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The Swiss ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften offers hand therapy courses in Winterthur:

Courses in Switzerland, version April 2015
Please visit the website of the Swiss Society for more details (on the right; Kurse und Kongresse)

• 13.01.2017, Anatomie zum Anfassen, Place: Anatomisches Institut Bern
• 2.03.2017, Rhizarthrose & Co. - Handtherapie bei Arthrose, Place: Zürcher Hochschule für
Angewandte Wissenschaften, Winterthur
• 17.08.2017, Start of CAS Handtherapie, Place: Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften,

Information: www.gesundheit.zhaw.ch or email to Nathalie Roscher


Functional Anatomy of the Hand
19 and 20 November 2016, in Salzburg (Austria)
Anatomy and biomechanics of the musculoskeletal tissues of the hand including joints, tendons, muscles, and ligaments. Examination of biomechanical aspects of normal/ abnormal motion as influenced by the musculoskeletal tissues of the hand.

Course language: german
Speaker: Dr. Andrea Wenger
Vera Beckmann-Fries, PT BSc, MME Unibe, zert. HT SGHR, ECHT
Further Information: www.oeght.at

ITALY: 4th RA International Course

the 4th RA International Course that will be held in Florence 23-26 February 2017.

Preliminary programme WWW.FLORENCECOURSE2017.ORG.
Early registration on September 30th.

Rehabilitation in Hand Surgery, (15 ECTS)

Rehabilitation in Hand Surgery, 15 ECTS


This course aims to enable specialised studies at an advanced level (A). The course recognises components of health according to the conceptual model of the International Classifcation of Functioning, Disability and Health - ICF (WHO) - and adopts a biopsychosocial perspective. An international faculty focuses on hand rehabilitation as an inter-professional subject area and presents current research and clinical development from an evidence-based perspective.


In order to attend the course you must have a degree in an Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy program, or in Medical Science. A specific entry qualification is documented clinical experience at a hand surgery unit.


Examination consists of the completion of individual assignments as well as active participation in literature seminars and lectures. In order to pass the course, 75% attendance is required. In the event of abscence, individual written assignments as well as mandatory assignments must be completed.

Students who pass the course will receive a certifcate for 15 ECTS. Students who pass the course but lack the specific entry requirement will receive a certificate indicating their participation in 130 hours of studies of Rehabilitation in Hand Surgery.


The course will be held in Malmö Sweden throughout the course of one year. Students will meet for one week at a time, on 4 separate occasions, totalling 20 days.

More information:
Websites: ( luvit.ced.lu.se) and (dinkurs.se)

United Kingdom

Update on the UK courses 2016: 2016 BATH education bulletin Febr 2016.pdf


Courses may be advertised on this website for a small charge but they are not endorsed by EFSHT and no responsibility is accepted for their content

Please contact the Secretary.