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Rheumatic Diseases and Rehabilitation

Course CodeSemester Course Name LE/RC/LA Course Type Language of Instruction ECTS
FTR6004 6 Rheumatic Diseases and Rehabilitation 2/0/0 CC Turkish 2
Course Goals
 To teach the physiotherapy and rehabilitation department students the mechanisms of rheumatic diseases, types of diseases, causes of physiotherapy and rehabilitation and their treatment properties and show them practically to increase knowledge and skill needed by physiotherapist in rheumatological rehabilitation field.
Prerequisite(s) None
Corequisite(s) None
Special Requisite(s) None
Course Assistant(s) -
Schedule This course has not been opened in 2018-2019 fall semester.
Office Hour(s) -
Teaching Methods and Techniques Lecture, Practice
Principle Sources

1.             Rheumatology- Evidence Based Practice for Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists. Ed. Krysia Dziedzic, Alison Hammond. Elsevier,2010.

2.             Romatizmal Hastalıklarda Klinik Tedavi. Çev. Ed. Prof.Dr. Ayhan Dinç. RAED, Yüce Yay., 2007.

3.             Tidy's Physiotherapy. Çev.Ed. Prof.Dr. Edibe Yakut, Prof. Dr. Hülya Kayıhan. Pelikan Yay., 2008.

4.             Kelly's Text Book of Rheumatology. Ed. Gary S. Firestain. Pheledelphia,Elsevier, 2009.

5.             Rheumatology. Ed. Marc C. Hochberg. Edinburg, Mosby. 2003

6.             Romatoloji El Kitabı, Çev. Ed. Doç.Dr.Hüseyin T.E. Özer, Doç.Dr. Rengin Güzel. Nobel Tıp Kitabevleri, 2009.

7.             Romatoloji Vaka Derlemeleri-I.Ed. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Sayarlıoğlu. RAED, 2011.

8.             Romatoloji Vaka Derlemeleri-II. Ed. Doç.Dr. Ahmet Mesut Onat. RAED, 2012.

Other Sources -
Course Schedules
Week Contents Learning Methods
1. Week Introduction to Rheumatological Rehabilitation, Concepts and Multidisciplinary Approach verbal lecture
2. Week Spondylarthropathies verbal lecture
3. Week Rheumatologic Rehabilitation Treatment Approaches, Biopsychosocial Model and Patient Education verbal lecture
4. Week Treatment Approaches in Rheumatological Rehabilitation, The Role of Pain Management and Psychological Support verbal lecture
5. Week Rheumatologic Rehabilitation Treatment Approaches, Joint Protection and Fatigue Management, Role of Orthotics and Assistive Devices verbal lecture
6. Week Rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory arthropathies verbal lecture
7. Week Midterm
8. Week Seronegative Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Reactive Arthritis, Behcet's Disease verbal lecture
9. Week Juvenile Idiopathic Arthropathies verbal lecture
10. Week Osteoarthritis verbal lecture
11. Week Osteoporosis verbal lecture
12. Week Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Other Common Painful Diseases. verbal lecture
13. Week Connective Tissue Diseases, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Scleroderma, Myositis verbal lecture
14. Week Septic arthritis, Gout, Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis verbal lecture
15. Week Final
16. Week Final
17. Week
Evaluation tools Quantity Weight(%)
Midterm(s) 1 40
Final Exam 1 60

Program Outcomes
PO-11. Analyze the interactions of structures (cells, tissues, organs), organs, segments, construction body at the micro and macro level.
PO-22. Can measure and evaluate the human body on the basis of physical structure.
PO-33. Can determine the conditions that cause functional impairment, the extent of functional impairment and the effects of people on their lives.
PO-44. Takes an active role in consultation, patient follow-up and treatment processes in growth and developmental disorders.
PO-55. Takes an active role in consultation, patient follow-up and treatment of chronic progressive diseases (cancer, muscular diseases, nervous system diseases, metabolic diseases), reducing the effects of the disease (pain, functional impairment).
PO-66. Takes an active role in determining, predicting, preventing, following and treating the problems that come from the old age.
PO-77. Has an active role in hospitals, private clinics, health centers, rehabilitation centers, disabled and elderly care diseases and follow-up processes.
PO-88. Can act as an active role or autonomous to identify, prevent and monitor health-related risk factors.
PO-99. Improvement of disease areas and functional areas, improvement and improvement processes.
PO-1010. To make it possible to evaluate, develop and improve public health.
PO-1111. They can take an active role in project development and the related centers for the treatment of persons with disabilities, rehabilitation center, professional rehabilitation center establishment.
Learning Outcomes
LO-1Learn pathophysiology of rheumatic disease.
LO-2He recognizes the differences between the diseases and the characteristics of the disease.
LO-3Can make physiotherapy and rehabilitation evaluations.
LO-4Determine the need of physiotherapy and rehabilitation, determine appropriate treatment approaches, can apply.
LO-5Provide guidance on the recommendations and preventive approaches necessary to maintain the patient's life.
LO-6He is actively involved in the management of the disease process.
LO-7Additional issues can be found in counseling and guidance as health personnel.
Course Assessment Matrix:
Program Outcomes - Learning Outcomes Matrix
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