Universidad San Sebastian - Concepcion, Chile
Universidad San Sebastián (USS) was founded in Concepcion in 1989. After two decades of steady growth, USS follows innovative educational model, where the main focus is on the student and their integral training. With 21,572 students at its Santiago, Concepción, Valdivia, Osorno and Puerto Montt campuses, 13 schools and 34 careers, USS offers degrees in architecture, education, health sciences, social sciences, law, economics and business, engineering, medicine and biosciences, nursing and dentistry. The School of Health hosts degrees in occupational therapy and physical therapy, among others. Visit the USS website and Physical Therapy program for more information.
- Length of rotation: Six to eight weeks
- Location: Concepcion, Chile
- Language requirement: At minimum, intermediate proficiency in Spanish
- Student eligibility: DPT students
- How to apply: Follow the application instructions
This clinical education opportunity will focus on providing physical therapy services for adult and pediatric patients with pulmonary and cardiovascular conditions in the hospital, ambulatory clinic and home settings. Student objectives for this clinical experience include recognizing patient metabolic and hemodynamic states, monitoring ventilator/mechanical breathing, ventilator weaning, recognizing pharmacology implications with respiratory insufficiency, performing thoracic physical exams (including palpation, percussion and auscultation), performing specific evaluations (including pulmonary tests, cardiopulmonary tests, deglutition/swallowing assessments) and critically analyzing current literature in the content area. Students will have supervised experience in theory and practice in these pulmonary and cardiovascular areas with pediatric/infant pulmonary rehabilitation, critical care patients and patients with chronic diseases. The opportunity is a six-week experience and also includes extensive time in the classroom setting. All students must be proficient in their Spanish communication (verbal and written).
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