Course: Occupational therapy in neurorehabilitation

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Course title Occupational therapy in neurorehabilitation
Course code KFE/EN
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Summer
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.
  • Hlaváčová Helena, Mgr.
Course content
1st Principles of neurorehabilitation. 2nd Basics of neuroplasticity. 3rd The consequences of damage to the central nervous system. 4th Treatment of disorders of consciousness. 5th Treatment of central nervous disorders. 6th Early neurorehabilitation. 7th Role of sensitivity and awareness of your body. 8th Neuropsychological syndromes resulting from damage to the central nervous system. 9th The consequences of immobilization. 10th Traumatic brain injury. 11th Spasticity and its influence.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Interactive lecture, Lecture with practical applications, Lecture with visual aids
  • Contact hours - 22 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 30 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 principles and basics of neuroplasticity and neurorehabilitation, can apply methods to the treatment of motor disorders, deals with the therapeutic influence of neuropsychological syndromes,defines spasticity and applies techniques to influence spasticity to improve motor function and performance of everyday activities.
teaching methods
Lecture with visual aids
Interactive lecture
Lecture with practical applications
assessment methods
Recommended literature
  • Grawe, Klaus. Neuropsychoterapie : nové přístupy k terapii na základě poznatků neurovědy. Vyd. 1. Praha : Portál, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7367-311-6.
  • Kolář, Pavel. Rehabilitace v klinické praxi. Praha : Galén, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7262-657-1.
  • Lippert-Grüner, Marcela. Neurorehabilitace. 1. vyd. Praha : Galén, 2005. ISBN 80-7262-317-6.
  • Lippertová-Grünerová, Marcela. Rehabilitace v kómatu. Praha: Galén. ISBN 9788072627615.
  • Lippertová-Grünerová, Marcela. Trauma mozku a jeho rehabilitace. 1. vyd. Praha : Galén, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7262-569-7.
  • Preiss, Marek; Kučerová, Hana. Neuropsychologie v neurologii. Vyd. 1. Praha : Grada, 2006. ISBN 80-247-0843-4.

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 Summer