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Faculty of Health Sciences
Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
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Geriatric Rehabilitation

Course CodeSemester Course Name LE/RC/LA Course Type Language of Instruction ECTS
FTR5013 Geriatric Rehabilitation 2/0/0 DE Turkish 2
Course Goals
 This course includes aging biology, effects of aging on body systems, changes caused by exercise in old age, functional status evaluation in old age, geriatric physiotherapy and rehabilitation applications.
Prerequisite(s) None
Corequisite(s) None
Special Requisite(s) None
Instructor(s) Uzm. Fzt. Başak POLAT
Course Assistant(s)
Schedule This course has not been opened in 2018-2019 fall semester.
Office Hour(s) This course has not been opened in 2018-2019 fall semester.
Teaching Methods and Techniques Lecture
Principle Sources

-   Gill Solberg, Vardita Gur, Eli Adar. Postural Disorders and Musculoskeletal Dysfunction: Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment. Churchill Livingstone. Second edition. 2008.

-  Hertling D, Kessler RM. Management of common musculoskeletal disorders: physical therapy principles and methods.Williams and Wilkins. 2006

Other Sources -
Course Schedules
Week Contents Learning Methods
1. Week Aging Theories Oral Presentation
2. Week Anatomical, physiological and functional changes associated with aging Oral Presentation
3. Week Anatomical, physiological and functional changes associated with aging Oral Presentation
4. Week Pathological conditions associated with aging: their functional effects and treatment approaches Oral Presentation
5. Week Pathological conditions associated with aging: their functional effects and treatment approaches Oral Presentation
6. Week Pathological conditions associated with aging: their functional effects and treatment approaches Oral Presentation
7. Week Midterm
8. Week Communication, education and learning problems seen in the elderly Oral Presentation
9. Week The role of physiotherapy in geriatric rehabilitation and physiotherapy approaches Oral Presentation
10. Week Psychosocial approach in geriatrics Oral Presentation
11. Week Psychosocial approach in geriatrics Oral Presentation
12. Week Special methods of geriatric assessment Oral Presentation
13. Week Special methods of geriatric assessment Oral Presentation
14. Week Overview Oral Presentation
15. Week Final
16. Week Final
17. Week
Assessments
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-1Knows the concepts of aging and healthy aging
LO-2Knows the changes seen in systems with age
LO-3Knows and applies the physiotherapy assessment for the elderly
LO-4Can create and apply the right exercise program for the elderly
LO-5Creates and applies the appropriate physiotherapy program in the pathologies related to age.
Course Assessment Matrix:
Program Outcomes - Learning Outcomes Matrix
 PO 1PO 2PO 3PO 4PO 5PO 6PO 7PO 8PO 9PO 10PO 11
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LO 5