Geriatric Physiotherapy

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Geriatric Physiotherapy

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Health Science, Occupational Therapy, Physical Education, Pre-Physical Therapy

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course is designed for the entry-level practitioner in the geriatric rehabilitation setting including physical therapists. It includes an overview of the physical and psycho-behavioral aspects of aging in adulthood. Emphasis is placed on normal and pathological changes with aging and an overview of geriatric care (treatment issues relevant to the types of older clients) and providing treatment interventions for individuals who have movement dysfunction secondary to age related disease. Current motor control and motor learning theories are applied to therapeutic intervention strategies for the geriatric population and students are strongly encouraged to develop themselves to serve the needs of the elderly population.
    Course Objectives:
    1. Students will learn age-related changes in physiology and psychological aspects.
    2. Students will learn principles and practice in geriatric rehabilitation.
    3. Students will learn various methods of patient evaluation and assessment.
    4. Students will learn musculoskeletal and neurological disorders related to aging.
    1. Geriatric rehabilitation (third edition), Carole B Lewis, Pearson/Prentice Hall
    2. Geriatric rehabilitation manual (second edition), Timothy L. Kauffman, John O. Barr, Michael L. Moran, Churchill Livingstone
    3. Geriatric Physical Therapy, Andrew A. Guccione, Mosby
    1. Individual project and presentation
    : Students can choose one research topic regarding geriatric physical therapy and submit a research plan on that topic.
    2. Report

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

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