REHAB-598938-EPP-1-2018-1-LV-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP «Innovative Rehabilitation Education - Introduction of new master degree programs in Ukraine» 

Project acronym: REHAB.

Period of realization: 15.11.2018 – 14.11.2021.

Budget: about 997 249 Euro.

Contractor: Latvian Academy of Sport Education (Latvia). 

Official web-site of the project: https://rehabeukr.eu

Main Goals of the Project: building professional capacity of the academic and research staff, development of the teaching/learning/assessment resources and creating specific educational infrastructure needed to provide the nationally new professional study program in physiotherapy.

Specific Objectives are:

  • to update and revise the current bachelor program on Physical Therapy.
  • to create Comprehensive Physical Therapy Mastery study program.
  • to increase professional capacity of academic/professional personnel of at least 40 qualified PT faculty members for teaching physical therapy.
  • to create Educational Infrastructure for Learning Physiotherapy at partner Universities.
  • to create pilot PT master programs based on new content and innovative teaching approaches and graduate up to 200 masters in PT.

Project Structure:

  • Analysis of existing models of PT programs.
  • New PT master curriculum development.
  • Teaching, Learning and Assessment Resources creation (including e-resources for key modules and qualification exam).
  • Intensive Mentorship Programs for faculty members.
  • Creation of University rehabilitation lab, Mini-Library on physical therapy at each university.
  • Piloting and revision of new PT master curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment tools.
  • Piloting innovation teaching approaches (interprofessional education, vertical teaching, rehabilitation labs).
  • Project management, monitoring and quality evaluation activities.
  • Dissemination (through online media and live tools).

Physical rehabilitation Research&Study laboratories were opened at SumDU

The opening of laboratories took place on 11th of March on the base of the Department of physical therapy, ergotherapy and sports medicine is situated in the University сlinic of Sumy State University. Physical rehabilitation laboratories were created under support of the project of EU Erasmus + programme “Innovative rehabilitation education – introduction of new master degree programs in Ukraine (REHAB)”.

Laboratories’ equipment will prompt in increasing quality level of physical therapy higher education (European Network of Physiotherapy in Higher Education). While studying future physical therapists will be able to acquire professional and practical skills using specialized equipment for rehabilitation of children and adults with movement disorders.

Research laboratory of bio-rehabilitation involves stabilized platform Tymo in order to provide functional diagnostics of movement disorders and rehabilitation. Due to special sensors and high quality of obtained results proceeding stabilized platform allows to vary therapy programs for physical therapy and define progress of patient’s rehabilitation.

THERA-Trainer tigo therapeutic trainer is equipped with a training laboratory for the correction of motor disorders. This device is designed to improve the mobility of people with reduced mobility and allows active and passive therapy programs for both upper and lower extremities.

The educational research laboratory for pediatric physical therapy is equipped with tables for Bobat and Voit-therapy. The main task of the techniques is developing motor skills that are appropriate for the child’s age.

The physical rehabilitation laboratory is equipped with fitments for the rehabilitation of neurological and orthopedic patients. It is possible to implement the methods of hanging therapy, kinesiotherapy, etc. The equipment improves coordination and body balance, strength and endurance of muscles, which helps to restore and/or enhance the motor capabilities of the patient.

On 11th of March the first training sessions for students of the specialty Physical Therapy tool place in the laboratory of physical rehabilitation.

Useful Links:

http://erasmusplus.org.ua/en

https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/homepage_en

http://reab.med.sumdu.edu.ua/index.php 

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