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Competence profile

After completing the programme a Master of Clinical Biomechanics should be able to:

Knowledge

(a) The scope of knowledge

  • Propose appropriate laboratory tests under supervision

(b) Understanding and reflection

  • Analyse and apply research findings in a critical manner
  • Explain pharmacological principles and side effects 

Skills

(a) Type of skills

  • Record medical histories independently
  • Conduct objective investigations independently
  • Perform manual treatment of the musculoskeletal system independently
  • Perform image diagnostic investigations
  • Match exercise programs to patients
  • Keep records and use journal entries independently

(b) Assessment and decision

  • Synthesise medical history information, clinical and para-clinical findings for differential diagnoses
  • Assess whether patients should be referred for other treatment/examinations
  • Plan your course of treatment within the framework of evidence-based practice
  • Plan and roll out exercise programs for patients
  • Interpret appropriate laboratory tests under supervision
  • Interpret image diagnostic investigations independently
  • Evaluate pharmacological treatment appropriate for the musculoskeletal system

(c) Dissemination

  • Communicate with patients and the other health professions
  •  Advise ambulatory patients about prevention

Competencies

(a) The Treatment Room

  • Transfer knowledge from clinical and biomedical subjects into clinical practice
  • Reflect on and analyse your own practice

(b) Cooperation and responsibility

  • Participate in interdisciplinary rehabilitation collaborations
  • Cooperate with patients and other healthcare professionals
  • Demonstrate professional behaviour

(c) Learning

  • Identify your own learning needs and act accordingly