Short Courses in Medicine & Health


Suggested Short Courses in Physiotherapy

Certificate Rehabilitation of the Hand

Rehabilitation of the Hand course from Utrecht Summer School is intended for students and recent graduates in physiotherapy and related fields, interested in hand therapy. For those interested in pursuing a career in hand therapy this course will provide an excellent foundation. For others, it will provide a solid base of knowledge for occasional 'hand patients.'

Healthcare (HU)
Short Course Physical Computing with the Arduino

The Physical Computing with the Arduino one-week course from Middlesex University Summer School, aimed at artists, designers and hobbyists, will take you to a level where you can develop your own interactive products or environments using Arduino – an electronics prototyping platform based on cheap, flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software.

Summer School
Short Course Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Intermediate Level

Day 1 - Guided Discovery; Day 2 - Behavioural Strategies for Depression; Day 3 - Cognitive Strategies for Depression. Participants will be expected to attend all three days of their chosen level. It is recommended that they will complete each workshop in succession. Participants may wish to go straight to the intermediate workshop if they have previously attended CBT workshops or training.

Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education


Find out more information about this Discipline

Physiotherapy is a field of health care that aims to rehabilitate and improve health of people with movement disabilities. Basic methods that are used include relevant exercises, motivation, adapted equipment, education and advocacy. Physiotherapy deals with the interaction between physical therapists and patients. Physiotherapists should be able to diagnose and treat impairment or disabilities of clients. The study field has many areas such as paediatrics, orthopaedic, neurologic, geriatrics, cardiopulmonary, wound care and more.

Topics covered by physiotherapy bachelors and masters include: therapeutic practice and electrotherapy basic motor skills of children with disabilities, pain therapy, medical recovery and kinesiology. Throughout the study programme students will have the possibility to develop practical skills in different physiotherapy centres. Core competencies for physiotherapists are patience and tolerance; treating people with illnesses or disabilities involves good interpersonal skills and the ability to be empathetic and to understand every patient’s needs.

Graduates can work in many different health areas, such as hospitals, private or sport clinics, special schools, community centres, nursing homes.

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