health policies and healthcare practices on public health indicators, and, where required, amends their evaluation on the grounds of scientific and social needs; in an effort to help improve the quality of healthcare services. X
14 Leads their healthcare team while offering healthcare services, in a participative, and collaborative manner. X
15 Establishes positive relationships within their healthcare team; and where needed, easily adapts to various positions among their team. X
16 Exercises effective communication with patients, the relatives of patients, healthcare professionals, and groups from other professions, as well as institutions and organizations. X
17 Plans and conducts scientific studies on the society to which they serve, and use the results of these, or those from other studies, to benefit the society. X
18 Accesses the current literature on their profession, and evaluates them with a critical approach.
19 Chooses the correct sources of learning to improve the healthcare services that they offer, and regulates their own learning process.
20 Demonstrates the skills of obtaining and evaluating new information, integrating newer pieces of information with their current ones, as well as adapting to changing conditions throughout their professional life.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 3 15 45
Application 3 13 39
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 1 1 1
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 3 5 15
Total Workload 100