This year, in a difficult time for Ukraine, within the framework of the implementation of the international technical assistance project of the European Union Erasmus+ program No. 598938-EPP-1-2018-1-LV-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP ” Innovative Rehabilitation Education – Introduction of new master degree programs in Ukraine REHAB » our university actively works so that students can receive a quality education, have the opportunity to complete their studies and receive a diploma.
During the week from May 30 to June 3, 2022, graduates of the master’s degree in the specialty 227 Physical therapy and occupational therapy were allowed to take the state final exams.
The head of the commission was Olha Bohdanivna Kunynets, PhD., associate professor, head of the Department of Physical Education and Sports Medicine of Danylo Halytskyi Lviv National Medical University.
The members of the commission were Fedir Muzyka – PhD., professor, first vice-rector and Myroslava Danylevych – Doctor, professor, Dean of the Faculty of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. The examiner who directly assessed the master’s level of knowledge was Olha Bas – PhD., associate professor of the Department of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. This year, the format of the exams was slightly modified, as conducting them in the usual form was risky due to the war in Ukraine. This year, the State Exam for master’s students was held in two stages – the defense of the master’s thesis and a comprehensive practical-oriented qualification exam, during which students demonstrated theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
Only one student passed the exam and defended his master’s thesis online, as he is outside Ukraine as a forcibly displaced person.
Defenses of master’s theses were interesting and meaningful, many students demonstrated the results of their practical work, since they are already working in their field during their master’s studies. The defense of master’s theses in specialty 227 “Physical therapy, occupational therapy” was conducted in the form of a student’s report with a presentation demonstration.
The topics of master’s theses were diverse, included work with a large number of nosological groups. In particular, the specifics of physical therapy for COVID-19 and bronchial asthma, postural disorders and scoliosis, Bekhterev’s disease, autism spectrum disorders, epicondylitis, osteochondropathies, spinal hernias and protrusions, obesity, neurological diseases, dementia, sports and polytraumas were revealed.
All graduates of the master’s program successfully completed their studies and received diplomas of full higher education at I. Boberskyi LSUPC in the specialty 227 physical therapy, occupational therapy.
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