Title Training for rehabilitation doctors focused on biomechanical assesment methodologies to improve the rehabilitation process
Project Number 2013-1-TR1-LEO05-47549
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text By this project designed to be implemented, outputs will contribute to the relations between Turkey and Europe. It will also help to improve the consciousness of being a European and to make up a Europe that can compete with other countries relying on information. The KnowTech3D project will also assist the nations in recognizing the cultural values of each other and developing the consciousness of being a European among Turkish society. As is known, EU is not just an economical union but is an expression of social and cultural unity
Nowadays biomechanical measurement techniques in the medical field are commonly used. These methodologies are mainly focused on the functional and bodily harm assessment. These tools have advantages from traditional tools, mainly in terms of accuracy and reliability of the measurement. However, in general, these techniques are mainly used in clinical studies but have great potential for use in clinical practice as a: aid to diagnosis, progress monitoring of patients, guidance for further rehabilitation therapy depending on the capabilities affected, assessment of limitations, evaluation of patient cooperation, etc.
The rehabilitation physician's academic background has a clear clinical focus, so they have a lack of knowledge in the area of biomechanical assessment, which could be very useful in their job performance. This situation is well known by professional associations at national and European level, as SERMEF and ESPRM, who believe in the importance of providing their associates with additional training to complement their professional skills.
This knowledge in biomechanical assessment already exists and is commonly used in research centers. The Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia (IBV) and Dipartimento di Bioingegneria - Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI) have been working for years in the biomechanical field and have also provided several training courses in this area to bioengineers and medical doctors in Spain and Italy.
This transference of knowledge from the research centers to the professionals is, however, punctual and the actual training needs in biomechanical analysis of physical rehabilitation doctors are not fully met.
Besides, it is known that there are regional differences in professional training and transference of knowledge from the research centers around Europe. Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi (MKÜ) promotes the development of a training course that intends to fill that gap of knowledge in biomechanical analysis of physical rehabilitation doctors and also do a regional transfer of knowledge throughout Europe, aiming to minimize the differences among countries.
The project's objective is to collect existing training contents in biomechanical assessment and adapt them to the specific training requirements of medical rehabilitation doctors in Europe. It is expected to achieve the following specific objectives:
•To identify training needs in each of the project’s partners countries.
•To provide basic knowledge in biomechanics instrumentation to medical doctors.
•To teach biomechanical techniques in the different fields related to rehabilitation medicine: assessment of injuries, objectification of the patient's progress, etc.
•To provide knowledge to the medical doctors in order to allow them to be able to apply and interpret the results of biomechanical analysis techniques.
•To transfer the existing knowledge in biomechanical assessment from Spain and Italy to Turkey.
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