Frank Becker

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Phone +47 95144638
Mobile phone +4795144638
Visiting address Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital Bjørnemyrveien 11 1453 Bjørnemyr
Postal address OUS, Ullevål Postboks 4956 Nydalen 0424 Oslo

Academic interests

I am a specialist in rehabilitation medicine, and my main area of interest is rehabilitation regarding (long-)lasting disabilities - how to reduce them and how to live in the best possible way despite them. I am both interested in which measures can be helpful for the individual, and how to change health services in order to improve the lives of as many as possible. How technology might contribute in this, is an exciting area.

I head the research group Specialized medical rehabilitation at UiO. My research is mainly about acquired brain injury, that is rehabilitation of stroke, traumatic brain injury and other acquired brain injuries. I am especially interested in disturbances of cognitive function and in language problems due to brain injury (aphasia). I also work with rehabilitation of acquired pediatric injuries.

Courses taught

I teach meadical students in module 3 (introduction to rehabilitation and interdisciplinary collaboration), in module 4 (neurorehabilitation, aphasia) and in module 8 (rehabilitation services and responsibilities, goalplanning, communication with patients with cognitive and communication disorders).
I also teach courses for specialist candidates in physical and rehabilitation medicine and other health personell groups. In addition, I supervise at PhD-, master- and bachelor level.


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Tags: Rehabilitation, Brain and Nervous System, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cognitive function, Aphasia, Plasticity
Published Apr. 13, 2011 2:53 PM - Last modified May 22, 2021 1:56 PM