Curricular Unit:Code:
Applied Psychology1031PSIA
1MasterPhysiotherapy (Physiotherapy Maternal-Infantile)4 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English52
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
Being psychology applied the curricular unit that aims to address the psychological aspects that physiotherapy practice involves, she has got to be built under a logic of personal and professional development. Therefore, the main objectives and competencies to achieve are as follows:
(i) Understand the whole person, in which the disease is only one of the aspects, reflecting on the concepts of health and illness in a psychosocial perspective;
(ii) understand the importance of developmental aspects from birth to senescence, providing learning facilitators from the application of such knowledge to professional practice;
(iii) know and be able to identify some of the psychological factors involved in the sick body, in the experience of the disease, on hospitalization, as well as in the quality of life and promoting health;
(iv) understand the importance of communication and relational aspects.
Teaching Unit 1.
Psychology of Health: Epistemological Framework
Concept and Context
Contributions of Psychology to the areas of Health
Ecological Approach to Human Development (Bronfenbrenner)
Biopsychosocial Health and Disease Model (Engle)
Teaching Unit 2.
Health Beliefs and Disease Cognitions
Psychological and Social Factors related to Health and Disease
Models of Understanding of Health and Disease Behaviors
Teaching Unit 3.
Development Tasks and Life Transitions
Epigenetic Development Study
Illness and Hospitalization as Life-Events
Teaching Unit 4.
Communication and Therapeutic Relationship in Physiotherapy
Caregiver Concept in the Perspective of Complexity
Communication and Therapeutic Relationship
Palliative care
Communication: Skills and Strategies of Interpersonal Communication;
Communication of Bad News/Conspiracy of Silence/Dealing with Uncertainty/Management of Hope
Communication in the Interdisciplinary Team
Self Care for Professionals
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
Being this unit a discipline of first year, the integration of programmatic content with learning objectives is achieved through basic themes that underpin the psychological dimension in the practice of physiotherapy, and that functions as support for further learning. The contents include a theoretical aspect essential to understanding the individual in context and in specific condition of illness, but assume a practical dimension to the development of relevant skills such as communication skills and relational ones.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
The methodology will be based on theoretical exposure, in the realization of role playings and small group work. The evaluation will consider: 1. the realization of a frequency end of semester (which includes multiple-choice questions and questions of development) which will have a weighting of 60 in the final grade of the course unit. Obtaining a rating equal to or less than 6 values (minimum) implies, necessarily, the realization of examination of appeal at the end of the semester.2. the realization In small groups (2 to 3 students) of a written work (in the form of Poster and leaflet) to be presented and discussed in the classroom. This work will have a weighting of 40% on final note.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
The lecture method holds most of the theoretical dimension of the goals, but it is complemented with a more practical dimension in this role-play and group work. These two methodologies facilitate contact with the communicative and relational dimension that should be a basic physiotherapist.
Freitas-Magalhães, A. (2012). Facial expression of emotion. In V. S. Ramachandran (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Human Behavior (Vol. 2, pp. 173–183). Oxford: Elsevier/Academic Press.
Freitas-Magalhães, A. (2013). O poder do sorriso: Origens, Funções e Teorias. Porto: FEELab Science Books.
Freitas-Magalhães, A. (2013, 4ª ed.).A Psicologia das Emoções: O Fascínio do Rosto Humano. Porto: FEELab Science Books.
Freitas-Magalhães, A. (2016).A face da dor. Porto: FEELab Science Books.
Freitas-Magalhães, A. (2014). O código do medo. Porto: FEELab Science Books.
Freitas-Magalhães, A. (2016).O código da tristeza. Porto: FEELab Science Books.
Freitas-Magalhães, A. (2016).Neuropsychophysiology of pain in the human face. In A. Freitas-Magalhães, (Ed.), Emotional expression: The brain and the face (Vol. 8, pp. 28–128). Porto: FEELab Science Books.
Ogden, J. (1999). Psicologia da saúde. Lisboa: Climepsi Editores.