Physical Therapy Programme is the third pillar of Academy of Health Sciences. Furthermore, it is the Ardennes forest of the academy. Hundreds of thousands of Syrian people were injured and thousands were disabled and there is an ethical responsibility for the academy regarding those people.
Equality and Diversity concepts:
- Relieve pain
- Improve movement or ability for those who lost the ability to move during the war.
- Prevent or recover from a sports injury. (Nowadays this is not a prime factor)
- Prevent disability or surgery. When it occurs, works for rehabilitation.
- Rehab after a stroke, accident, injury, or surgery
- Work on balance to prevent a slip or fall
- Manage a chronic illness like diabetes, heart disease, or arthritis.
- Learn to use assistive devices
- Who to get and to use a splint or a brace
- Advocate for the health and wellness of society through education, consultation, and community help.
- Contribute to the scientific literature for clinical decision-making by making seminars about the importance of Physical Therapy in Syria and the importance of the rehabilitation process.
- Be reflective practitioners that demonstrate the ability to think critically, challenge assumptions, offer alternative solutions and assess outcomes. One mistake might cost the patient his ability to move.
- Have a common and cohesive framework for efficient clinical decision-making that reflects best available evidence, a concern for patient-centered care.
- Act in a professional, ethical, and responsible manner inpatient/client interactions.
- Function effectively in the multifaceted roles of a physical therapist including clinician, scholar, administrator, consultant, educator, and advocate.
- Respect and act with consideration for how differences, values, preferences, and expressed needs of a patient/client, family or group may influence or are influenced by the judgment, recommendations, or decisions of the physical therapist.
- Be able to apply principles of health, wellness, and rehabilitation across the lifespan in a dynamic health care environment.
- Contribute to the community and the profession through service and by exercising leadership skills.
- Embrace the values of active and life-long learning to enhance professional development
Aims of Paramedics Programme:
- communicate effectively
- demonstrate professional behaviors
- demonstrate sensitivity to cultural and individual differences
- demonstrate effective clinical decision-making skills
- effectively educate others
- demonstrate commitment to personal and professional growth
- effectively determine client needs based on elements of patient/client management
- efficiently and effectively develop and implement an appropriate plan of care and intervention.
- actively participate in management, consultative, and research activities
The program is certified by ACQUIN Accrediterungs-, Certifizierungs- und Qualitätssicherungs-Institut.
Structure of the Program:
Paramedics program is Short Cycle Higher Education programs and it is portrayed as this kind of degree that simulates the Level 5 courses in the UK with 92 ECTs corresponding to International Standard Classification of Education, ISCED 2011.
Paramedics programme is taught at the campus of the method of Face to Face teaching. Theoretical and practical lectures are being taught. Students are to attend seminars, go to hospitals and have laboratory sessions. The programme was intended to be 4 years BA but due to the unstable circumstances in Syria, we were forced to reduce it to 2 years course. Anyway, whenever we guarantee that the security situation is stable, we are going to adopt the 4 years plan.
- Knowledge of professional issues during surgeries.
- Anatomy, Physiology
- Pathology, Hygiene, and First Aid
- Applied physics and biomechanics
- Psychology, Sociology, and ethics
- Prevention and rehabilitation
- movement and mobility
- Physical education
- Physiotherapeutic examination techniques
- Physiotherapy treatment techniques
- Massage Treatment
- Methodical application of physiotherapy in the clinical fields.
- Practical application of physiotherapy on patients.
Moving an Actor and Principles of movement
Principles of Physical Therapy
Autonomy and Self-Study
Descriptive Anatomy 1
The Science of Massage
Rehabilitation of Peripheral Neuropathies
Descriptive Anatomy 2
Rehabilitation of Joint Diseases 1
Field Exercises 1
Rehabilitation of Neurological and Muscular Diseases
Rehabilitation of Child Diseases
Rehabilitation of Amputees
Field Exercises 2
Rehabilitation of Diseases Joints 2
Rehabilitation After General Surgery and Manufacturing
Ethics and Profession