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Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:1.00
Study Course Information
Course Code:REK_008LQF level:Level 6
Credit Points:2.00ECTS:3.00
Branch of Science:Medicine; Sports Medicine and RehabilitationTarget Audience:Medicine
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Guna Bērziņa
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Rehabilitation
The Head of Structural Unit:Anita Vētra
Contacts:Rīga, Anniņmuižas bulvāris 26a, rkatrsu[pnkts]lv, rkatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 20271291
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (number)2Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures4
Classes (number)9Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes18
Total Contact Hours22
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
human anatomy and physiology, medical ethics
to gain knowledge of the contemporary holistic approach to health issues, human functioning and functional impairment at different levels (body functions and structures, activities and participation), goals of physical and rehabilitation medicine in medical and social aspects.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1 Introductution and principles of Physical and Rehabilitation medicine(PRM). ISF.Classes9.00auditorium
2ICF (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health); the Bio-Psyho-Social model of Functioning and Disability. Impact of environmental factors on human functioningClasses1.00METC
3Universal design. Enviromental factors in PRM. Technical aids.Classes1.00METC
4Multiprofessional rehabilitation team.Classes1.00METC
5Physical modalities in PRMClasses2.00METC
6Functional assessment in rehabilitation. Assessment tools of functioning.Classes3.00clinical base
Unaided Work:
individual tasks - preparing for seminars; independent work with reading sources.
Assessment Criteria:
- active participation in seminars; - quality of answers; - a test of theoretical knowledge during the course (oral and in writing); - a written test and oral presentation(clinical) at the end of the course.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Test
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:as a result of successful course completion the students will be able to: - list goals and tasks of physical and rehabilitation medicine and to describe human functioning; - evaluate functioning in accordance with International Classification of Functioning; - enumerate classification of technical aids and explain the principles of prescription; - explain and distinguish between the normal posture and gait and abnormalities.
Skills:as a result of successful course completion the students will be able to: - assess the patients’ health problems and functioning, using ICF; - assess the gait and posture abnormalities.
Competencies:as a result of successful course completion the students will be able to use knowledge and practical skills in functional assessment of patients using clinical measurements (tools) at different levels of functioning (body functions and structures, activities).
1Starptautiskā funkcionēšanas, nespējas un veselības klasifikācija: SFK. Pasaules Veselības Organizācija, 2001.
2White Book of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine in Europe, 2007
1Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine (
2Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (