Bachelor's Degree in Physiotherapy (affiliated schools)
The Bachelor's Degree in Physiotherapy has a markedly professional focus, providing a solid, eminently practical, grounding in science. At the end of the course, students will have the knowledge, abilities and attitudes required to work in all areas of the profession, i.e. as general physiotherapists.
The Gimbernat School of Physiotherapy has a long tradition in teaching physiotherapy and close ties to nationally and internationally recognised hospitals.
Physiotherapists have the opportunity to raise the quality of life of patients, a job that involves permanent contact with them and with other healthcare professionals. Their tasks include different procedures, not only in clinical therapy but also in the promotion and maintenance of health.
The Gimbernat School of Physiotherapy offers students a chance to specialise in Physiotherapy of the Musculoskeletal System, Neurological Physiotherapy, Specific Physiotherapy in Paediatrics, Physiotherapy of Chest Pathologies or Specific Physiotherapy in Sport.
Those taking this course must have the capacity for interpersonal relations and teamwork, the ability to listen and adapt to surroundings and show responsibility and dedication. They must also be capable of solving problems and making decisions, have an interest in independent learning and show respect for different values and cultures. They should have the ability to shoulder responsibilities and be committed to people's health and well-being.
A good level in physics is recommended.
Physiotherapy is undertaken in the areas of paediatrics, sport, orthopaedic surgery, rehabilitation, rheumatology, geriatrics and neurology. The main job sectors are:
Hospitals and private clinics
Primary care centres
Special education centres
Old People’s Homes
Company health services
Another possibility is self-employment in private practices or in domestic care, teaching and research.
ECTS credit methodology involves continuous assessment of all the student's work, exams, written tests, and individual and group assignments.
TimetablesTheory classes 15 to 21h., and practical classes 9 to 14h. (in certain periods).
Sant Cugat del Vallès campus
Number of credits: 240 ECTS
Duration: 4 years
Catalan and Spanish. .
Period of study: Annual registration. Planning of subjects by semester.
Part-time or full-time: Full-time. Slow-track option for those combining studies with paid employment, whose circumstances come under the Law on Dependant-Care, or are disabled.
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