Pathologies and physical therapy of the cardio-respiratory system

lkine1023  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Pathologies and physical therapy of the cardio-respiratory system
7.00 credits
45.0 h + 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, cardiac and vascular physiotherapy will be studied in a critical way as for their indications, application methods and results. They will also be approached in practice according to the possibilities offered by work on healthy subjects.
Learning outcomes

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 chararcteristics and the semiology of the great respiratory syndroms as well as of diseases like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases, asthma and pneumonia. The student will understand the mechanisms and repercussions of the main cardio-vascular diseases. He will know the indications and practical methods of the physiotherapy techniques suitable for the described cardio-respiratory and vascular deficits.
Before reviewing the main pathological syndromes involving the respiratory system, through respiratory syndromes with a particular emphasis on clinical semiology, basics of respiratory mechanics will be detailed. In particular, the role and dysfunctions of respiratory muscles as a key element of the respiratory system will be discussed. Functional respiratory evaluation will be addressed through basic spirometry and patient's clinical exam. The purpose of respiratory physiotherapy will then be developed and the main techniques will be described and critically analysed. The same approach is developed in relation to cardiac function.
Teaching methods
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
Volumes 1 and 2 will be assessed together during an exam including MCQs 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: Cell Physiology, Anatomy General, systematic and functional Rating: written examination cf above Support: Syllabus and 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
Learning outcomes
Bachelor in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

Master [120] in Motor Skills: Physical Education