Time: This nonstop course starts on 16 August 2021 and students can start their studies approximately within a week after enrolling on this course. The estimated time for completing this course is three months.
Place: Online studies
Extent: 5 ECTS credits
Target group: All students interested in this subject
Lecturer: Ms Outi Pyöriä

Credited in degree: Bachelor of Health Care and Social Services, Physiotherapy  
Enrolment by: 19 December 2021. This is a nonstop start and students can start their studies approximately within a week after enrolment.
Price: Free of charge

Please notice, that
Xamk degree students cannot enrol on OUAS courses.

Learning outcomes:

  • You can describe neural plasticity as a basic element of patient-oriented approach in stroke rehabilitation.
  • You learn how and why to use an assessment test tool called the Postural Control and Balance for Stroke (PCBS) test, to identify patients’ postural control strategies.
  • You learn to help patients with stroke to get understandable information about their ability to control their body when performing functional tasks by using PCBS-test.
  • You learn to plan task-oriented therapy on the right level of difficulty based on patient's capacity.

Contents and methods:

  • What are the elements of patient-oriented approach?
  • How do you evaluate postural control strategies with the PCBS-test?
  • How do you use the PCBS-test for planning task-oriented therapy?
  • How do you plan progressive task-oriented therapy based on individual goals and capasity?

The course is carried out online. The digital learning platform contains online materials, presentations and video examples for the tasks and exams. Students are able to use e-library services with their Xamk IDs.

5 ECTS credits equal 135 hours of individual study load.

Grading scale:
Passed/ Failed

Transcript of records will be delivered by request

 – in paper form for those who have their home address in Finland
 – by email in PDF form for those who have their home address in some other country.

This course is based on the curricula of Xamk's degree programmes and the Finnish credits are fully compatible with the ECTS.

Additional information on enrolment:
Open University of Applied Sciences office, email openstudies@xamk.fi.

Terms of cancellation: 
If you are not able to participate in the course, please let us know as soon as possible by email openstudies@xamk.fi. 

You'll receive an invitation by email to this course approximately one week before the course starts.