Welcome to the application site for the course "Rehabilitation in Hand Surgery, 15 ECTS"! The course is offered by the Department of Clinical Sciences, Hand Surgery Research Group, Lund University and Skåne University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden.
Please note that after the 1st of September the course is full. However, you are more than welcome to apply to the course as a reserve.
Participants meet for an entire week on 4 occasions during the course of the year, a total of 20 days. Teaching is in the form of lectures, literature reviews, self-studies and literature seminars and requires active participation and knowledge-searching as well as critical appraisal.
Content of the Course: Course content and set-up aims to enable specialised studies at an advanced level (A). It can be used towards a Masters exam in one of the main fields of Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy. The course recognises components of health according to the conceptual model of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health – ICF (WHO) and adopts a biopsychosocial perspective. An international faculty focuses both on hand rehabilitation as an inter-professional subject area, as well as on current research and development from an evidence-based perspective.
The subjects dealt with are: functional anatomy, specific examination-evaluation, documentation methods within hand rehabilitation, rehabilitation following injuries and diseases which affect hand/arm function and which can cause limitations in the individual’s ability to be active and participate, specific sections on multi-trauma, amputation injuries, peripheral nerve injuries, plexus injuries, tendon injuries, arthritis, fractures, joint injuries, hand diseases, post-operative pain problems, cumulative trauma disorders/repetitive strain disorders and methods of treatment in hand surgery.
Knowledge and understanding: The course aims to ensure that upon completion the participant is able to:
1) independently discuss injury mechanisms and influencing factors in traumatic hand injuries and diseases in the hand.
2) independently and systematically discuss how various rehabilitation interventions can support and improve function.
3) actively participe in traumatic hand injuries and diseases in the hand.
Skills and Abilities: The course aims to ensure that upon completion the participant is able to:
1) from a scientific standpoint identify, outline, analyse and evaluate function, activity and participation in traumatic hand injuries and diseases in the hand, specifically methods of relevance for one’s own profession.
2) from one’s own professional perspective - and in collaboration with other professions - in a scientific and systematic way, express and evaluate methods for assessment, intervention and evaluation in rehabilitation of traumatic hand injuries and diseases in the hand.
Judgement and Approach: The course aims to ensure that upon completion the participant is able to:
1) independently identify and critically appraise research in hand rehabilitation.
2) independently identify and critically appraise occupational therapy/physiotherapy praxis in hand rehabilitation based on evidence as well as theory.
Examination: Completion of individual assignments as well as active participation. 75% attendance is required in order to pass the course. In the case of absence, individual written assignments as well as mandatory assignments must be completed.
Language of Instruction: English
Admission Requirements: Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy or Medical Science credits equivalent to 90 credits. Specific entry qualifications are applied for documented clinical experience at a hand surgery unit.
Supporting Documents: To complete the application process you must submit supporting documents certifying 1) the academic credits you've earned, and 2) the time period and the nature of your work at a hand surgery unit. Scan and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Award of ECTS: Participants will be awarded either Pass or Fail in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 1993:100, chapter 6 §§ 18-19). Those who pass will receive a certificate for 15 ECTS (SFS 1993:100, chapter 6 §20). Those who lack the admission requirements and who pass the exam will receive a certificate for 130 hours of training in Rehabilitation in Hand Surgery.
Dates for Classroom Training 2017: 23-27 January, 15-19 May, 11-15 September and 27 November-1 December.
Venue: Skåne University Hospital (SUS), Malmö, Sweden.
Cost: 29 000 SEK excluding VAT, travel and accommodations.
Terms and Conditions: A minimum of 30 participants is required in order for the course to start. Registration is binding. At cancellation 4 weeks prior to course start, 6 000 SEK will be charged. At cancellation less than 2 weeks prior to course start, the full course fee will be charged. The exchange of participants prior to the course start can be made at any time at no extra cost.
Deadline for Application: 1 September 2016
Approval to Participate: In order to attend this course you must have the approval of your manager. In the registration form you will find a field to enter your manager's email address. In this way your manager will receive an email requesting approval. Please follow up with your manager that the email as been received. Please be aware that emails from this registration site may end up in the junk email folder, which is why we recommend that you check there when looking for related messages.
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We look forward to receiving your application!
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