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PROGRAMME - BSc. Degree in Physiotherapy Honours – UCM FRENCH LANGUAGE

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Graduates of the UCM BSc Physiotherapy course will be qualified to work in various professional contexts, including: Public hospitals and private clinics – Rehabilitation centres – Social-psychiatric outpatient clinics – International cooperation organisations – Private studios, gyms, wellness centres, spas, sports teams.


MODE OF STUDY

In order to be admitted, students must hold one of the following qualifications:

  • MQF Level 5 diploma: State exam / Maturità (Italian system)
  • First cycle diploma or certificate
  • Higher education certificate or international equivalent; e.g. CESS (Belgian system)
  • Baccalauréat (French system)
  • Federal diploma or equivalent (Swiss system)

The course lasts four years (MQF 6, 240 ECTS) with compulsory attendance from September to July, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The course is taught in Italian (with the option also of French).


Each academic year is divided into macro areas that include one to seven subjects. All macro-areas are preparatory, except for macro area no. 2 which is a humanistic course. In the second year of the course, the student will perform a clinical practice internship worth a total of 66 ECTS credits at international establishments affiliated with L.U.de.S.-UCM. This will include all areas of the physiotherapist’s work (orthopaedic, traumatology, rheumatology, cardiorespiratory, neurology, electro-balneo, gynaecology, oncology, paediatrics and geriatrics). Students are eligible for the internship only after passing the examination for the preparatory macro area.


PLAN OF STUDIES

Physiotherapy graduates are healthcare professionals. They will perform – alone or in collaboration with other professionals – prevention, treatment and rehabilitation interventions for pathological or traumatic events due to congenital or acquired causes. 


As part of their profession – including, at times, through multidisciplinary teamwork – they plan rehabilitation programmes aimed at identifying and meeting patients’ healthcare needs, taking into account their medical diagnoses and prescriptions; they autonomously perform treatments for the functional rehabilitation of motor, psychomotor and cognitive disabilities, using physical, manual, massage and occupational therapies; they suggest use of prostheses and aids, train patients to use them and check their effectiveness; they check whether the rehabilitation technique meets the functional recovery objectives; they carry out studies, teaching and professional consultancy in health services and situations where their professional skills are required.


SUBJECTECTS

ANATOMY

11

BASIC CONCEPTS OF MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOLOGY

3

BIOCHEMISTRY

2

BIOMECHANICS

4

BASIC CONCEPTS OF HEALTH SCIENCE

2

APPLIED ETHICS

2

PHYSIOLOGY

6

BASIC CONCEPTS OF BIOPHYSICS AND MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

2

NEUROPHYSIOLOGY

3

BASIC CONCEPTS OF CLINICAL KNOWLEDGE IN INTERNAL MEDICINE

2

BASIC CONCEPTS OF GENERAL AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

3

HEALTH AND PREVENTION PEDAGOGY

4

SOCIOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF HEALTHCARE

2

FIRST AID

3

PROPRIOCEPTION

2

GENERAL PUBLIC HEALTH AND EPIDEMIOLOGY

2

USE OF MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

3

GENERAL PATHOLOGY AND PHYSIOTHERAPY

4

FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS OF THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

25

CLINICAL SIMULATION

2

MANUAL TECHNIQUES

12

ELECTRO, BALNEO, HYDRO AND CLIMATOTHERAPY

5

PHYSIOTHERAPY IN RHEUMATOLOGY

2

ORTHOPAEDICS AND TRAUMATOLOGY

4

PHYSIOTHERAPY AND REHABILITATION FOR SPECIFIC AGE GROUPS

3

PHYSIOTHERAPY FOR SPECIFIC AGE GROUPS

2

GERIATRICS

3

PAEDIATRICS

3

PHYSIOTHERAPY IN ORTHOPAEDICS AND TRAUMATOLOGY

3

SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE 1

5

RHEUMATOLOGY

2

CARDIOLOGY

4

ELECTRO-PHYSIOLOGICAL AND ELECTRO-DIAGNOSTIC TESTING

2

CARDIORESPIRATORY PHYSIOTHERAPY

3

SCIENTIFIC AND MEDICAL ENGLISH

3

MANAGEMENT OF HEALTHCARE ORGANISATIONS

2

FOUNDATIONS OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

2

NEUROLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY

4

COMPLETE REHABILITATION

2

STUDY AND SIMULATION OF CLINICAL CASES

2

RADIOLOGY AND DIAGNOSTICS

2

PHYSIOTHERAPY IN SPECIFIC LIFE SITUATIONS

2

PHYSIOTHERAPY IN NEUROLOGY

3

SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE 2

2

WOMEN’S HEALTH

2

ONCOLOGY

2

PHARMACOLOGY AND ADDICTOLOGY

3

APPLIED TRAINING METHODOLOGY

2

CARDIORESPIRATORY REHABILITATION AND PHYSIOTHERAPY

4

PHYSIOTHERAPY AND REHABILITATION IN NEUROLOGY

4

PHYSIOTHERAPY AND REHABILITATION IN SPECIFIC LIFE SITUATIONS

3

MUSCULOSKELETAL REHABILITATION AND PHYSIOTHERAPY

4

SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE 3

23

FINAL EXAMINATION AND DISSERTATION

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BACHELOR’S DEGREE DISSERTATION

At the end of the course, students sit the final examination, which consists of a practical exam and a dissertation defence. The final examination at the end of the fourth year is taken at the UCM site in Malta. 

The practical examination consists of the evaluation-treatment-revaluation-discharge of a patient with a real medical diagnosis and physiotherapy prescription, which lasts approximately one hour, with the remaining 30 minutes consisting of an interview with a committee comprising a doctor and a physiotherapist. 

The dissertation requires students to defend an experimental research paper in a discussion lasting 15 to 20 minutes in front of a committee comprising a doctor, two physiotherapists and a UCM official. The committee may ask the candidate questions at the end of the discussion.