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080703A Physiatry, 3 ECTS cr 
Code 080703A  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Physiatry  Abbreviation PHYSIATRY 
Scope3 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline5401 Medicine 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Medicine 

Karppinen, Jaro Ilari 

ECTS Credits  3 op 
Language of instruction  Finnish 
Timing  Spring term of the 4th year. 
Learning outcomes  After the xourse a student can recognize and is able to treat common musculoskeletal disorders.


Contents  The pathophysiology, diagnostics and conservative treatment of common musculoskeletal disorders. Basic knowledge on rehabilitation of various diseases. The efficacy of physical modalities and physiotherapy. 
Learning activities and teaching methods  Lectures 32 hours, course examination 2 h. Demonstrations 8 hours ( clinical examinaation of spine, upper extremity and lower extremity, upper extremity injections) 
Recommended or required reading 

Course book: Arokoski J et al. (ed.) Physiatrics, latest edition.

Extra readings:

Musculoskeletal disorders. Ed: Karl-August Lindgren, Helsinki: Duodecim, 2005.

Functional ability: assessment and clinical use.Ed.: Esko Matikainen et al. Helsinki: Duodecim, 2004


Assessment methods and criteria  Demonstrations and accepted course examination. 
Grading  accepted/rejected 
Person responsible  Professor Jaro Karppinen 
Other information  A pre-course exam in Optima (obligatory) 

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