Obstetric and Gynacological Physical Therapy

PHTH 306  Obstetric and Gynaecological Physical Therapy

COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title:                Obstetric and Gynacological Physical Therapy.
Code:                          PHTH 306.
Hours:                         Lec – 2 Hrs.    Lab – 0 Hr.        Cln – 3 Hrs.    Cr – 3.
Prerequisite:                ANAT 152.
Level/Semester:           3th level - Spring.
Department offering the course:    Physical Therapy.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course will cover knowledge related to obstetrics and gynecology. Physical therapy assessment, treatment planning, and intervention skills are discussed for women during antenatal, labor, delivery and postnatal periods, as well as for different gynecological problems. The clinical application and practice allows the student to apply didactic knowledge gained through the course.

COURSE AIM:
At the end of this course the student will be able to build up knowledge related to obstetrics and gynecology. Also the student shall be able to gain skills related to Physical therapy assessment, treatment planning, and intervention skills during antenatal, labor, delivery and postnatal periods, as well as for different gynecological problems.

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS:
Illustrated lecture using white board, personal computer and data show.
Group discussion.
Problem solving.
Demonstration/ Physical Therapy laboratory 1 and 2.
Clinical training/ Physical Therapy outpatient clinic.
Case report.
Student portfolio.

LIST OF REFERENCES:
R. G. Stephenson, Obstetrics and Gynecological Care in Physical Therapy, 2nd edition, Slack Incorporated, 2000.
C. Kisner, Therapeutic Exercise: Foundations and Techniques, 5th Edition, Davis Company, 2007.

Students are advised to visit web pages related and which are not limited to:
http://www.physiotherapy-treatment.com/
www.nationalphysicaltherapy.com/musculoskeletal_disorders.html