Complements of Pathology and cardio-respiratory physiotherapy

lkine1041  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Complements of Pathology and cardio-respiratory physiotherapy
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
3 credits
30.0 h

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
On the basis of the descriptions of concrete clinical cases, the course will analyse in an integrated way the various aspects highlighted by these clinical situations (after to the student proposed personal readings) The semiology of the different studied pathologies will be particularly analysed as an indication of the physiotherapy techniques. The main techniques of respiratory and cardiac physiotherapy will be studied in a critical way as for their indications, application methods and results.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 At the end of this teaching, the student will know the anatomopathologic, physiopathologic characteristics and the semiology of cardio-respiratory pathologies of adult and child such as neonatal pathologies, multisystemic, oncologic, pleural pathologies and those related to sleep,' The student will be able to practise and interpret some specific functional cardio-respiratory tests related to physiotherapy and revalidation. He will know theoretically and practically the principles of aerosoltherapy, mechanical ventilation, pulmonary rehabilitation and other specific techniques of respiratory physiotherapy. The student will have approached concepts of medical imagery related to the respiratory system and ECG.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
As a natural follow-up to LKINE1023 education unit, this one details the above mentioned unit and specifically develops some respiratory and cardiac diseases as well as professional situations. Like this, oncologic respiratory diseases, neuromuscular diseases and diseases requiring particular physiotherapy techniques such as cystic fibrosis are analysed. Intensive Care and Emergency Department physiotherapy techniques, respiratory assessment during sleep, mechanical ventilation and respiratory rehab are also developed.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The educational unit is given in classroom sessions. Powerpoint is the main support. Clinical cases and video capsules will support the education. Active participation will be solicitated through connected applications.
Attendance at lessons is compulsory. In the event of non-success and if the student re-registers for the course the following year, attendance remains compulsory.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Multiple Choice and/or Open Questions
To pass the course, you need at least 10/20. The final mark cannot include a decimal: for a mark lower than 10/20, the final mark will be the mark obtained without decimal, with the lower rounding (9.8 / 20 becomes 9/20). For a score higher than 10/20, the final score will be rounded to the nearest unit (13.49 = 13; 13.50 = 14).
Other information
Prerequisite: Pathology and physiotherapy due cardio-respiratory system, stages Rating: written examination cf informations above Support: Syllabus and / or book (s) Framing: Holder (s)
Online resources
Moodle Platform
La pneumologie fondée sur les preuves, 5e ed., SPLF (Editions Margaux Orange)
Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials, 10e ed. J.B. West and A.M. Luks (Editions Wolters Kluwer)
Pulmonary pathophysiology: The Essentials, 8e ed., J.B. West (Editions Wolters Kluwer)
Kinésithérapie respiratoire, 3e ed. (2014), G. Reychler, J. Roeseler, P. Delguste (Elsevier Masson)
Teaching materials
  • Kinésithérapie respiratoire, 3e ed. (2014), G. Reychler, J. Roeseler, P. Delguste (Elsevier Masson)
  • Support Powerpoint du cours
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation