Module Title:Electrotherapy
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be taught in one theory class per week of one hour duration and two hour practical classes for fifteen weeks . Relevant research papers and notes will be available on Blackboard. Group and peer learning will be used during practical classes with the use of case studies. Any course-related issue or questions that may arise will be discussed at lectures.
Module Aim: To teach the student the appropriate and safe application and theory of electrotherapy modalities
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Appraise the role that a therapeutic modality plays in rehabilitation.
LO2 Comprehend the indications and contra-indications to electrotherapy.
LO3 Formulate the most appropriate electrotherapy modality to use in a clinical setting
LO4 To understand the theory underpinning electrotherapy modalities
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
Successful completion of year 2 or equivalent
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Theory 1.1
Cryotherapy
Theory 1.2
Thermotherapy
Theory 1.3
Ultrasound
Theory 1.4
Laser
Theory 1.5
TENS
Theory 1.6
Interferential
Theory 1.7
Muscle Stimulation
Theory 1.8
Emergying new electrotherapies
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment20.00%
End of Module Formal Examination80.00%
Special Regulation
Students must achieve a minimum grade (35%) in both the practical/CA and final examination.
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination written examination 1,2,3,4 20.00 n/a
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Pass/Fail Module. Learners must pass this component in order to pass the module 2,3 0.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam 2 hour exam 1,2,3,4 80.00 End-of-Semester

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 0.50
Laboratory 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 1.33
Total Hours 85.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SASRA_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy 3 Mandatory