FTR3010 Cardiopulmonary RehabilitationBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs PHYSIOTHERAPY AND REHABILITATION (TURKISH)General Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
FTR3010 Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Spring 3 0 3 5

Basic information

Language of instruction: Turkish
Type of course: Must Course
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Hybrid
Course Coordinator : Assoc. Prof. HASAN KEREM ALPTEKİN
Course Lecturer(s): Instructor SENA VARGEL
Course Objectives: The aims of this course are to determine the basic principles of physiotherapy and rehabilitation of heart disease and pulmonary diseases, to assess the steps to be followed, to gain knowledge and skills about planning of assessment and treatment for the patient.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. Discuss the cardiac and pulmonary system problems.
2. Stage evaluation parameters used in cardiac and pulmonary disease.
3. Describe the exercise test.
4. Evaluate people with cardiac and pulmonary disease
5. Define treatment approaches of cardiac and pulmonary disease.
6. Plan and apply the treatment of people with cardiac and pulmonary disease
7. Follow the current approaches and innovations in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation.

Course Content

This course contains the anatomy and physiology of the heart, cardiac problems and risk factors, evaluation at cardiac rehabilitation, rehabilitation in coronary artery disease, rehabilitation in pediatric heart disease, rehabilitation after cardiac surgery, pulmonary system anatomy and physiology, pulmonary system evaluation, identification of pulmonary rehabilitation, bronchial hygiene techniques, rehabilitation at intensive care unit, preoperative and postoperative pulmonary rehabilitation, differences of pulmonary rehabilitation among neonatal and children.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Anatomy and physiology of heart
2) Cardiac problems and risk factors
3) Assessment at Cardiac Rehabilitation
4) Rehabilitation in coronary artery disease (Calcium Blockers, Aspirin, Beta Blocker Group Drugs, Organic Nitrates)
5) Rehabilitation in pediatric heart disease
6) Rehabilitation after cardiac surgery
7) Midterm Exam
8) Anatomy and physiology of the pulmonary system
9) Pulmonary system evaluation
10) Introduction to Pulmonary rehabilitation
11) Rehabilitation at intensive care unit and bronchial hygiene techniques
12) Preoperative and postoperative pulmonary rehabilitation
13) Differences between neonatal and children in pulmonary rehabilitation
14) Innovative approaches in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation


Course Notes / Textbooks: Dersleri haftalık olarak verilecektir.
The course notes will be given weekly
References: - Uzun, M. (2014) Kardiyak ve Pulmoner Rehabilitasyon
- Frownfelter, D., Dean, E. (1996) Principles and Practice of Cardiac Physical Therapy, 3rd Ed. St Louis: Mosby
- Hillegas, E. A. (1994) Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Company
- Cherniack, N. S., Altose, M. D., Homma, I. (1999) Rehabilitation (of the patient with) Respiratory Disease. New York: Mc Graw Hill.
- Myers R.S. (1995) Saunders Manual of Physical Therapy Practice. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Campany.
- Schuchmann, J. A. (1996) Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Company

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Midterms 1 % 40
Final 1 % 60
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 13 3 39
Study Hours Out of Class 7 12 84
Midterms 1 2 2
Final 1 2 2
Total Workload 127

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To have theoretical and practical knowledge required to fulfill professional roles and functions of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation field. 5
2) To act in accordance with ethical principles and values in professional practice. 5
3) To use life-long learning, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. 4
4) To define evidence-based practices and determine problem solving methods in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation practices, using theories in health promotion, protection and care. 5
5) To take part in research, projects and activities within sense of social responsibility and interdisciplinary approach. 5
6) To have skills for training and consulting according to health education needs of individual, family and the community. 4
7) To be sensitive to health problems of the community and to be able to offer solutions. 4
8) To be able to use skills for effective communication. 4
9) To be able to select and use modern tools, techniques and modalities in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation practices; to be able to use health information technologies effectively. 5
10) To be able to search for literature in health sciences databases and information sources to access to information and use the information effectively. 2
11) To be able to monitor occupational information using at least one foreign language, to collaborate and communicate with colleagues at international level. 1
12) To be a role model with contemporary and professional identity. 3