Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
182001702102ELECTROTHERAPYCompulsory123
Level of Course Unit
Short Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to teach the electro-physical principles of electrotherapy, the responses of tissues to the electrotherapy modalities commonly used in physiotherapy, and to teach the mechanisms and application methods of low- and medium-frequency currents.
Name of Lecturer(s)
ÖĞR. GÖR. GÖKHAN YERLİKAYA
Learning Outcomes
1It is expected to gain knowledge and skills about low and medium frequency currents.
2It is expected to gain knowledge and skills about low and medium frequency currents.
3Learning the answers of normal and denervated muscles and nerves.
4Learning the answers of normal and denervated muscles and nerves.
5Understanding the principles of muscle and nerve stimulation
6Understanding the principles of muscle and nerve stimulation
7Learning the electrical properties of tissues
8Learning the electrical properties of tissues
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
NONE - NO has been written because this is not a prerequisite for this course
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
High frequency currents, biofeedback, TENS, Magnetic Stimulation and High Voltage Use of galvanic stimulation for physiotherapy and rehabilitation in the body for the treatment of various diseases To gain the necessary theoretical knowledge and application skills. Introduction to electrotherapy and general information, currents and effects, electrodiagnosis, galvanic, faradic, sinusoidal, galvanofaradic and medium frequency currents, low and common Frequency current combinations, NMES, FES, TENS, magnetotherapy and electromechanical Applications are included in the course content.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Properties of Electric Current, Current Types
2General Physiological Effects of Electrotherapy
3History of Electrotherapy
4Straight Flows and Modified Shapes of Flat Flows
5iontophoresis
6Electrodiagnostic Tests
7EXAM
8High Voltage Pulsed Galvanic Stimulation
9Electric currents for analgesic purposes
10Low Frequency Currents (Faradic Current)
11Low Frequency Currents (Diadynamic Current)
12Medium Frequency Currents (Interferential Current)
13Medium Frequency Currents (Russian Current)
14FİNAL EXAM
Recommended or Required Reading
John Low, Ann Reed, Oxford, 2004.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14228
Self Study14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)78
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PO
1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
PO
7
PO
8
PO
9
PO
10
PO
11
PO
12
PO
13
PO
14
PO
15
PO
16
PO
17
PO
18
PO
19
PO
20
LO1                    
LO2                    
LO3                    
LO4                    
LO5                    
LO6                    
LO7                    
LO8                    
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
Iğdır University, Iğdır / TURKEY • Tel (pbx): +90 476 226 13 14 • e-mail: info@igdir.edu.tr