Organizational perspectives on healthcare and physiotherapy
Broader context in the curriculum
At Mälardalen University, Västerås/Eskilstuna, Sweden, the physiotherapy curriculum is 3 years for BSc, 2 years for MSc, and then research education program. The BSc is necessary to be a registered physiotherapist in Sweden. After BSc the student can study further to MSc and thereafter in the PhD-program in Physiotherapy.
Physiotherapy: Organizational perspectives on healthcare
The course Physiotherapy: Organizational perspective on healthcare, 7,5 ECT (Course code FYS043) takes place in the last semester of our 3-year BSc program. The aim of the course is to acquire an in-depth understanding of the organization and development processes within Swedish health care as well as knowledge of the physiotherapist’s areas of activity within and outside public health and health care. Furthermore, the course aims for the student to be able to analyze and apply theories/models for changes at the group and organizational levels.
Among learning goals for this course we have the following:
1) explain the specific organizational conditions and development processes of health care
One part of the course aims to provide the student with a theoretical basis for facilitating the understanding of behavioural changes at the organizational level within the health care system including contributing to sustainable environmental aspects in organizational changes. The teaching aims for the students in the future to be able to participate in and lead change work in organizations.
Teaching and literature address mapping and evaluation of the health service’s impact on the climate as well as examples of systematic measures for health service’s impact on the climate.
Resources used as a basis for discussions
Articles about healthcare’s energy and resource consumption and its burdensome impact on the environment are discussed in the course. General course literature includes:
Alvesson, Mats; Cizinsky, Stella. Organisation och ledning i sjukvård: en reflekterande ansats. Upplaga 1: Lund: Studentlitteratur,  – 302 sidor. ISBN:9789144120195 LIBRIS-ID:x5sq5tztvj31kp19
Blomqvist, Paula. Vem styr vården? organisation och politisk styrning inom svensk sjukvård. Upplaga 1: Stockholm: SNS förlag, 2007 – 248 s. ISBN:9789185695157 LIBRIS-ID:10415714
Prof. Dr. Anne Söderlund
Professor, School of Health, Care and Welfare, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Anne Söderlund (PhD) leads the multi-disciplinary BeMe-Health group of 20 researchers. Her research is on prevention, treatment, and evaluation of health problems from a behavioural medicine perspective in the physiotherapy. She has over 100 published scientific articles, is a member of the EFIC Academy Board, and Editor-in-Chief for the European Journal of Physiotherapy.
Johan Moberg is a physiotherapist and lecturer in the physiotherapy division of the School of Health, Care and Welfare, Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden.
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