Sneak Preview into Semester 1
We would like to offer all of you a sneak preview into our physiotherapy program by offering you some really special insights into semester 1 and its courses! Whether you are just interested in ESP or already signed up and want to get ready for the selection day, this post will reveal the true content of our first semester! We will start with a list of courses and some highlights within each line. Some special info on the summer course that will offer from June onwards and finally, the truth about the selection day! Make sure to read until the end of the post to get a clear idea on the selection day and how (not) to prepare! If you can’t wait – and don’t want to read the whole post now – just jump straight to Bastian’s sneak preview Anatomy lecture
WE ARE OFFERING A FREE ONLINE SUMMER COURSE FOR ALL ESP STUDENTS OF CLASS 2024 THAT HAVE BEEN SELECTED!
The theoretical courses fall within the Basics line while the Skills courses are mainly practical courses. The Professional courses are about your study and academic career and finally, the Clinical Reasoning courses is where you should be able to integrate all of the above into a good clinical reasoning process from paper case to real patients!
- Anatomy 1
- Biomechanics 1
- Evidence Based Practice 1
- Pathology 1
- Physiology 1
- Psychology 1
For many students, the first semester (and the summer preceding it) is about Anatomy. How is the body constructed? What are the names of all the muscles, from origin to insertion? Besides the mandatory literature, many students enjoy the 3D animations that are created by Visible Body. Check this amazing tool for yourself!
- Applied Anatomy 1
- Clinimetrics 1
- Physiotherapy Assessment 1
- Physiotherapy Interventions 1
Physiotherapy Assessment is one of the core subjects through the first two years of ESP. In this first semester, students are introduced to the book of Magee, also know as the bible and practice many different tests that are specific to patients with musculoskeletal problems. Last years, our former students, Kai Sigel and Andreas Heck created many video tutorials on this topic and are still broadcasting from their channel called Physiotutors. Check one of their videos below for a nice impression!
- Case Study 1
- Clinical Sessions 1
- Concepts in Clinical Reasoning 1
Highlight, connect and solve
With the knowledge obtained from all Basics courses and the skills obtained from the Skills courses, the students need to combine all these into sound reasoning for real patients with real issues. To structure their thoughts, they are introduced to the famous Rehabilitation Problem Solving (RPS) form which you can find below. It is built according to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) by the World Health Organization (WHO). Do you already know which variable goes where?
Enjoy your summer?
Once you have been selected for ESP, you may want to take a nice summer of rest on the beach as three busy years are ahead of you. Well, while that does sound like a great idea, we think it’s better to already prepare for ESP to get a kick-start. For this reason, we are offering a free online summer course for all ESP students of class 2024 that have been selected! The online course has a small part about ESP, to get to know us and our methods, but is mainly focussing on the first Anatomy course of semester 1. This brilliant summer course is run by our Anatomy lecturer – and former ESP student – Bastian Stocker. If you want to find out more about the other courses of semester 1, check the course descriptions in our catalog
- What should I study?
- How can I prepare?
Well, the selection day is not meant to test or examine prior knowledge. Although a relevant prior education might help, it’s mainly about your overall cognitive level, examined by a multiple choice exam, and your motivation and study related attitude as examined during two interviews with ESP lecturers. The 5 most FAQs are answered in our post below