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Physiotherapy Supporting the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems (5 cr)

Code: AH00CA37-3002

General information


01.07.2022 - 04.09.2022


10.10.2022 - 09.12.2022

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

4 op

Mode of delivery

20 % Contact teaching, 80 % Distance learning


Faculty of Health Care and Social Services (LAB)


  • Lappeenranta Campus
  • Lahti Campus

Teaching languages

  • Finnish


1 - 80

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in Physiotherapy


  • Outi Pöyhönen
  • Sari Soutukorva
  • Minna Mukka

Scheduling groups

  • Verkkotapaaminen (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Harjoitukset (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Simulaatio (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)



Small groups

  • Verkkotapaaminen
  • Harjoitukset
  • Simulaatio

Learning outcomes

The student is able to
- identify the risk factors and treatment of the most common cardiovascular and respiratory diseases among the adult population as well as explain their impact on the client's physical ability
- describe the cumulative effect that different lifestyle and chronic diseases have on the physical ability and take into account its meaning for the client's physiotherapy
- apply typical physiotherapeutic research methods used in cardiovascular diseases and reliably analyze the measurement results in implementing safe physiotherapy
- plan individual and safe exercises and exercise guidance for the client basing on evidence-based data while taking into account the underlying diseases

Assessment scale