PROGRAMME DETAILS

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INSTITUTION PROFILE
Name of the Education Provider ASOMI COLLEGE OF SCIENCES
Institution License Status Licensed, with License number: 2020-009
Brief Profile of the Education Provider

The ASOMI College of Sciences is based on the experience of an educational model that combines the effectiveness of the training developed within the academic context.

Our goal is to provide innovative educational models that can develop effective results and grant quality to students, professionals and people who have decided to implement their education, building a learning environment in which they become the protagonists of the learning experience.
We develop a pathway that transfers knowledge, strengthens it and transforms it into skills, allowing people to achieve concrete results.
Our vision is to increase synergies, which take resources from decades of experience, results on the field, and academic partnerships and accreditations such as the one with a renowned British institution, the Swansea University.

The ACS project addresses its educational offer at national and international level by developing academic partnerships able to provide opportunities for the enrichment of its students.

The lecturers and mentors, involved in the projects and educational activities, have acquired an important professional reputation and will make their expertise available to learners. In fact, in each academic path, professionals of recognised value and ability will take part as lecturers and through a blended education model (residential in-house and e-learning). We will provide a product that is intended to be pragmatic and grounded, but also aware of the importance of innovation.
The attention regarding the international guidelines in the educational environment finds its place in a pathway fully designed to meet the students’ aims and expectations.

ACS develops its work considering its students, collaborators and staff at the centre of the training process giving them new opportunities and investing in their growth, training and development. Particular attention is given to all the processes of inclusiveness and equality of treatment, regarding both students and staff.

Therefore, ACS will set and develop a qualified staff that will correctly comply with the management of the administrative activities necessary to offer a wide range of services to students and the ability to be highly responsive and operating in any kind of situation.

COURSE DETAILS
Type of Course Qualification
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Title of the Qualification/ Award Bachelor Science Physiotherapy (Hons) – BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
Proposed MQF Level 6
Total Learning Hours 6000 Hours
Total Number of ECTS for Programme Completion 240 ETCS
Mode of Attendance Full-Time
Programme Duration Full- Time: 4 Years
Target Audience Ages 19 – 30
Age 31 – 65
Language/s of Instruction of Programmes English and Italian
Target Group The students joining the programme will be targeted in 2 different groups:

  1. this group will be made up of students from 18yo to 25yo that have completed their high school diploma and are interested in developing a career as a physiotherapist
  2. this group will be made up of students from 21yo to 50yo that have completed a prior academic path which led them to a degree in some other fields (sport science, sport therapy, biology, health professionals (i.e. nurses, osteopaths, occupational therapist, midwife, nutritionist) and are interested in implementing their professional activities or to start a new career as a physiotherapist. The previous knowledge will be taken into consideration for the recognition of credits in the programme.
Address/es where programme will be delivered The lectures will take place at:
Block D Giorgio Mitrovich Street
Pembroke, PBK 1014,
Malta

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The internship will take place at:
Saint James Hospital,
George Borg Oliver st.,
Sliema

The Physio Specialist
Fort Fitness, Fort Cambridge Level -2, triq Tigne, Sliema

ASOMI Training Centre
Via Filadelfia 82/C – 10134
Torino – Italy

EDUCAM Cromon srl
Via Giacinto de Vecchi Pieralice 21, 00167
Roma – Italy

CARL TODD CLINICS
London Clinic: King Edward VII Hospital, 5-10 Beaumont St – Marylebone – London, W1G 6AA

Corsham Clinic: 5 Pickwick Park, Park Lane – Corsham – SN13 0HN
Swindon Clinic: 5 The Courtyard, Lancaster Place – South Marston Park – SN3 4UQ Melksham Clinic: 39 Lowbourne, Melksham – Wiltshire – SN12 7ED

Relationship to Occupation/s Graduates in Physiotherapy have several career prospects.

They can look forward to work in hospitals, both public and private, the National Health Service, or private studies and practice.

Physiotherapy can be applied to multiple fields, such as sports, leisure, care of the elderly, and of course the research and teaching, that are absolutely relevant not only for one’s own career, but for the whole professional category.

The graduates will also have the chance to continue and deepen their education with a Master of Science.

Entry Requirements The students should have six O’ level (three of them in English Language, Italian Language and Mathematics).
The students should also have an A level in Biology (grade B or higher).
Learning Outcomes for Knowledge obtained at the end of the programme The learner will be able to:

  • Apply the principles of good communication
  • Identify the best approach for each situation in the professional context
  • Manage properly the communication with the patients
  • Demonstrate good conversation skills with colleagues and other professionals
  • Master the basics of interpersonal communications and how to apply these concepts to the profession
Learning Outcomes for Skills obtained at the end of the programme The learner will be able to:

  • Manage presentation techniques with efficacy and simplicity
  • Fluently write in English about all the topics that characterise the programme
  • Explain technical topics to a non-technical audience
  • Communicate with the patient showing comprehension and awareness
  • Write a scientific piece of work (including the concepts of paraphrasing, summarising, synthesizing and referencing)
  • Show good listening skills, useful both for the professional and the personal life
General Pedagogical methods used for this programme We will provide a programme that will be delivered allowing the students to experience both the theoretical knowledge and the practical side.

Physiotherapy is a practical profession and the programme that leads to it needs to adapt accordingly to his necessity.

For this reason, theoretical subjects will be taught with face-to-face lectures, while practical subjects will be taught directly practicing the techniques that are required by the learning outcomes of the programme.
The students will have the possibility of learning directly with the lecturer the main subjects related to the profession, during the lectures and practice hours and, later, during the internship.

The support of a VLE will complete this model of education.

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Internship
The internship will take place at:
Saint James Hospital,
George Borg Oliver st.,Sliema

The Physio Specialist
Fort Fitness, Fort Cambridge Level -2, triq Tigne, Sliema

ASOMI Training Centre
Via Filadelfia 82/C – 10134
Torino – Italy

EDUCAM Cromon srl
Via Giacinto de Vecchi Pieralice 21, 00167
Roma – Italy

CARL TODD CLINICS
London Clinic: King Edward VII Hospital, 5-10 Beaumont St – Marylebone – London, W1G 6AA
Corsham Clinic: 5 Pickwick Park, Park Lane – Corsham – SN13 0HN
Swindon Clinic: 5 The Courtyard, Lancaster Place – South Marston Park – SN3 4UQ Melksham Clinic: 39 Lowbourne, Melksham – Wiltshire – SN12 7ED

The facilities are directly in agreement with the institution, so the student won’t need to search for it.
The hours will be available according to the programme.
The facilities are directly in agreement with the institution.
Each student can choose among the accredited institutions where to undertake the internship for each of the internship modules of the programme.
The internship can be undertaken in the same venue, or in different venues.

The objective of the internship is to enable the student to implement the practical, theoretical and methodological tools acquired during the course of study, to identify and implement skills necessary to consolidate their professional training.
The placement will proceed under the direct supervision of the Clinical Educator.
The student must follow the instructions and directions given by the CE and his/her colleagues.
The duties and responsibilities are descripted in the Memorandum of Understanding stipulated with the venue of the internship.

The student will practice during practice hours of the practical subjects and then will experience the internship in the facilities in agreement with the institution.

The internship hours need to be completed in order to access the next internship module (from one year to the other).
All the internship modules and hours need to be completed in order to complete the programme and obtain the degree.

The internship and the programme can be undertaken fully in Malta (100% in Malta) or the student can decide to undertake one or more modules of internship abroad, in the accredited venues, as following (the percentages refer to the total amount of credits of the programme):

  • 100% Malta
  • 98% Malta – 2% abroad
  • 97,5% Malta – 2,5% abroad
  • 97% Malta – 3% abroad
  • 95,5% Malta – 4,5% abroad
  • 95% Malta – 5% abroad
  • 94,5% Malta – 5,5% abroad
  • 91,5% Malta – 8,5% abroad
  • 83% Malta – 17% abroad
  • 81% Malta – 19% abroad
  • 80,5% Malta – 19,5% abroad
  • 80% Malta – 20% abroad
  • 78% Malta – 22% abroad
  • 77,5% Malta – 22,5% abroad
  • 75,5% Malta – 24,5% abroad

In the Bachelor Science Physiotherapy (Hons), the internship will consist of the hours of practice from the practical lessons and the supervised placements that will be carried out during the course of all 4 years.

General Assessment Methods For the theoretical subjects the assessment is held at the end of the progress of the hours of teaching provided by the course pathway.
It consists of a written test (which includes closed-ended questions and open-ended questions).
If the written exam is passed, the student can access the oral exam (when necessary).

Regarding the practical subjects the assessment strategies are different:

  • written test (divided into sections, one for each subject, including both closed-ended and open-ended questions)
  • oral examination
  • practical assessment (during which we evaluate all the techniques)
Status of the Programme Accredited Degree Programme
Grading system 0-100 %
Pass Rate 50 %
Identity Malta’s VISA https://www.identitymalta.com/unit/central-visa-unit/
Regulatory CouncilsAddress: Council for the Professions Complementary to Medicine
St Luke’s Hospital,
Ex-Outpatients Department (Level 1), St. Luke’s Square,
Gwardamangia – Malta
PTA 1010

Tel: (+356) 25953363
Email: cpcm.health@gov.mt

Future professionals will not have automatic access to the register

Provider Mail address info@acs-college.com
MODULES and CREDITS
The Programme Structure:
Module/Unit Title Compulsory (C) or Elective (E) ECTS MQF Level of each module Mode of Teaching Mode of Assessment
Biology and histology Compulsory 4 5 Face to face Learning Written assessment
Musculoskeletal and cardiovascular anatomy Compulsory 15 5 Face to face Learning Written and oral assessment
Biomechanics and kinesiology Compulsory 6 5 Face to face Learning Written assessment
Physiology for physiotherapists Compulsory 6 5 Face to face Learning Written assessment
Manual treatment in physiotherapy 1 & Exercise Physiology Compulsory 6 5 Face to face Learning Written and practical assessment
Visceral anatomy and Neuroanatomy Compulsory 10 5 Face to face Learning Written and oral
General pathophysiology & Health promotion Compulsory 5 5 Face to face Learning Written assessment and presentation
Scientific and medical English Compulsory 4 5 Face to face Learning Written assessment
Observational internship Compulsory 4 5 Face to face Learning Practical assessment
Pharmacology for physiotherapists Compulsory 5 5 Face to face Learning Written assessment
General and clinical pathology Compulsory 8 5 Face to face Learning Written and oral assessment
Medical semiotics Compulsory 4 5 Face to face Learning Written assessment
Psychology and sociology in health care Compulsory 4 5 Face to face Learning Presentation
Nutrition and communication for health care professionals Compulsory 4 5 Face to face Learning Written test and presentation
Physiotherapy of the musculoskeletal system 1 Compulsory 6 5 Face to face Learning Written and practical assessment
Rehabilitation of surgical patients Compulsory 4 5 Face to face Learning Written and practical assessment
Principles of oncology and palliative care for physiotherapists Compulsory 2 5 Face to face Learning Written test
Neurology, neurological semiotics, and neurological rehabilitation Compulsory 12 5 Face to face Learning Written assessment
First aid principles Compulsory 1 5 Face to face Learning Presentation
Scientific and medical English 2 Compulsory 4 5 Face to face Learning Oral assessment
Observational internship and clinical introduction 1 Compulsory 6 5 Face to face Learning Written assessment
Physiatry for physiotherapists Compulsory 4 6 Face to face Learning Written assessment
Rheumatology Compulsory 5 6 Face to face Learning Written assessment
Orthopaedics and neurological test for health care professionals Compulsory 6 6 Face to face Learning Written and oral assessment
Radiology for physiotherapists Compulsory 6 6 Face to face Learning Written assessment
Physiotherapy in obstetrics, gynaecology and paediatrics – Internship Compulsory 6 6 Face to face Learning Written assessment
Integrated differential diagnosis & Pain management for physiotherapists Compulsory 5 6 Face to face Learning Written assessment
Physiotherapy of the musculoskeletal system 2 Compulsory 4 6 Face to face Learning Written and practical assessment
Physiotherapy of the cardiopulmonary system 1 Compulsory 4 6 Face to face Learning Written and practical assessment
Manual treatment in physiotherapy 2 – Internship Compulsory 6 6 Face to face Learning Written and practical assessment
Physiotherapy of the cardiopulmonary system 2 – Internship Compulsory 4 6 Face to face Learning Written and practical assessment
Ethics for health care professionals Compulsory 2 6 Face to face Learning Presentation
Observational internship and clinical introduction 2 Compulsory 8 6 Face to face Learning Practical assessment
Professional management for physiotherapists Compulsory 2 6 Face to face Learning Presentation
Clinical Internship on musculoskeletal physiotherapy Compulsory 9 6 Face to face Learning Practical Assessment
Clinical Internship on medical and respiratory physiotherapy Compulsory 9 6 Face to face Learning Practical Assessment
Research methodology and statistics Compulsory 9 6 Blended Learning Written assessment
Clinical Internship on neurological physiotherapy Compulsory 9 6 Face to face Learning Practical Assessment
Clinical Internship on surgical physiotherapy Compulsory 9 6 Face to face Learning Practical Assessment
Clinical Internship on older age physiotherapy Compulsory 5 6 Face to face Learning Practical Assessment
Evidence based medicine for physiotherapists Compulsory 8 6 Face to face Learning Written assessment
Total ECTS Requesting Accreditation 240 ECTS
Total ECTS for Programme Completion 240 ECTS
Exit Awards/Qualifications BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (Level 6 – 240 ECTS)
STRUCUTURE OF PROGRAMME
Structure of Programme 1st year

1st semester:

  • Biology & Histology
  • Musculoskeletal and cardiovascular anatomy
  • Biomechanics and kinesiology
  • Physiology for physiotherapists

2nd semester:

  • Manual treatment in physiotherapy 1 & Exercise Physiology
  • Visceral anatomy and Neuroanatomy
  • General pathophysiology & Health promotion
  • Scientific and medical English 1

Internships will be carried out by students throughout the academic year.

2nd year

1st semester:

  • Pharmacology for physiotherapists
  • General and clinical pathology
  • Medical semiotics
  • Psychology and sociology in health care
  • Nutrition and communication for health care professionals
  • Physiotherapy of the musculoskeletal system 1

2nd semester:

  • Rehabilitation of surgical patients
  • Principles of oncology and palliative care for physiotherapists
  • Neurology, neurological semiotics, and neurological rehabilitation
  • First aid principles
  • Scientific and medical English 2

Internships will be carried out by students throughout the academic year.

3rd year

1st semester:

  • Physiatry for physiotherapists
  • Rheumatology
  • Orthopaedics and neurological test for health care professionals
  • Radiology for physiotherapists
  • Physiotherapy in obstetrics, gynaecology and paediatrics – Internship

2nd semester:

  • Integrated differential diagnosis & Pain management for physiotherapists
  • Physiotherapy of the musculoskeletal system 2
  • Physiotherapy of the cardiopulmonary system 1
  • Manual treatment in physiotherapy 2 – Internship
  • Physiotherapy of the cardiopulmonary system 2 – Internship
  • Ethics for health care professionals

Internships will be carried out by students throughout the academic year.

4th year
1st semester:

  • Professional management for physiotherapists
  • Clinical Internship on musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • Clinical Internship on medical and respiratory physiotherapy
  • Research methodology and statistics

2nd semester:

  • Clinical Internship on neurological physiotherapy
  • Clinical Internship on surgical physiotherapy
  • Clinical Internship on older age physiotherapy
  • Evidence based medicine for physiotherapists

Internships will be carried out by students throughout the academic year.

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MODULES

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Biology & Histology
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Discuss basic structures of the cell and the mechanisms involved in their functioning.
  2. Illustrate the main metabolic pathways.
  3. Illustrate microscopic images, differentiating healthy and pathologic tissues from unknown slide.
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Describe the structure and the functioning of a eukaryotic cell and acquire an advanced understanding of the structural features.
  • Apply the techniques employable to study cell ultra-structures and biochemical pathways.
  • List the major biochemical molecules and pathways essential to cell viability and explain their relation to different organelles and cell processes.
  • Recall the cell membrane structure and functioning and its implication in the control of biochemical pathways and cell processes.
  • Describe the structure and role of the nucleus and therefore discuss its role in replication, transcription and translation of nucleic acids.
  • Tell the mechanisms that control cell proliferation, apoptosis, and differentiation, and discuss their correlations with human pathologies, aging, and cancer.
  • Describe the tissue structure at microscopic level.
  • Outline mechanisms and processes leading to cell and tissue damage.
  • List the methodologies used to analyse organ and tissue samples.
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Analyse cell structures and the mechanisms involved in their functioning.
  • Distinguish and illustrate the main metabolic pathways.
  • Explain the structures and biochemical processes that are fundamental to life.
  • Identify the peculiar functional characteristics of the different tissues
  • Describe the main mechanisms leading to cells’ injury and death
  • Analyse microscopic images and recognize tissues from unknown slide.
  • Recognize main histological alterations
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 30
Self-Study Hours: 50
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 0
Assessment Hours: 20
Total Learning Hours of this Module 100 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 4
Explain how this module/unit will be taught Taught/Lecture Based
Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Written assessment with both closed-ended and open-ended questions
Musculoskeletal and vascular anatomy
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Be responsible for detecting muscular-skeletal system alterations
  2. Deal with the functioning of major muscle groups.
  3. Recall knowledge about innervation to monitor the activation and functioning of various muscle groups.
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • List generalities of bones, ligaments, tendons, joints, and muscles
  • Describe the morphology of axial skeleton, external and internal cranium, and the skeleton of the extremities.
  • Recall types of joint movements and articular dynamics.
  • List and describe joints of the skull, spine, chest, upper limb, and lower limb.
  • Describe form and action of skeletal muscle.
  • Recite vertebral muscles of the neck and the trunk, muscles of the chest and abdomen, and muscles of the upper and lower limbs.
  • Describe the musculoskeletal system at both macro- and microscopic levels
  • Recall how muscle functioning can be altered in pathological conditions
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Identify bones and explain joint structures.
  • Illustrate major muscle groups and their function.
  • Review the innervations involved in the activation of various muscle groups.
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 110
Self-Study Hours: 190
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 0
Assessment Hours: 75
Total Learning Hours of this Module 375 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 15
Explain how this module/unit will be taught Taught/Lecture Based
Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Written assessment with both closed-ended and open-ended questions. (60%)
Oral assessment (40%)
Biomechanics and kinesiology
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Comply with biomechanical principles and collection systems to monitor and analyse human motion in exercise and sport.
  2. Carry out a full biomechanical analysis
  3. Ensure the clinical practice
  4. Apply mechanics to deal with the structure, function and motion of the human body.
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Define biomechanics and list its relations with mechanics and kinematics
  • Describe the concept of body, and the biophysical properties of connective tissues
  • Recall the biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system in relation to the lumbar spine and lower limb function: the pelvis, hips, knees, feet.
  • Define translation and rotation, axis of rotation, degrees of freedom of a joint, and the kinetic chain.
  • Recall concepts of: insertion angle, agonist muscle, antagonist muscle, axis of rotation, centre of gravity, flexion, maximum close-packed position, minimum loose-packed position, creep, degree of freedom, distraction (shear), spin, strain, stress, tension, force, reaction force, kinetic chain, and mechanical advantage.
  • Describe the handling and the principles for the use of equipment and aids for physical therapy and mobility;
  • Define muscle strength and power, endurance and fitness
  • Explain how relaxation can affect movement
  • Critically discuss the learning phases by demonstrating and teaching the exercises
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Use biomechanical principles and data collection methods.
  • Assess and analyse human motion in exercise and sport.
  • Apply methodologies to undertake biomechanical analyses.
  • Examine the structure, function and motion of the human body.
  • Evaluate and select the necessary mobility aids, and provide support for safe management
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 45
Self-Study Hours: 75
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 0
Assessment Hours: 30
Total Learning Hours of this Module 150 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 6
Explain how this module/unit will be taught Taught/Lecture Based
Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Written assessment with both closed-ended and open-ended questions

Physiology for physiotherapists
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Monitor the function of nervous, muscular, and cardiovascular systems.
  2. Carry out analysis for evaluating physiological processes involved in human body functioning.
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Describe in detail the concepts of organ functioning, considering their interaction with the other structures of the main body systems.
  • Recall the concept of homeostasis and the biophysical characteristics involved in the control of the body systems.
  • Identify the feedback loops that are commonly used to physiologically control the body systems.
  • Tell about adaptations induced by stress and the environment to the body systems.
  • Describe the general functions and composition of blood, and the characteristics of aqueous component and corpuscular elements of blood.
  • Demonstrate the understanding of the nervous system functioning, defining the role of action potential, synapses, and mediators.
  • Tell about the functioning of the skeletal muscle, and find the differences with the heart muscle
  • Describe the functioning of heart and the properties of the circulatory system
  • Demonstrate the understanding of the respiratory and the excretory systems and their interconnection
  • Define characteristics and mechanics of the digestive tract
  • Identify the control mechanisms of the endocrine system and describe its functioning
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Illustrate the main concepts and principles of the neurophysiology, cardiovascular, respiratory and muscle physiology systems.
  • Explain the interaction between different organs to achieve an integrated function.
  • Analyse the homeostatic processes in response to external stimuli.
  • Predict changes in body system functioning in response to alteration of their physiological control.
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 45
Self-Study Hours: 75
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 0
Assessment Hours: 30
Total Learning Hours of this Module 150 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 6
Explain how this module/unit will be taught Taught/Lecture Based
Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Written assessment with both closed-ended and open-ended questions

Manual treatment in physiotherapy 1 & Exercise Physiology
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Be responsible for the correct application of manipulative procedures considering anatomical and physiological knowledge
  2. Be able to understand exam results and plan appropriate treatment
  3. Monitor the physiological responses to exercise.
  4. Be responsible to evaluate the physiological responses and chronic adaptations to exercises from both a theoretical and practical perspective.
  5. Deal with the metabolic, cardiovascular and respiratory systems response to the acute stresses of physical activity of differing intensities and durations.
  6. Carry out a basic body composition analysis to discuss the issue associated with a range of techniques.
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Identify the anatomical references necessary for the use of manipulative techniques
  • List the main indications and contraindications related to manipulative techniques
  • Describe passive movement techniques from an application point of view
  • Define the degrees of oscillatory techniques by providing directions for use and describe the contraindications
  • Critically discuss the precautions to be applied when handling soft tissue and evaluate contraindications
  • Describe integrated responses induced by acute and chronic exercise on neuromuscular, metabolic, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems.
  • List effects of exercise intensity and duration on the physiological responses to a single bout of exercise.
  • Recall mechanisms of physiological adaptations in response to chronic bouts of exercise of various types.
  • Critically discuss the physiological responses to exercise with respect to potential limitations in exercise performance.
  • Discuss the significance of physiological adaptations to chronic exercise in terms of health and performance
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Correctly perform peripheral manipulative techniques
  • Perform routine level examinations of the peripheral joints
  • Understand and discuss exam results, evaluating their implications
  • Perform a basic pre-exercise risk screening.
  • Undertake effective and valid assessments of aerobic and anaerobic capacity.
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 30
Self-Study Hours: 50
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 40
Assessment Hours: 30
Total Learning Hours of this Module 150 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 6
Explain how this module/unit will be taught This module will be taught/lecture based, with practical sessions.

The practical sessions will be held direclty by the lecturer of the subject, in a room fully equipped with tables and the main instruments that could be useful for the practice of the profession, this will allow the student to practice the principles and techniques studied during the theoretical lectures.
The students will practice the techniques with other students, attending the same programme.
The practice in Physiotherapy is particulary relevant, due to the nature of the profession.
The practice hours will alsa enable the student to master the techniques and treatment that will be useful during the internship.

Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Written assessment with both closed-ended and open-ended questions. (50%)
Practical assessment (50%)

Visceral anatomy and Neuroanatomy
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Ensure an overview of localisation and structure of the various organs and interaction between them.
  2. Comply with the topography and organization of central and peripheral nervous system.
  3. Recall knowledge about innervation and vascularisation to explain the functioning of various systems
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Describe the cardiovascular, respiratory, urogenital, gastrointestinal system, endocrine, and nervous systems of the human body at both macro- and microscopic levels.
  • Explain the anatomical systems, their structures and how they cooperate.
  • List the structures and describe the function of the cardiovascular system.
  • Recite main blood vessels of the different body districts.
  • identify the differences between foetal and postnatal circulation.
  • Describe the foetal development of the different systems and apparatus.
  • Recall the morphology of cerebrospinal axis and the integration among the different organs of the brain.
  • Describe sensitive and motor pathways of both somatic and autonomic nervous systems.
  • Describe and list cranial nerves, spinal nerves and plexus.
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Identify the main macro- and microscopic features of the human organs.
  • Illustrate localization and structure of the various organs, integrating the knowledge of the different anatomical regions to analyse the interaction among them.
  • Describe topography and organization of central and peripheral nervous system.
  • Compare the anatomy of the sensory and motor processing and higher cerebral function.
  • Describe the structure of the heart and the course of main arterial and venous vessels.
  • Explain the heart conducting system.
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 75
Self-Study Hours: 125
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 0
Assessment Hours: 50
Total Learning Hours of this Module 250 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 10
Explain how this module/unit will be taught Taught/lecture based
Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Written assessment with both closed-ended and open-ended questions (60%)
Oral assessment (40%)

General pathophysiology & Health promotion
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Collaborate with other healthcare professionals by having acquired specific terminology.
  2. Ensure the identification and description of physiological condition abnormality.
  3. Manage the design of health promotion strategies in healthcare
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • List the extrinsic causes of disease of physical, chemical and biological origin.
  • Remember the intrinsic causes of illness correlated to genetics, immune response, and inflammation.
  • Describe the types and phases of wound healing
  • Describe the general pathology of infectious diseases, identifying infectious agent location, the involved immune response, and diagnostic laboratory.
  • Define auto-inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.
  • Define the alterations in cell proliferation and differentiation.
  • Recall cancer generalities, describe differences between benign and malignant cancers, define progression and metastasis, and list cancer grading and staging methods.
  • Describe the alterations of thermoregulation.
  • Define and describe phases and alterations of haemostasis
  • List the alterations to red blood cells and the respective causes
  • Identify the pressure control mechanisms and their pathological changes, listing effects of hypertension on the arteries, arterioles and infarction.
  • Describe arterial and venous thrombosis, embolism, ischemia and infarction.
  • Explain pathogenetic mechanisms of atherosclerosis, and its complications.
  • describe the application of health promotion and related models
  • list the values underlying the application of health promotion
  • appraise the possible communication and implementation strategies necessary for health promotion
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Identify disease risk factors.
  • Discuss main extrinsic and intrinsic causes of illness.
  • Distinguish between different forms of illness
  • Interpret simple laboratory examinations
  • Identify and interpret simple symptoms and signs of underlying diseases
  • Understand the different aspects underlying cultural and socio-economic contexts that can influence health promotion
  • Use appropriate communication techniques and technologies for health promotion to different audiences
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 35
Self-Study Hours: 65
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 0
Assessment Hours: 25
Total Learning Hours of this Module 125 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 5
Explain how this module/unit will be taught Taught/lecture based
Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Written assessment with both closed-ended and open-ended questions (60%)
Oral assessment (40%)Written assessment with both closed-ended and open-ended questions. (75%)
Poster or powerpoint presentation. (25%)

Scientific and medical English 1
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Carry out professional discussions with a good use of the grammar
  2. Ensure a wide vocabulary related to the profession
  3. Produce a complete clinical record
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Recall the lexicon, morpho-syntactic structures and the communicative / argumentative functions of academic discourse.
  • Acquire academic vocabulary, anatomical and clinical terms.
  • Write a simple clinical record
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Demonstrate a good use of the grammar
  • Show a wide vocabulary related to his profession
  • Write clinical records
  • Analyse clinical reports
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 20
Self-Study Hours: 50
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 10
Assessment Hours: 20
Total Learning Hours of this Module 100 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 4
Explain how this module/unit will be taught Taught /lecture based.
The practice hours are aimed to practice the language, these will take place direclty with the lecturer that will propone conversation one to one and group sessions to master the language
Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Written assessment

Observational internship
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Collaborate with other professionals and colleagues in the practice
  2. Carry out tasks as asked
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Get an introduction to the role of physiotherapy in patient care
  • Obtain an overview of the basic ways of recording information in clinical practice
  • Understand the basic principles of handling the patient
  • Discuss how a treatment needs to be managed
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Demonstrate good communication skills with the patient and other professionals
  • Apply knowledge to the practice
  • Identify relevant anatomical structures
  • Undertake a full observation of the patient
  • Demonstrate basic skills in gathering information and reporting the clinical case
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 10
Self-Study Hours: 20
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 55
Assessment Hours: 15
Total Learning Hours of this Module 100 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 4
Explain how this module/unit will be taught This module will be mainly practical with some introductory lecture.

The student will closely observe the clinical practice of a professional.

The student will practice during practice hours of the practical subjects and then will experience the internship in the facilities in agreement with the institution.

The internship hours need to be completed in order to access the next internship module (from one year to the other).

All the internship modules and hours need to be completed in order to complete the programme and obtain the degree.

Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Practical assessment

Pharmacology for physiotherapists
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Tell the advantages and disadvantages of the main routes of drug administration.
  2. Describe the changes that the drug undergoes in the body.
  3. Collaborate in reporting mechanism of action, side effects and toxicity of drugs.
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Describe elements of pharmacokinetics, such as routes of drug administration, absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination of drugs in healthy subjects and in patients.
  • Define distribution volume, clearance, half-life, bioavailability, maintenance dose, and dose of loading.
  • Describe elements of pharmacodynamics, and define agonist, antagonist, and partial agonist.
  • Interpret dose-response curves and define pharmacological efficacy and potency.
  • List the effect of drugs in specific populations, such as adverse effect and toxicity, drug interaction, abuse, tolerance, and addiction.
  • Recall elements of pharmaceutical legislation and drug development and experimentation.
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Illustrate advantages and disadvantages of the main routes of drug administration.
  • Critically describe the changes that the drug undergoes in the body.
  • Explain the choice of a specific pharmacological therapy.
  • Predict the patient response to the drug considering the inter-patient variability.
  • Explain the selection of differing drug therapies for the individual patient.
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 37
Self-Study Hours: 63
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 0
Assessment Hours: 25
Total Learning Hours of this Module 125 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 5
Explain how this module/unit will be taught Taught/lecture based
Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Written assessment with both closed-ended and open-ended questions

General and clinical pathology
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Deal with patients affected by neurodegenerative pathologies or with altered immune response
  2. Ensure the correct management of oncologic patients
  3. Recognise anaphylactic or allergic reactions.
  4. Manage the treat patients with neurological problems or cognitive deficits.
  5. Ensure the proper treatment of patients with infectious diseases and cancer patients.
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • List defences of the body.
  • Describe general infectious diseases.
  • Differentiate from hereditary (or genetic) diseases and non-hereditary congenital illnesses.
  • Identify karyotype alterations.
  • Discuss about primary immunodeficiency and acquired secondary immunodeficiency.
  • Describe acute and chronic inflammation.
  • Define anaphylaxis and the different types of allergic reactions and recall the concept of autoimmunity.
  • Describe Alzheimer’s disease, spongiform encephalomyelitis, and prionic diseases.
  • Define aetiology and pathogenesis of tumour and recall the concept of initiation, promotion, progression, tumour angiogenesis, and cellular invasiveness and metastasis.
  • Describe general characteristics of the immune system.
  • Define acquired immunity and inflammatory response.
  • Describe the different antibody structures and the complement system.
  • Define the role of major complex of histocompatibility.
  • Describe prenatal and neonatal screening.
  • List neural tube defects and main trisomy and monogenetic pathologies.
  • List and describe endocrinopathies and test used their diagnosis.
  • List and describe main dysmetabolic pathologies and their assessment.
  • Describe physiopathology and diagnosis of myocardial infarct.
  • List and describe the major tumoral markers.
  • Describe the laboratory tests used in virologic diagnosis.
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Discuss about mediator, mechanism, and alteration of the immune response.
  • Identify common symptoms of anaphylaxis and inflammation.
  • Recognise the role of the different classes of immunoglobulins.
  • Explain characteristics of patients with neural tube defects.
  • Discuss need of patients affected by genetic pathologies.
  • Understand the management of patients with infective or oncologic patient.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge on the functioning of the endocrine and metabolic system.
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 60
Self-Study Hours: 100
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 0
Assessment Hours: 40
Total Learning Hours of this Module 200 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 8
Explain how this module/unit will be taught Taught/lecture based
Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Written assessment with both closed-ended and open-ended questions (60%)
Oral assessment (40%)

Medical semiotics
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Collaborate for achieve a differential diagnosis.
  2. Comply with the practical procedures required.
  3. Be responsible for the patient management.
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Describe the general approach to the patient, and the clinical history collection.
  • List and define main signs and symptoms.
  • List approaches to detect and interpret symptoms
  • Describe loss of consciousness.
  • Define pain.
  • Describe main cardiovascular symptoms.
  • Describe main respiratory symptoms.
  • Describe main hepatic symptoms.
  • Define allergies.
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Identify basic symptoms
  • Evaluate reported symptoms
  • Demonstrate good patient management.
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 30
Self-Study Hours: 50
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 0
Assessment Hours: 20
Total Learning Hours of this Module 100 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 4
Explain how this module/unit will be taught Taught/lecture based
Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Written assessment with both closed-ended and open-ended questions.

Phycology and sociology in health care
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the principles of psychology and sociology.
  2. Deal with psychological and sociological implication of illness.
  3. Appraise psychological explanations of pain.
  4. Be responsible for a proper communication with the patient.
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Recall definition, purposes, origins, orientations and methods of psychology.
  • Describe psychology in healthcare provider training.
  • Differentiate physical and perceptual reality.
  • Define cognitive functions.
  • Describe learning, conditioning, thought concepts and categorizations, reasoning, imagination, problem-solving, decision-making, language and its development.
  • Define the instinct.
  • Describe the theory of the reduction of impulses, arousal theories and food intake, classification of needs and creation of motivational hierarchies.
  • Define the socio-cognitive theories and the motivation to succeed.
  • Critically appraise the emotional process, the subjective experience, and the emotional regulation.
  • Define personality and its development, the cognitive development, the attachment and defence mechanisms.
  • Discuss the use of the verbal language and the nonverbal communication.
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Evaluate psychological and sociological explanations of health and illness.
  • Appraise psychological explanations of pain.
  • Interpret the verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • Identify the emotional status of the patient.
  • Estimate the motivation of the patient.
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 30
Self-Study Hours: 50
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 0
Assessment Hours: 20
Total Learning Hours of this Module 100 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 4
Explain how this module/unit will be taught Taught/lecture based
Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Powerpoint presentation

Nutrition and communication for health care professionals
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Deal with the treatment of patients with dysmetabolic pathologies.
  2. Ensure the management of patients with malnutrition or with nutritional deficits or unbalanced diet.
  3. Communicate effectively with other healthcare professionals in patient management
  4. Managing a conversation with the patient and his family
  5. Being able to acquire information from different sources
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Recall principles of biochemistry, physiology, anatomy and pathology.
  • Define the nutrients and basic principles of physiological nutrition and balanced diet to maintain the health status.
  • Discuss the evaluation of nutritional status.
  • List principles of nutritional therapy for metabolic pathologies of high prevalence in the population.
  • Describe metabolic changes occurring in prolonged fasting and during a traumatic event.
  • Define the malnutrition and list major clinical consequences associated with nutritional deficits or imbalances.
  • List the different ways of communicating to obtain benefits in physiotherapy practice
  • Describe the contexts in which specific communication skills are required
  • Define the role of active listening
  • Understand the methods of critique of information sources
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Demonstrate to have acquired knowledge about the onset of metabolic diseases.
  • Sharing knowledge through acquired communication skills
  • Formulate communication processes to improve understanding of situations and sources of information
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 30
Self-Study Hours: 50
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 0
Assessment Hours: 20
Total Learning Hours of this Module 100 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 4
Explain how this module/unit will be taught Taught/lecture based
Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Written test with closed-ended questions

Physiotherapy of the musculoskeletal system 1
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Be responsible for the selection and application of physiotherapy techniques for the immobilization and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal problems
  2. Plan and manage physiotherapy treatment programs based on the patient’s clinical condition
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • List the main musculoskeletal problems, defining their aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical characteristics, prognosis and complications
  • Describe the pathophysiology and treatments available for limb fractures
  • Describe the pathophysiology of intervertebral disc injuries
  • List the pathological bone alterations and the main deformities, describing the management of the therapy
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Use a multidisciplinary approach to patient care
  • Apply bandaging and taping techniques based on patient assessment
  • Evaluate the presence of muscle imbalances and any injuries in sports
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 20
Self-Study Hours: 60
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 40
Assessment Hours: 30
Total Learning Hours of this Module 150 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 6
Explain how this module/unit will be taught This module will be taught/lecture based, with practical sessions.

The practical sessions will be held direclty by the lecturer of the subject, in a room fully equipped with tables and the main instruments that could be useful for the practice of the profession, this will allow the student to practice the principles and techniques studied during the theoretical lectures.
The students will practice the techniques with other students, attending the same programme.
The practice in Physiotherapy is particulary relevant, due to the nature of the profession.
The practice hours will alsa enable the student to master the techniques and treatment that will be useful during the internship

Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Written assessment with both closed-ended and open-ended questions. (40%)
Practical assessment (60%)

Rehabilitation of surgical patients
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Manage the formulation and application of the physiotherapy therapeutic plan in the surgical patient
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Describe the types of surgery, listing the possible complications and the methods of evaluation and treatment of the patient
  • List indications for amputation interventions, and evaluate the resulting physical and psychosocial implications
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Relate to the patient’s needs in an empathic way
  • Identify the purposes of the surgical patient’s treatment and the physical problems that may arise from the intervention
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 15
Self-Study Hours: 30
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 35
Assessment Hours: 20
Total Learning Hours of this Module 100 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 4
Explain how this module/unit will be taught This module will be taught/lecture based, with practical sessions.

The practical sessions will be held direclty by the lecturer of the subject, in a room fully equipped with tables and the main instruments that could be useful for the practice of the profession, this will allow the student to practice the principles and techniques studied during the theoretical lectures.

The students will practice the techniques with other students, attending the same programme.

The practice in Physiotherapy is particulary relevant, due to the nature of the profession.

The practice hours will alsa enable the student to master the techniques and treatment that will be useful during the internship.

Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Written assessment with both closed-ended and open-ended questions. (40%)
Practical assessment (60%)

Principles of oncology and palliative care for physiotherapists
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Manage the physiotherapy treatment planning of the cancer patient
  2. Manage communication with the patient and his family about the influence of exercise in the treatment of oncological pathology and its comorbidities
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Describe the psychophysical and social consequences related to the oncological diagnosis in the patient and family members
  • Describe the physio-pathological mechanisms related to oncological pain and its management
  • Define the role of palliative therapy
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Understanding the physiotherapy needs of the cancer patient
  • Discuss the application of the physiotherapy methods most suited to the needs of the cancer patient
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 10
Self-Study Hours: 20
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 10
Assessment Hours: 10
Total Learning Hours of this Module 50 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 2
Explain how this module/unit will be taught Taught/lecture based
Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Written test with closed-ended questions

Neurology, neurological semiotics, and neurological rehabilitation
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Produce a complete patient history.
  2. Deal with patients affected by cognitive and functional alteration.
  3. Manage patients with degenerative and infectious diseases.
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Define anamnesis and neurological objective examination.
  • Describe altered motor function in relation to the site of the neurological lesion.
  • Describe the rehabilitation of motor functions.
  • Define cognitive functional alterations and describe the evaluation of cognitive functions.
  • List cerebrovascular diseases and name clinical and rehabilitative framing.
  • Describe degenerative, demyelinating, and infectious diseases that affect the central nervous system.
  • Define alterations in consciousness and describe clinical anatomy and prognostic indicators.
  • Describe the epilepsy and the anatomic-physiological bases electroencephalogram in epilepsy.
  • Describe structure and function from the front and back roots to the muscles.
  • Name the relationship between myelin and axon in physiology and pathology.
  • Tell about peripheral nervous system injuries, focusing on neuronopathy, Wallerian degeneration, axonopathy and dying back process, and myelopathy.
  • Appraise pathology and semeiotics of radiculopathies, plexopathies, mononeuropathies (with particular reference to median, radial, ulnar, and trigeminal nerve), and polyneuropathies.
  • Describe muscle structure at macro- and microscopic levels under both normal and pathologic conditions.
  • List the clinical semeiotics and classification of muscular pathologies and myopathies.
  • Critically discuss the rehabilitation techniques needed for neurological patients
  • Modulate the rehabilitation treatment according to the changing needs of the neurological patient
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Use methods of cognitive and functional examination.
  • Categorise altered central and peripheral movements.
  • Demonstrate a general understanding of the main degenerative and infectious diseases.
  • Apply manipulative techniques appropriate to the treatment of the neurological patient
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 90
Self-Study Hours: 150
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 0
Assessment Hours: 60
Total Learning Hours of this Module 300 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 12
Explain how this module/unit will be taught Taught/lecture based during the internship
Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Written assessment with both closed-ended and open-ended questions

First aid principles
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Ensure the application of basic safety procedures.
  2. Deal with the main possible dangers related to first aid.
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Name instruments for first aid.
  • Describe safety procedures.
  • Define methods of body positioning.
  • List procedure to address wounds and bleeding, burns and heat/cold injuries, suffocation and airway obstruction, drowning, heart attack, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, poisoning, fractures.
  • Critically appraise the medical care of the rescued.
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Choose the proper safety procedures to be done in specific situations.
  • Practice a cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 5
Self-Study Hours: 6
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 10
Assessment Hours: 4
Total Learning Hours of this Module 25 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 1
Explain how this module/unit will be taught This module will be taught/lecture based.
Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Poster or powerpoint presentation.

Scientific and medical English 2
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Ensure an effective communication.
  2. Guarantee a good vocabulary in the medical and physiotherapy field.
  3. Ensure good speaking abilities with the patient.
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Acquire academic writing strategies for writing scientific abstracts and articles.
  • Acquire the reading comprehension of scientific article
  • Write a submission letter, curriculum vitae, applications, and application forms.
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Interpret and discuss scientific abstracts and articles
  • Apply well-known academic writing strategies for writing scientific abstracts and articles.
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 15
Self-Study Hours: 35
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 30
Assessment Hours: 20
Total Learning Hours of this Module 100 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 4
Explain how this module/unit will be taught Taught/lecture based
The practice hours are aimed to practice the language, these will take place directly with the lecturer that will propone conversation one to one and group sessions to master the language.will be useful during the internship.
Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Oral assessment

Observational internship and clinical introduction 1
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Collaborate with other professionals and colleagues in the practice
  2. Carry out tasks as asked
  3. Advise the best treatment options
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Discuss the general role of physiotherapy in patient care
  • Describe the basic ways of recording information in clinical practice
  • Understand the principles of handling the patient
  • Appraise how a treatment needs to be managed
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Demonstrate knowing how to gather information and report the clinical case
  • Apply the theoretical knowledge acquired in the evaluation of causal factors
  • Demonstrate good communication skills with the patient and other professionals
  • Apply knowledge to the practice
  • Identify relevant anatomical structures
  • Undertake a full observation and assessment of the patient
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 10
Self-Study Hours: 20
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 120
Assessment Hours: 20
Total Learning Hours of this Module 150 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 6
Explain how this module/unit will be taught This module will be mainly practical with some introductory lecture.

The student will closely observe the clinical practice of a professional and undertake some actions as asked.

The student will practice during practice hours of the practical subjects and then will experience the internship in the facilities in agreement with the institution.

The internship hours need to be completed in order to access the next internship module (from one year to the other).
All the internship modules and hours need to be completed in order to complete the programme and obtain the degree.

Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Practical assessment

Physiatry for physiotherapists
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Monitor the causes of pain.
  2. Collaborate with professionals that manage the physical and rehabilitative therapy.
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Recall general concepts of pain and therapeutic programming.
  • Define pain classification.
  • Describe clinical techniques and semeiotics of joint.
  • List hygiene and life standards.
  • Critically appraise purposes of physical and re-educational therapy, and employable methodologies.
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Explain the causes of pain.
  • Apply the concepts to the physiotherapy practice
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 30
Self-Study Hours: 50
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 0
Assessment Hours: 20
Total Learning Hours of this Module 100 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 4
Explain how this module/unit will be taught Taught/lecture based
Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Written assessment with both closed-ended and open-ended questions.

Rheumatology
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Comply with the theory of rheumatology
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Recall anatomy, histology and physiology of the joints.
  • List the laboratory examinations.
  • Describe the different types of arthritis.
  • Define gout.
  • Describe bone disorders.
  • List neurological and neurovascular disorders.
  • Describe extra-articular rheumatisms
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Link results of diagnostic tests with the characteristics of diseases.
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 35
Self-Study Hours: 65
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 0
Assessment Hours: 25
Total Learning Hours of this Module 125 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 5
Explain how this module/unit will be taught Taught/lecture based that will be useful during the internship
Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Written assessment with both closed-ended and open-ended questions.

Orthopaedics and neurological test for health care professionals
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Comply with basic principles of orthopaedics.
  2. Carry out the postural evaluation.
  3. Ensure the application of techniques for testing spine, upper and lower limb
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Recall clinical evaluation protocols.
  • Define postural evaluation methods and observations to detect types of posture and postural syndromes.
  • List features of different spine district at palpation and the orthopaedic examinations used to test joint and muscle function.
  • Define injuries to spine and related tissues.
  • List features of upper limb at palpation and the orthopaedic examinations used to test joint, tendon, and muscle function.
  • List features of lower limb at palpation and the orthopaedic examinations used to test joint, meniscal, and tendon function.
  • Describe how test cranial nerves, cerebellar function, and reflexes.
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Demonstrate knowledge in postural evaluation.
  • Apply techniques to evaluate the spine, and upper and lower limb
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 45
Self-Study Hours: 75
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 0
Assessment Hours: 30
Total Learning Hours of this Module 150 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 6
Explain how this module/unit will be taught Taught/lecture based
Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Written assessment with both closed-ended and open-ended questions. (60%)
Oral assessment (40%)

Radiology for physiotherapists
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Deal with the examination of data obtained from different imaging methodologies.
  2. Ensure the interpretation of imaging data.
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Describe main techniques used in locomotor apparatus imaging.
  • Describe how interpret an x-ray plate of the locomotive apparatus.
  • Identify the imaging of bone, articulation, and soft tissues.
  • Recognize alteration in bone mineral mass.
  • Recall the anatomy of upper and lower limb, and spine.
  • Define chondropathy and arthrosis.
  • Recognise traumatic pathology (fractures, dislocations, ligament injuries).
  • Describe hip disorders in child and adult.
  • Identify knee disorders.
  • Define foot abnormalities and deformities, such as flat feet, hollow foot, and hallux valgus.
  • Describe ankle distortions and complications.
  • Define cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.
  • Describe development, malformations, and anomalies of the spine, and its degenerative pathology.
  • Describe chest deformations, scoliosis and scoliotic attitudes.
  • List elbow, wrist, and hand disorders.
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Apply basic understanding of the physics of X-ray and related imaging methodologies.
  • Interpret imaging data.
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 45
Self-Study Hours: 75
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 0
Assessment Hours: 30
Total Learning Hours of this Module 150 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 6
Explain how this module/unit will be taught Taught/lecture based
Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Written assessment with both closed-ended and open-ended questions

Physiotherapy in obstetrics, gynaecology and paediatrics - Internship
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Manage the treatment of pregnant patients or after pregnancy.
  2. Manage the treatment of the child.
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Describe characteristics of maternal and foetal systems during pregnancy in both normal and pathologic conditions.
  • List the anatomical and physiological changes during pregnancy, and their role in the pathology.
  • Describe the reproductive hormonal function in the female.
  • List causes of infertility, the usable investigations and the infertility management.
  • Describe methods of contraception.
  • Describe pathology and management of lesions affecting the genitals.
  • List conditions leading to genital prolapse and incontinence.
  • Describe gynaecological tumours.
  • Describe development and growth of the paediatric population (infants, children and adolescents)
  • List the main illnesses in paediatrics and their management.
  • Critically discuss the psycho-physical development and the neurological examination in new-born.
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the anatomy of the female genital apparatus, especially in relation to pregnancy
  • Outline the basic principles of the treatment during and after pregnancy
  • State the specific needs of patient during or after a pregnancy.
  • Explain the main diseases in the child.
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 20
Self-Study Hours: 50
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 50
Assessment Hours: 30
Total Learning Hours of this Module 150 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 6
Explain how this module/unit will be taught Taught/lecture based
Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Written assessment with both closed-ended and open-ended questions

Integrated differential diagnosis & Pain management for physiotherapists
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Carry out analysis to make differential diagnosis.
  2. Ensure a good understanding of immunity and self-immunity concepts.
  3. Determine the most appropriate physiotherapy therapy for pain relief
  4. Being able to interface with other operators to acquire a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of pain
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Describe pains of mechanical and non-mechanical origin.
  • Define pathological characteristics and clinical implications of inflammatory processes.
  • Differentiate immunity and self-immunity.
  • List and differentiate monoarticular pains.
  • List and differentiate polyarticular pains.
  • Describe the pelvic pain.
  • List painful spine problems.
  • List and differentiate foot illnesses.
  • Describe the anatomy and physiological processes associated with the perception of pain
  • List the ways to assess the extent of perceived pain
  • Discuss how the pain is treated
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Apply the methods of the differential diagnosis.
  • Explain the methods applied to differentiate and discriminate illnesses.
  • Apply the necessary tests to assess pain
  • Approach the patient with pain in an empathic way
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 35
Self-Study Hours: 65
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 0
Assessment Hours: 25
Total Learning Hours of this Module 125 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 5
Explain how this module/unit will be taught Taught/lecture based
Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Written assessment with both closed-ended and open-ended questions

Physiotherapy of the musculoskeletal system
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Guarantee the complete management of the physiotherapy protocol relating to the treatment of the musculoskeletal system
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • To deepen the knowledge on the physiotherapy treatment of the musculoskeletal system
  • Critically discuss the methods of managing musculoskeletal problems
  • List ways of gathering information from research to apply to specific patient needs
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Have a greater perception in the evaluation of musculoskeletal injuries in sports
  • Analyse the results obtained with the rehabilitation methods to plan the future management of the patient
  • Demonstrate more advanced communication skills
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 10
Self-Study Hours: 10
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 60
Assessment Hours: 20
Total Learning Hours of this Module 100 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 4
Explain how this module/unit will be taught This module will be taught/lecture based, with practical sessions.

The practical sessions will be held direclty by the lecturer of the subject, in a room fully equipped with tables and the main instruments that could be useful for the practice of the profession, this will allow the student to practice the principles and techniques studied during the theoretical lectures.

The students will practice the techniques with other students, attending the same programme.

The practice in Physiotherapy is particulary relevant, due to the nature of the profession.

The practice hours will alsa enable the student to master the techniques and treatment that will be useful during the internship.

Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Written assessment with both closed-ended and open-ended questions. (40%)
Practical assessment (60%)

Physiotherapy of the cardiopulmonary system 1
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Correctly select the procedures for the evaluation and treatment of cardiopulmonary dysfunctions
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Describe the mechanical changes related to respiratory problems
  • Describe the pathophysiological features of the most common pulmonary and cardiovascular disorders
  • Describe how non-invasive ventilation is applied
  • List ways to manage dyspnoea and respiratory functional changes
  • Describe ventilatory support
  • Discuss the surgical management of pulmonary and cardiovascular disorders
  • List the contraindications to physiotherapy treatment for pulmonary and cardiovascular disorders and define possible precautions
  • Appraise the stages of cardiac rehabilitation from a risk / benefit point of view.
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Perform a basic examination of the cardiopulmonary system
  • Perform cardiopulmonary dysfunction measurement procedures
  • Perform basic physiotherapy treatment procedures used in the management of cardiopulmonary changes
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 10
Self-Study Hours: 10
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 60
Assessment Hours: 20
Total Learning Hours of this Module 100 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 4
Explain how this module/unit will be taught This module will be taught/lecture based, with practical sessions.

The practical sessions will be held direclty by the lecturer of the subject, in a room fully equipped with tables and the main instruments that could be useful for the practice of the profession, this will allow the student to practice the principles and techniques studied during the theoretical lectures.

The students will practice the techniques with other students, attending the same programme.

The practice in Physiotherapy is particulary relevant, due to the nature of the profession.

The practice hours will alsa enable the student to master the techniques and treatment that will be useful during the internship.

Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Written assessment with both closed-ended and open-ended questions. (40%)
Practical assessment (60%)

Manual treatment in physiotherapy 2 – Internship
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Understand the results of the exams performed and plan the physiotherapy treatment
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • List the reference points needed to perform the mobilization techniques
  • Describe indications and contraindications to mobilization techniques
  • Describe in depth the application of passive movement and oscillatory mobilization techniques
  • Critically discuss the application of the spinal techniques
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Apply routine examinations at the spinal level
  • Apply spinal mobilization techniques and basic stabilization techniques
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 10
Self-Study Hours: 20
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 100
Assessment Hours: 20
Total Learning Hours of this Module 150 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 6
Explain how this module/unit will be taught This module will be taught/lecture based, with practical sessions.

The practical sessions will be held direclty by the lecturer of the subject, in a room fully equipped with tables and the main instruments that could be useful for the practice of the profession, this will allow the student to practice the principles and techniques studied during the theoretical lectures.

The students will practice the techniques with other students, attending the same programme.

The practice in Physiotherapy is particulary relevant, due to the nature of the profession.

The practice hours will alsa enable the student to master the techniques and treatment that will be useful during the internship.

Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Written assessment with both closed-ended and open-ended questions. (40%)
Practical assessment (60%)

Physiotherapy of the cardiopulmonary system 2 – Internship
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Be responsible for the decision-making process in the practice of physiotherapy of cardiopulmonary dysfunctions
  2. Evaluate the results of the exams to monitor the effectiveness of physiotherapy treatment and plan exercise programs to reduce the effects induced by cardiopulmonary disorders
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Describe the physiotherapeutic management of pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases
  • List the benefits that training can bring to people with pulmonary or cardiovascular problems
  • Critically discuss the physiotherapy management of patients with complex cardiopulmonary conditions
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Carry out a complete physiotherapy exam on the cardiopulmonary system
  • Recognize the specific pathological symptoms
  • Obtain information from the scientific literature to adapt the treatment of the patient with cardiopulmonary dysfunction
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 20
Self-Study Hours: 20
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 40
Assessment Hours: 20
Total Learning Hours of this Module 100 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 4
Explain how this module/unit will be taught This module will be taught/lecture based, with practical sessions.

The practical sessions will be held direclty by the lecturer of the subject, in a room fully equipped with tables and the main instruments that could be useful for the practice of the profession, this will allow the student to practice the principles and techniques studied during the theoretical lectures.

The students will practice the techniques with other students, attending the same programme.

The practice in Physiotherapy is particulary relevant, due to the nature of the profession.

The practice hours will alsa enable the student to master the techniques and treatment that will be useful during the internship.

Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Written assessment with both closed-ended and open-ended questions. (40%)
Practical assessment (60%)
Ethics for health care professionals
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Manage any conflicts and ethical dilemmas by applying the principles of ethics, comparisons and debates
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Define ethical theories and moral principles
  • Discuss the application of theories and principles of ethics in physiotherapy practice
  • Identify potential conflicts and ethical dilemmas in the professional field
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Reflect on potential ethical problems and dilemmas in a professional setting
  • Identify and address potential ethical conflicts critically
  • Apply the principles of reflection to improve patient management
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 15
Self-Study Hours: 25
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 0
Assessment Hours: 10
Total Learning Hours of this Module 50 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 2
Explain how this module/unit will be taught Taught/lecture based useful during the internship.
Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Poster or powerpoint presentation
Observational internship and clinical introduction 2
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Collaborate with other professionals and colleagues in the practice
  2. Carry out tasks as asked
  3. Advise the best treatment options
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Discuss the role of physiotherapy in patient care
  • Describe how information is recorded in clinical practice
  • Describe the selection of individual treatments
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Demonstrate knowing how to gather information and report the clinical case
  • Demonstrate that you are able to assess causal factors
  • Demonstrate that you can formulate treatment hypotheses
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 10
Self-Study Hours: 20
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 160
Assessment Hours: 10
Total Learning Hours of this Module 200 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 8
Explain how this module/unit will be taught This module will be mainly practical with some introductory lecture.

The student will closely observe the clinical practice of a professional and undertake some actions as asked.

The student will practice during practice hours of the practical subjects and then will experience the internship in the facilities in agreement with the institution.

The internship hours need to be completed in order to access the next internship module (from one year to the other).
All the internship modules and hours need to be completed in order to complete the programme and obtain the degree.

Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Practical assessment

Professional management for physiotherapists
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Manage the planning of physiotherapy practice efficiently
  2. Be responsible for maintaining physiotherapy standards
  3. Manage choices and decisions independently
  4. Manage a business and related issues
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Acquire notions of management of practical activities
  • Define the role of different health professionals to achieve an interdisciplinary and interprofessional approach
  • Acquire communication and interpersonal skills
  • Update personal skills and development
  • Acquire the basic notions relevant to the profession
  • Demonstrate entrepreneurship skills
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Implement activity management in physiotherapy practice
  • Apply resource management to improve the efficiency of physiotherapy practice
  • Analyze the results of physiotherapy therapy and evaluate its effectiveness
  • Apply the knowledge to a operating business, on the different necessary aspects
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 15
Self-Study Hours: 25
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 0
Assessment Hours: 10
Total Learning Hours of this Module 50 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 2
Explain how this module/unit will be taught This module will be taught/lecture based
Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Poster or powerpoint presentation

Clinical Internship on musculoskeletal physiotherapy
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Be able to plan musculoskeletal physiotherapy treatment based on the causal factors and the patient’s condition, predicting possible outcomes
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Describe the role of musculoskeletal physiotherapy in patient care
  • Discuss how to select treatment strategies
  • Describe how information is recorded in clinical practice
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Demonstrate being able to assess causative factors and independently treat a patient with movement dysfunction
  • Apply clinical knowledge to induce improvement in the patient’s condition
  • Demonstrate the ability to report the clinical case
  • Demonstrate the ability to choose treatment and predict its results
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 10
Self-Study Hours: 20
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 185
Assessment Hours: 10
Total Learning Hours of this Module 225 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 9
Explain how this module/unit will be taught This module will be mainly practical with some introductory lecture.

The student will closely observe the clinical practice of a professional and undertake some actions as asked.

The student will practice during practice hours of the practical subjects and then will experience the internship in the facilities in agreement with the institution.

All the internship modules and hours need to be completed in order to complete the programme and obtain the degree.

Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Practical assessment

Clinical Internship on medical and respiratory physiotherapy
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Be able to plan physiotherapy treatment in the medical and respiratory fields based on the causal factors and the patient’s condition, foreseeing the possible results
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Discuss the role of medical and respiratory physiotherapy in patient care
  • Critically describe how to select treatment strategies
  • Describe how information is recorded in clinical practice
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Demonstrate being able to assess causative factors and independently treat a patient with movement dysfunction caused by medical or respiratory factors
  • Apply clinical knowledge to induce improvement in the patient’s condition
  • Demonstrate the ability to report the clinical case
  • Demonstrate the ability to choose treatment and predict its results
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 10
Self-Study Hours: 20
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 185
Assessment Hours: 10
Total Learning Hours of this Module 225 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 9
Explain how this module/unit will be taught This module will be mainly practical with some introductory lecture.

The student will closely observe the clinical practice of a professional and undertake some actions as asked.

The student will practice during practice hours of the practical subjects and then will experience the internship in the facilities in agreement with the institution.

All the internship modules and hours need to be completed in order to complete the programme and obtain the degree.

Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Practical assessment

Research methodology and statistics
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Design a clinical study.
  2. Carry out a bibliographic search by approaching the main data banks.
  3. Produce scientific publications and presentations.
  4. Analyse and critically comment the results.
  5. Ensure a critical appraisal of data.
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Describe the scientific research and the scientific method.
  • Define theory, concept and construct.
  • Describe the research process.
  • Differentiate qualitative and quantitative research, study types, sampling and sample size.
  • Define dependent and independent variables.
  • Describe data collection instruments, data types, types of sources.
  • Recall descriptive analysis and inferential analysis.
  • Recall how publish results.
  • Describe paradigms and methods for research.
  • Recall research hints and ethics.
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Analyse and critically discuss the results.
  • Write scientific abstracts and manuscripts and draw scientific posters.
  • Demonstrate good critical appraisal skills
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 60
Self-Study Hours: 125
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 0
Assessment Hours: 40
Total Learning Hours of this Module 225 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 9
Explain how this module/unit will be taught This module will be taught/lecture based
Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Written assessment with both closed-ended and open-ended questions

Clinical Internship on neurological physiotherapy
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Be able to plan neurological physiotherapy treatment on the basis of causal factors and the patient’s condition, predicting possible outcomes
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Describe the role of neurological physiotherapy in patient care
  • Discuss how to select treatment strategies
  • Describe how information is recorded in clinical practice
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Demonstrate being able to assess causative factors and independently treat a patient with movement dysfunction caused by neurological factors
  • Apply clinical knowledge to induce improvement in the patient’s condition
  • Demonstrate the ability to report the clinical case
  • Demonstrate the ability to choose treatment and predict its results
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 20
Self-Study Hours: 20
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 165
Assessment Hours: 20
Total Learning Hours of this Module 225 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 9
Explain how this module/unit will be taught This module will be mainly practical with some introductory lecture.

The student will closely observe the clinical practice of a professional and undertake some actions as asked.

The student will practice during practice hours of the practical subjects and then will experience the internship in the facilities in agreement with the institution.

All the internship modules and hours need to be completed in order to complete the programme and obtain the degree.

Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Practical assessment

Clinical Internship on surgical physiotherapy
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Be able to plan physiotherapy treatment for patients in general medicine and surgery based on the causal factors and the patient’s condition, predicting possible outcomes
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Describe the role of physiotherapy in patient care in general medicine and surgery
  • Critically discuss how to select treatment strategies
  • Describe how information is recorded in clinical practice
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Demonstrate ability to assess causative factors and independently treat a patient with movement dysfunction of surgical origin
  • Apply clinical knowledge to induce improvement in the patient’s condition
  • Demonstrate the ability to report the clinical case
  • Demonstrate the ability to choose treatment and predict its results
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 20
Self-Study Hours: 20
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 165
Assessment Hours: 20
Total Learning Hours of this Module 225 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 9
Explain how this module/unit will be taught This module will be mainly practical with some introductory lecture.

The student will closely observe the clinical practice of a professional and undertake some actions as asked.

The student will practice during practice hours of the practical subjects and then will experience the internship in the facilities in agreement with the institution.

All the internship modules and hours need to be completed in order to complete the programme and obtain the degree.

Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Practical assessment

Clinical Internship on older age physiotherapy
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Be able to plan physiotherapy treatment for the elderly patient based on the causative factors and the patient’s condition, predicting the possible results
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Describe the role of physiotherapy in assisting the elderly patient
  • Critically discuss how to select treatment strategies
  • Describe how information is recorded in clinical practice
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Demonstrate being able to evaluate causative factors and independently treat an elderly patient with movement dysfunction
  • Apply clinical knowledge to induce improvement in the patient’s condition
  • Demonstrate the ability to report the clinical case
  • Demonstrate the ability to choose treatment and predict its results
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 10
Self-Study Hours: 10
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 95
Assessment Hours: 10
Total Learning Hours of this Module 125 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 5
Explain how this module/unit will be taught This module will be mainly practical with some introductory lecture.

The student will closely observe the clinical practice of a professional and undertake some actions as asked.

The student will practice during practice hours of the practical subjects and then will experience the internship in the facilities in agreement with the institution.

All the internship modules and hours need to be completed in order to complete the programme and obtain the degree.

Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Practical assessment

Evidence based medicine for physiotherapists
Learning Outcomes
Autonomy and Responsibility: Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Be responsible of basic scientific processes, such as hypothesis formulation and data collection.
  2. Ensure an appropriate use of descriptive and inferential statistical tests.
Knowledge and Understanding: Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • List and describe descriptive statistics, defining variable and modes, types of qualitative and quantitative variables, frequency distributions, table, and graphic representations.
  • Recall central trend and dispersion measures, and the symmetry index.
  • Define probability and probability distributions.
  • Define the terms population and sample, and describe sampling methods, and sampling distribution.
  • Recall the statistical inference and tell about the hypothesis test procedure.
  • Describe how to test hypothesis on an average and comparison between two averages.
  • Define the Evidence Based Medicine and Evidence Based Practice.
  • Describe how to review the literature.
Applying Knowledge and Understanding: Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Apply the statistical knowledge to determine the sample size.
  • Choose the more suitable descriptive and inferential statistical tests.
  • Evaluate the statistical soundness of a scientific paper that has been read
Hours of Total Learning for this Module/Unit Total Contact Hours: 60
Self-Study Hours: 100
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 0
Assessment Hours: 40
Total Learning Hours of this Module 200 Hours
Mode of Delivery Fully Face-to-Face Learning
Total Number of ECTS of this Module/Un 8
Explain how this module/unit will be taught This module will be taught/lecture based
Explain how this particular module/unit will be assessed Written assessment with both closed-ended and open-ended questions

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