Course: Occupational Therapy - biomechanical approaches

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Course title Occupational Therapy - biomechanical approaches
Course code KFE/EBP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Zahradnická Ilona, PhDr.
  • Blahutová Jitka, Bc.
Course content
lectures: 1st Approaches biomechanical framework of relations. 2nd Investigations within the biomechanical approach. 3rd Examination under the rehabilitation approach. 4th Use of biomechanical approach for selected diagnoses. 5th Use of rehabilitation approach for selected diagnoses. 6th Biomechanical analysis activities. 7th Assessment of the home environment. 8th Evaluation of the working environment. 9th Modification of the home environment. 10th Modification of the environment 11th Adaptation of personal activities 12th Adaptation of instrumental activities. 13th Adaptation of work activities. Tutorials: 1st Practical implementation of of biomechanical investigations within the framework of relations. 2nd Mobilization MP joints of the hand and thumb mobilization. 3rd Mobilization of PIP and DIP joints of the hand. 4th The mobilization of the wrist. 5th Treatment of soft tissue hand and facies. 6th Mobilization of the shoulder joint 7th Mobilization of the elbow. 8th Treatment of soft tissue and facies of the shoulder joint. 9th Practical application activities belonging to the of biomechanical relations framework. 10th Analysis of hand gripping ability. 11th Types of scars. 12th Scar care . 13th Basics of Taping for the upper limb.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Interactive lecture, Lecture with practical applications, Lecture with visual aids, Practicum
  • Contact hours - 39 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 20 hours per semester
professional knowledge
After completing the course students are able to describe the basic philosophy of occupational therapy theory , apply occupational therapy approaches into clinical practice.
learning outcomes
After completing of this course student can understand to the basics of biomechanical framework relations, can apply training activities based on biomechanical principles on the basis of objective examination methods, can train self-sufficiency in everyday personal and instrumental daily activities, while respecting the biomechanical findings, can implement training in the use of assistive devices and use of compensation and adaptation strategies.
teaching methods
Lecture with visual aids
Interactive lecture
Lecture with practical applications
assessment methods
Skills demonstration during practicum
Recommended literature
  • Jelínková, Jana; Krivošíková, Mária; Šajtarová, Ludmila. Ergoterapie. Vyd. 1. Praha : Portál, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7367-583-7.
  • Klusoňová, Eva. Ergoterapie v praxi. Vyd. 1. Brno : Národní centrum ošetřovatelství a nelékařských zdravotnických oborů, 2011. ISBN 978-80-7013-535-8.
  • Kolář, Pavel. Rehabilitace v klinické praxi. Praha : Galén, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7262-657-1.
  • Krivošíková, Mária. Úvod do ergoterapie. 1. vyd. Praha : Grada, 2011. ISBN 978-80-247-2699-1.
  • Lewit, Karel. Manipulační léčba v myoskeletální medicíně. 4., přeprac. a rozš. vyd. Leipzig : J. A. Barth, 2003. ISBN 3-335-00401-9.
  • Rychlíková, Eva. Funkční poruchy kloubů končetin : diagnostika a léčba. Praha : Grada, 2002. ISBN 80-247-0237-1.
  • RYCHLÍKOVÁ, Eva. Manuální medicína: Vyšetřování, diagnostika, léčení.. Praha: Avicenum, 1987.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Health Care Studies Occupational Therapy (2014) Health service 2 Winter