Introduction of the harmonised respiratory physiotherapy curriculum

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Troosters T., Tabin N., Langer D., Burtin C., Chatwin M., Clini E. M., ...More

BREATHE, vol.15, no.2, pp.110-115, 2019 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1183/20734735.0124-2019
  • Journal Name: BREATHE
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.110-115
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Building on the core syllabus for postgraduate training in respiratory physiotherapy, published in 2014, the European Respiratory Society (ERS) respiratory physiotherapy task force has developed a harmonised and structured postgraduate curriculum for respiratory physiotherapy training. The curriculum outlines the knowledge, skills and attitudes which must be mastered by a respiratory physiotherapist working with adult or paediatric patients, together with guidance for minimal clinical exposures, and forms of learning and assessment.