Module Title:Electrophysical Agents
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
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 twelve 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 electrophysical agents plays in rehabilitation.
LO2 Comprehend the indications and contra-indications to electrophysical agents and to be able to safely and competently apply electrophysical agents to patients
LO3 Formulate the most appropriate electrophysical agents to use in a clinical setting
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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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: Biological effects, mechanism of action, therapeutic effects and uses, clinical evidence, application methods and guidelines.
Theory 1.2
Thermotherapy: Biological effects, mechanism of action, therapeutic effects and uses, clinical evidence, application methods and guidelines.
Theory 1.3
Ultrasound: Biological effects, mechanism of action, therapeutic effects and uses, clinical evidence, application methods and guidelines.
Theory 1.4
Laser: Biological effects, mechanism of action, therapeutic effects and uses, clinical evidence, application methods and guidelines.
Theory 1.5
TENS: Biological effects, mechanism of action, therapeutic effects and uses, clinical evidence, application methods and guidelines.
Theory 1.6
Interferential: Biological effects, mechanism of action, therapeutic effects and uses, clinical evidence, application methods and guidelines.
Theory 1.7
Muscle Stimulation: Biological effects, mechanism of action, therapeutic effects and uses, clinical evidence, application methods and guidelines.
Theory 1.8
Emerging new electrophysical agents: Biological effects, mechanism of action, therapeutic effects and uses, clinical evidence, application methods and guidelines.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment40.00%
Practical60.00%
Special Regulation
Students must achieve a minimum grade (35%) in the practical and the continuous assessment
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions The continuous assessment of this module will typically consist of case study based presentations and/or short questions or multiple choice based quizzes at the end of completion of key topics within the module. 1,2,3 40.00 Ongoing
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation A case study based practical assessment where students will be assessed on their ability to practically administer suitable electrotherapy treatments and the theory surrounding the treatment. This assessment will also insure that students are safe to apply these modalities to patients and therefore the practical exam must be passed independently to successfully pass the module 1,2,3 60.00 Sem 1 End
No End of Module Formal Examination

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 12 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Laboratory 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 5.93
Total Hours 125.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SASRA_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy 5 Mandatory