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Clinical Sciences Online Open Access Resource

 

The material on this site are published under a Creative Commons CC-BY license. It is used in a course which forms part of the second and third year of study towards the BSc degree programmes in Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy at the University of Cape Town.  The course covers the aetiology, clinical signs and symptoms, assessment and medical / surgical treatment of patients of all age groups suffering from conditions encountered by physiotherapists and occupational therapists during their work.

Objectives

The chapters below are intended to help students:

  • Have a basic understanding of the physiology, pathology, clinical presentation and management of the conditions presented
  • Be able to recognize and deal with the clinical emergencies that may impair or result in loss of function
  • Understand the role of the various disciplines in managing these conditions
  • Recognize the importance of a multidisciplinary team in managing patients they are likely to encounter

Contact details

Dr Michelle De Souza

Clinical sciences course convenor

MBCHB (UCT) FCPHM MMED Public health medicine
Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Cape Town

 

Index of Topics

Second Year

Third Year

Child Health

Geriatrics

Infection Control

Medicine

Neurology

Neurosurgery

Nutrition

Oncology

Orthopaedics

Pathology

Surgery - Cardiothoracic

Surgery - General

Surgery - Plastic

Radiology

Rheumatology

Cardiology

Cardiothoracic surgery

ENT

Medicine

Mental Health

Microbiology

Neurology

Neurosurgery

Nutrition

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Orthopaedics

Pain

Pathology

Radiology

Surgery

 

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