Netherlands, Utrecht (NL)

Rehabilitation of the Hand

when 6 July 2015 - 17 July 2015
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 895

This course is intended for students and recent graduates in physiotherapy and related fields interested in hand therapy. For those interested in pursuing a career in hand therapy this course will provide an excellent foundation. For others, it will provide a solid base of knowledge for occasional 'hand patients.'
We will visit the Sint Antonius Hospital (Nieuwegein), Hand Therapy Centre Utrecht and the dissecting room of the University Medical Centre.}

The purpose of this two week summer course is to provide participants with knowledge and skills of the most common diseases, injuries and surgeries of the hand and wrist. The participant will obtain a deeper understanding of hand anatomy and movement patterns. The diagnostic process is discussed in seminars and in presence of ‘real life’ patients at the ‘Hand Center’ in Utrecht and at the St. Antonius hospital in Nieuwegein. We will design treatment plans in accordance with the wound healing process and the contextual factors of the patient off course. To do all this we will use various interactive methods to encourage clinical reasoning. You will be introduced to the specialized field of hand therapy during lectures and workshops by hand therapists (physical therapists and occupational therapist) and a plastic surgeon.
Of course it is an illusion that you can become an expert in hand rehabilitation within a period of two weeks. On the other hand, you will learn things and get acquainted with knowledge and skills that little other students have. We hope and expect that you and your future patients will experience benefits of the knowledge and inspiration that you will gain by following this summer course.

Course leader

Angelique Hagen

Target group

Students (2nd year and higher) and recent graduates in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, kinetics therapy and medical students interested in hand therapy.

Course aim

1. Describe the functional anatomy of the hand and wrist.
2. Recognize the clinical features of common hand pathologies.
3. Evaluate hand and wrist function.
4. Make a choice in treatment options for patients, based on wound healing principles and functional anatomy.
5. Communicate in English within a professional context.
6. Explain the value of an interdisciplinary approach in hand rehabilitation.

Credits info

Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 895: Course + course materials + housing

Students from a partner university receive a discount of €100 on the course fee. Please contact the course leader for further information.

Will you attend a course on Healthcare or Life Science? As a student of Utrecht Summer School, you'll receive a 30% discount on all courses of Elevate Health, the online academy founded by Utrecht University and University Medical Center Utrecht. Elevate offers a broad curriculum of interactive online courses in the field of medical and veterinary sciences. After confirmation and payment of your Summer School course, you'll automatically receive your personal discount code to enroll in your Elevate course. Please visit the Elevate website to see the complete course overview.
EUR 555: Course + course materials


Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course

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