FTES017 Research of Counselling in Physiotherapy Science (4 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



• the approaches, components and concepts of guidance and counselling in physiotherapy science
• the trends and methods in research concerning guidance and counselling
• interaction in physiotherapy
• the research methods of physiotherapeutic guidance and counselling

Completion methods

Active participation in lectures (20 hours) and seminars (20 hours)
Peer working, independent work and written assignment
Peer guidance and evaluation of written assignments

Assessment details

Written assignment 80%, peer guidance and evaluation 20%

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the student is able to
• identify the multifaceted nature and different scientific approaches to guidance and counselling
• analyze physiotherapeutic guidance and counselling, based on both research literature and pilot data
• give reasons for the importance and methods used in physiotherapeutic guidance and counselling
• apply the principles of physiotherapeutic guidance and counselling in the written assignment

Additional information

Autumn semester

Description of prerequisites

LTKY1011 Kvantitaviivisten tutkimusmenetelmien perusteet
LTKY1010 Kvalitatiivisten tutkimusmenetelmien perusteet

Study materials

Gillon, E. Person-Centered Counselling in Psychology. Sage Publications, London. 1993
Järvikoski ym. (toim.) Asiakkaan äänellä Odotuksia ja arvioita vaikeavammaisten lääkinnällisestä kuntoutuksesta. 2009
McLeod J. (ed). The Introduction to Counselling. Open University Press. Philadelphia, 2003. (ss.421) (e-Books 2009)
McLeod, J. Counselling Skill. Berkshire:Open University Press McGraw-Hill Education 2007, (ss.271) (e-Books 2013)
SunWolf. Peer Groups. Expanding our study of small group communication. London: Sage. 2008.(ss.222) ISBN: 9781452224848 (e-books 2012)
Vella J. On teaching and learning. Putting the principles and practices of dialogue education into action. Jossey-Bass. 2008. (ss.232.)
Word, C.C. & Reuter, T. Strength-Centered Counseling. Sage Publication Inc. 2010. (ss.216)
Other literature to be agreed during the course.


  • TAI
  • Cambridge, P. & Carnaby, S. Person Centered Planning and Care Management with People with Learning Disabilities. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 2005; ISBN: 9781846421402
  • Falvo DR: Patient effective education: A Guide to Increase Adherence. Jones & Bartell Publication. London. 2011. (ss. 1-250) (250 s.); ISBN: 978-0-7637-6625-2

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods
Unpublished assessment item